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Overview

Introduction to Deerfield, Illinois

Deerfield, Illinois, in Lake county, is 8 miles NE of Mount Prospect, Illinois (center to center) and 23 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

Deerfield History

The present day village of Deerfield was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi Native Americans. In 1835, the area was first settled by the whites. Horace Lamb and Jacob B. Cadwell were the first settlers. They named the area "Cadwell's Corner" and during the 1840s the area was renamed "Leclair." Later on, the name of the village was changed to Deerfield, after a town in Massachusetts. The home of Lyman Wilmot in Deerfield served as the Underground Railroad stop in the 1850s.

Deerfield and nearby Attractions

  • Briarwood Nature Area
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Highland Park Historical Society Museum
  • The American Toby Jug Museum
  • Six Flags Great America
  • Wheeling Historical Museum

Things To Do In Deerfield

The outdoor museum of Deerfield Historic Village includes five historic buildings. Parks include Deer Spring Park, Woodland Park, John Blumberg Park, Cumnor Court Park, Wilmot Park, Jaycee Memorial Park, Jewett Park, and James C Mitchell Park. Nearby attractions include the Chicago Botanic Garden, Kohl's Children's Museum, and the Cuneo Museum and Gardens.

Deerfield Transportation

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

Deerfield Higher Education

Trinity International University is the local university. Oakton Community College and National - Louis University are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,686
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+9,178
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married64.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher76.5%
Median Earnings25+$76,039
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,926

Wealth

Median Family Income$171,907
% Above Poverty Level97.1%
% Below Poverty Level2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home10.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation11.3%

Housing

People Living Alone19.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,559
Median House Value$508,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.1%
German16.1%
Russian14.6%
Polish11.2%
Irish9.4%
English6.5%
Italian5.2%
Norwegian2.1%
Swedish1.8%
Lithuanian1.6%
Romanian1.5%
Hungarian1.3%
Greek1%
Scottish0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Danishn0.9%
Ukrainian0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Dutch0.7%
African0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Israeli0.5%
Bulgarian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
US/American0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
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Deerfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes60015
Phone Area Codes312,630,708,815,847,000
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.16
Approximate Longitude-87.84

Deerfield 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
Distance4.1 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
Distance12.5 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
Distance21.4 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
Bannockburn1,308$160,938
Highland Park29,780$161,266
Highwood5,377$77,571
Northbrook33,538$142,887
Riverwoods3,759$199,148

Deerfield Public Libraries

Deerfield Public Library
920 WAUKEGAN ROAD
Deerfield, Illinois
(847) 945-3311

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Deerfield Public Schools

Alan B Shepard Middle School
440 Grove Ave
ZIP: 60015
(847) 948-0620
Middle
Total Enrollment 536
Charles J Caruso Middle School
1801 Montgomery Rd
ZIP: 60015
(847) 945-8430
Middle
Total Enrollment 556
Deerfield High School
1959 Waukegan Rd
ZIP: 60015
(224) 632-3000
High
Total Enrollment 1606
Kipling Elem School
700 Kipling Pl
ZIP: 60015
(847) 948-5151
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
South Park Elem School
1421 Hackberry Rd
ZIP: 60015
(847) 945-5895
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Walden Elem School
630 Essex Ct
ZIP: 60015
(847) 945-9660
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Wilmot Elem School
795 Wilmot Rd
ZIP: 60015
(847) 945-1075
Primary
Total Enrollment 534

Deerfield Private Schools

Bright Horizons Child Care & Early Education
5 Parkway N
ZIP: 60015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Chicagoland Jewish High School
1095 Lake Cook Rd
ZIP: 60015
Secondary
Total Enrollment 168
Deerfield Montessori Childrens House
1500 Wilmot Rd
ZIP: 60015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Holy Cross School
720 Elder Ln
ZIP: 60015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 224
Socrates Hellenic American Day School
1085 Lake Cook Rd
ZIP: 60015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 83
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