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Encyclopedia > Deerfield, Illinois
Deerfield, Illinois
Location within Chicagoland. The Chicagoland tristate area.
Incorporated Village in 1903.
County; State Lake, Cook; Illinois
Township West Deerfield
Government Council-manager
Mayor Steven Harris
Population (2000) 18,420 (up 6.31% from 1990)
Pop. density 1,297.8/km² (3,359.4/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60015
Area code 847 & 224
Land area 14.2 km² (5.5 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $50,664
Household: $107,194
Home value Mean:    $367,252 (2000)
Median: $332,400
Website deerfield-il.org
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
95.88% 0.33% 1.69% 2.52% 0.02% 0.04% 0.43%

Deerfield is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. A portion of the village is in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 18,420 at the 2000 census. It is one of the predominant suburbs that make up Chicago's North Shore region. Image:US-IL-Chicagoland-Deerfield. ... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used primarily by copywriters, advertising agencies, native residents, and traffic reporters. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... 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Deerfield is home to the headquarters of Walgreens, Baxter Healthcare, APAC Customer Services, Hewitt Associates, Fortune Brands, and Così, and was at one time the headquarters of the Sara Lee Corporation. Deerfield High School is one of the top public schools in the state. Trinity International University, an evangelical Christian university, is located in Deerfield. Walgreen Co. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... APAC Customer Services, Inc. ... Hewitt Associates LLC, NYSE: HEW, based in Lincolnshire, Illinois is a global human resources (HR) outsourcing and consulting firm delivering a complete range of integrated services to help companies manage their total HR and employee costs, enhance HR services, and improve their workforces. ... Fortune Brands, (NYSE: FO) is a holding company founded in 1969 as American Brands and later re-named in 1997. ... A Così restaurant in Rosslyn, Virginia Così is a restaurant chain founded in 1996, which primarily offers Gourmet sandwiches and salads. ... Sara Lee Corporation (NYSE: SLE) is an American consumer-goods company based in Illinois. ... Deerfield High School, or DHS, is a public four-year high school located in Deerfield, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Trinity International University is an evangelical Christian institution of higher education headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois. ... The word evangelicalism usually refers to a broad collection of religious beliefs, practices, and traditions which are found among conservative Protestant Christians. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Deerfield is represented by the 10th Congressional District of Illinois, 29th District of the Illinois Senate, and the 58th District of the Illinois House of Representatives. A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. ... The Illinois Senate convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... The Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ...

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Geography

Deerfield is located at 42°10′6″N, 87°51′5″W (42.168275, -87.851341).GR1

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 14.3 km² (5.5 mi²). 14.2 km² (5.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.54%) is water. Image:ILMap-doton-Deerfield. ... 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. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 18,420 people, 6,420 households, and 5,161 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,297.8/km² (3,359.4/mi²). There were 6,518 housing units at an average density of 459.2/km² (1,188.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.88% White, 0.33% African American, 0.04% Native American, 2.52% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 6,420 households out of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 17.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.21. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there are 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $107,194, and the median income for a family was $118,683. Males had a median income of $90,226 versus $48,450 for females. The per capita income for the village was $50,664. About 1.3% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 1.8% 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. ...


History

Originally populated by the Potawatomi Native Americans, the area was settled by Jacob B. Cadwell in 1835 and named Cadwell's Corner. A shopping center located on the site of Cadwell's farm at Waukegan Road and Lake Cook Road still bears that name. The area grew because of the navigable rivers in the area, notably the Des Plaines River and the Chicago River. By 1840, the town's name was changed to Leclair. Within a decade, settler John Millen proposed a further name change to Deerfield in honor of his hometown, Deerfield, Massachusetts and the large number of deer living in the area. The village's first school, Wilmot School, was founded in 1847. Originally a one-room schoolhouse, Wilmot is now an elementary school which serves 548 students. It is located at the corner of Deerfield and Wilmot Roads. Rain dance, Kansas, c. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Downtown buildings line the Chicago River The Chicago River is 156 miles (251 km) long, and flows through downtown Chicago. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... John Millen (1804 - October 15, 1843) was a United States Representative and lawyer from Georgia. ... Deerfield is a town located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ...


The village of Deerfield was incorporated in 1903 with a population in the low 400s.


In 1957, Deerfield passed a referundum to build a park on property which had been proposed for use to build middle income housing. The housing plan including a provision which would have integrated Deerfield, at the time an entirely white community. Instead of the houses, Mitchell Pool and Park was built on the property. The first black family did not move into Deerfield until much later. This episode in Deerfield's history is described in But Not Next Door by Harry and David Rosen (1962).


1980s Deerfield and other North Shore communities inspired the teen movies of director/screen writer John Hughes. The fictional "Shermer" included elements of Deerfield and neighboring Northbrook and Highland Park. John Hughes (born February 18, 1950 in Lansing, Michigan) is a noted American film director, producer and writer, responsible for some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. ... Northbrook is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Highland Park is a city located in Lake County, Illinois. ...


On December 19, 2005, the village board passed a strict anti-smoking ordinance. The law bans smoking in all public places, including businesses, bars, restaurants, parks, parade routes, public assemblies, and within 25 feet from any of the above. December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Non-Smoking sign. ...


