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Encyclopedia > Elmhurst, Illinois
Elmhurst, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated City in 1910.
County; State DuPage; Illinois
Township York, Addison
Government Council-manager
Mayor Thomas Marcucci
Population (2000) 42,762 (up 1.74% from 1990)
Pop. density 1,609.2/km² (4,165.9/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60126
Area code 630
Land area 26.6 km² (10.3 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $32,015
Household: $69,794
Home value Mean:    $241,272
Median: $211,100 (2000)
Website www.elmhurst.org
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
93.40% 0.94% 4.02% 3.67% 0.02% 0.06% 0.97%

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History

Members of the Potawatomi Indian tribe, who settled along Salt Creek just south of where the city would develop, are the earliest known settlers of the Elmhurst area. Around 1836, European immigrants settled on tracts of land along the same creek. At what would become Elmhurst City Centre, a native of Ohio named Gerry Bates established a community on a tract of "treeless land" in 1842. Rain dance, Kansas, c. ... http://www. ... Year 1836 (MDCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... Butchers Creek, Omeo, Victoria A stream, brook, beck, burn or creek, is a body of water with a detectable current, confined within a bed and banks. ... Look up native in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Greater Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...


The following year, Hill Cottage Tavern opened where St. Charles Road and Cottage Hill Avenue presently intersect. In 1845, the community was officially named Cottage Hill when a post office was established. Four years later the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad was given right-of-way through Cottage Hill giving farmers easier access to Chicago. The community changed its name to Elmhurst in 1869. 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A community is a social group of organisms sharing an environment, normally with shared interests. ... Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ... The Galena and Chicago Union Railroad (G&CU) was a railroad running west from Chicago to Clinton, Iowa and Freeport, Illinois, never reaching Galena, Illinois. ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


From 1968-2000, one of the largest Chevrolet dealers in the country, Celozzi-Ettleson Chevrolet, was located at the corner of York and Roosevelt Roads. The Keebler Company's corporate headquarters were in Elmhurst until 2001, when the Kellogg Company purchased the company. The city is home to the headquarters of Sunshine Biscuits and McMaster-Carr Supply Co. Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin) (colloquially Chevy) is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... Celozzi-Ettleson Chevrolet was a large Chevrolet dealership located in Elmhurst, Illinois. ... Roosevelt Road, sometimes called 12th Street, is a major east-west thoroughfare in the city of Chicago and its western suburbs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Kellogg Company (often referred to as simply Kellogg or Kelloggs) is an American multinational producer of breakfast foods, snack foods, cookies, and crackers, with corporate headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA. Kellogg trades under the ticker symbol NYSE: K. Revenues in 2006 were $10. ... Sunshine Biscuits was started in 1913 by Jack and Taylor in their home. ... McMaster-Carr Supply Company is a major supplier to industrial and commercial facilities worldwide, specializing in convenient delivery of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) materials and supplies. ...


Points of interest

The Wilder Park Conservatory (12 acres) is a conservatory and botanical garden located in Wilder Park at 225 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois. ... For other uses, see Limestone (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Quarry (disambiguation). ... Salt Creek is a stream in Northeastern Illinois, and an important tributary of the Des Plaines River. ...

Schools

  • Middle Schools
    • Bryan Middle School
    • Churchville Middle School
    • Sandburg Middle School
  • Elementary Schools
    • Conrad Fischer Elementary School
    • Edison Elementary School
    • Emerson Elementary School
    • Field Elementary School
    • Hawthorne Elementary School
    • Jackson Elementary School
    • Jefferson Elementary School
    • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Private Schools
    • Immaculate Conception High School
    • Timothy Christian School
    • Immaculate Conception Grade School
    • Immanuel Lutheran Grade School
    • Visitation Catholic Grade School

Elmhurst College was founded in 1871. ... York Community High School is a school in Elmhurst, Illinois. ... Timothy Christian School is a private, coeducational school in Elmhurst, Illinois. ...

Famous Residents

Eugene Victor Debs (November 5, 1855 – October 20, 1926) was an American labor and political leader, one of the founders of the International Labor Union, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and five-time Socialist Party of America candidate for President of the United States. ... Joseph Diego Jody Gerut (born September 18, 1977 in Elmhurst, Illinois) was a right fielder. ... Fred Lorenzon (born December 30, 1934 in Elmhurst, Illinois), was a former NASCAR driver. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... McCready in action at the 2003 US Open Nine-ball Championship Keith McCready (born April 9, 1957, Elmhurst, Illinois, USA) is an American professional pool player, nicknamed Earthquake. At one time considered among the top players in America,[1] McCready has been a traveling tournament competitor and notorious hustler since... Jack OCallahan (born July 24, 1957 in Charlestown, Massachusetts) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 390 NHL regular season games between 1982 and 1989 for the Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a National Hockey League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Phillip Ramey (b. ... Steve Rushin (b. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... For the passenger train service, see Carl Sandburg (Amtrak). ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Simon Birch is a 1998 Comedy-drama film loosely based on the novel A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. ... Larry Stefanki (born 23 July 1957 in Elmhurst, Illinois), is an American tennis coach and former professional tennis player. ... Charles Tilly (born 1929) is a well known sociologist who has written a large number of books on the relationship between politics, economics and society. ... Image:Rache Melvin. ... Jim Ryan served as Illinois Attorney General from 1994 to 2002. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Human beings are defined variously in biological, spiritual, and cultural terms, or in combinations thereof. ...

Transportation

Elmhurst is served by Pace buses, and there is also a commuter railroad station with service to downtown Chicago. Pace is the suburban bus division of the Regional Transportation Authority in the Chicago area. ... Elmhurst is a Metra commuter railroad station in downtown Elmhurst, a western suburb of Chicago. ...


Geography

Elmhurst is located at 41°53′32″N, 87°56′38″W (41.892280, -87.943762)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.6 km² (10.3 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 42,762 people, 15,627 households, and 11,235 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,609.2/km² (4,165.9/mi²). There were 16,147 housing units at an average density of 607.6/km² (1,573.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.40% White, 0.94% African American, 0.06% Native American, 3.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.02% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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 15,627 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.19. 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 city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $69,794, and the median income for a family was $81,496. Males had a median income of $57,193 versus $37,087 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,015. About 1.9% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over. Boy scout troop 82 is located in Elmhurst. 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. ...


External links

Coordinates: 41.89228° N 87.943762° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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