dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Itasca, Illinois

Itasca, Illinois, in Du Page county, is 6 miles SE of Schaumburg, Illinois and 20 miles W of Chicago, Illinois.

Itasca History

This area was first settled in permanently by Dr. Elijah Smith in 1841. Smith arrived from New York to continue his medical practice and begin farming. The first post office was first established in 1846. Itasca was incorporated in 1890.

Itasca and nearby Attractions

  • Highland Park Historical Society Museum
  • Charles Gates Dawes House
  • Grant Park
  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
  • Rosemont Park District Splash Pad
  • Cosley Zoo

Things To Do In Itasca

Local museums include the Guenther Gallery, the Itasca Historical Depot and the Highland Park Historical Society Museum. The Pirate’s Cove children's Theme Park and the Rainbow Falls Water Park, are popular recreational spots for local children. The Cosley Zoo is nearby as well.

Itasca Transportation

Chicago O' Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Itasca Higher Education

The Devry Institute of Technology, the College Of Dupage, Elmhurst College and the William Rainey Harper College are all accessible from Itasca.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,502
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+4,609
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married56.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.9%
Median Earnings25+$49,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,173
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,389

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,507
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation5.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,255
Median House Value$282,300

Ancestry

Italian22.6%
German22.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.4%
Irish16.1%
Polish13%
English6%
Swedish3.5%
Dutch2.2%
Czech1.9%
Hungarian1.8%
French Except Basque1.4%
Greek1.3%
Canadian1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Scottish0.8%
Lithuanian0.8%
Russian0.7%
Ukrainian0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
+ Show More

Itasca Almanac

CategoryValue
County DuPage County
Standard Zip Codes60143
Phone Area Codes224,630,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.97
Approximate Longitude-88.01

Itasca Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance4.9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance11 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
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance16.2 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
Bensenville18,431$69,298
Bloomingdale22,221$95,653
Elk Grove Village33,251$91,980
Roselle22,911$92,473

Itasca Public Libraries

Itasca Community Library
500 WEST IRVING PARK ROAD
Itasca, Illinois
(630) 773-1699

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Itasca Public Schools

Elmer H Franzen Intermediate Sch
730 Catalpa Ave
ZIP: 60143
(630) 773-0100
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
F E Peacock Middle School
301 E North St
ZIP: 60143
(630) 773-0335
Middle
Total Enrollment 331
Raymond Benson Primary School
301 E Washington St
ZIP: 60143
(630) 773-0554
Primary
Total Enrollment 326

Itasca Private Schools

Bright Horizons Child Care & Early Education
270 Windsor Dr
ZIP: 60143
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Lutheran School Of St Luke
410 S Rush St
ZIP: 60143
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
Sources :
Additional Details
Itasca Colleges
Itasca colleges and trade schools.
Itasca Graduate Schools
Itasca Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Itasca
Additional Resources
Info for Itasca Government Officials


Are you an official in the Itasca government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.