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Overview

Introduction to Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Hoffman Estates, Illinois, in Cook county, is 1 miles NE of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center) and 25 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village.

Hoffman Estates History

Sam and Jack Hoffman purchased the land now known as Hoffman Estates in the year 1954. The Village of Hoffman Estates was incorporated on September 19, 1959. In 1958, the residents wanted to rename the area "Twinbrook;" However, the Homeowners' Association board of directors overruled the residents. The Northwest Tollway was opened in 1958. In the early 1980s, another attempt was made to change the name of the village to East Barrington, but this attempt also failed due to the residential vote.

Hoffman Estates and nearby Attractions

  • Volkening Heritage Farm
  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Santa's Village - Illinois
  • Fox River Trolley Museum
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park

Things To Do In Hoffman Estates

While staying in Hoffman Estates, you can visit the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. Leisure hours can be spent at the Locust Park, Cottonwood Park, Birch Park, Chino Park, Poplar Creek Forest Preserve, and Chestnut Lake Park. In addition, you can visit the AMF Bowling Centers. It is also worth taking a look around the Hoffman Village Shopping Center and the Hoffman Plaza Shopping Center.

Hoffman Estates Transportation

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

Hoffman Estates Higher Education

William Rainey Harper College and Elgin Community College are close to the village.

People

Total Population 52,271
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 28,476
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 59.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.6%
Median Earnings25+ $45,609
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,142
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,578

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,230
% Above Poverty Level 94.8%
% Below Poverty Level 5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 3%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,123
Median House Value $252,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 5%
Irish 9.1%

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

Hoffman Estates Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles NE of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60010, 60067, 60173, 60192, 60194, 60195
Company Zip Codes 60179, 60196
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.042
Longitude -88.079

Hoffman Estates 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 6.8 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 CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hoffman Est (60010, 60067, 60173, 60192, 60194, 60195)

Lake Barrington Shores (60010)

Port Barrington (60010)

Timber Lake (60010)

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/.

Hoffman Estates Hospitals

ST ALEXIUS MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1555 N BARRINGTON RD
(847) 843-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hoffman Estates High Schools

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J B CONANT HIGH SCHOOL
700 E COUGAR TRL
847-755-3610
Serves 2,658 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

HOFFMAN ESTATES HIGH SCHOOL
1100 W HIGGINS RD
847-755-5610
Serves 2,196 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

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