Glencoe, Illinois

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Glencoe, Illinois

Introduction to Glencoe, Illinois

Glencoe, Illinois is 7 miles N of Skokie, Illinois (center to center) and 19 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. Located in Cook County, the population of the village is 8,762.

Glencoe History

The Potawatomi Indians were the original inhabitants of Glencoe. The area was first settled in 1835 by Anson Taylor. The arrival of the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad in 1855 enhanced the prospects of the village. Incorporated in 1869, the village was named after the wife of Walter S. Gurnee, the former Chicago mayor. Glencoe adopted its first zoning code in 1921.

Glencoe and nearby Attractions

  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Glencoe Historical Society Museum
  • Morton Grove Historical Museum
  • Illinois Beach State Park
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

Things To Do In Glencoe

While in Glencoe one can pay a visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden. The North Field Park, Linden Park, Watts Park, and Shelton Park are some of the local parks. The Skokie Country Club, Lake Shore Country Club, and Glencoe Golf Club are several excellent golf courses in the area. History buffs can visit the Morton Grove Historical Museum, the Wilmette Historical Museum, and the Deerfield Historic Village.

Glencoe Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a short distance away.

Glencoe Higher Education

National - Louis University, Northwestern University, and Trinity International University are nearby.

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High Points

Glencoe strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Glencoe Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 1% trophy Glencoe Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Glencoe College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Glencoe People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Glencoe Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Glencoe Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Glencoe Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Glencoe, Illinois

Comparing Glencoe to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Senior Citizens 6 6
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Housing Recently Built 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 3
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Glencoe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Skokie, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles N of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60022
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.135
Longitude -87.758

Glencoe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.3 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
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Glencoe Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,762 100%
Male 4,274 48.8%
Female 4,488 51.2%
Under 18 2,764 31.5%
18+ 5,998 68.5%
65+ 1,308 14.9%
Median Age 41.8
Average Family Size 3.16
White 8,330 95.1%
African-American 176 2%
Asian 147 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0%
Other 23 0.3%
Mixed Race 82 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 108 1.2%

Estimated Glencoe Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,979
Growth 217
Growth % 2.5%

Glencoe Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.2%
Irish 11.8%
Russian 10.8%
German 9.7%
English 9.3%
US/American 9.2%
Polish 5.3%
Eastern European 5.1%
Swedish 3%
European 2.3%
Italian 2.2%
Scottish 1.6%
Romanian 1.4%
Lithuanian 1.4%
Austrian 1.2%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Hungarian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
British 0.9%
Danish 0.7%
Lebanese 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Iranian 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Latvian 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Estonian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Glencoe 8,762 $200,001
Deerfield 18,420 $118,683
Highland Park 31,365 $117,235
Kenilworth 2,494 $200,001
Northbrook 33,435 $110,778
Northfield 5,389 $114,279
Winnetka 12,419 $200,001

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