Overview

Introduction to Cary, Illinois

Cary, Illinois, in McHenry county, is 12 miles N of Elgin, Illinois and 38 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

Cary History

The Village of Cary was founded by William Cary in 1841. He initially purchased 82 acres of land in this area. In 1841, he discovered a substantial layer of gravel while digging a toilet. He went on to buy 80 more acres of land in 1844 and was instrumental in the development of commercial gravel pits in the region.

Cary and nearby Attractions

  • Chalet Hills Golf Club
  • Vulcan Lakes
  • Cary Country Club
  • Sands Main Street Park
  • Hillside Prairie Park
  • Water Tower Prairie Park

Things To Do In Cary

Cary offers opportunities for many adventurous activities like rock climbing, quarry scuba diving, cliff diving and gravel pit tours. More conventional recreation alternatives are also available in the form of parks, golf courses and a museum. The banks of the Fox River also make for an ideal place to relax.

Cary Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Cary Higher Education

Higher education can be obtained at McHenry County College, Elgin Community College and William Rainey Harper College.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,871
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+9,786
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married59.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51%
Median Earnings25+$50,311
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,652

Wealth

Median Family Income$110,699
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation5.1%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,172
Median House Value$229,900

Ancestry

German29.6%
Irish19.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18%
Italian13.9%
Polish13.9%
English6.7%
Swedish3.7%
French Except Basque3.6%
Czech2.3%
Norwegian2.1%
Russian1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Greek1.1%
Hungarian1%
Dutch0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Danishn0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Latvian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
African0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Cary Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMcHenry County
Standard Zip Codes60013
Phone Area Codes2,24,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.2
Approximate Longitude-88.24

Cary Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBARRINGTON 3 SW
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp10 to 27 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationELGIN
Distance10.3 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
StationLAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance17.6 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
Barrington10,304$156,371
Fox River Grove4,899$130,833
Oakwood Hills2,245$94,537
Trout Valley481$138,125

Cary Public Libraries

Cary Area Public Library District
1606 THREE OAKS ROAD
Cary, Illinois
(847) 639-4210

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Cary Public Schools

Briargate Elem School
100 S Wulff St
ZIP: 60013
(847) 639-2348
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Cary Jr High School
2109 Crystal Lake Rd
ZIP: 60013
(847) 639-2148
Middle
Total Enrollment 947
Cary-grove Community High School
2208 3 Oaks Rd
ZIP: 60013
(847) 639-3825
High
Total Enrollment 1803
Deer Path Elem School
2211 Crystal Lake Rd
ZIP: 60013
(847) 516-6350
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Three Oaks School
1514 3 Oaks Rd
ZIP: 60013
(847) 516-5533
Primary
Total Enrollment 588

Cary Private Schools

Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool
2107 3 Oaks Rd
ZIP: 60013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Kindercare Learning Center
324 Crystal St
ZIP: 60013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
Ss Peter & Paul School
416 1st St
ZIP: 60013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 553
Trinity Oaks Christian Academy
409 1st St
ZIP: 60013
Elementary
Total Enrollment 172
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