Streamwood, Illinois

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Streamwood, Illinois

Introduction to Streamwood, Illinois

Streamwood, Illinois is 4 miles W of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center) and 29 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Cook County. The village is part of the Chicago metro area. The population of Streamwood is 36,407.

Streamwood History

Streamwood is part of the "Tri Village" area and became a growing community during the 1950s. On February 9, 1957, Streamwood was incorporated as a village. The Woodland Heights School was established in 1958. The Streamwood Shopping Center was built in 1962, and the Westview Shopping Center, two-thirds of which lie in Streamwood, was opened in 1989.

Streamwood and nearby Attractions

  • Hoosier Grove Museum
  • Dolphin Park
  • Elgin Area Historical Society Museum
  • Racing Rapids Water Park
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve

Things To Do In Streamwood

There are several recreational centers and parks in Streamwood. Park Place includes an indoor waterpark, running track, fitness center, and many other facilities. Sunnyhill Park offers a skatepark, two playgrounds, a frisbee course, an interactive water/splash pad, three gazebos, and tennis courts. You can also visit the Streamwood Heritage Museum during your leisure hours. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Streamwood Shopping Center.

Streamwood Transportation

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

Streamwood Higher Education

Elgin Community College and William Rainey Harper College are close to the village.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Streamwood Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Streamwood Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 15% Streamwood Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 16% Streamwood Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 17% Streamwood Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 19% Streamwood College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Streamwood People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Streamwood, Illinois

Comparing Streamwood 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Age of the Population 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 6 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 1 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 6


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

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Streamwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60107
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.025
Longitude -88.178

Streamwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ELGIN
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 13.8 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 15.6 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
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Streamwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 36,407 100%
Male 18,228 50.1%
Female 18,179 49.9%
Under 18 10,219 28.1%
18+ 26,188 71.9%
65+ 2,229 6.1%
Median Age 32.5
Average Family Size 3.41
White 28,225 77.5%
African-American 1,398 3.8%
Asian 3,145 8.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 106 0.3%
Other 2,570 7.1%
Mixed Race 951 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6,108 16.8%

Estimated Streamwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 37,312
Growth 905
Growth % 2.5%

Streamwood 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) 31.5%
German 15.3%
Polish 12.4%
Italian 10%
Irish 8.6%
US/American 3.2%
English 2.8%
Swedish 2%
Norwegian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Greek 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Czech 0.8%
Yugoslavian 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
African 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Serbian 0.4%
Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Armenian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Streamwood 36,407 $68,771
Bartlett 36,706 $86,503
Elgin 94,487 $58,404
Hanover Park 38,278 $63,990
Hoffman Estates 49,495 $73,685
Roselle 23,115 $73,444
Schaumburg 75,386 $72,631

Streamwood Public Libraries

Poplar Creek P.l.d.ric
Streamwood, Illinois
(630) 837-6800
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Wal-mart in Streamwood

(As of 2006)
850 South Barrington Road
(630) 213-7000
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Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

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Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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