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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.

People

Total Population 7,540
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,973
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,717
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,240
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,059

Wealth

Median Family Income $70,729
% Above Poverty Level 89.5%
% Below Poverty Level 10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $892
Median House Value $163,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 18.3%

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

Sandwich Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County De Kalb
Standard Zip Codes 60548
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.64
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)

Station AURORA
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station PAW PAW 2 NW
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Station ROCHELLE
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

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

Sandwich Public Libraries

Library
Sandwich District Library
107 E CENTER ST
Sandwich, Illinois
(815) 786-8308
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Sandwich Hospitals

VALLEY WEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
11 EAST PLEASANT AVENUE
(815) 786-8484
Emergency Service: Yes

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SANDWICH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
515 E LIONS RD
815-786-2157
Serves 755 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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