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Encyclopedia > Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated Village in 1892.
County; State DuPage; Illinois
Township Milton
Government Council-manager
President Vicky Hase
Population (2000) 26,999 (up 8.24% from 1990)
Pop. density 1,574.7/km² (4,080.6/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60137, 60138
Area code 630 and 331
Land area 17.2 km² (6.6 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $39,783
Household: $74,846
Home value Mean:    $297,293
Median: $274,800 (2000)
Website www.glenellyn.org
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
89.50% 2.13% 4.72% 4.74% 0.01% 0.14% 1.83%

Glen Ellyn is an affluent village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2000 Census, the village population was 26,999. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 445 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (890 × 1200 pixel, file size: 91 KB, MIME type: image/png) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... Chicagoland redirects here. ... 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. ... Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) 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). ... 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  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... Milton Township is located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Local government of the United States. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... 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. ... In mathematics, a percentage is a way of expressing a number as a fraction of 100 (per cent meaning per hundred). It is often denoted using the percent sign, %. For example, 45% (read as forty-five percent) is equal to 45 / 100, or 0. ... This article is about the year. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... 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. ... Mr. ... NANPA redirects here. ... In the United States telephone system, Area codes 630 and 331 cover a portion of suburban Chicagoland, specifically most of Dupage County in Illinois. ... Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business. ... Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... USD redirects here. ... The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... A real estate appraisal is a service performed, by an appraiser, that develops an opinion of value based upon the highest and best use of real property. ... Averages redirects here. ... This article is about the statistical concept. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Demographics refers to selected population characteristics as used in government, marketing or opinion research, or the demographic profiles used in such research. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... 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. ...

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Geography

The Village of Glen Ellyn is located at 41°52′16″N, 88°3′47″W (41.870979, -88.063011)[1]. It is a suburb of Chicago, which lies about 20 miles to the east.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.2 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.30%) is water. 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 mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the 2000 census,[2] there were 26,999 people, 10,207 households, and 7,195 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,080.6 people per square mile (1,574.7/km²). There were 10,515 housing units at an average density of 1,589.2/sq mi (613.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 89.50% White, 2.13% African American, 0.14% Native American, 4.74% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.83% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic of any race composed 4.72% of the population. 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 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. ... 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 10,207 households, of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Additionally, 61.0% of households were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. Individuals accounted for 25.2% of all households, and 9.3% were people 65 years of age or older living alone. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.21. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $74,846, and the median income for a family was $95,332. Males had a median income of $68,630 versus $36,287 for females. The per capita income for the village was $39,783. A total of 2.8% of the population, and 1.3% of families, had incomes below the poverty line. By age, 2.4% of those under the age of 18, and 2.0% of those 65 and older, were living below the poverty line. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... 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

Glen Ellyn Main Street
Glen Ellyn Main Street
Lake Ellyn
Lake Ellyn

Deacon Winslow Churchill and family arrived from New York in 1834 to become the first landowners in the area that is now Glen Ellyn. Moses Stacy, a soldier in the War of 1812, arrived here in 1835. His inn, Stacy's Tavern, built in 1846 and his second home, was a half-way stop between Chicago and the Fox River Valley and a probable stop for Galena stagecoaches on their way to Rockford, Illinois. Stacy's Tavern, now a historical monument, stands at what is now the intersection of Geneva Road and Main Street. This article is about the U.S.–U.K. war. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... The Fox River is the name of several places and rivers: Populated places Fox River, Alaska in the United States Fox River, Wisconsin in the United States Fox River Township, Davis County, Iowa in the United States Fox River, Nova Scotia in Canada Rivers The Fox River in Michigan in... , Country State County Township Elevation 633 ft (193 m) Coordinates , Area 3. ... Stagecoach in Switzerland A stagecoach is a type of four-wheeled enclosed passenger and/or mail coach, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, widely used before the introduction of railway transport. ... , Nickname: The Forest City Country State County Township Elevation 715 ft (218 m) Coordinates , Area 56. ... For other uses, see Monument (disambiguation). ...


The nucleus of settlement shifted to the south when the railroad came through the village in 1849. Although no stop was planned for the area, Lewey Q. Newton deeded a right-of-way to the railroad and offered to build a depot and water tank at his own expense if it would permit a stop there. This became known as Newton Station. Within three years, the new postmaster named the town Danby after his birthplace in Vermont.


Religious services were conducted by circuit riders until the first Congregational church was established in 1862. Various Protestant churches rose in the village; it would be more than 60 years before Roman Catholics built St. Petronille and the Maryknoll Seminary.


In 1889, Thomas E. Hill and Philo Stacy arranged to dam the stream near town to form Lake Glen Ellyn, named for the glen where it rests and a Welsh spelling of Hill's wife's name, Ellen. The following year, nearby mineral springs were discovered.


In 1891, Glen Ellyn, advertised as Chicago's newest suburb and health resort, became the town's official name. The large Lake Glen Ellyn Hotel opened in 1892, the same year much of the business district was destroyed by fire. Fourteen years later, the hotel was struck by lightning and burned to the ground.


In 1907, Glen Ellyn's first fire department was organized. By the end of the 20th century, it would be known as the last all-volunteer fire organization in DuPage County, Illinois. By World War I, Glen Oak Country Club served the Oak Park and Glen Ellyn communities, and in 1922 the first Glenbard high school was built.


