Hinsdale, Illinois

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Hinsdale, Illinois

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 has a population of 17,349.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Hinsdale Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Hinsdale College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Hinsdale Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Hinsdale Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Hinsdale Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Hinsdale People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Hinsdale Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Hinsdale, Illinois

Comparing Hinsdale 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
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Age of the Population 8 7
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 8
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1

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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

  • 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
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
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Hinsdale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 17,349 100%
Male 8,323 48%
Female 9,026 52%
Under 18 5,707 32.9%
18+ 11,642 67.1%
65+ 2,196 12.7%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 3.33
White 16,187 93.3%
African-American 136 0.8%
Asian 777 4.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.1%
Other 86 0.5%
Mixed Race 147 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 414 2.4%

Estimated Hinsdale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 17,898
Growth 549
Growth % 3.2%

Hinsdale 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
Irish 18.8%
German 16.8%
English 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
Italian 8.2%
Polish 5.8%
US/American 3.9%
Swedish 2.9%
Czech 2.3%
Norwegian 2%
Lithuanian 1.9%
Scottish 1.8%
Dutch 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
European 1.5%
Russian 1.4%
Greek 1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Romanian 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Jordanian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hinsdale 17,349 $132,993
Clarendon Hills 7,610 $103,532
Hillside 8,155 $59,375
La Grange Park 13,295 $76,441
Oak Brook 8,702 $169,718
Westchester 16,824 $70,313
Western Springs 12,493 $108,870

Hinsdale Public Libraries

Hinsdale P.l.
Hinsdale, Illinois
(630) 986-1976
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Hinsdale Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(630) 856-6001
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hinsdale High Schools (2004)

Serves 2,394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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