Lincolnwood, Illinois

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Lincolnwood, Illinois

Introduction to Lincolnwood, Illinois

Lincolnwood, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles S of Skokie, Illinois and 10 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Lincolnwood has a population of 12,359.

Lincolnwood History

This area was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians, who vacated it after the Indian Boundary Treaty of 1816. The earliest European settler was Johann Tess, who purchased 30 acres of land in this area and settled down with his family in 1856. Initially, Lincolnwood was named after him. In 1911, the area was incorporated as the Village of Tessville. It went on to form a reputation for drinking and gambling, but the election of Henry A. Proesel changed that. He made efforts to regulate the sales of liquor and changed the name to Lincolnwood in 1936.

Lincolnwood and nearby Attractions

  • Bryn Mawr Country Club
  • Lincolnwood Town Center
  • Lincoln Park
  • Skokie Heritage Museum
  • Irish American Heritage Center
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Things To Do In Lincolnwood

The Village of Lincolnwood has a recreation department which regularly organizes a variety of entertainment and cultural programs. The village also has 13 parks that are spread across 34 acres of land. These parks offer facilities like baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a community center and an outdoor pool. County forest preserves are nearby and offer picnic areas, bike trails and golf courses.

Lincolnwood Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Lincolnwood Higher Education

Northeastern Illinois University, National-Louis University and the School of Art Institute of Chicago are institutes offering opportunities for higher studies.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 9% Lincolnwood Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 9% Lincolnwood Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Lincolnwood College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Lincolnwood Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Lincolnwood Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Lincolnwood Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lincolnwood People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Lincolnwood Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Lincolnwood, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 9


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 3 3
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 3
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Lincolnwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Skokie, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60645, 60646, 60659, 60712
Phone Area Codes 773
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.004
Longitude -87.73

Lincolnwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 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
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 21.7 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 34.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Lincolnwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,359 100%
Male 5,822 47.1%
Female 6,537 52.9%
Under 18 2,835 22.9%
18+ 9,524 77.1%
65+ 2,953 23.9%
Median Age 45.4
Average Family Size 3.22
White 9,211 74.5%
African-American 47 0.4%
Asian 2,605 21.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0%
Other 152 1.2%
Mixed Race 337 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 517 4.2%

Estimated Lincolnwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 12,026
Growth -333
Growth % -2.7%

Lincolnwood 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.2%
Greek 8.5%
Russian 8.4%
US/American 6.7%
Polish 5.6%
German 5.1%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 3.9%
Irish 3.6%
Romanian 3.4%
Italian 3.3%
English 1.6%
Hungarian 1.2%
Croatian 1.2%
Eastern European 1.2%
Serbian 0.9%
Yugoslavian 0.8%
Armenian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
European 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Arab/Arabic 0.5%
Iranian 0.5%
Turkish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Macedonian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Palestinian 0.2%
Cypriot 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chgo (60712)
North Town (60645)
Northtown (60659)

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)
Lincolnwood 12,359 $83,687
Evanston 74,239 $78,886
Golf 451 $138,560
Morton Grove 22,451 $72,778
Niles 30,068 $58,215
Skokie 63,348 $68,253
Wilmette 27,651 $122,515

Lincolnwood Public Libraries

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