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Overview

Introduction to Addison, Illinois

Addison, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 7 miles NE of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 18 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Addison History

Hezekiah Dunklee and Mason Smith visited the modern day village of Addison in 1833. Dunklee built a cabin in the area and settled there in 1834. At that time, the area was informally named Dunklee's Grove. Later on, settlers from New York and Vermont renamed it Addison after Joseph Addison, the famous British statesman and writer. The first church of Addison was built in 1837 and the first public school was established in 1880.

Addison and nearby Attractions

  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Cantigny Park

Things To Do In Addison

Addison offers approximately 24 parks that provide a host of recreational facilities. The village also offers a Family Aquatic Center. You can visit the Wood Dale Grove County Forest Preserve, Cricket Creek County Forest Preserve, and Oak Meadows County Forest Preserve. To explore the history of the village you can visit the Addison Historical Museum and the Addison Public Library. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Lake Mill Plaza Shopping Center, Centennial Plaza Shopping Center, Dominick's Shopping Center, Farmwood Plaza Shopping Center, and Green Meadows Shopping Center.

Addison Transportation

You can reach Chicago O’Hare International Airport within a few minutes.

Addison Higher Education

College of Dupage, Wheaton College, and Elmhurst College are the nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,192
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+17,771
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21%
Median Earnings25+$33,632
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,662
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,127

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,122
% Above Poverty Level85.3%
% Below Poverty Level14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$924
Median House Value$223,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.6%
Polish11.1%
Italian11%
German9.3%
Irish6.9%
Greek2.2%
English2%
French Except Basque1.5%
Albanian1.4%
Ukrainian1.3%
Swedish0.9%
Czech0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Serbian0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Russian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Iraqi0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
African0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Addison Almanac

CategoryValue
County DuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60101
Phone Area Codes630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.93
Approximate Longitude-88

Addison Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationCHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bensenville18,431$69,298
Elmhurst45,742$122,290
Itasca8,502$98,507
Oakbrook Terrace2,453$89,688

Addison Public Libraries

Addison Public Library
4 FRIENDSHIP PLAZA
Addison, Illinois
(630) 543-3617

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Addison Public Schools

Addison Trail High School
213 N Lombard Rd
ZIP: 60101
(630) 628-3302
High
Total Enrollment 2026
Ardmore Elem School
644 S Ardmore Ave
ZIP: 60101
(630) 458-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Army Trail Elem School
346 W Army Trail Blvd
ZIP: 60101
(630) 458-2502
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Fullerton Elem School
400 S Michigan Ave
ZIP: 60101
(630) 458-2950
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Indian Trail Jr High School
222 N Jf Kennedy Dr
ZIP: 60101
(630) 458-2600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1328
Lake Park Elem School
330 W Lake Park Dr
ZIP: 60101
(630) 458-3010
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Lincoln Elem School
720 N Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 60101
(630) 458-3040
Primary
Total Enrollment 428
Partners For Success-old Mill Sch
848 N Mill Rd
ZIP: 60101
(630) 543-4222
Other
Total Enrollment 29
Stone Elem School
1404 W Stone Ave
ZIP: 60101
(630) 628-4020
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Wesley Elem School
1111 W Westwood Trl
ZIP: 60101
(630) 628-4060
Primary
Total Enrollment 391

Addison Private Schools

Lutherbrook Academy
329 W Lake St
ZIP: 60101
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 50
St Philip The Apostle School
1233 W Holtz Ave
ZIP: 60101
Elementary
Total Enrollment 265
Sunrise Montessori Academy
960 W Army Trail Blvd
ZIP: 60101
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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