Roselle, Illinois

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Roselle, Illinois

Introduction to Roselle, Illinois

Roselle, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 4 miles S of Schaumburg, Illinois and 23 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area. About 23,115 people live in Roselle.

Roselle History

This area was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians. During the 1830s that the first European settlers began arriving in this area. Among the earliest modern settlers were Silas L. Meacham and his brothers Lyman and Harvey. The place where they settled is now known as Bloomingdale Township. Rosell Hough, who was a businessman from Chicago, settled in this area in 1868. Due to his efforts, a railroad was laid through Roselle.

Roselle and nearby Attractions

  • Ned Brown Forest Preserve
  • Claus Farm Recreation Area
  • Medinah Country Club
  • Doral Eaglewood Conference Resort and Spa
  • Bloomingdale Golf Course
  • Hoosier Grove Museum

Things To Do In Roselle

Roselle is only minutes away from excellent shopping, arts, and sports facilities. There are several parks and playgrounds for the people to relax or participate in physical activities. A few popular golf courses are also in the area. The village also has a swimming pool.

Roselle Transportation

The Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a short drive away.

Roselle Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at the College of Dupage, William Rainey Harper College and Wheaton College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Roselle Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Roselle People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 10% Roselle Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Roselle Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 13% Roselle College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Roselle Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 15% Roselle Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Roselle Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Roselle, Illinois

Comparing Roselle 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 9
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Age of the Population 4 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 7
People Living Alone 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 3

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Roselle Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Du Page
Standard Zip Codes 60172
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.97
Longitude -88.08

Roselle Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.4 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 10.6 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
Station AURORA
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Roselle Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 23,115 100%
Male 11,301 48.9%
Female 11,814 51.1%
Under 18 5,988 25.9%
18+ 17,127 74.1%
65+ 1,888 8.2%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 3.22
White 20,315 87.9%
African-American 383 1.7%
Asian 1,685 7.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 48 0.2%
Other 333 1.4%
Mixed Race 340 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,197 5.2%

Estimated Roselle Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 23,240
Growth 125
Growth % 0.5%

Roselle 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 19%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.7%
Italian 15.4%
Polish 13.4%
Irish 10.6%
English 4.3%
Swedish 2.5%
US/American 2.5%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Norwegian 1.5%
Greek 1.2%
Russian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Czech 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Arab/Arabic 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Bulgarian 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
Turkish 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Iranian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Keeneyville (60172)

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)
Roselle 23,115 $73,444
Bloomingdale 21,675 $78,889
Carol Stream 40,438 $74,984
Hanover Park 38,278 $63,990
Hoffman Estates 49,495 $73,685
Itasca 8,302 $78,700
Schaumburg 75,386 $72,631

Roselle Public Libraries

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(630) 529-1641
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Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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Serves 43 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.7

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