Long Grove, Illinois

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Long Grove, Illinois

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. The village contains a population of approximately 6,735.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Long Grove Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Long Grove People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Long Grove College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Long Grove Low Rate of Poverty
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Long Grove Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Long Grove, Illinois

Comparing Long Grove 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 9 9
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Racial Diversity 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Long Grove Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,735 100%
Male 3,356 49.8%
Female 3,379 50.2%
Under 18 2,127 31.6%
18+ 4,608 68.4%
65+ 602 8.9%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 3.42
White 6,116 90.8%
African-American 63 0.9%
Asian 456 6.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0%
Other 36 0.5%
Mixed Race 63 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 202 3%

Estimated Long Grove Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,833
Growth 1,098
Growth % 16.3%

Long Grove 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 14.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
Irish 11.9%
Italian 9.1%
Polish 9%
US/American 8%
Russian 6.7%
Greek 5.2%
English 4.9%
Swedish 3%
Czech 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Danish 1.4%
Palestinian 1.3%
Scottish 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Canadian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Dutch 0.6%
Armenian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
European 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Long Grove 6,735 $153,996
Buffalo Grove 42,909 $92,583
Hawthorn Woods 6,002 $134,034
Indian Creek 194 $90,723
Kildeer 3,460 $140,270
Vernon Hills 20,120 $83,806
Wheeling 34,496 $63,088
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