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Overview

Introduction to Bensenville, Illinois

Bensenville, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 6 miles SW of Des Plaines, Illinois (center to center) and 16 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Bensenville History

The land that is now referred to as Bensenville, was founded as Tioga in 1873. It was officially incorporated as the Village of Bensenville in 1884. The village organized its first fire department in 1894 and got electricity in 1910. Bensenville was initially a rural farming community. The inhabitants raised dairy and wheat products. Due to the development of O’Hare Airport, the village became a mature airport suburb.

Bensenville and nearby Attractions

  • Deer Grove Leisure Center
  • The Golf Dom
  • Bensenville Water Park
  • Golf Waters Miniature Golf Course
  • Brentwood Commons Shopping District

Things To Do In Bensenville

Bensenville offers many opportunities for recreational activities. The Bensenville Park district manages 18 parks spread over 10 square miles. People can visit these parks and participate in sports, fitness activities, and picnics. The village also has a 36-hole golf course spread over 240 acres. The Bensenville Water Park is popular during summer.

Bensenville Transportation

The Chicago O'Hare International Airport is nearby.

Bensenville Higher Education

Elmhurst College, Oakton Community College, and Triton College are all located within a ten mile radius.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,431
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens11.9%
Employed Population 16+9,661
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married49.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,558
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,998
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,598

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,298
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone26.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,021
Median House Value$203,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.2%
German11.7%
Polish11.2%
Irish7.7%
Italian7.5%
English3.1%
Czech1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian1.1%
Arab0.8%
Bulgarian0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Russian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Serbian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Palestinian0.4%
African0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
US/American0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Bensenville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dupage County, DuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60106
Company Zip Codes60105, 60399
Phone Area Codes630, 773, 224, 708, 847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.95
Approximate Longitude-87.94

Bensenville 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
Distance2.6 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
Distance11.3 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 UNIVERSITY
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 84 F
Oct Temp46 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Addison37,192$66,122
Franklin Park18,290$70,473
Itasca8,502$98,507
Northlake12,339$69,836

Bensenville Public Libraries

Bensenville Community Public Library District
200 SOUTH CHURCH ROAD
Bensenville, Illinois
(630) 766-4642

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Bensenville Public Schools

Blackhawk Middle School
250 S Church Rd
ZIP: 60106
(630) 766-2601
Middle
Total Enrollment 639
Fenton High School
1000 W Green St
ZIP: 60106
(630) 860-6250
High
Total Enrollment 1500
Tioga Elementary School
212 W Memorial Rd
ZIP: 60106
(630) 766-2602
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
Transition Learning Center
6 S Addison St
ZIP: 60106
(630) 980-3949
High
Total Enrollment 19
W A Johnson Sch
252 Ridgewood Ave
ZIP: 60106
(630) 766-2605
Primary
Total Enrollment 696

Bensenville Private Schools

Concord Lutheran School
865 S Church Rd
ZIP: 60106
Elementary
Total Enrollment 68
Holy Family Catholic School
145 E Grand Ave
ZIP: 60106
Elementary
Total Enrollment 165
Kindercare Learning Center #745
324 E Green St
ZIP: 60106
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
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