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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.

People

Total Population 38,264
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 5.7%
Employed Population 16+ 18,221
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.4%
Median Earnings25+ $30,620
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,191
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,848

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,750
% Above Poverty Level 83.3%
% Below Poverty Level 16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.2%
Median Gross Rent $962
Median House Value $151,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 62.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.6%
Irish 6.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Carpentersville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles N of Elgin, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Kane
Standard Zip Codes 60110
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.121
Longitude -88.257

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)

Station ELGIN
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station MARENGO
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Carpentersville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Carpentersvle (60110)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Algonquin 30,278 $112,724
Barrington Hills 3,370 $134,310
East Dundee 3,074 $73,098

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Carpentersville High Schools

DUNDEE-CROWN HIGH SCHOOL
1 CHARGER CNTRY DR
847-426-1415
Serves 2,455 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

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