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Encyclopedia > DuPage County, Illinois
DuPage County, Illinois
Seal of DuPage County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting DuPage County
Location in the state of Illinois
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Illinois's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Wheaton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

872 km² (337 mi²)
864 km² (334 mi²)
8 km² (3 mi²), 0.88%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

904,161
388/km² 
Website: www.co.dupage.il.us

Coordinates: 41°50′N, 88°06′W DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its county seat is Wheaton. According to the 2000 census, the population is 904,161, making it the second most populous county in Illinois after Cook County, which borders it to the north and east; the two counties account for half the state's population. As of 2005, the estimated population is around 930,000. This county is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The county is divided into nine different townships: Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville, York, Milton, Winfield, Addison, Bloomingdale and Wayne. The majority of DuPage is in the 630 area code; however, the areas of the county that are in the City of Chicago are in area code 773, although the part of the county within Chicago is primarily part of O'Hare International Airport. Image File history File links Du_Page_County_il_seal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Illinois ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Incorporated City in 1859. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Incorporated City in 1859. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Chicago metropolitan area is the metropolitan area associated with the city of Chicago in the United States. ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... Downers Grove Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Lisle Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Naperville Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... York Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Milton Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Winfield Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Addison Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Bloomingdale Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Wayne Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... In the United States telephone system, Area code 630 covers a portion of suburban Chicagoland, specifically most of Dupage County in Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The telephone area code 773 was formed in the city of Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1996. ... OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ...


The most populous municipality within DuPage County is Naperville. Wheaton and Downers Grove are the next largest communities, respectively. A small portion of the City of Chicago is located within the county limits, however the area is primarily commercial and as of recent census estimates, only has 230 residents.[citation needed] This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Incorporated Village in 1873. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 872 km² (337 mi²). 864 km² (334 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it (0.88%) is water. The DuPage River and the Salt Creek flow through DuPage County. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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. ... The DuPage River, a tributary of the Des Plaines River actually starts as two individual streams in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Salt Creek is a stream in Northeastern Illinois, and an important tributary of the Des Plaines River. ...


Counties that are adjacent to DuPage include:

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Kendall County is a county located in the state of 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. ...

History

Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve on the West Branch of the DuPage River
Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve on the West Branch of the DuPage River

DuPage County was formed in 1839 out of Cook County. It is named after the DuPage River, which flows through it. The first written history to address the name, the 1882 History of DuPage County, Illinois relates: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1952, 3367 KB) I took this photo at Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve in October, 2005 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1952, 3367 KB) I took this photo at Warrenville Grove Forest Preserve in October, 2005 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The DuPage River, a tributary of the Des Plaines River actually starts as two individual streams in DuPage County, Illinois. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The DuPage River, a tributary of the Des Plaines River actually starts as two individual streams in DuPage County, Illinois. ...

The DuPage River had, from time immemorial, been a stream well known. It took its name from a French trader who settled on this stream below the fork previous to 1800. Hon. H. W. Blodgett, of Waukegan, informs the writer that J. B. Beaubien had often spoken to him of the old Frenchman, Du Page, whose station was on the bank of the river, down toward its mouth, and stated that the river took its name from him. The county name must have the same origin. Col Gurden S. Hubbard, who came into the country in 1818, informs the writer that the name DuPage, as applied to the river then, was universally known, but the trader for whom it was named lived there before his time. Mr. Beaubien says it is pronounced Du Pazhe (a having the sound of ah, and that the P should be a capital). This was in reply to Mr. Blodgett’s inquiry of him concerning the matter.

Notable features

Long known as one of the nation's wealthiest counties, DuPage County has transformed itself from a primarily agricultural economy to one rich in many different types of commerce. Today, DuPage County boasts a personal per capita income which is highest in the state, with Lake County a close second. The county's personal per capita income is the highest in the midwest (of counties with population under 1 million) and 24th highest in the nation.[citation needed] Over twenty of the county's towns have median (single family) house values of over $400,000. However, with the recent housing bubble and the exaggerated incomes associated with alt-a "liar-loans," these statistics do not reflect real wealth, as the wave of foreclosures starting in 2007 indicate.[citation needed] The median household income for Dupage county is only $66,000 (http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/17/17043.html), approximately 50% higher than the US median household income.


