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Overview

Introduction to Glencoe, Illinois

Glencoe, Illinois is 7 miles N of Skokie, Illinois (center to center) and 19 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. Glencoe is located in Cook County.

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.

People

Total Population 8,881
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,907
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 71.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 86.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $210,988
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 13.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 21.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,220
Median House Value $879,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 10.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
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
Station WAUKEGAN
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
Station LAKE VILLA 2 NE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Deerfield 18,588 $167,575

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Glencoe Public Libraries

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320 PARK AVENUE
Glencoe, Illinois
(847) 835-5056

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