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Encyclopedia > Elburn, Illinois

Elburn is a village in Kane County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,800 at the 2004 census. It is located at the intersection of Illinois Route 38 and Route 47. 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. ... See also Interstate 39 U.S. 40 Illinois Route 38 is an east-west state road that runs across northern Illinois. ... See also U.S. 45 Illinois Route 47 is a rural north-south state highway that runs from the Wisconsin state border at Wisconsin State Highway 120 near Hebron, to Illinois Route 10, just south of Interstate 72 near Seymour. ...



Elburn is located at 41°53′38″N, 88°28′7″W (41.893977, -88.468628)GR1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.1 km² (2.7 mi²), all land. 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. ...


On May 2, 1834, William Lance arrived in the Elburn area, and soon built a home there. Shortly thereafter, a man named Henry Warne arrived and opened a stagecoach inn called the Halfway House, since it was half-way between Oregon, Illinois and Chicago. Oregon is a city located in Ogle County, Illinois. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, The City of Big Shoulders The 312 Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area...

When the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad built through the area in 1854, the stop at this site was named Blackberry Station after the Township. The village incorporated as Elburn in 1886.[1] The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ...

The name Elburn itself derives from its originally suggested name, Melbourne, but a suggestion to shorten the name resulted in the dropping of the "M", leaving Elbourne. From there, it was shortened even further to Elburne, and then finally to Elburn.

Once largely rural, the area's population began rapidly expanding in the 1990's with the arrival of large tract home developments. In December 2005, Metra began to provide passenger rail service from Elburn to Chicago on the Union Pacific/West Line. This new station replaced Geneva as the western end-of-line. A new station was also constructed in LaFox.[2] Tract housing is a style of housing development in which multiple identical, or nearly-identical, homes are built adjacent to one another. ... Metra (officially the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on 11 lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys six-county service area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) providing over 67 million rides annually. ... The Union Pacific/West (UP-W) is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... Incorporated City in 1887. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,756 people, 1,038 households, and 752 families residing in the village. The population density was 389.8/km² (1,010.5/mi²). There were 1,076 housing units at an average density of 152.2/km² (394.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.08% African American, 0.11% White, 0.15% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.14% 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. ... 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 1,038 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.16. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

In the village the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 36.1% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $67,788, and the median income for a family was $79,905. Males had a median income of $51,154 versus $31,464 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,781. About 1.2% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% 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. ...

Elburn, Illinois is a little rural town about 45 miles west of Chicago, in Blackberry Township, which itself is in Kane County. The year 2000 population of the area is listed at 7,705.

One nice thing about modern-day Elburn is that, for lack of a better phrase, it is still very much "Mayberry"-like (though time will likely even erode that). Plus, the town can now boast one McDonald's, one Subway, two gas stations, two stoplights, and 17 bars.

Neighboring cities would include Batavia, Geneva, and Saint Charles (referred to, as a group, as the Tri-Cities). Aurora and Dekalb (home of the Northern IL University Huskies) are other close-by places as well. Batavia is a city in Kane County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1887. ...

External links

  1. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/418.html Retrieved Sept. 24, 2006
  2. ^ http://www.elburn.il.us/ Retrieved Sept. 24, 2006
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