Much of the county has been incorporated into municipalities.[1] A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ...


Architecture

The 31-story Oakbrook Terrace Tower in Oakbrook Terrace, designed by Helmut Jahn, is currently the tallest building in Illinois outside of Chicago[2]. The Elmhurst Art Museum is housed in a Mies Van Der Rohe building. There is a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Elmhurst. BAPS, a conservative Hindu sect, has built a large, intricately carved, marble temple in Bartlett. There are many Sears Catalog Homes in Downers Grove. The Byzantine-style clubhouse of the Medinah Country Club is also an architectural highlight of the county. Oakbrook Terrace is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... An illuminated, suspended, oval roof covers the 102m span of the central Forum of the Sony Center, Berlin. ... Ludwig Mies van der Rohe born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German architect. ... Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the worlds most prominent and influential architects. ... Incorporated Village in 1982. ... A reference to BAPS may be alluding to any of the following: B*A*P*S (The Film):B*A*P*S is the 1997 comedy film, written by Troy Beyer. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... A sect is generally a small religious or political group that has branched off from a larger established group. ... Incorporated Village in 1891. ... A popular model was #115 Sears Catalog Homes (sold as Sears Modern Homes) were ready-to-assemble houses which were sold through mail order by Sears Roebuck and Company, a United States retailer. ... Incorporated Village in 1873. ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centered at its capital in Constantinople. ... Medinah Country Club is a country club in Medinah, Illinois with nearly 600 members. ...


Commerce

DuPage County is the primary location of the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. It is home to many large corporations, including: The Illinois Technology and Research Corridor is an area located in northeastern Illinois. ...

Shopping malls in DuPage County include Oakbrook Center, Westfield Fox Valley, Lombard's Yorktown Mall, and Bloomingdale's Stratford Square. A mural advertisement for Arrow Ace Hardware in St. ... Oak Brook is a suburb of Chicago located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... This article is about the corporation named BP. For other uses, see BP (disambiguation). ... Warrenville is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,363. ... Naperville is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois and Will County, Illinois. ... One of Laidlaws 40,000 yellow school buses Laidlaw, currently organized as Laidlaw International, Inc. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... The 4-pin power connector used in PCs commonly known as a Molex connector. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... Namco Cybertainment, Inc. ... Bensenville is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Navistar International Corporation NYSE: NAV is the parent company of International Truck and Engine Corporation, a leading producer of mid-range diesel engines, medium trucks, heavy trucks, severe service vehicles, and parts and service sold under the International® brand. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Nicor, Inc. ... The S&P 500 is an index containing the stocks of 500 Large-Cap corporations, most of which are American. ... OfficeMax (NYSE: OMX), is an office supplies retailer founded in 1988 and headquartered in Naperville, Illinois. ... Itasca is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. ... Incorporated City in 1859. ... ServiceMaster (NYSE: SVM) is a Fortune 500 company that provides various services to residences and firms. ... Incorporated Village in 1873. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Tellabs, Inc. ... Harold Ty Warner (born September 3, 1944) is a wealthy American toy manufacturer and businessman. ... Incorporated Village in 1921. ... Oakbrook Center is an outdoor shopping mall located near Interstate 88 in Oak Brook, Illinois. ... Westfield Fox Valley, formerly Fox Valley Center, is a shopping mall in Aurora, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1869. ... Bloomingdale is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ...

The campus of McDonald's Hamburger University.
The campus of McDonald's Hamburger University.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 367 KB) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 367 KB) This work is copyrighted and unlicensed. ... The campus of Hamburger University. ...

