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Overview

Introduction to Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Rolling Meadows, Illinois is 1 miles W of Arlington Heights, Illinois (center to center) and 24 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Cook county. The city is part of the Chicago metro area.

Rolling Meadows History

During 1836, Orrin Ford owned 160 acres of land in the present day city of Rolling Meadows. In 1850, Rolling Meadows became part of the newly formed Palatine Township. The Salem Evangelical Church was established in 1862. Rolling Meadows was incorporated as a city in 1955. The city derived its name from the gently rolling terrain of the region. In the 1950s, Crawford's department store was opened in Rolling Meadows.

Rolling Meadows and nearby Attractions

  • Rolling Meadows Historical Museum
  • Arlington Park
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Santa's Village - Illinois
  • Six Flags Great America

Things To Do In Rolling Meadows

There are several parks and playgrounds in Rolling Meadows including Countryside Park, Waverly Park, Cottonwood Park, Kimball Hill Park, Plum Grove Reservoir Park, and Salk Park. The local churches are the Community Church of Rolling Meadows, Saint Colette Catholic Church, Meadows Baptist Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, and Cardinal Drive Church of Christ. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Meadows Town Mall Shopping Center, Rolling Meadows Shopping Center, Plum Grove Shopping Center, Southland Shopping Center, and The Paddock Shopping Center.

Rolling Meadows Transportation

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

Rolling Meadows Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by William Rainey Harper College, Elmhurst College, and Trinity International University.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,377
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+11,813
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.9%
Median Earnings25+$45,066
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,586

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,911
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation4%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,229
Median House Value$220,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.2%
German18.3%
Irish12.1%
Polish11.3%
Italian7.2%
English4.5%
Swedish3.6%
African3.2%
Norwegian2%
French Except Basque2%
Greek1.7%
Sudanese1.2%
Scottish0.9%
Albanian0.9%
Czech0.7%
Bulgarian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Rolling Meadows Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60008
Phone Area Codes224,630,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.07
Approximate Longitude-88.02

Rolling Meadows 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
Distance8.2 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
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance8.6 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
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance12.3 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
Arlington Heights75,721$104,329
Hoffman Estates51,727$98,742
Inverness7,844$198,319
Mount Prospect54,552$83,135
Palatine69,098$97,352
Prospect Heights16,331$73,565

Rolling Meadows Public Libraries

Rolling Meadows Library
3110 MARTIN LANE
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
(847) 259-6050

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Rolling Meadows Public Schools

Carl Sandburg Jr High School
2600 Martin Ln
ZIP: 60008
(847) 963-7800
Middle
Total Enrollment 544
Central Road Elem School
3800 Central Rd
ZIP: 60008
(847) 963-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
John G Conyers Learning Academy
2800 Central Rd
ZIP: 60008
(847) 963-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Kimball Hill Elem School
2905 Meadow Dr
ZIP: 60008
(847) 963-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Plum Grove Jr High School
2600 Plum Grove Rd
ZIP: 60008
(847) 963-7600
Middle
Total Enrollment 775
Rolling Meadows High School
2901 Central Rd
ZIP: 60008
(847) 718-5600
High
Total Enrollment 1904
Sigwalt Cls Center
2702 Sigwalt St
ZIP: 60008
(847) 718-4050
High
Willow Bend Elem School
4700 Barker Ave
ZIP: 60008
(847) 963-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Young Adult Program
2901 Central Rd
ZIP: 60008
(847) 718-5787
High
Total Enrollment 52

Rolling Meadows Private Schools

St Colette School
3900 Pheasant Dr
ZIP: 60008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
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