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Overview

Introduction to Algonquin, Illinois

Algonquin, Illinois, in McHenry county, is 8 miles N of Elgin, Illinois (center to center) and 39 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is part of the Chicago metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Algonquin History

The Potawatomi Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the modern day village of Algonquin. Samuel Gillilan was the first white settler of the area. He visited Algonquin in 1834. The other early settlers were Dr. Plumleigh, William Jackson, Eli Henderson, Dr. Cornish, and Alex Dawson. The area was officially named Algonquin on December 23, 1847. Algonquin was incorporated as a village on February 25, 1890, and the original village hall was built on January 31, 1907. The new village hall was constructed in 1996.

Algonquin and nearby Attractions

  • Buffalo Park
  • Santa's Village - Illinois
  • Racing Rapids Water Park
  • Dundee Township Historical Society Museum
  • Fox River Trolley Museum

Things To Do In Algonquin

There are several restaurants and shops in the downtown area of Algonquin near Fox River. Snowboarding and skiing can be enjoyed at the Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park. Golf enthusiasts can spend their leisure hours at the Golf Club of Illinois and Terrace Hill Golf Course. The Riverfront Park, Hill Climb Park, Towne Park, Kelliher Park, Cornish Park, and Ted Spella Park are also worth visiting. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on the Manchester Lakes and Algonquin Lakes.

Algonquin Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a few minutes driving distance away.

Algonquin Higher Education

McHenry County College, William Rainey Harper College, and Elgin Community College offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,413
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+16,248
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married60.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.2%
Median Earnings25+$54,895
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,553
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,167

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,235
% Above Poverty Level96.7%
% Below Poverty Level3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone15.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,400
Median House Value$240,600

Ancestry

German28.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.6%
Irish16%
Polish15.5%
Italian12%
English6.4%
Swedish3.4%
French Except Basque2.5%
Norwegian2%
Scottish1.3%
Czech1.3%
Danishn1.1%
Greek1.1%
Russian0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Albanian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Portuguese0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
African0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Algonquin Almanac

CategoryValue
County McHenry County
Standard Zip Codes60102, 60156
Phone Area Codes224,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.16
Approximate Longitude-88.3

Algonquin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationELGIN
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationMARENGO
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches
StationLAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barrington Hills3,574$145,294
Carpentersville38,275$59,276
Cary17,946$108,542
Lake in the Hills28,908$90,981

Algonquin Public Libraries

Algonquin Area Public Library District
2600 HARNISH DRIVE
Algonquin, Illinois
(847) 458-6060

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Algonquin Public Schools

Algonquin Lakes Elem Sch
1401 Compton Dr
ZIP: 60102
(847) 532-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Algonquin Middle School
520 Longwood Dr
ZIP: 60102
(847) 532-7100
Middle
Total Enrollment 488
Conley Elementary School
750 Academic Dr
ZIP: 60102
(847) 659-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Eastview Elem School
540 Longwood Dr
ZIP: 60102
(847) 458-5501
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Harry D Jacobs High School
2601 Bunker Hill Dr
ZIP: 60102
(847) 532-6100
High
Total Enrollment 2188
Heineman Middle School
725 Academic Dr
ZIP: 60102
(847) 659-4300
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
Kenneth E Neubert Elem School
1100 Huntington Dr
ZIP: 60102
(847) 532-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Mackeben Elementary School
800 Academic Dr
ZIP: 60102
(847) 659-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Westfield Community School
2100 Sleepy Hollow Rd
ZIP: 60102
(847) 458-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 1382

Algonquin Private Schools

Foundations Montessori School
2651 W Algonquin Rd
ZIP: 60102
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
St Johns Lutheran School
300 Jefferson St
ZIP: 60102
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
St Margaret Mary Catholic School
119 S Hubbard St
ZIP: 60102
Elementary
Total Enrollment 400
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