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Overview

Introduction to Hinsdale, Illinois

Hinsdale, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 7 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center) and 14 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Hinsdale History

The village of Hinsdale was first settled after 1833. At that time, the area ran along Old Plank Road and was known as Brush Hill. Around 1851, Ben Fuller renamed the area Fullersburg. The Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad first entered the village in 1864. The village was rechristened Hinsdale in honor of H.W. Hinsdale, an early director of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. Hinsdale was incorporated as a village in 1873. Judge Joel Tiffany became the first village president.

Hinsdale and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • DuPage Children's Museum
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Things To Do In Hinsdale

The village of Hinsdale offers facilities for a number of recreational activities. The Legge Memorial Park, Merlin Park, Robbins Park, Peirce Park, and Brook Park are worth visiting. There are several churches in the village including Hinsdale Baptist Church, Union Church of Hinsdale, Hinsdale United Methodist Church, and Unitarian Church of Hinsdale. The Westmont Park District, Kiddieland Amusement Park, and Brookfield Zoological Park are also very close to the village.

Hinsdale Transportation

international flights are available from Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Hinsdale Higher Education

Elmhurst College, Moraine Valley Community College, and College of Dupage are nearby.

People

Total Population 17,308
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 6,690
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 65.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 79.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $194,879
% Above Poverty Level 94.4%
% Below Poverty Level 5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 17.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,572
Median House Value $834,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.6%
Irish 19.9%

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

Hinsdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60521, 60522, 60523
Company Zip Codes 60570
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.83
Longitude -87.93

Hinsdale 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 7.1 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 CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station AURORA
Distance 20.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Oak Brook Mall Branch (60521)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarendon Hills 8,609 $136,250

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

Hinsdale Public Libraries

Library
Hinsdale P.l.
20 EAST MAPLE STREET
Hinsdale, Illinois
(630) 986-1976
Library Web Site

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Hinsdale Hospitals

HINSDALE HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
120 NORTH OAK ST
(630) 856-6001
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hinsdale High Schools

HINSDALE CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
55TH AND GRANT ST
630-570-8000
Serves 2,394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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