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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.

People

Total Population 7,634
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,796
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 73.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $155,192
% Above Poverty Level 96.9%
% Below Poverty Level 3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 4%

Housing

People Living Alone 8%
Median Gross Rent $3
Median House Value $481,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.2%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 12.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hawthorn Woods Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Palatine, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 60047
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.216
Longitude -88.049

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)

Station BARRINGTON 3 SW
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station WAUKEGAN
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Station LAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hawthorn Woods, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Echo Lake (60047)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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