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Overview

Introduction to West Dundee, Illinois

West Dundee, Illinois, in Kane county, is 4 miles N of Elgin, Illinois and 36 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois.

West Dundee History

John Elder and Nancy Oatman established up a tavern and a store in this area in 1835. They organized a lottery in order to determine who would name the town. Alexander Gardiner won the lottery and named it Dundee after his hometown in Scotland. West Dundee was incorporated in 1867.

West Dundee and nearby Attractions

  • Dundee Township Historical Society Museum
  • Cantigny Park
  • Beckman Mill
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Balmoral Race Track

Things To Do In West Dundee

The Beckman Mill, the Charles Gates Dawes House, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, the Batavia Depot Museum and the Chester Gould Dick Tracy Museum are some of the local museums and historical sites. Local parks include the Cantigny Park, the Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve, the Volo Bog State Natural Area and Moraine Hills State Park.

West Dundee Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International is the nearest major airport.

West Dundee Higher Education

Elgin Community College and Judson College are the local colleges.

People

Total Population 7,391
Male Share of the Population 51.5%
Female Share of the Population 48.5%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,123
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 59.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $96,125
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,164
Median House Value $245,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.1%
US/American 0.1%
English 7%
Irish 15.3%

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

West Dundee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Elgin, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Kane
Standard Zip Codes 60118
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.098
Longitude -88.282

West Dundee 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 ELGIN
Distance 2.2 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
Station MARENGO
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 20.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dundee (60118)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barrington Hills 3,370 $134,310
Carpentersville 38,264 $58,750
East Dundee 3,074 $73,098
Elgin 112,105 $68,551
Gilberts 7,338 $102,083

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

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