Glenview, Illinois

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Glenview, Illinois

Introduction to Glenview, Illinois

Glenview, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles NW of Skokie, Illinois (center to center) and 16 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area. There are 41,847 residents in Glenview.

Glenview History

The area now known as Glenview was originally inhabited by the Winnebago and Potawatomi Native Americans. Glenview was first settled in by Europeans after the signing of the Treaty of Chicago in 1833. George Heslington and his family were one of the early settlers of the area. At that time, it was known as South Northfield. Fred Hutchings renamed it Oak Glen in 1878. The name was finally changed to Glenview because there was another railroad stop called Oak Glen. Glenview was incorporated as a village in 1899. The Glenview Naval Air Station was one of the major carrier pilot training sites during the Second World War.

Glenview and nearby Attractions

  • River Trail Nature Center
  • Morton Grove Historical Museum
  • Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
  • The American Toby Jug Museum
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Lincoln Park

Things To Do In Glenview

In Glenview, you can enjoy swimming and fishing at Lake Glenview. The Gallery Park, Johns Park, Ladendorf Park, Countryside Lane Park, Jennings Park, and Flick Park are also worth visiting. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Glenbrook Plaza Shopping Center and Plaza Del Prado Shopping Center. You can also visit the Grove National Historic Landmark and the Evergreen Martial Arts Amusement Park.

Glenview Transportation

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

Glenview Higher Education

Oakton Community College, Rinity International University, and National - Louis University are nearby.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Glenview Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Glenview Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Glenview College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Glenview People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Glenview Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Glenview Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Glenview Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 15% Glenview Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Glenview, Illinois

Comparing Glenview 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
Age of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 6
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Male Share of the Population 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 7 8


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 5 7
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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Glenview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Skokie, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60025, 60026
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.069
Longitude -87.787

Glenview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.4 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
Distance 20 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 WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 22.6 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
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Glenview Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 41,847 100%
Male 20,104 48%
Female 21,743 52%
Under 18 10,710 25.6%
18+ 31,137 74.4%
65+ 6,682 16%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 3.11
White 35,817 85.6%
African-American 665 1.6%
Asian 4,207 10.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 41 0.1%
Other 532 1.3%
Mixed Race 578 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,702 4.1%

Estimated Glenview Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 45,989
Growth 4,142
Growth % 9.9%

Glenview 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) 19.6%
German 14.3%
Irish 13.1%
Polish 7.8%
Italian 6.4%
Russian 5.6%
English 5%
US/American 4.7%
Greek 3.5%
Swedish 2.9%
Scottish 1.3%
Ukrainian 1.3%
Norwegian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
European 0.9%
Hungarian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Dutch 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.5%
Romanian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Eastern European 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Glenview 41,847 $96,552
Golf 451 $138,560
Morton Grove 22,451 $72,778
Niles 30,068 $58,215
Northfield 5,389 $114,279
Skokie 63,348 $68,253
Wilmette 27,651 $122,515

Glenview Public Libraries

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(847) 729-7500
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1340 Patriot Blvd.
Lake & Patriot - The Glen
1895 Tower Drive
Lake & Waukegan
1401-C Waukegan Road
Plaza del Prado
2745 Pfingston
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Serves 2,601 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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Serves 73 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.2

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