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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 22,979
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 12,619
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.6%
Median Earnings25+ $45,312
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,130

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,195
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 24%
Median Gross Rent $1,160
Median House Value $233,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.8%
Irish 13.4%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bloomingdale 22,261 $90,741
Carol Stream 40,253 $89,783
Hanover Park 38,373 $72,565

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

Roselle Public Libraries

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Roselle P.l.d.
40 SOUTH PARK STREET
Roselle, Illinois
(630) 529-1641
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Roselle High Schools

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LAKE PARK HIGH SCHOOL
600 S MEDINAH RD
630-529-4500
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,921 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

LINCOLN ACADEMY
320 N LINCOLN ST
630-529-4050
A Special Education School
Serves 43 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.7

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