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Overview

Introduction to Carol Stream, Illinois

Carol Stream, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 4 miles N of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 25 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Carol Stream History

Anning S. Ransom, a war veteran, settled in the present day village of Carol Stream in 1840. Vermonter Daniel Kelley purchased 1,400 acres of the land in 1844. Kelley donated some of the land for the Chicago and Great Western Railway. The village of Carol Stream was founded in 1959 by a military veteran called Jay Stream. In fact, the village was named after Carol Stream, the daughter of Jay Stream. The first village board meeting was held on February 12, 1959.

Carol Stream and nearby Attractions

  • Cosley Zoo
  • Cantigny Park
  • Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny
  • DuPage County Historical Museum
  • Racing Rapids Water Park
  • Santa's Village - Illinois

Things To Do In Carol Stream

While staying in Carol Stream you can opt for a family day trip to the DuPage County Forest Preserve. The village also includes approximately 36 parks and playgrounds. In addition, the village offers a skate park, outdoor water park, mini - golf course, indoor pool, and two recreation centers. Golf enthusiasts can also spend their leisure time at the Klein Creek Golf Club and Coyote Crossing. Hiking and biking can be enjoyed at the scenic Illinois Prairie Path.

Carol Stream Transportation

International flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Carol Stream Higher Education

Wheaton College, Benedictine University, and College of Dupage are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,228
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+21,793
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married52.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.6%
Median Earnings25+$42,050
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,990
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,585

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,329
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone26%
Median Gross Rent$1,076
Median House Value$228,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.9%
Irish12.6%
Italian12.6%
Polish12.4%
English5.7%
Swedish2.6%
French Except Basque1.9%
Czech1.6%
Norwegian1.4%
Dutch0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Greek0.8%
African0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Albanian0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Serbian0.5%
Russian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Arab0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Carol Stream Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dupage County, DuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60188, 60199
P.O. Box Zip Codes60197
Company Zip Codes60116, 60122, 60128, 60132
Phone Area Codes630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.91
Approximate Longitude-88.13

Carol Stream Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance8.7 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 OHARE INTL AP
Distance12.1 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
StationAURORA
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomingdale22,221$95,653
Glendale Heights34,395$63,538
Hanover Park38,331$73,684

Carol Stream Public Libraries

Carol Stream Public Library
616 HIAWATHA DRIVE
Carol Stream, Illinois
(630) 653-0755

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Carol Stream Public Schools

Heritage Lakes Elem School
925 Woodhill Dr
ZIP: 60188
(630) 830-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Carol Stream Elem School
422 Sioux Ln
ZIP: 60188
(630) 462-8920
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Roy De Shane Elementary School
475 Chippewa Trl
ZIP: 60188
(630) 462-8925
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Glenbard North High School
990 Kuhn Rd
ZIP: 60188
(630) 653-7000
High
Total Enrollment 2256
Western Trails Elem School
860 Idaho St
ZIP: 60188
(630) 462-8935
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Cloverdale Elem School
1182 Merbach Dr
ZIP: 60188
(630) 588-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Jay Stream Middle School
283 El Paso Ln
ZIP: 60188
(630) 462-8940
Middle
Total Enrollment 651
Spring Trail Elementary School
1384 Spring Valley Dr
ZIP: 60188
(630) 213-6230
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Evergreen Elementary School
1041 Evergreen Dr
ZIP: 60188
(630) 876-7810
Primary
Total Enrollment 381

Carol Stream Private Schools

Carol Stream Christian Academy
610 E North Ave
ZIP: 60188
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
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