Education

DuPage County contains many colleges: Benedictine University, College of DuPage, the Naperville campus of DePaul University, the Addison campus of DeVry University, Elmhurst College, the Wheaton campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Lisle campus of National-Louis University, the National University of Health Sciences (formerly the National College of Chiropractic), the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, North Central College, Midwestern University, and Wheaton College. McDonald's has a training facility in Oakbrook called Hamburger University. Benedictine University is a private Catholic university located in Lisle, Illinois. ... The College of DuPage is a two-year community college, with its main campus located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... DePaul University is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest who valued philanthropy, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... Addison is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... DeVry University and DeVry Institute of Technology are divisions of Devry Inc. ... Elmhurst College was founded in 1871. ... State Street Village, S.R. Crown Hall, Armour Main Building Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private Ph. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... National-Louis University is a Chicago-based multi-campus institution with a strong history of preparing teachers and educational leaders. ... The National University of Health Sciences, formerly the National College of Chiropractic, is a college of Chiropractic medicine in Lombard, Illinois. ... Chiropractic (from Greek chiros and praktikos meaning done by hand) is a health care profession whose purpose is to diagnose and treat mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system with the intention of affecting the nervous system and improving health. ... Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (often abbreviated to Northern Baptist Seminary) is a seminary located in Lombard, Illinois, outside of Chicago. ... North Central College is a private, 4-year comprehensive liberal arts college located in Naperville, Illinois. ... Midwestern University (MWU) is a non-profit, private, graduate school of medicine with two campuses: Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (MWU/CCOM) in Downers Grove, Illinois and Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine(MWU/AzCOM) in Glendale, Arizona. ... Wheaton College is a private Evangelical Protestant, coeducational, liberal arts college in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb 25 miles west of Chicago in the United States. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... The campus of Hamburger University. ...


It is also home to several private high schools, including Montini Catholic High School,Timothy Christian High School, Benet Academy, Wheaton Academy, St. Francis High School, Driscoll Catholic High School, College Preparatory School of America, Marmion Academy, and the Islamic Foundation School. Dupage county is also home to many successful public schools such as Downers Grove South Highschool, Downers Grove North Highschool, Naperville North Highschool, Naperville Central Highschool, Willowbrook Highschool, Hinsdale South Highschool, Hinsdale Central Highschool, and York Highschool. Timothy Christian School is a private, coeducational school in Elmhurst, Illinois. ... Benet Academy (commonly referred to as Benet[pronounced BenET not BenAE]) is a prestigious, fully accredited private co-educational college-preparatory Catholic Benedictine high school based in Lisle, Illinois with roughly 1,300 students. ... Wheaton Academy or WA is a private non-denominational christian, protestant school located in West Chicago, IL. The High School is twenty-five miles west of Chicago on the intersection of Price Crossing Road and Hawthorne Road. ... St. ... Driscoll Catholic High School is a private college preparatory high school in the village of Addison, Illinois, accredited by the State of Illinois and the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. ... Marmion Academy (formerly Marmion Military Academy) is a Catholic high school for young men located in Aurora, Illinois. ... The Islamic Foundation School or IFS is a Preschool-12th grade school in Villa Park, Ilinois. ...


Hospitals

Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL


Museums

DuPage museums include the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville, Wheaton College's Billy Graham Center, the Cantigny Estate and War Museum on the former estate of Chicago Tribune magnate Robert R. McCormick, the DuPage County Historical Museum, Hinsdale's Graue Mill, Elmhurst's Lizzadro Lapidary Museum, Oak Brook's Mayslake Peabody Estate, Naperville's Naper Settlement, the Elmhurst Art Museum (housed in a Mies Van Der Rohe building)[3], and Glen Ellyn's Stacy's Tavern. The Billy Graham Center was founded and opened in 1981 on the campus of Wheaton College . ... Cantigny is an estate in Wheaton, Illinois. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hinsdale is an affluent Chicago suburb located in Cook County and DuPage County in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is a governmental agency headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. ... A lapidary (the word means concerned with stones) is an artisan who practices the craft of working, forming and finishing stone, mineral, gemstones, and other suitably durable materials (amber, shell, jet, pearl, copal, coral, horn and bone, glass and other synthetics) into functional and/or decorative, even wearable, items (e. ... Template:Chicagoland McCity Oak Brook is a suburb of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois in the Elmhurst-Villa Park-Lombard-Oakbrook area. ... The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is a governmental agency headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Ludwig Mies van der Rohe born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German architect. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ...


