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Overview

Introduction to Sandwich, Illinois

Sandwich, Illinois is 19 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois and 52 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. It is in De Kalb county.

Sandwich History

The community of Sandwich was formed in 1834. The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad surveyed the area in the early 1850s. At that time, the property belonged to Almon Cage. The city was originally known as Almon in his honor, and he donated land for the construction of a depot. Cage donated free lots to people interested in starting a new life in the area. Congressman John Wentworth renamed the town Sandwich after his hometown of Sandwich, New Hampshire. Development of the town was expedited after 1855, and by 1860 there were more than 200 families residing in Sandwich.

Sandwich and nearby Attractions

  • Shabbona State Park
  • Stone Mill Museum
  • Ellwood House Museum and Park
  • Farnsworth House
  • Heidecke State Fish & Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Sandwich

Sandwich is known for hosting the state's oldest county fair, which is held every September. People interested in the local history can visit the Stone Mill Museum. The Farnsworth House, considered to be an excellent example of modernistic architecture, is made completely of glass. It was constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1951. The city of Sandwich also offers easy access to a number of nature preserves and wildlife areas, including the Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve, the Heidecke State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Silver Springs State Fish & Wildlife Area and the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area.

Sandwich Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Sandwich Higher Education

Waubonsee Community College, Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College are all accessible from Sandwich.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,633
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+4,246
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.3%
Median Earnings25+$33,879
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,962
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,333

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,940
% Above Poverty Level92%
% Below Poverty Level8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$945
Median House Value$167,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.6%
Irish13.6%
English9.6%
Norwegian9.6%
Polish6.8%
Italian5.2%
Swedish5.1%
French Except Basque4.6%
Czech1.5%
Scottish0.8%
Dutch0.8%
German0.7%
Russian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Australian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
African0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Sandwich Almanac

CategoryValue
County DeKalb County
Standard Zip Codes60548
Phone Area Codes779,815
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.64
Approximate Longitude-88.62

Sandwich Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAURORA
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationPAW PAW 2 NW
Distance20.3 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.7 inches
StationROCHELLE
Distance30 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hinckley2,153$76,528
Millington664$78,500
Newark1,251$85,132
Plano11,863$72,622

Sandwich Public Libraries

Sandwich Public Library District
925 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Sandwich, Illinois
(815) 786-8308

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Sandwich Hospitals

Valley West Community Hospital
(Government - Federal)
1302 North Main Street
(815) 786-8484

Sandwich Public Schools

Herman E Dummer
422 S Wells St
ZIP: 60548
(815) 786-8498
Middle
Total Enrollment 291
Lynn G Haskin Elementary School
720 S Wells St
ZIP: 60548
(815) 786-8812
Primary
Total Enrollment 221
Prairie View Elem School
1201 Castle St
ZIP: 60548
(815) 786-8811
Primary
Total Enrollment 170
Sandwich Community High School
515 Lions Rd
ZIP: 60548
(815) 786-2157
High
Total Enrollment 732
Sandwich Middle School
600 S Wells St
ZIP: 60548
(815) 786-2138
Middle
Total Enrollment 513
W W Woodbury Elem School
322 E 3rd St
ZIP: 60548
(815) 786-6316
Primary
Total Enrollment 201

Sandwich Private Schools

For Kids Only #2
628 S Main St
ZIP: 60548
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
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