Overview

Introduction to Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, in Lake county, is 7 miles N of Palatine, Illinois and 32 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village has a population of 6,002.

Hawthorn Woods History

The Potawatomi Native Americans vacated this area in 1829 after a treaty with the United States. German immigrants began migrating here in the 1850s, and Dutch farmers soon followed them. In 1945, Matt and Germaine Larson bought a forest farm in the area, which was turned into the village hall in 1967. Hawthorn Woods was incorporated in the same year.

Hawthorn Woods and nearby Attractions

  • Cuneo Museum & Gardens
  • Leaning Tower of Niles
  • Charles Gates Dawes House
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Friendship Park Conservatory

Things To Do In Hawthorn Woods

The Cuneo Museum & Gardens, Fort Hill Heritage Museum and the Lake County Discovery Museum are all accessible from Hawthorn Woods. The Charles Gates Dawes House, Deerfield Historic Village and the Frances Willard House are all nearby as well. Local parks include the Chain O'Lakes State Park, the Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve and the Moraine Hills State Park, among others. Other attractions in the area include the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Leaning Tower of Niles and the Friendship Park Conservatory.

Hawthorn Woods Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International is the closest major airport.

Hawthorn Woods Higher Education

Colleges and universities located near Hawthorn Woods are the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Aurora University and Benedictine University.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,047
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+4,096
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married71.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher79.7%
Median Earnings25+$90,456
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$183,933
% Above Poverty Level97.6%
% Below Poverty Level2.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone7.3%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$555,400

Ancestry

German24.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15%
Italian13.9%
Polish12.2%
English11.1%
Irish10.7%
Russian4.4%
Swedish4%
Greek2.8%
Arab1.9%
Lebanese1.9%
Ukrainian1.9%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.8%
Norwegian1.6%
Czech1.5%
Albanian1.2%
Austrian1%
Danishn0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Croatian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Hawthorn Woods Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyLake County
Standard Zip Codes60047
Phone Area Codes2,24,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.19
Approximate Longitude-88.08

Hawthorn Woods 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
Distance9.2 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
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
Distance15 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
Indian Creek596$144,375
Kildeer4,014$210,417
Lake Zurich19,970$118,643
Long Grove7,978$221,750
Mundelein31,683$100,798
Vernon Hills26,259$124,936

Hawthorn Woods Public Schools

Lake Zurich Middle - N Campus
95 Hubbard Ln
ZIP: 60047
(847) 540-4959
Middle
Total Enrollment 708
Seth Paine Elem School
50 Miller Rd
ZIP: 60047
(847) 540-4959
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Spencer Loomis Elementary School
1 Hubbard Ln
ZIP: 60047
(847) 540-4959
Primary
Total Enrollment 498

Hawthorn Woods Private Schools

St Matthew Lutheran School
24480 N Old Mchenry Rd
ZIP: 60047
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
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