Music and theater

DuPage also plays host to a rich local music scene. Some of the better-known bands to come out of the area include Material Issue, The Hush Sound, Lucky Boys Confusion, Spitalfield, and The Plain White T's. DuPage County is commemorated in the tongue-in-cheek tribute song, "DuPage Reprazent" by Suburban Murda.[4] Material Issue was a power pop trio from Chicago. ... The Hush Sound is an indie rock quartet originating in Chicago, Illinois. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article is about the musical group. ... This biographical article or section needs additional references for verification. ...


Oakbrook Terrace's Drury Lane Theatre is the most important live theatre in DuPage County. Oakbrook Terrace is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... The Drury Lane Theatre is a live theatre located at 100 Drury Lane in Chicagos Oakbrook Terrace. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ...

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 523 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1339 pixel, file size: 453 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photograph of a woodland environment at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, as taken on 18 September 2001 by Dustin M. Ramsey. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 523 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1339 pixel, file size: 453 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Photograph of a woodland environment at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, as taken on 18 September 2001 by Dustin M. Ramsey. ... Limber Pine woodland, Toiyabe Range, central Nevada Biologically, a woodland is a treed area differentiated from a forest. ... The main entrance to the arboretum. ...

Parks, trails, golf courses

37.5 square miles of DuPage County (9.0%) consists of forest preserves[5]. DuPage parks include Lisle's Morton Arboretum; Westmont's Ty Warner Park; Lombard's Lilacia Park; and Naperville's Centennial Beach. The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is a governmental agency headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. ... Bee Lick Creek, of the Jefferson Memorial Forest A nature reserve (natural reserve, nature preserve, natural preserve) is a protected area of importance for wildlife, flora, fauna or features of geological or other special interest, which is reserved and managed for conservation and to provide special opportunities for study or... The main entrance to the arboretum. ... Lilacia Park, an 8. ... Centennial Beach is a public aquatic park located within an abandoned, double quarry alongside the DuPage_River in Naperville, Illinois. ...


The Illinois Prairie Path, a 116-mile rail-to-trail multi-use path runs through the center of DuPage County. It intersects with the Great Western Trail at several points. The Illinois Prairie Path (often called the Prairie Path and abbreviated IPP) is a network of 61 miles (98 km) of bicycle trails, mostly in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Rail trails are former railway lines that have been converted to paths designed for pedestrian, bicycle, skating, equestrian, and/or light motorized traffic. ... The Great Western Trail is made up of two non-consecutive sections of the former right-of-way of the Chicago Great Western Railway in suburban Chicago and northern Illinois that have been converted into biking and hiking trails. ...


DuPage golf courses include Wheaton's Chicago Golf Club, the Medinah Country Club, Glen Ellyn's Village Links and Glen Oak Country Club, Wheaton's Cantigny Golf Course, Addison's Oak Meadows, Wood Dale's Maple Meadows, Westmont's Green Meadows, Lisle's River Bend (9 Holes) and West Chicago's St. Andrew's to name a few. This article is about the sport of golf. ... Chicago Golf Club is a prestigious private golf club in Wheaton, Illinois in the United States. ... Medinah Country Club is a country club in Medinah, Illinois with nearly 600 members. ... Glen Oak Country Club is a private golf course in Glen Ellyn, Illinois that was established in 1911. ... Cantigny is an estate in Wheaton, Illinois. ... The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is a governmental agency headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. ... The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is a governmental agency headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. ... The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is a governmental agency headquartered in Wheaton, Illinois. ...


Religion

DuPage county has hundreds of Christian churches. Community Christian Church of Naperville was named the 13th most influential church in the nation by The Church Report[6], and College Church of Wheaton was ranked #37. Other well-known churches include Wheaton Bible Church and Oakbrook Church of Christ. There is also a large Catholic contingent led by the Diocese of Joliet. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Template:Chicagoland McCity Oak Brook is a suburb of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois in the Elmhurst-Villa Park-Lombard-Oakbrook area. ... Alternate meanings: see Church of Christ (disambiguation). ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... There are several things named Joliet: Louis Joliet, a 17th century explorer of North America. ...


