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Overview

Introduction to Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Buffalo Grove, Illinois, in Lake county, is 5 miles NE of Palatine, Illinois (center to center) and 26 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Buffalo Grove History

Buffalo Grove was first settled in after the Treaty of Chicago was signed in 1833. The early settlers arrived around 1834. The place was named Buffalo Grove after a large number of buffalo bones were discovered in this area. A number of dairy farms and cheese producers flourished in Buffalo Grove throughout the first half of the 1900s. On March 7, 1958, the area was incorporated as a village. A free-standing post office was established in Buffalo Grove by the United States Postal Service in 1992.

Buffalo Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Raupp Memorial Museum
  • Deerfield Historic Village
  • Six Flags Great America
  • Santa's Village - Illinois
  • Friendship Park Conservator
  • Volo Bog State Natural Area

Things To Do In Buffalo Grove

While staying in Buffalo Grove you can visit the Raupp Memorial Museum. Also worth visiting are the Emmerich Park, Greenfield Park, Winfield Park, Prairie Park, Lions Park, and Old Farm Park. You can enjoy shopping at the Plaza Verde Shopping Center, Dundee Point Shopping Center, Country Court Shopping Center, and Chase Plaza Shopping Center. You can also enjoy a day trip to the theme park called Six Flags Great America.

Buffalo Grove Transportation

International air transportation is available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Buffalo Grove Higher Education

Trinity International University, Oakton Community College, and William Rainey Harper College are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,554
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+22,365
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married63.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.7%
Median Earnings25+$60,747
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,778
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,101

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,141
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation5.3%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,399
Median House Value$299,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.7%
German12.5%
Russian11.3%
Polish10%
Irish6.5%
Italian5%
English3.7%
Ukrainian3.6%
Swedish1.6%
Scottish1.2%
Greek1.2%
Romanian1.1%
Norwegian1%
Austrian1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Czech0.8%
African0.7%
Bulgarian0.6%
Turkish0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Israeli0.4%
US/American0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Welsh0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Buffalo Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes60089
Phone Area Codes312,630,847,708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.16
Approximate Longitude-87.96

Buffalo Grove 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 BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationWAUKEGAN
Distance13.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip34 inches
StationLAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance19 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
Indian Creek768$137,794
Lincolnshire7,291$176,528
Long Grove8,065$195,250
Riverwoods3,759$199,148

Buffalo Grove Public Schools

Aptakisic Junior High School
1231 Weiland Rd
ZIP: 60089
(847) 353-5500
Middle
Total Enrollment 462
Buffalo Grove High School
1100 W Dundee Rd
ZIP: 60089
(847) 718-4000
High
Total Enrollment 1899
Cooper Middle School
1050 Plum Grove Cir
ZIP: 60089
(847) 520-2750
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Earl Pritchett School
200 Horatio Blvd
ZIP: 60089
(847) 353-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Henry W Longfellow Elem School
501 S Arlington Heights Rd
ZIP: 60089
(847) 520-2755
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Ivy Hall Elementary School
1072 Ivy Hall Ln
ZIP: 60089
(847) 459-0022
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Joyce Kilmer Elem School
655 Golfview Ter
ZIP: 60089
(847) 520-2760
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Meridian Middle School
2195 Brandywyn Ln
ZIP: 60089
(847) 955-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 481
Prairie Elementary School
1530 Brandywyn Ln
ZIP: 60089
(847) 634-3144
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Tripp School
850 Highland Grove Dr
ZIP: 60089
(847) 955-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 618
Twin Groves Middle School
2600 N Buffalo Grove Rd
ZIP: 60089
(847) 821-8946
Middle
Total Enrollment 543
Willow Grove Kindergarten Ctr
777 Checker Dr
ZIP: 60089
(847) 541-3660
Primary
Total Enrollment 242

Buffalo Grove Private Schools

Buffalo Grove Montessori School
950 Ellen Dr
ZIP: 60089
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Kindercare Learning Centers
651 Deerfield Pkwy
ZIP: 60089
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
St Mary School
50 N Buffalo Grove Rd
ZIP: 60089
Elementary
Total Enrollment 266
Torah Academy
225 Mchenry Rd
ZIP: 60089
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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