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Overview

Introduction to Carpentersville, Illinois

Carpentersville, Illinois, in Kane county, is 5 miles N of Elgin, Illinois (center to center) and 36 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

Carpentersville History

Charles Valentine Carpenter and his brother Daniel were the first settlers in Carpentersville. They arrived in 1837 when Carpentersville went by the name "Carpenter’s Grove." In 1851, Charles' son, Angelo, platted the village and renamed it 'Carpentersville.' It was incorporated in the year 1887. The Illinois Iron & Bolt Company was constructed in 1864 and gradually German, Swedish, and Polish workers began arriving here.

Carpentersville and nearby Attractions

  • Dundee Township Historical Society Museum
  • Carpenter Memorial Hall
  • Lake Marian
  • Kemper Park Nature Preserve
  • Meadowdale Racetrack

Things To Do In Carpentersville

The village of Carpentersville is ideally located and provides easy access to a number of museums in Kane county. Among these are the Dundee Township Historical Society Museum, Elgin Area Historical Society & Museum, Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology, and Fox River Trolley Museum. The village itself has a number of beautiful churches and park areas. The Spring Hill Center Industrial Park and the Carpenter Memorial Hall are worth paying a visit to. The shores of Lake Marian are popular tourist haunts. One can also spend a fun-filled day at the Meadowdale Racetrack or take advantage of the entertainment facilities at the Meadowdale Shopping Center, the Spring Hill Marketplace Shopping Center, the Spring Hill Mall Shopping Center, and the Huntley Square Shopping Center.

Carpentersville Transportation

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

Carpentersville Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by the Elgin Community College and the Mchenry County College.

Demographics

People

Total Population38,275
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens6.2%
Employed Population 16+18,021
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,564
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,261
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,969

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,276
% Above Poverty Level83.1%
% Below Poverty Level16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone14.6%
Median Gross Rent$994
Median House Value$151,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.8%
German12.5%
Irish7.1%
Polish6.7%
Italian5.8%
Swedish1.8%
English1.6%
African1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Arab1%
Norwegian0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Syrian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Russian0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Carpentersville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kane County
Standard Zip Codes60110
Phone Area Codes847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.12
Approximate Longitude-88.27

Carpentersville 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
Distance4 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
Distance19.7 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
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance19.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Algonquin30,413$113,235
Barrington Hills3,574$145,294
East Dundee3,125$77,500
Lake in the Hills28,908$90,981

Carpentersville Public Schools

Carpentersville Middle School
100 Cleveland Ave
ZIP: 60110
(847) 426-1380
Middle
Total Enrollment 842
Delacey Family Educ Ctr
50 Cleveland Ave
ZIP: 60110
(224) 484-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Dundee-crown High School
1500 Kings Rd
ZIP: 60110
(224) 484-5000
High
Total Enrollment 2473
Golfview Elem School
124 Golfview Ln
ZIP: 60110
(847) 426-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
Lakewood School
1651 Ravine Ln
ZIP: 60110
(847) 428-1191
Middle
Total Enrollment 798
Liberty Elementary School
6500 Miller Rd
ZIP: 60110
(224) 484-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 785
Meadowdale Elem School
14 Ash St
ZIP: 60110
(847) 426-1475
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Oak Ridge Rssp
229 Lake Marian Rd
ZIP: 60110
(630) 232-5963
Other
Total Enrollment 15
Oak Ridge School
300 Cleveland Ave
ZIP: 60110
(224) 484-5800
Other
Total Enrollment 25
Parkview Elementary School
122 Carpenter Blvd
ZIP: 60110
(224) 484-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Perry Elementary School
251 Amarillo Dr
ZIP: 60110
(847) 426-1440
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
Sunny Hill Elem School
2500 Helm Rd
ZIP: 60110
(847) 426-4232
Primary
Total Enrollment 385

Carpentersville Private Schools

Bible Baptist Christian Academy
1701 Papoose Rd
ZIP: 60110
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
Kiddie Academy Of Carpentersville
112 Tay River Dr
ZIP: 60110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Rainbow Castle Child Care
665 Barrington Ave
ZIP: 60110
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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