The Theosophical Society in Wheaton provides lectures and classes on Theosophy, meditation, yoga, and on Eastern and New Age spirituality. Islamic mosques are located in Villa Park, Naperville and Glendale Heights[7]. There are Hindu temples in Bartlett, Medinah, Itasca, Bloomingdale, and Aurora. There is a Nichiren Shoshu Zen Buddhist temple in West Chicago[8], and a Theravada Buddhist Temple called Buddha-Dharma Meditation Center in Willowbrook[9]. There are reform synagogues in Lombard and Naperville. There is a Sikh gurdwara in Carol Stream. The Theosophical Society was the organization formed to advance the spiritual doctrines and altruistic living known as Theosophy. ... Theosophy, literally god-wisdom (Greek: θεοσοφία theosophia), designates several bodies of ideas. ... For other senses of this word, see Meditation (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Yoga (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ... Spirituality, in a narrow sense, concerns itself with matters of the spirit. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... Incorporated Village in 1914. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... Incorporated Village in 1891. ... Medinah is an unincorporated community in DuPage County, Illinois situated between the villages of Roselle, Illinois and Itasca, Illinois. ... Itasca is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. ... Bloomingdale is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Nickname: Location in the Chicago Metropolitan Area Country State Counties Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Founded 1837 Government  - Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Area  - City 39. ... Nichiren ShōshÅ« (日蓮正宗) is a branch of Nichiren Buddhism based on the teachings of the 13th century Japanese monk Nichiren (1222–1282). ... A woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, (Japan, 1887) depicting Bodhidharma the founder of Chinese Zen. ... West Chicago is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Theravada (Pāli: theravāda; Sanskrit: स्थविरवाद sthaviravāda; literally, the Way of the Elders) is the oldest surviving Buddhist school, and for many centuries has been the predominant religion of Sri Lanka (about 70% of the population[1]) and most of continental Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand). ... Willowbrook is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Illinois: Willowbrook, DuPage County, Illinois Willowbrook, Will County, Illinois This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A synagogue (from ancient Greek: , transliterated synagogÄ“, assembly; Hebrew: beit knesset, house of assembly; Yiddish: , shul; Ladino: , esnoga) is a Jewish house of worship. ... Sikhism (IPA: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is a religion that began in fifteenth century Northern India with the teachings of Nanak and nine successive human gurus. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Incorporated Village in 1959. ...

Aerial view of the Tevatron particle accelerator at the Fermilab site.
Aerial view of the Tevatron particle accelerator at the Fermilab site.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory File links The following pages link to this file: Fermilab Categories: United States government images ... Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory File links The following pages link to this file: Fermilab Categories: United States government images ... Tevatron is a circular particle accelerator (or synchrotron) at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. ... Aerial view of the Fermilab site. ...

Science

Fermilab, which has one of the most powerful particle accelerators in the world[citation needed], is in Batavia, a town in neighboring Kane County, though Fermilab straddles the border between Kane and DuPage counties[10]. Argonne National Laboratory, one of the United States government's oldest and largest science and engineering research laboratories, is in an unincorporated area in southeast DuPage County[11]. Both laboratories conduct tours of the facilities. Aerial view of the Fermilab site. ... A particle accelerator uses electric fields to propel charged particles to great energies. ... Batavia is a city in Kane County, Illinois. ... Aerial photo of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. ...


Transportation

See also: List of County Highways in DuPage County, Illinois

DuPage has many railroads and several small airports, including DuPage Airport. DuPage is served by the Pace bus system. The DuPage County Highway System is a county-maintained system of arterial highways in the DuPage County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... DuPage Airport (IATA: DPA, ICAO: KDPA) is owned by the DuPage Airport Authority which is an independent government body established by law by the State of Illinois. ... Pace is the suburban bus division of the Regional Transportation Authority in the Chicago area. ...


