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Overview

Introduction to Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Glen Ellyn village is located in DuPage County and is considered to be part of the Chicago Metro area. Glen Ellyn is approximately 20 miles away from Chicago. The village takes its name from a local glen as well as Ellyn Hill whose husband established the village.

History

In 1834 Deacon Winslow Churchill and his family arrived in what is now known as Glen Ellyn. They are recognized as the first landowners in the area. In 1849 a railroad was constructed to run through the village. A few years later the postmaster named the village Danby which was his place of birth in the State of Vermont. In 1862 the first Congregational church was established.

More than 60 years later St. Petronille and the Maryknoll Seminary were constructed by Roman Catholics. Lake Ellyn was created in 1889 by constructing a dam on the stream that flowed near the village. The official name of Glenn Ellyn was given to the village in 1891 when the area was promoted as a suburb as well as a health resort of Chicago.

Transportation

O'Hare airport is in the vicinity of Glen Ellyn village. The PACE bus system offers transportation to nearby cities including Wheaton and Lombard. Residents can reach Chicago by a Metro commuter train.

College

Glen Ellyn is home to the main campus of the community college; College of DuPage. The college offers the following degrees:

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate in Engineering Sciences
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Associate in General Studies
  • Associate in Fine Arts degrees in Art and Music

Attractions and Activities

  • The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County was created in 1915 in order to prevent the deletion of woodlands in the area. The District offers various educational programs. The area also provides visitors with opportunities for boating, fishing, picnicking, camping, hiking, horseback riding as well as cross-country skiing.
  • The Village Links of Glen Ellyn is a 7200 yard championship golf course that is considered to be one of the premier golf courses in the Midwest. The golf course has been the location of several premier golf tournaments.
  • Stacey's Tavern, located in Glen Ellyn was a stagecoach inn constructed in 1846. The building has been restored and features numerous artifacts.
  • Lake Ellyn is located close to the downtown area.
  • The Taste of Glen Ellyn is an annual event which features crafts, numerous vendors, music and a carnival.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,894
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+13,405
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married61.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.3%
Median Earnings25+$58,359
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,112
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,096

Wealth

Median Family Income$141,081
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home10.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation12.2%

Housing

People Living Alone26.4%
Median Gross Rent$980
Median House Value$410,800

Ancestry

German26.8%
Irish20.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.8%
Italian11%
English10.8%
Polish10.1%
Swedish5%
Norwegian2.9%
French Except Basque2.1%
Russian2.1%
Czech2.1%
Scottish1.9%
Greek1.8%
Dutch1.6%
Lithuanian1.2%
Ukrainian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Arab0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Australian0.2%
African0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Glen Ellyn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dupage County, DuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60137
P.O. Box Zip Codes60138
Phone Area Codes630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.86
Approximate Longitude-88.06

Glen Ellyn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance3.7 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
Distance15 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
StationJOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomingdale22,221$95,653
Glendale Heights34,395$63,538
Lombard44,025$84,229
Oakbrook Terrace2,453$89,688

Glen Ellyn Public Libraries

Glen Ellyn Public Library
400 DUANE STREET
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(630) 469-0879

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Glen Ellyn Public Schools

Abraham Lincoln Elem School
380 Greenfield Ave
ZIP: 60137
(630) 790-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Arbor View Elem School
22w430 Ironwood Dr
ZIP: 60137
(630) 469-5505
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Benjamin Franklin Elem School
350 Bryant Ave
ZIP: 60137
(630) 790-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Churchill Elem School
23w240 Geneva Rd
ZIP: 60137
(630) 790-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 664
Forest Glen Elem School
561 Elm St
ZIP: 60137
(630) 790-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Glen Crest Middle School
725 Sheehan Ave
ZIP: 60137
(630) 469-5220
Middle
Total Enrollment 638
Glenbard South High School
23w200 Butterfield Rd
ZIP: 60137
(630) 469-6500
High
Total Enrollment 1229
Glenbard West High School
670 Crescent Blvd
ZIP: 60137
(630) 469-8600
High
Total Enrollment 2285
Hadley Junior High School
240 Hawthorne Blvd
ZIP: 60137
(630) 790-6450
Middle
Total Enrollment 1179
Park View Elem School
250 S Park Blvd
ZIP: 60137
(630) 858-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Philip J Rock Center And School
818 Du Page Blvd
ZIP: 60137
(630) 790-2474
Other
Total Enrollment 7
Westfield Elem School
2s125 Mayfield Ln
ZIP: 60137
(630) 858-2770
Primary
Total Enrollment 288

Glen Ellyn Private Schools

Diamante Montessori School
625 Hillside Ave
ZIP: 60137
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Montessori Academy Of Glen Ellyn
927 N Main St
ZIP: 60137
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
St James The Apostle School
490 S Park Blvd
ZIP: 60137
Elementary
Total Enrollment 202
St Petronille School
425 Prospect Ave Ste 100
ZIP: 60137
Elementary
Total Enrollment 546
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Historic Glen Ellyn

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Glenn Ellynn i.e. Glen Ellyn (a suburban residence) between 1880 and 1899

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Glenn Ellynn i.e. Glen Ellyn (a suburban residence) between 1880 and 1899

Glen Elynn i.e. Ellyn (C & N.W. Ry. station) c1898.

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