Introduction to Hanover Park, Illinois

Hanover Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 6 miles SW of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center) and 27 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Hanover Park has a population of 38,278.

Hanover Park History

The present day Hanover Park was originally known as Ontarioville. It was first settled in the 19th century. The Chicago and Pacific Railroad entered the village around 1872. Until 1920, the population of Ontarioville was only 250. The area began to develop after the 1920s when Lake Street became one of the major arteries. Ontarioville was incorporated as a village in 1958 and was then renamed Hanover Park.

Hanover Park and nearby Attractions

  • Volkening Heritage Farm
  • Hoosier Grove Museum
  • Santa's Village - Illinois
  • Racing Rapids Water Park
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve

Things To Do In Hanover Park

There are 21 parks in Hanover Park that provide a number of recreational facilities. The Ahlstrand Park offers the Seafari Springs Water Park and a swimming pool. Biking, boating, hiking, fishing, and picnicking can be enjoyed at the Mallard Lake Forest Preserve and Hawk Hollow Forest Preserve. The other local parks include Tower Park, Edgebrook Park, Oakwood Park, Jensen Park, Nautilus Park, East Harbor Park, and Sunshine Park. You can also enjoy shopping at the Hanover Square Shopping Center.

Hanover Park Transportation

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

Hanover Park Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Wheaton College, William Rainey Harper College, Benedictine University, College of Dupage and Elgin Community College.


Total Population 38,373
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 7.4%
Employed Population 16+ 18,898
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 57.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.6%
Median Earnings25+ $34,290
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,805
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,671


Median Family Income $72,565
% Above Poverty Level 88.1%
% Below Poverty Level 11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.4%


People Living Alone 12.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,108
Median House Value $174,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59.2%
US/American 0%
English 2.7%
Irish 7.4%

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

Hanover Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60133
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.96
Longitude -88.16

Hanover Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station ELGIN
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 11 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 15.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bartlett 41,552 $106,292
Bloomingdale 22,261 $90,741
Carol Stream 40,253 $89,783

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

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