North-south roads (from west to east) include Illinois Route 59 (Sutton Road), Illinois Route 53 (Rohlwing Road), Interstate 355 (North-South Tollway), and Illinois Route 83 (Kingery Highway). East-west roads (from south to north) include Interstate 55 (Stevenson Expressway), Interstate 88 (East-West Tollway), U.S. Route 34 (Ogden Avenue), Illinois Route 56 (Butterfield Road), Illinois Route 38 (Roosevelt Road), Illinois Route 64 (North Avenue), Army Trail Road, U.S. Route 20 (Lake Street), Illinois Route 19 (Irving Park Road) and the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway (which begins at the Thorndale Ave exit of I-290 and ends on Lake St. (U.S. Rte 20) in Hanover Park. See also U.S. 60 Illinois Route 59 is a state highway that runs south from Illinois Route 83 in Antioch to Interstate Highway 55 in Shorewood, a distance of about 75 miles (120 km). ... See also U.S. 50 U.S. 51 U.S. 52 Illinois Route 53 is an arterial north-south state highway in northeast Illinois. ... Interstate 355 (I-355), also known as the North-South Tollway, is a 20-mile (32 km) interstate highway and tollway located in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, USA (part of a metropolitan area sometimes known as Chicagoland). ... See also Illinois State Route 83 is a major north-south state road in northeast Illinois. ... The Kingery Highway runs along Illinois State Route 83 in DuPage County. ... Interstate 55 (abbreviated I-55) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... The Stevenson Expressway is the major highway leading southwest out of the city of Chicago in Illinois. ... Interstate 88 (abbreviated I-88) is an interstate highway entirely within the state of Illinois. ... Originally known as the East-West Tollway in the Chicago area, and originally holding a local designation of Illinois State Route 5, the entire stretch became known as Interstate 88 during the 1980s when the route was connected to Interstate 80, near the Illinois/Iowa border. ... U.S. Route 34 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 1,122 miles (1,806 km) from the western suburbs of Chicago to north-central Colorado. ... See also Interstate 55 Interstate 57 Illinois Route 56 is a state road that runs from the interchange of Illinois Route 47 at U.S. Route 30 in Sugar Grove east to the multiplexed US 12/US 20/US 45 combination (Mannheim Road) by Bellwood, distance of 34 miles (55... See also Interstate 39 U.S. 40 Illinois Route 38 is an east-west state road that runs across northern Illinois. ... Roosevelt Road, sometimes called 12th Street, is a major east-west thoroughfare in the city of Chicago and its western suburbs. ... See also U.S. 62 Interstate 64 U.S. 66 U.S. 67 Illinois Route 64 is an east-west road in north-central Illinois. ... Army Trail Road is a county road in DuPage County, Illinois. ... U.S. Highway 20 is an east-west United States highway. ... See also US 20 Illinois Route 19 is a state road in northeastern Illinois. ... The Elgin-OHare Expressway is an Interstate-standard freeway in northeast Illinois. ...


Demographics

DuPage County
Population by year

2000 - 904,161
1990 - 781,666
1980 - 658,835
1970 - 491,882
1960 - 313,459
1950 - 154,599
1940 - 103,480
1930 - 91,998
1920 - 42,120
1910 - 33,432
1900 - 28,196
1890 - 22,551
1880 - 19,161
1870 - 16,685
1860 - 14,701
1850 - 9,290
1840 - 3,535 Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

2000 census age pyramid for DuPage County.
2000 census age pyramid for DuPage County.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 904,161 people, 325,601 households, and 234,432 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,046/km² (2,710/mi²). There were 335,621 housing units at an average density of 388/km² (1,006/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.05% White, 3.05% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 7.88% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.12% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 9.00% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image File history File links USA_DuPage_County,_Illinois_age_pyramid. ... Image File history File links USA_DuPage_County,_Illinois_age_pyramid. ... 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 following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 325,601 households out of which 37.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.27. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 32.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $67,887, and the median income for a family was $79,314. Males had a median income of $52,372 versus $35,450 for females. The per capita income for the county was $31,315. About 2.40% of families and 3.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.90% of those under age 18 and 4.30% 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. ...


