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Overview

Introduction to Winnetka, Illinois

Winnetka, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles NW of Evanston, Illinois and 17 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Winnetka History

The first houses in Winnetka were built way back in 1836, when Erastus Patterson and his family arrived and set up a roadside tavern for people traveling on the Green Bay Trail post road. In 1854, the village was established, while the first school in the region was built in 1856. Winnetka was officially incorporated in the year 1869.

Winnetka and nearby Attractions

  • Winnetka Golf Club
  • Winnetka Public Library
  • Winnetka City Hall
  • Maple Street Park
  • Wilmette Historical Museum
  • Saint Joseph Cemetery

Things To Do In Winnetka

Winnetka has a number of beautiful parks, such as the Winnetka Park, Maple Street Park, Indian Hill Park and the Edgewood Park. Winnetka Golf Club allows visitors to unwind with a relaxing game.

Winnetka Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Winnetka Higher Education

National-Louis University and the School of Art Institute of Chicago provide opportunities for higher education to people of Winnetka.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,437
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+4,921
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married70.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher88.1%
Median Earnings25+$114,583
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,290

Wealth

Median Family Income$250
% Above Poverty Level97.2%
% Below Poverty Level2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home11.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation26.6%

Housing

People Living Alone15.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,627
Median House Value$989,600

Ancestry

German26.3%
Irish21.1%
English13.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.6%
Italian6.3%
Polish6%
Scottish4.4%
French Except Basque3.9%
Swedish3.7%
Russian3.2%
Norwegian1.9%
Greek1.7%
Welsh1.7%
Lithuanian1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Hungarian1.1%
Danishn1%
Czech0.9%
Canadian0.8%
Swiss0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
US/American0.3%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Winnetka Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60093
Phone Area Codes224,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.1
Approximate Longitude-87.74

Winnetka 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 BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance3 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
StationWAUKEGAN
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip34 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance26.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Glencoe8,870$215,081
Glenview46,559$133,738
Golf533$170,500
Kenilworth2,613$250
Northfield5,374$141,277

Winnetka Public Libraries

Winnetka-northfield Public Library District
768 OAK STREET
Winnetka, Illinois
(847) 446-7220

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Winnetka Public Schools

Carleton W Washburne School
515 Hibbard Rd
ZIP: 60093
(847) 446-5892
Middle
Total Enrollment 440
Crow Island Elem School
1112 Willow Rd
ZIP: 60093
(847) 446-0353
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Greeley Elem School
275 Fairview Ave
ZIP: 60093
(847) 446-6060
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Hubbard Woods Elem School
1110 Chatfield Rd
ZIP: 60093
(847) 446-0920
Primary
Total Enrollment 249
New Trier Township H S Winnetka
385 Winnetka Ave
ZIP: 60093
(847) 446-7000
High
Total Enrollment 3086
The Skokie School
520 Glendale Ave
ZIP: 60093
(847) 441-1750
Middle
Total Enrollment 439

Winnetka Private Schools

Sacred Heart School
1095 Gage St
ZIP: 60093
Elementary
Total Enrollment 303
Ss Faith Hope Charity School
180 Ridge Ave
ZIP: 60093
Elementary
Total Enrollment 304
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