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Frankfort, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated Village in 1879.
County; State Will, Cook; Illinois
Township Frankfort, Rich
Government Mayor-Council
Mayor Jim Holland
Population (2000) 10,391 (up 44.72% from 1990)
Pop. density 367.7/km² (952.7/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60423
Area code 815
Land area 28.3 km² (10.9 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $33,968
Household: $83,055
Home value Mean:    $275,063
Median: $245,000
Website villageoffrankfort.com
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
93.86% 2.48% 2.31% 2.13% 0.00% 0.17% 0.62%

Frankfort is a village in Will County, Illinois, United States with a small section of it in Cook County, Illinois. The population was 10,391 at the 2000 census. The population according to Forbes.com was 16,928 in 2006. Also, according to Forbes.com, the village ranks as the 36th fastest growing suburb in the United States. [1]In addition to the current population growth, the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commision has forecasted the population to reach 55,797 in 2030. [2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (500x674, 9 KB)Location of Frankfort in Chicagoland Created with Macromedia Fireworks 4 PNG-8 Websnap adaptive color palette 256 colors File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... The Chicago metropolitan area is the metropolitan area associated with the city of Chicago in the United States. ... 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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 civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... Frankfort Township is located in Will County, Illinois. ... Rich Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... 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. ... The percent sign. ... 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Previous spelling

Frankfort's name was never spelled "Frankfurt" even though it was named after Frankfurt am Main in Germany. It was commonly known as "Frankfort Station" after the opening of the Joliet & Northern Indiana Railroad through the township in 1855. The local residents incorporated as a village in 1879. After that it was simply known as "Frankfort." For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ...


History

First inhabited by Native Americans, including the Pottawatomie, Sac and Fox tribes, Frankfort was used as a conduit between the Des Plaines and St. Joseph Rivers. Originally, the area was part of the Virginia Territory before the French signed a treaty with Manitoqua, the Pottawatomie Chief, for land in the Prestwick area. The first pioneers came to Frankfort in the early 1830s by means of the Des Plaines River from the southwest and by wagon from the east along the Sauk Trail, a roadway that still exists today.


William Rice, the first non-native settler, made a permanent settlement in Frankfort in 1831. While the first pioneers, coming mainly from the New England Colonies, were mostly of English and Scottish descent, German settlers made the Village of Frankfort a reality. Later in the 1840’s German Settlers migrated from the Pennsylvania area to Frankfort.


They had fled harsh conditions in their homeland by coming to America and proved to be very industrious and experienced farmers as they soon bought most of the fertile farm land from the “Yankees”, who were more inclined to provide services for local needs. Establishing both ownership and pride in the area, the German settlers implemented the first system of resident concern for local lands, which has been maintained ever since.


In 1850, Frankfort Township was named by Frederick Cappel after his native city, Frankfurt-Am-Main, Germany. In 1855 the Joliet and Northern Indiana Railroad, built a line through an area linking Joliet with Lake Station, Indiana. The J&NI Railroad was leased to the Michigan Central Railroad and service was implemented in July of 1855. Nelson D. Elwood, an officer of the rail line, and Sherman Bowen, a Joliet attorney and real estate man jointly platted a village of around 23 acres in March of 1855 and named the it Frankfort after the townships name. It was commonly referred to as Frankfort Station because of the railroad depot located there.


John McDonald became the first railroad agent in 1857.


In 1879, the Village of Frankfort was incorporated, and elected John McDonald as the first Village President. Along with the establishment of the government, among the first undertakings of the newly formed administration was the institution of land use policies. Early plats that were recorded indicated a traditional grid pattern with residential uses surrounding the business district and railroad line and additional land provided for schools and public open spaces.


Geography

Frankfort is located at 41°29′53″N, 87°50′58″W (41.498133, -87.849549).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 28.3 km² (10.9 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. ...


An unincorporated area north of the village of Frankfort (in Frankfort Township) is a census-designated place known as Frankfort Square. Frankfort Township is located in Will County, Illinois. ... Frankfort Square is a census-designated place (CDP) in Will County, Illinois, United States. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 10,391 people, 3,418 households, and 2,942 families residing in the village. The population density was 367.7/km² (952.7/mi²). There were 3,580 housing units at an average density of 126.7/km² (328.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.86% White, 2.48% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.13% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% 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. ... 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 3,418 households out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.6% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.9% were non-families. 12.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.26. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 30.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $83,055, and the median income for a family was $89,645. Males had a median income of $66,147 versus $36,179 for females. The per capita income for the village was $33,968. About 1.9% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 3.3% 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. ...


Government

Frankfort is divided between two congressional districts. Most of the village is in Illinois' 11th congressional district, while the small portion in Cook County is in the 2nd district. Illinoiss 11th congressional district is a United States Congressional District that covers the towns of Joliet, Kankakee, LaSalle, Ottawa, and Streator. ... Illinois Second Congressional District since 2003 The 2nd Congressional District of Illinois includes part of Cook County. ...


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