Inverness, Illinois

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Inverness, Illinois

Introduction to Inverness, Illinois

Inverness, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Palatine, Illinois (center to center) and 29 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is home to some 6,749 residents.

Inverness History

Inverness is a village in Cook County, which was founded on January 15, 1831. The area was initially known as Deer Grove, and George Ela was the first to settle in 1836. Other early settlers included Thomas Atkinson, Thomas Falls Wilson, and Ezekial Cady. Rail service was introduced around 1854, and the village was incorporated in 1962.

Inverness and Nearby Attractions

  • Batavia Depot Museum
  • Leaning Tower of Niles
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
  • Moraine Hills State Park
  • Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

Things To Do In Inverness

Inverness offers a variety of opportunities for recreation. Golf is available at Inverness Golf Club, and several parks are nearby including Millennium Park, Illinois Beach State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park, and Lincoln Park. Museums in the area include Lake County Discovery Museum, DuPage County Historical Museum, Ernest Hemingway Museum, and Saint Charles History Museum.

Inverness Transportation

Air transportation is available at Chicago O'hare International Airport.

Inverness Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Oakton Community College, William Rainey Harper College, and College of Lake County.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Inverness People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Inverness Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Inverness Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Inverness College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 9% Inverness Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Inverness Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Inverness Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Inverness, Illinois

Comparing Inverness 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Racial Diversity 6 8
Senior Citizens 4 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


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


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 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
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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Inverness Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Palatine, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60010, 60067
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.118
Longitude -88.096

Inverness Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.6 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
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 13.1 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
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Inverness Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,749 100%
Male 3,364 49.8%
Female 3,385 50.2%
Under 18 1,705 25.3%
18+ 5,044 74.7%
65+ 803 11.9%
Median Age 44.9
Average Family Size 3.12
White 6,207 92%
African-American 45 0.7%
Asian 421 6.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 28 0.4%
Mixed Race 36 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 128 1.9%

Estimated Inverness Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,343
Growth 594
Growth % 8.8%

Inverness 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 22%
Italian 14.3%
Irish 12.5%
Polish 11.1%
English 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
US/American 3.7%
European 3.2%
Swedish 3%
Greek 1.9%
Russian 1.7%
Ukrainian 1.6%
Norwegian 1.4%
Hungarian 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Scottish 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
Canadian 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Turkish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
Croatian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hoffman Est (60010, 60067)
Lake Barrington Shores (60010)
Port Barrington (60010)
Timber Lake (60010)

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)
Inverness 6,749 $154,646
Deer Park 3,102 $166,838
Fox River Valley Gardens 788 $88,700
Hoffman Estates 49,495 $73,685
Kildeer 3,460 $140,270
Palatine 65,479 $76,270
Rolling Meadows 24,604 $68,571
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