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Overview

Introduction to Inverness, Illinois

Inverness, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Palatine, Illinois (center to center) and 29 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois.

Inverness History

Inverness is a village in Cook County, which was founded on January 15, 1831. The area was initially known as Deer Grove, and George Ela was the first to settle in 1836. Other early settlers included Thomas Atkinson, Thomas Falls Wilson, and Ezekial Cady. Rail service was introduced around 1854, and the village was incorporated in 1962.

Inverness and Nearby Attractions

  • Batavia Depot Museum
  • Leaning Tower of Niles
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
  • Moraine Hills State Park
  • Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park

Things To Do In Inverness

Inverness offers a variety of opportunities for recreation. Golf is available at Inverness Golf Club, and several parks are nearby including Millennium Park, Illinois Beach State Park, Chain O'Lakes State Park, and Lincoln Park. Museums in the area include Lake County Discovery Museum, DuPage County Historical Museum, Ernest Hemingway Museum, and Saint Charles History Museum.

Inverness Transportation

Air transportation is available at Chicago O'hare International Airport.

Inverness Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Oakton Community College, William Rainey Harper College, and College of Lake County.

People

Total Population 7,431
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 21.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,231
Age of the Population 50

Families

% of people married 68.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $185,667
% Above Poverty Level 99.8%
% Below Poverty Level 0.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 7.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 12.6%
Median Gross Rent $2,679
Median House Value $612,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17%
US/American 1.7%
English 9.3%
Irish 15.7%

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

Inverness Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Palatine, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60010, 60067
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.118
Longitude -88.096

Inverness 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 3.6 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 ELGIN
Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 13.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hoffman Est (60010, 60067)

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
Deer Park 3,323 $162,105

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

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