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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 74,559
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 40,234
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.5%
Median Earnings25+ $49,380
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,443
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,939

Wealth

Median Family Income $87,390
% Above Poverty Level 94%
% Below Poverty Level 6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,245
Median House Value $233,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.9%
US/American 0.3%
English 3.7%
Irish 12%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station BARRINGTON 3 SW
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
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Bartlett 41,552 $106,292

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

Schaumburg Public Libraries

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130 S. ROSELLE RD.
Schaumburg, Illinois
(847) 985-4000
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Schaumburg High Schools

SCHAUMBURG HIGH SCHOOL
1100 W SCHAUMBURG RD
847-755-4610
Serves 2,615 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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