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Overview

Introduction to Long Grove, Illinois

Long Grove, Illinois, in Lake county, is 5 miles NE of Palatine, Illinois (center to center) and 28 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois.

Long Grove History

Long Grove is a village in Lake County, which was founded in 1839 and was initially part of McHenry County. It was named after a grove of hardwood trees and was first settled by George Ruth and his family. The area became a flourishing village in the 1800s and the first post office, named Muttersholz, was established in 1847. The area has a strong German influence because of German immigrants who arrived in the early 1800s.

Long Grove and Nearby Attractions

  • Deerfield Historic Village
  • Frances Willard House
  • Leaning Tower of Niles
  • Moraine Hills State Park
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Lincoln Park Zoo

Things To Do In Long Grove

Long Grove has numerous historical sites nearby such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Home, the Charles Gates Dawes House, and the Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. Other museums near Long Grove include Haines House Museum, Chicago Children's Museum, Wilmette Historical Museum, and Saint Charles History Museum. Long Grove Confectionery Chocolate Factory Tours are one of the major attractions in the area. Nearby parks include Heron Creek Forest Preserve, Buffalo Creek Forest Preserve, Reed Turner Woodland, and Buffalo Creek Park. The local festivals at Long Grove include Irish Days, Long Grove Art Festival, and the Apple festival.

Long Grove Transportation

Chicago O'hare International Airport is nearby.

Long Grove Higher Education

Colleges close to Long Grove are College Of Lake County, William Rainey Harper College, and Trinity International University.

People

Total Population 8,086
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,971
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 62.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 71.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $190,000
% Above Poverty Level 97.6%
% Below Poverty Level 2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 11.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 9.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,923
Median House Value $667,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 7.9%

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

Long Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Palatine, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60047, 60060
Company Zip Codes 60049
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.178
Longitude -87.997

Long Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BARRINGTON 3 SW
Distance 9.7 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 CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 11.4 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 WAUKEGAN
Distance 13.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Echo Lake (60047)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buffalo Grove 41,591 $116,579
Hawthorn Woods 7,634 $155,192

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

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