Introduction to Huntley, Illinois

Huntley, Illinois, in McHenry county, is 11 miles NW of Elgin, Illinois and 45 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois.

Huntley History

McHenry County was created out of the Cook and La Salle Counties in 1836. The county was named in honor of Major William McHenry and is famous as the birthplace of President Gerald Ford’s parents.

Huntley and nearby Attractions

  • Parisek Park
  • Ol' Timers Park
  • Donley’s Wild West Town
  • Leaning Tower of Niles
  • Elgin Area Historical Society Museum
  • Volo Bog State Natural Area

Things To Do In Huntley

Local parks include the Ol' Timer's Park, the Betsey Warrington Park, the Marvin A. Weiss Park, Kiley Park and Tures Park. The Dinorex Amusement Park, Donley’s Wild West Town and Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch are nearby as well. The Elgin Area Historical Society Museum offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of the area. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Terrace Hill Golf Course or at the Whisper Creek Golf Club.

Huntley Transportation

Flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Huntley Higher Education

The Union Special Corporation Technical Training Center is the local college. Others nearby include McHenry Community College, Elgin Community College and William Rainey Harper College.


Total Population 25,412
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 31.5%
Employed Population 16+ 10,146
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 67.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $91,468
% Above Poverty Level 97.7%
% Below Poverty Level 2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,214
Median House Value $226,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 15.1%

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

Huntley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Elgin, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County McHenry
Standard Zip Codes 60142
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.168
Longitude -88.428

Huntley 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 10.2 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
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station DE KALB
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Algonquin 30,278 $112,724
Gilberts 7,338 $102,083
Hampshire 5,851 $96,945

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

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Huntley High Schools

Serves 1,053 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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