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Overview

Introduction to Glendale Heights, Illinois

Glendale Heights, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 2 miles NE of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 21 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village.

Glendale Heights History

Until the 1950s, the area now known as Glendale Heights was a small farming community. At that time, it was known as Cloverdale. Glendale Heights was incorporated on July 13, 1959, as a village. On August 2, 1959, the first election was held in the village. The name was initially changed to Glendale. However, it was renamed Glendale Heights in March 1960 because there was another town by the name of Glendale in Southern Illinois.

Glendale Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Cantigny Park
  • Cosley Zoo
  • DuPage County Historical Museum
  • Morton Arboretum
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Fox River Trolley Museum

Things To Do In Glendale Heights

Glendale Heights offers a number of parks and playgrounds including the Americana Park, Siems Park, Circle Park, Ollman Park, Reskin Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Camera Park, Glen Hill Park, Pheasant Ridge Park, Heritage Park, Nazos Park, and Gilberto Park. There is an indoor soccer arena at the Sports Hub. Shopping facilities are offered at the Glendale Heights Town Center Shopping Center and Glendale Plaza Shopping Center.

Glendale Heights Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Glendale Heights Higher Education

College of Dupage and Wheaton College are nearby.

People

Total Population 34,497
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 17,836
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28%
Median Earnings25+ $35,084
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,900
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,233

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,925
% Above Poverty Level 88.4%
% Below Poverty Level 11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,061
Median House Value $168,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 57.9%
US/American 0%
English 2.4%
Irish 6%

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

Glendale Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NE of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60137, 60139
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.89
Longitude -88.07

Glendale Heights 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 WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 5.1 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
Station AURORA
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 22.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Addison 37,270 $61,893
Bloomingdale 22,261 $90,741
Glen Ellyn 27,890 $130,677

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

Glendale Heights Public Libraries

Library
Glenside P.l.d.
25 E. FULLERTON AVE.
Glendale Heights, Illinois
(630) 260-1550

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Glendale Heights Hospitals

ADVENTIST GLENOAKS
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
701 WINTHROP AVENUE
(630) 545-6160
Emergency Service: Yes

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GLENWOOD ELEM SCH & ACADEMY
1525 BLOOMINGDALE RD
630-871-2300
A Special Education School
Serves 96 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.5

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