Townships by population

DuPage County has nine townships:

Downers Grove Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... York Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Milton Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Lisle Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Bloomingdale Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Addison Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Naperville Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Wayne Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Winfield Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ...

Finance

The Primary revenue sources for DuPage County are Sales and Use tax, user fees, and Property tax. From a consolidated point of view, the three revenue sources are about equal.


Fiscal year 2007 will be the last year of the DuPage Water Commission intergovernmental transfer, meaning that the County budget will lose approximately $15 million in revenue. The County is working with other counties and community groups to offset the loss with a Cigarette Tax, but there is no current legislative authority for such a tax. In order to prepare for the anticipated revenue loss, the county has already started to cut services such as community programs.


Cities and towns

Addison is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Nickname: Location in the Chicago Metropolitan Area Country State Counties Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Founded 1837 Government  - Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Area  - City 39. ... 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. ... Kendall County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1891. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... Batavia is a city in Kane County, 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. ... Aerial view of the Fermilab site. ... Incorporated Village in 1884. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bloomingdale is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1965. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Incorporated Village in 1959. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... Incorporated Village in 1924. ... Incorporated City in 1969. ... Incorporated Village in 1873. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Incorporated Village in 1982. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Glendale Heights is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1958. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hinsdale is an affluent Chicago suburb located in Cook County and DuPage County in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Itasca is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1873. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... Incorporated Village in 1869. ... Medinah is an unincorporated community in DuPage County, Illinois situated between the villages of Roselle, Illinois and Itasca, Illinois. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... Template:Chicagoland McCity Oak Brook is a suburb of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois in the Elmhurst-Villa Park-Lombard-Oakbrook area. ... Oakbrook Terrace is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook and DuPage Government  - Mayor Gayle Smolinski Area  - City  5. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Coordinates: , Incorporated March 7, 1956 Government  - Village President Al Larson Area  - Village 49. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... St. ... 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. ... DuPage Airport (IATA: DPA, ICAO: KDPA) is owned by the DuPage Airport Authority which is an independent government body established by law by the State of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1914. ... Incorporated City in 1967. ... Wayne is a village in DuPage and Kane County, 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. ... West Chicago is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1921. ... Incorporated City in 1859. ... Incorporated Village in 1960. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Willowbrook is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Will County, Illinois. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Winfield is an incorporated village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Wood Dale is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1959. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Median house values

The United States Census Bureau reported the 2000 median house values of each municipality in DuPage County as the following, ranked in order from highest to lowest. In parenthesis is the per capita income for each community as stated in the 2000 Census: The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... DuPage County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

Template:Chicagoland McCity Oak Brook is a suburb of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois in the Elmhurst-Villa Park-Lombard-Oakbrook area. ... Hinsdale is an affluent Chicago suburb located in Cook County and DuPage County in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... Wayne is a village in DuPage and Kane County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1924. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Willowbrook is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Illinois: Willowbrook, DuPage County, Illinois Willowbrook, Will County, Illinois This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Incorporated Village in 1873. ... Incorporated City in 1859. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... Incorporated City in 1969. ... Incorporated Village in 1982. ... Winfield is an incorporated village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Bloomingdale is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Itasca is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1873. ... Incorporated Village in 1891. ... Batavia is a city in Kane County, Illinois. ... St. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... Incorporated Village in 1921. ... Coordinates: , Incorporated March 7, 1956 Government  - Village President Al Larson Area  - Village 49. ... Addison is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Wood Dale is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Oakbrook Terrace is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... Incorporated Village in 1959. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook and DuPage Government  - Mayor Gayle Smolinski Area  - City  5. ... Incorporated Village in 1869. ... Incorporated Village in 1959. ... West Chicago is a city located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1884. ... Incorporated Village in 1914. ... Incorporated City in 1967. ... Glendale Heights is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1965. ... Incorporated Village in 1958. ... Nickname: Location in the Chicago Metropolitan Area Country State Counties Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Founded 1837 Government  - Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Area  - City 39. ...

External links

Wheaton is the county seat of affluent DuPage County, Illinois, located about 25 miles west of Chicago and Lake Michigan. ...

References

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Further reading

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

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