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Overview

Introduction to Winnetka, Illinois

Winnetka, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles NW of Evanston, Illinois and 17 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Winnetka History

The first houses in Winnetka were built way back in 1836, when Erastus Patterson and his family arrived and set up a roadside tavern for people traveling on the Green Bay Trail post road. In 1854, the village was established, while the first school in the region was built in 1856. Winnetka was officially incorporated in the year 1869.

Winnetka and nearby Attractions

  • Winnetka Golf Club
  • Winnetka Public Library
  • Winnetka City Hall
  • Maple Street Park
  • Wilmette Historical Museum
  • Saint Joseph Cemetery

Things To Do In Winnetka

Winnetka has a number of beautiful parks, such as the Winnetka Park, Maple Street Park, Indian Hill Park and the Edgewood Park. Winnetka Golf Club allows visitors to unwind with a relaxing game.

Winnetka Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Winnetka Higher Education

National-Louis University and the School of Art Institute of Chicago provide opportunities for higher education to people of Winnetka.

People

Total Population 12,407
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,897
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 69.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 87.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $244,565
% Above Poverty Level 98.2%
% Below Poverty Level 1.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 29.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,398
Median House Value $957,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
US/American 0.3%
English 11.8%
Irish 21.1%

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

Winnetka Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Evanston, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles N of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60093
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.108
Longitude -87.735

Winnetka 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 BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station WAUKEGAN
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 26.4 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, Winnetka, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hubbard Woods (60093)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Glencoe 8,881 $210,988
Glenview 45,969 $122,724
Golf 474 $165,625

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

Winnetka Public Libraries

Library
Winnetka-northfield P.l.
768 OAK ST.
Winnetka, Illinois
(847) 446-7220
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Winnetka High Schools

NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP H S WINNETKA
385 WINNETKA AVE
847-446-7000
Serves 2,954 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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