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Overview

Introduction to Streamwood, Illinois

Streamwood, Illinois is 4 miles W of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center) and 29 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Cook County. The village is part of the Chicago metro area.

Streamwood History

Streamwood is part of the "Tri Village" area and became a growing community during the 1950s. On February 9, 1957, Streamwood was incorporated as a village. The Woodland Heights School was established in 1958. The Streamwood Shopping Center was built in 1962, and the Westview Shopping Center, two-thirds of which lie in Streamwood, was opened in 1989.

Streamwood and nearby Attractions

  • Hoosier Grove Museum
  • Dolphin Park
  • Elgin Area Historical Society Museum
  • Racing Rapids Water Park
  • Cosley Zoo
  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve

Things To Do In Streamwood

There are several recreational centers and parks in Streamwood. Park Place includes an indoor waterpark, running track, fitness center, and many other facilities. Sunnyhill Park offers a skatepark, two playgrounds, a frisbee course, an interactive water/splash pad, three gazebos, and tennis courts. You can also visit the Streamwood Heritage Museum during your leisure hours. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Streamwood Shopping Center.

Streamwood Transportation

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

Streamwood Higher Education

Elgin Community College and William Rainey Harper College are close to the village.

People

Total Population 40,865
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 9.9%
Employed Population 16+ 21,146
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 55.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.5%
Median Earnings25+ $40,197
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,967
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,955

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,073
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,509
Median House Value $172,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45%
US/American 0%
English 2.9%
Irish 9.3%

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

Streamwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Schaumburg, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60107
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.025
Longitude -88.178

Streamwood 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 ELGIN
Distance 6.1 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 13.8 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
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bartlett 41,552 $106,292
Elgin 112,105 $68,551
Hanover Park 38,373 $72,565

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

Streamwood Public Libraries

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Poplar Creek P.l.d.ric
1405 SOUTH PARK AVENUE
Streamwood, Illinois
(630) 837-6800
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Streamwood High Schools

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STREAMWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
701 W SCHAUMBURG RD
630-213-5500
A Magnet School.
Serves 2,301 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
1544 BRANDY PKY
847-755-6640
A Special Education School
Serves 28 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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