Introduction to Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Elk Grove Village, Illinois, in Cook county, is 4 miles S of Mount Prospect, Illinois (center to center) and 19 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 34,727 people lived in Elk Grove Village.

Elk Grove Village History

Elk Grove Village mostly developed as a farming community during the fist half of the 20th century. It was incorporated in 1956 as a village. Most of the homes of Elk Grove Village were constructed by Centex Corporation. The Elk Grove High School was opened during the 1960s. In fact, the Robert E. Haskell Memorial Stadium is named in honor of the first principal of Elk Grove High School. During the 1970s, a number of apartment communities were constructed in Elk Grove Village.

Elk Grove Village and nearby Attractions

  • Cook County Forest Preserves
  • Farmhouse Museum
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Museum of Science and Industry

Things To Do In Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village offers approximately 473 acres of parks and playgrounds. You can visit the Rainbow Falls Waterpark, Fox Run Golf Course, Farmhouse Museum, and Pirates' Cove Children's Theme Park. Leisure hours can also be spent at the Olmstead Nature Shack, Disney Park, and Pavilion Aquatic Center. World class shopping facilities are available at Elk Crossing Shopping Center, Strawberry Hill Plaza Shopping Center, Park and Shop Shopping Center, and Devon Avenue Market Shopping Center.

Elk Grove Village Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.

Elk Grove Village Higher Education

William Rainey Harper College, Oakton Community College, and Elmhurst College are some of the nearby colleges.


Total Population 33,288
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 17,786
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 54.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.4%
Median Earnings25+ $45,094
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,719
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,592


Median Family Income $86,429
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 3.9%


People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,020
Median House Value $261,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 16%

Elk Grove Village Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Mount Prospect, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60007
P.O. Box Zip Codes 60009
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.003
Longitude -87.97

Elk Grove Village Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bensenville 18,457 $67,665
Des Plaines 58,802 $79,388

Elk Grove Village Public Libraries

Elk Grove Village P.l.
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
(847) 439-0447
Library Web Site

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Elk Grove Village Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(847) 437-5500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,939 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

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