Introduction to Itasca, Illinois

Itasca, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 6 miles SE of Schaumburg, Illinois and 20 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village has a population of 8,302.

Itasca History

This area was first settled in permanently by Dr. Elijah Smith in 1841. Smith arrived from New York to continue his medical practice and begin farming. The first post office was first established in 1846. Itasca was incorporated in 1890.

Itasca and nearby Attractions

  • Highland Park Historical Society Museum
  • Charles Gates Dawes House
  • Grant Park
  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
  • Rosemont Park District Splash Pad
  • Cosley Zoo

Things To Do In Itasca

Local museums include the Guenther Gallery, the Itasca Historical Depot and the Highland Park Historical Society Museum. The Pirate’s Cove children's Theme Park and the Rainbow Falls Water Park, are popular recreational spots for local children. The Cosley Zoo is nearby as well.

Itasca Transportation

Chicago O' Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Itasca Higher Education

The Devry Institute of Technology, the College Of Dupage, Elmhurst College and the William Rainey Harper College are all accessible from Itasca.


Total Population 8,579
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,633
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 57.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39%
Median Earnings25+ $44,838
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,323
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,672


Median Family Income $89,697
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 5.9%


People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,183
Median House Value $290,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.1%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 18%

Itasca Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60143
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.97
Longitude -88.01

Itasca Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.9 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 WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 11 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 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Addison 37,215 $61,891
Bensenville 18,457 $67,665
Bloomingdale 22,208 $88,465
Elk Grove Village 33,288 $86,429

Itasca Public Libraries

Itasca Community Library
Itasca, Illinois
(630) 773-1699
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