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Overview

Introduction to Glendale Heights, Illinois

Glendale Heights, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 2 miles NE of Wheaton, Illinois (center to center) and 21 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village.

Glendale Heights History

Until the 1950s, the area now known as Glendale Heights was a small farming community. At that time, it was known as Cloverdale. Glendale Heights was incorporated on July 13, 1959, as a village. On August 2, 1959, the first election was held in the village. The name was initially changed to Glendale. However, it was renamed Glendale Heights in March 1960 because there was another town by the name of Glendale in Southern Illinois.

Glendale Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Cantigny Park
  • Cosley Zoo
  • DuPage County Historical Museum
  • Morton Arboretum
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Fox River Trolley Museum

Things To Do In Glendale Heights

Glendale Heights offers a number of parks and playgrounds including the Americana Park, Siems Park, Circle Park, Ollman Park, Reskin Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Camera Park, Glen Hill Park, Pheasant Ridge Park, Heritage Park, Nazos Park, and Gilberto Park. There is an indoor soccer arena at the Sports Hub. Shopping facilities are offered at the Glendale Heights Town Center Shopping Center and Glendale Plaza Shopping Center.

Glendale Heights Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Glendale Heights Higher Education

College of Dupage and Wheaton College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,395
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens9.6%
Employed Population 16+18,004
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.8%
Median Earnings25+$34,768
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,085
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,124

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,538
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone22.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,113
Median House Value$169,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.5%
Italian7.4%
Polish7.4%
Irish6%
English2.1%
Swedish1.2%
Czech1%
Greek0.9%
Dutch0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
African0.8%
Russian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Lithuanian0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Scottish0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Welsh0.1%
South African0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
German0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Glendale Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County DuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60139, 60137
Phone Area Codes630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.92
Approximate Longitude-88.07

Glendale Heights 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
Distance5.1 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
Distance15.3 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
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance22.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Addison37,192$66,122
Bloomingdale22,221$95,653
Glen Ellyn27,894$141,081
Lombard44,025$84,229

Glendale Heights Public Libraries

Glenside Public Library District
25 EAST FULLERTON AVENUE
Glendale Heights, Illinois
(630) 260-1550

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Glendale Heights Hospitals

Adventist Glenoaks
(Non-profit)
701 Winthrop Avenue
(630) 545-6160

Glendale Heights Public Schools

Americana Intermediate School
1629 President St
ZIP: 60139
(630) 260-6135
Middle
Total Enrollment 402
Black Hawk Elem School
2101 Gladstone Dr
ZIP: 60139
(630) 893-5750
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
G Stanley Hall Elem School
1447 Wayne Ave
ZIP: 60139
(630) 469-7720
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Glen Hill Primary
1324 Bloomingdale Rd
ZIP: 60139
(630) 260-6141
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Glenside Middle School
1560 Bloomingdale Rd
ZIP: 60139
(630) 260-6112
Middle
Total Enrollment 669
Glenwood Elem Sch & Academy
1525 Bloomingdale Rd
ZIP: 60139
(630) 871-2300
Other
Total Enrollment 39
Marquardt Middle School
1912 Glen Ellyn Rd
ZIP: 60139
(630) 858-3850
Middle
Total Enrollment 793
Pheasant Ridge Primary School
43 E Stevenson Dr
ZIP: 60139
(630) 260-6147
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Reskin Elem School
1555 Ardmore Ave
ZIP: 60139
(630) 469-0612
Primary
Total Enrollment 466

Glendale Heights Private Schools

St Matthew School
1555 Glen Ellyn Rd
ZIP: 60139
Elementary
Total Enrollment 318
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