Schaumburg, Illinois

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Schaumburg, Illinois

Introduction to Schaumburg, Illinois

Schaumburg, Illinois, in Cook county, is 25 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Schaumburg has a population of 75,386.

Schaumburg History

The Sauk, Pottawatomie, Kickapoo,and Fox Native American tribes were the original inhabitants of Schaumburg. In the mid 19th century, the area was first settled in by the Whites. Trumball Kent was one of the first settlers of Schaumburg. The village derived its name from the German area of Schaumburg-Lippe, which is where most of the early settlers arrived from. On March 7, 1956, Schaumburg was officially incorporated.

Schaumburg and nearby Attractions

  • Arlington Park
  • Moraine Hills State Park
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Deerfield Historic Village
  • Santa's Village - Illinois
  • Fox River Trolley Museum

Things To Do In Schaumburg

Schaumburg boasts of one of the largest malls in the United States in terms of shopping area. Apart from Woodfield Mall, shopping can also be enjoyed at Wiseway Plaza Shopping Center, Market Square Shopping Center, Park Plaza Shopping Center, and Town Square Shopping Center. You can also visit Levitt Park, Jay Cee Park, Eagle Park, Woodstock Par, and Duxbury Park. The Racing Rapids Water Park is also worth visiting.

Schaumburg Transportation

The nearest international airport is Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Schaumburg Higher Education

William Rainey Harper College and College of Dupage are the nearby colleges.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Schaumburg Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Schaumburg Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Schaumburg Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Schaumburg People in Middle Class or Better
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 10% Schaumburg Racial Diversity
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 10% Schaumburg College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 13% Schaumburg Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 19% Schaumburg Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Schaumburg, Illinois

Comparing Schaumburg 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 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 7 10
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Age of the Population 6 4
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Senior Citizens 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 3 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 9
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Schaumburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 25 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60173, 60192, 60193, 60194, 60195
P.O. Box Zip Codes 60159, 60168
Company Zip Codes 60179, 60196
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.033
Longitude -88.094

Schaumburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.9 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 9.8 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 15.1 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
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Schaumburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 75,386 100%
Male 36,694 48.7%
Female 38,692 51.3%
Under 18 16,484 21.9%
18+ 58,902 78.1%
65+ 7,152 9.5%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.07
White 59,391 78.8%
African-American 2,526 3.4%
Asian 10,697 14.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 77 0.1%
Other 1,307 1.7%
Mixed Race 1,345 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3,988 5.3%

Estimated Schaumburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 72,805
Growth -2,581
Growth % -3.4%

Schaumburg 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
German 17.7%
Polish 12%
Italian 11.5%
Irish 10%
English 3.2%
US/American 2.4%
Swedish 2.2%
Norwegian 1.7%
Greek 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Czech 1%
Scottish 1%
Russian 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
European 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
African 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hoffman Est (60173, 60192, 60194, 60195)

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)
Schaumburg 75,386 $72,631
Bartlett 36,706 $86,503
Hoffman Estates 49,495 $73,685
Inverness 6,749 $154,646
Rolling Meadows 24,604 $68,571
Roselle 23,115 $73,444
Streamwood 36,407 $68,771

Schaumburg Public Libraries

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Starbucks in Schaumburg

(As of 2005)
1293 E. Higgins Rd
1560 E. Golf
Schaumburg & Barrington
2590 W. Schaumburg Road
Streets of Woodfield
601 North Martingale Road
Target Schaumburg T-880
1235 East Higgins Road
The Great Indoors
1321 E. Golf Rd.
Woodfield Shopping Center II
D106 Woodfield Mall
Woodfield Shopping Center Kiosk
5 Woodfield Mall
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Student/teacher ratio: 17

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