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Encyclopedia > Carpentersville, Illinois
View of Carpentersville from the cemetery, 1898
View of Carpentersville from the cemetery, 1898

Carpentersville is a village in Kane County, Illinois, USA. The population was 30,586 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (927x721, 75 KB) View of Carpentersville, Illinois from the cemetery W.H. Parish Publishing Company, 1898 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Carpentersville, Illinois ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (927x721, 75 KB) View of Carpentersville, Illinois from the cemetery W.H. Parish Publishing Company, 1898 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Carpentersville, Illinois ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 0 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

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Geography

Carpentersville is located at 42°7′16″N, 88°16′29″W (42.121156, -88.274679)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 19.7 km² (7.6 ²) of it (1.97%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


History

Carpentersville was first settled by Charles Valentine Carpenter and his brother, Daniel. In 1837, the two brothers, en route to the Rock River, made camp along the east bank of the Fox River to wait out the spring floods that made continuing their oxcart journey impossible. They ended up staying in the area to settle what was then called to extend its tracks from East Dundee to the area and built an iron bridge with his own funds to accommodate the rail line. By 1912 Carpenter's two companies employed 2,000 people. Star Manufacturing remained in Carpentersville until 1977. Rock River may refer to: the Rock River, a tributary of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin and Illinois in the United States the Rock River, a tributary of the Big Sioux River in Minnesota and Iowa in the United States any of three Rock Rivers in Michigan in the United... The Fox River is the name of several places and rivers: Populated places Fox River, Alaska in the United States Fox River, Wisconsin in the United States Fox River Township, Davis County, Iowa in the United States Fox River, Nova Scotia in Canada Rivers The Fox River in Michigan in...


For the next hundred years, Carpentersville did not grow as rapidly as other Fox River communities which had more direct rail connections to Chicago.[1] In 1948, Carpentersville was the Northern terminus of the Aurora, Elgin and Fox River Railroad which ran southward along the river to Yorkville, Illinois.[2]


Until the 1950's, Carpentersville consisted of a street grid along the Fox River centered around Main Street, which was the only highway bridge across the Fox River between Algonquin and Dundee. In the mid-1950s, Leonard W. Besinger began a subdivision named Meadowdale north of Carpentersville. By 1956 Besinger had accumulated more than 2,600 acres along Illinois Route 25 between Boltz Rd and Illinois Route 68. Other area residents thwarted his attempts to incorporate Meadowdale as an independent town. So Besinger had Carpentersville annex the property.[3] The Meadowdale Shopping Center, which was anchored by a Wieboldt's Department Store and featured an indoor ice skating ring, overshadowed the commercial district along the River. The Historic Algonquin Village Hall, the hallmark symbol of the village and the centerpiece of its downtown Algonquin is a village located in both Kane and McHenry County, Illinois. ... Dundee (Scottish Gaelic: ) is the fourth-largest city in Scotland, with a population of 143,090. ... See also Interstate 24 U.S. 24 Illinois Route 25 is a state road in northeast Illinois. ... See also Interstate 64 U.S. 66 U.S. 67 Interstate 70 Illinois Route 68 is an east-west state highway in northeast Illinois. ... Wieboldts was a small chain of department stores in the Chicagoland Area. ...


In 1956, to reflect this population shift, Dundee Community High School relocated from its former site on Illinois Route 31 to Cleveland Avenue (now a Middle School). In 1967, a second high school, named for Irving Crown, opened on Kings Road on the northern edge of Meadowdale. The two schools have now merged. See also U.S. 30 Illinois Route 31 is a north-south state road in northeastern Illinois, United States. ...


From 1958 to 1969, Carpentersville was home to the Meadowdale International Raceway, a 3.27 miles long automobile race track located west of Illinois Route 31 which was also started by Besinger.[4] The site is now a Township Park and County Forest Preserve.[5] Excerpt from a USGS topological map showing the layout of Meadowdale International Raceway. ...


Governance

Carpentersville operates under the council-manager form of government in which an elected Board, consisting of the President (chief elected official) and six Trustees, appoints a professional manager to oversee the day-to-day operation of government services and programs. The council-manager form of government combines the leadership of elected officials with the experience of a professional manager.


The current office holders are:[6]

  • Bill Sarto, Village President
  • Jim Frost, Village Trustee
  • Paul Humpfer
  • Ed Ritter
  • Judy Sigwalt
  • Linda Ramirez Sliwinski
  • Kay Teeter
  • Craig G. Anderson, Village Manager

Village area links

Village Website Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Village Weather Page

  1. ^ http://www.dhke.com/schs/ejemp2.gif 1935 Map of Chicago Area Railroads
  2. ^ http://www.dhke.com/schs/schs100.htm Visited Sept. 21, 2006
  3. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/213.html Retrieved Sept. 22, 2006
  4. ^ http://www.meadowdaleraceway.homestead.com/index3.html Visited Sept. 21, 2006
  5. ^ http://www.co.kane.il.us/Forest/fp/raceway_woods.htm Visited Sept. 21, 2006
  6. ^ http://vil.carpentersville.il.us/trustees.htm Visited Sept. 21, 2006

Chicagoland to Statewide Links

Local School Districts (2)

Barrington Community School Distict #220


CarDunAl Region Community Unit School District #300


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 30,586 people, 8,872 households, and 7,239 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,585.1/km² (4,105.4/mi²). There were 9,113 housing units at an average density of 472.3/km² (1,223.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 68.76% White, 4.18% African American, 0.64% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 20.83% from other races, and 3.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.57% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 8,872 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.45 and the average family size was 3.77. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 33.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.2 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $54,526, and the median income for a family was $55,921. Males had a median income of $38,052 versus $26,957 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,424. About 6.7% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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