Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

Introduction to Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, in Lake county, is 7 miles N of Palatine, Illinois and 32 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village has a population of 6,002.

Hawthorn Woods History

The Potawatomi Native Americans vacated this area in 1829 after a treaty with the United States. German immigrants began migrating here in the 1850s, and Dutch farmers soon followed them. In 1945, Matt and Germaine Larson bought a forest farm in the area, which was turned into the village hall in 1967. Hawthorn Woods was incorporated in the same year.

Hawthorn Woods and nearby Attractions

  • Cuneo Museum & Gardens
  • Leaning Tower of Niles
  • Charles Gates Dawes House
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Friendship Park Conservatory

Things To Do In Hawthorn Woods

The Cuneo Museum & Gardens, Fort Hill Heritage Museum and the Lake County Discovery Museum are all accessible from Hawthorn Woods. The Charles Gates Dawes House, Deerfield Historic Village and the Frances Willard House are all nearby as well. Local parks include the Chain O'Lakes State Park, the Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve and the Moraine Hills State Park, among others. Other attractions in the area include the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Leaning Tower of Niles and the Friendship Park Conservatory.

Hawthorn Woods Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International is the closest major airport.

Hawthorn Woods Higher Education

Colleges and universities located near Hawthorn Woods are the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Aurora University and Benedictine University.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hawthorn Woods Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 1% trophy Hawthorn Woods People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Hawthorn Woods Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hawthorn Woods College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Hawthorn Woods Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

Comparing Hawthorn Woods 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
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Age of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Racial Diversity 5 7
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Hawthorn Woods Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Palatine, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60047
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.216
Longitude -88.049

Hawthorn Woods Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Distance 12.5 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 15 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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Hawthorn Woods Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,002 100%
Male 3,018 50.3%
Female 2,984 49.7%
Under 18 2,016 33.6%
18+ 3,986 66.4%
65+ 267 4.4%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.39
White 5,675 94.6%
African-American 42 0.7%
Asian 186 3.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 34 0.6%
Mixed Race 60 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 124 2.1%

Estimated Hawthorn Woods Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,176
Growth 1,174
Growth % 19.6%

Hawthorn Woods 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
German 27.3%
Italian 11.9%
Polish 9.3%
Irish 8.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
English 5.2%
US/American 4.5%
Swedish 3.5%
Greek 2%
Russian 1.8%
Hungarian 1.8%
Scottish 1.6%
Czech 1.3%
Ukrainian 1.1%
European 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
Welsh 1%
Dutch 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Czechoslovakian 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Brazilian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.7%
British 0.6%
Iranian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hawthorn Woods, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Echo Lake (60047)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hawthorn Woods 6,002 $134,034
Indian Creek 194 $90,723
Kildeer 3,460 $140,270
Lake Zurich 18,104 $89,874
Long Grove 6,735 $153,996
Mundelein 30,935 $75,083
Vernon Hills 20,120 $83,806
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