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Overview

Introduction to Northbrook, Illinois

Northbrook, Illinois, in Cook county, is 7 miles NE of Mount Prospect, Illinois (center to center) and 20 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area.

Northbrook History

The present day village of Northbrook was originally inhabited by the Pottawatomie Native Americans. Joel Sterling Sherman purchased 159 acres of the land which later became the Northbrook Central Business District. The area was initially named Shermerville after Frederick Schermer who donated land for the construction of the first railroad station. The area was incorporated in 1901. The name was changed to Northbrook in 1923.

Northbrook and nearby Attractions

  • River Trail Nature Center
  • Highland Park Historical Society Museum
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • The American Toby Jug Museum
  • Six Flags Great America
  • Chicago Botanic Garden

Things To Do In Northbrook

Northbrook offers approximately 515 acres of parkland. You can visit Northbrook Park, Coast Guard Park, Salceda Park, Estates Tot Lot, Greenfield Park, Indian Ridge Park, and Crestwood Park. The village also organizes several sports and athletic programs at the Northbrook Sports Complex. Leisure hours can also be spent at the Sports Center Ice Rinks, Meadowhill Aquatic Center, Northbrook Climbing Tower, and Anetsberger Golf Course.

Northbrook Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Northbrook Higher Education

Trinity International University and Oakton Community College are nearby.

People

Total Population 33,572
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 25.1%
Employed Population 16+ 14,297
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 67.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 69.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $143,551
% Above Poverty Level 97.6%
% Below Poverty Level 2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 11.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,978
Median House Value $521,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.1%
Irish 11.2%

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

Northbrook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Mount Prospect, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60062
P.O. Box Zip Codes 60065
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.127
Longitude -87.828

Northbrook 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 CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 2.4 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 15.6 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
Station LAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance 24.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bannockburn 1,390 $150,208
Deerfield 18,588 $167,575
Glencoe 8,881 $210,988

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

Northbrook Public Libraries

Library
Northbrook P.l.
1201 CEDAR LANE
Northbrook, Illinois
(847) 272-6224

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Northbrook High Schools

GLENBROOK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
2300 SHERMER RD
847-272-6400
Serves 2,102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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