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Overview

Introduction to Elmhurst, Illinois

Elmhurst, Illinois is 8 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center) and 15 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Du Page County. The city is part of the Chicago metro area.

Elmhurst History

Elmhurst was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi Indian tribe. The area was first settled in by European immigrants around 1836. The Hill Cottage Tavern was opened in 1843. The area was named Cottage Hill in 1845. The Galena and Chicago Union Railroad entered the area around 1849. Cottage Hill was renamed Elmhurst in 1869 and officially incorporated in 1882. The Elmhurst Memorial Hospital was built in 1926.

Elmhurst and nearby Attractions

  • Elmhurst Art Museum
  • American Movie Palace Museum
  • McCormick House
  • Elmhurst Historical Museum
  • Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park

Things To Do In Elmhurst

You can enjoy a day trip with your family to the Elmhurst Salt Creek County Forest Preserve. Also worth visiting is the Conrad Fisher Park, Eldridge Park, Pluckett Park, York Commons Park, Crestview Park, and Pioneer Park. You can also visit the Elmhurst Historical Museum and Elmhurst Art Museum to learn more about the history of the city. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Elmhurst Crossing Shopping Center.

Elmhurst Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is very close to the city.

Elmhurst Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Elmhurst College, College of Du Page and Triton College.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,742
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+21,603
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married57.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.1%
Median Earnings25+$62,166
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,054
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,652

Wealth

Median Family Income$122,290
% Above Poverty Level96.5%
% Below Poverty Level3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation9.8%

Housing

People Living Alone23.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,446
Median House Value$381,500

Ancestry

German24.2%
Irish20.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.7%
Italian14%
Polish11.1%
English7%
Swedish3.1%
Greek2.5%
French Except Basque2.1%
Dutch2.1%
Czech2.1%
Norwegian1.6%
Russian1.1%
Scottish1%
Danishn1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Serbian0.8%
Romanian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
African0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Elmhurst Almanac

CategoryValue
County DuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60126
Phone Area Codes331,630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.89
Approximate Longitude-87.94

Elmhurst 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 OHARE INTL AP
Distance6.6 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
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance8.3 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
StationAURORA
Distance21.2 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
Bellwood19,146$58,823
Berkeley5,201$81,553

Elmhurst Public Libraries

Elmhurst Public Library
125 SOUTH PROSPECT AVENUE
Elmhurst, Illinois
(630) 279-8696

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Elmhurst Hospitals

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
155 East Brush Hill Road
(630) 833-1400

Elmhurst Public Schools

Churchville Middle School
155 E Victory Pkwy
ZIP: 60126
(630) 832-8682
Middle
Total Enrollment 524
Lincoln Elem School
565 S Fairfield Ave
ZIP: 60126
(630) 834-4548
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Edison Elem School
246 S Fair Ave
ZIP: 60126
(630) 834-4272
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Jackson Elem School
925 S Swain Ave
ZIP: 60126
(630) 834-4544
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Hawthorne Elem School
145 W Arthur St
ZIP: 60126
(630) 834-4541
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Sandburg Middle School
345 E Saint Charles Rd
ZIP: 60126
(630) 834-4534
Middle
Total Enrollment 711
Bryan Middle School
111 W Butterfield Rd
ZIP: 60126
(630) 617-2350
Middle
Total Enrollment 693
Early Childhood
130 W Madison St
ZIP: 60126
(630) 617-2385
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Field Elem School
295 N Emroy Ave
ZIP: 60126
(630) 834-5313
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Emerson Elem School
400 N West Ave
ZIP: 60126
(630) 834-5562
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Jefferson Elem School
360 E Crescent Ave
ZIP: 60126
(630) 834-6261
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Conrad Fischer Elem School
888 N Wilson St
ZIP: 60126
(630) 832-8601
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
York Comm High School
355 W Saint Charles Rd
ZIP: 60126
(630) 617-2400
High
Total Enrollment 2689
Salt Creek Elem School
980 S Riverside Dr
ZIP: 60126
(630) 832-6122
Primary
Total Enrollment 127

Elmhurst Private Schools

Timothy Christian P-8
188 W Butterfield Rd
ZIP: 60126
Elementary
Total Enrollment 672
Visitation School
851 S York L
ZIP: 60126
Elementary
Total Enrollment 445
Timothy Christian High School
1061 S Prospect Ave
ZIP: 60126
Secondary
Total Enrollment 384
Immanuel Lutheran
148 E 3rd St
ZIP: 60126
Elementary
Total Enrollment 136
Immaculate Conception Grade School
132 W Arthur St
ZIP: 60126
Elementary
Total Enrollment 486
Immaculate Conception High School
217 S Cottage Hill Ave
ZIP: 60126
Secondary
Total Enrollment 340
Wilson Montessori Academy
136 W Vallette St Ste 8
ZIP: 60126
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Pythagoras Childrens Academy
893 N Church Rd
ZIP: 60126
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Lor-jon Montessori School
367 S Spring Rd
ZIP: 60126
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Elmhurst Acaddemy Of Early Learning
212 W Lake St
ZIP: 60126
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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Historic Elmhurst

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Elmhurst (C. & N.W. Ry. Chicago and North Western Railway Station) between 1880 and 1899

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Elmhurst (C. & N.W. Ry. Chicago and North Western Railway Station) between 1880 and 1899

Chicago & North Western Railway station between 1880 and 1899

Chicago & North Western Railway station between 1880 and 1899

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