The town went through several names, including Babcock's Grove, Dupage Center, Stacy's Corners, Newton's Station, Danby, Prospect Park, and finally it was named Glen Ellyn.[3]


Famous people

  • The musician Laurie Anderson was born and raised in Glen Ellyn. In an interview, she referred to the dreariness and boredom of growing up in a midwestern suburb as the impetus for the development of her unique style of music.
  • Politician Peter Roskam grew up in Glen Ellyn and graduated from Glenbard West High School
  • Dancer Katherine Dunham was born in Glen Ellyn in 1909.
  • Javelin thrower Tom Pukstys was born in Glen Ellyn in 1968.
  • Sean Hayes, actor, attended Glenbard West High School and was raised in Glen Ellyn.
  • Patricia Tallman, actress, attended Glenbard West High School
  • Amy Carlson, actress, attended Glenbard West High School
  • Bobby Rahal, Indycar Driver, winner of the Indianapolis 500
  • Former ESPN Dream Job winner and current Big Ten Network anchor Mike Hall
  • Buffalo Bills safety Matt Bowen, graduated from St. Petronille grade school and Glenbard West High School.
  • The musician Mark Rose, frontman of rock band Spitalfield, is from Glen Ellyn.
  • Mystery writer Jeffery Deaver is a graduate of Glenbard West High School
  • Novelist & screenwriter Julie Deaver is a graduate of Glenbard West High School
  • The playwright Larry Shue has written popular plays such as The Foreigner and The Nerd
  • Actor Gary Sinise attended Glenbard West for a short period of time.
  • Baseball Hall of Famer Billy Williams currently resides in Glen Ellyn.
  • Kathleen Sleckman, contestant on Survivor: Micronesia
  • The musician Brian St. Clair, drummer of rock band Local H, is from Glen Ellyn.
  • Professional Stunt Woman, Julie Moskal, grew up in Glen Ellyn and attended Glenbard West.
  • NCAA football player at Kansas State University Media:Pete Rosell attended Glenbard West High School

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Popular culture

Glen Ellyn is the setting for the novel The Girl Who Owned a City by O. T. Nelson. The protagonist lives at 734 Grand Ave, in the Lake Ellyn area of the village. After a virus kills all adults on the planet, she, with several other children, moved into Glenbard West High School. The Girl Who Owned a City is a novel by O. T. Nelson, first published in 1975. ... OT Nelson is the author of The Girl Who Owned A City Categories: | | ...


Glen Ellyn and Glenbard West High school were used as the setting in the movie Lucas, Winona Ryder's first movie, also starring Charlie Sheen. Lucas is a film directed by David Seltzer and first released on March 28, 1986. ... Winona Laura Horowitz[1] (born October 29, 1971), better known under her professional name Winona Ryder, is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... Charles Irwin Sheen (born September 3, 1965) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ...


Glen Ellyn was also used in June 2007 for the movie Witless Protection, featuring Larry the Cable Guy. The film was released in 2008. Witless Protection is an upcoming film starring Larry the Cable Guy and Jenny McCarthy written and directed by Chicago native Charles Robert Carner. ... Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963 in Pawnee City, Nebraska), better known by the stage name Larry the Cable Guy, is a stand up comedian, actor, and one of the co-stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. ...


Education

Higher education

The main campus of College of DuPage is also in Glen Ellyn. Its most famous alumni are the comedy legend John Belushi and his brother the actor Jim Belushi. The College of DuPage is a two-year community college, with its main campus located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. ... John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982) was an Emmy Award-winning American comedian, actor and musician, notable for his work on Saturday Night Live, National Lampoons Animal House, and The Blues Brothers. ... James Belushi (also known as Jim Belushi) (born June 15, 1954) is an American film and television actor. ...


Public schools

Glen Ellyn's primary schools are part of Glen Ellyn School District 41 and Community Consolidated School District 89. Its high schools are a part of Glenbard Township High School District 87. Glenbard Township High School District 87 is based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and consists of Glenbard South, Glenbard North, Glenbard East, and Glenbard West. ...

  • Elementary schools
    • Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
    • Arbor View Elementary School
    • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
    • Churchill Elementary School
    • Forest Glen Elementary School
    • Park View Elementary School
    • Westfield Elementary School

Glenbard West High School, or GWHS (also GBW), and locally referred to as West, is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Ellyn Avenue and Crescent Boulevard in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hadley Junior High is located in Glen Ellyn, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois. ...

Private schools

  • Montessori Academy of Glen Ellyn
  • Phillip J. Rock Center and School
  • St. James the Apostle Catholic School
  • St. Petronille Catholic School

Twinned cities

There is even a street called Glen Ellyn in Calatayud. The tower of the Santa María church in mudéjar style. ... Capital Zaragoza Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 4th  47 719 km²  9,4% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 11th  1 217 514  2,9%  25,51/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Spanish  Aragonese  aragonés Statute of Autonomy August 16, 1982 ISO 3166-2 AR Parliamentary representation  â€“ Congress seats  â€“ Senate...


See also

Glen Oak Country Club is a private golf course in Glen Ellyn, Illinois that was established in 1911. ...

References

  1. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Glen Ellyn History - Topic Powered by eve community

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External links

  • Glen Ellyn, Illinois is at coordinates 41°52′16″N 88°03′47″W / 41.870979, -88.063011 (Glen Ellyn, Illinois)Coordinates: 41°52′16″N 88°03′47″W / 41.870979, -88.063011 (Glen Ellyn, Illinois)

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