Trivia

  • On May 26, 1944, a US Navy plane crashed in Deerfield on the current site of the Deerfield Public Library, killing Ensign Milton C. Pickens.
  • A number of media properties have been set and/or filmed Deerfield, including television drama Once and Again, comedy Married... with Children and portions of reality show American High. In film, the Deerfield train station is shown in the film Risky Business and Stolen Summer used various parts of the village. Some fans of the film The Breakfast Club believe it was the Deerfield High School football field in the final scene of the movie. Also, the restaurant scene near the beginning of the movie The Amityville Horror, which came out in 2005, was filmed at The Italian Kitchen in downtown Deerfield.
  • X-Men character Kitty Pryde is from Deerfield.
  • The Chicago Bulls' practice facility, the Berto Center, is in Deerfield. A number of Bulls players and staff have subsequently lived in Deerfield, including Kirk Hinrich and Phil Jackson
  • During the 1982 NFL players strike, Deerfield High School served as the practice field for the Chicago Bears players locked out of Hallas Hall.
  • In the musical Dear Edwina by Marcy Heisler, a Deerfield native, and Zina Goldrich, the fictional protagonist lives at 427 Birchwood Avenue in Deerfield. Although the play is set in Paw Paw, Michigan much of it (including the address) is inspired by Heisler's hometown, Deerfield.
  • Art Shay, one of the nation's most prolific photojournalists, has lived in Deerfield for 50 years.

May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... Milton Chester Pickens (1924 - May 26, 1944) was a Naval Ensign during World War II. Originally from Houston, Texas, Pickens was based out of the Glenview Naval Air Base. ... Once and Again is a TV drama that aired on ABC from 1999 to 2002. ... Married… with Children was a long-running American sitcom about a dysfunctional family living in Chicago. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... American High is a documentary television show about the lives of fourteen students at Highland Park High School, located in the city of Highland Park, Illinois. ... Spoiler warning: Risky Business is a 1983 film written and directed by Paul Brickman. ... Stolen Summer is a 2002 American film about a Catholic boy who befriends a terminally ill Jewish boy and tries to convert him, believing it is the only way he will get to Heaven. ... The Breakfast Club is a 1985 teen film widely considered as the definitive work in the genre. ... The Amityville Horror is a best-selling book by the author Jay Anson which was published in September 1977. ... The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ... Katherine Kitty Pryde, also commonly known by the codename Shadowcat, is a Marvel Comics mutant superhero and a member of the X-Men. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...   (born January 2, 1981 in Sioux City, Iowa) is an NBA basketball player, currently starting at point guard for the Chicago Bulls. ... Philip Douglas Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is the current coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, an American professional basketball team. ... Dear Edwina is a musical set in the town of Paw Paw, Michigan, although the setting is more like Deerfield, Illinois, where the writer, Marcy Heisler, was born. ... Van Buren County Courthouse There is also the unincorporated community of Paw Paw Lake in Berrien County about 30 miles west of the village of Paw Paw. ... Art Shay is an American photographer and writer. ...

Famous Deerfield natives

Cory Everson (born January 4, 1959) is an American female bodybuilder and actress. ... Scott Colton (born May 6, 1980 in Deerfield, Illinois), better known under his ring name Classic Colt Cabana, is a professional wrestler, currently working in Ring of Honor and on the independent circuit. ... Lindsay Knapp is a former NFL offensive lineman who played for both the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: No attempt at Attribution to satisfy Biographies of living persons. ... Aaron Matthew Moorehead (born November 5, 1980 in Aurora, Colorado) is an American football wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Illinois. ... The Redwalls is a rock band from Deerfield, Illinois. ... The Unsacred Hearts are a New York City/Brooklyn based rock band that blend classic and indie rock sounds. ...

External links

  • Village of Deerfield Website
  • History from Village website
  • The Deerfield Review
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 42.168275° -87.851341°
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Municipalities and Communities Antioch, Bannockburn, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Channel Lake, Deerfield, Deer Park, Forest Lake, Fox Lake, Fox Lake Hills, Fox River Grove, Gages Lake, Grandwood Park, Grayslake, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Hainesville, Highland Park, Highwood, Indian Creek, Island Lake, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Bluff, Lake Catherine, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lakemoor, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, Long Lake, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Barrington, North Chicago, Old Mill Creek, Park City, Port Barrington, Riverwoods, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Third Lake, Tower Lakes, Venetian Village, Vernon Hills, Volo, Wadsworth, Wauconda, Waukegan, Winthrop Harbor, Zion
Townships Antioch | Avon | Benton | Cuba | Ela | Fremont | Grant | Lake Villa, Libertyville | Moraine | Newport | Shields | Vernon | Warren | Wauconda | Waukegan | West Deerfield | Zion
Points of Interest Chain O'Lakes, Chain O'Lakes State Park, Des Plaines River, Fox River, Illinois Beach State Park, Lake Michigan
Higher Education Barat College, College of Lake County, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Trinity International University, University of St. Mary of the Lake
Military Installations Fort Sheridan, Great Lakes Naval Training Center
Transportation Campbell Airport, Waukegan Regional Airport, Metra, Pace, Tri-State Tollway

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Deerfield is represented by the 10th Congressional District of Illinois, 29th District of the Illinois Senate, and the 58th District of the Illinois House of Representatives.
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