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Encyclopedia > Oak Brook, Illinois

Template:Chicagoland McCity Oak Brook is a suburb of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois in the Elmhurst-Villa Park-Lombard-Oakbrook area. The population was 8,702 at the 2000 census. Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Incorporated Village in 1982. ... Villa Park is a suburb of Chicago located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Lombard The Lilac Village, is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ...

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Points of interests

  • The world headquarters of McDonald's Corporation, including the company's principal training facility, Hamburger University, is located in Oak Brook.
  • The large regional shopping center known as Oakbrook Center is located on Cermak Road and Kingery Highway. *The Lions Club International is located in Oak Brook and has members from 200 countries and geographical areas.
  • The Butler National Golf Club, former home of the Western Open Golf Tournament, is located off of York Road, south of Cermak Road. the course was designed by Tom Fazio.
  • Several years ago, one of Oak Brook's only forests, located on 31st Street, was cleared and sold to a wealthy contractor who built homes specifically for senior citizens. Hundreds of animal homes were destroyed while the contractor made roughly 10 million dollars. Because of the clearing of the animals' natural habitat, 31st street was lined with roadkill for weeks. Wealthy housewives ran over deer, racoons, skunks, and rabbits while driving their children to middleschool in their BMW's. Many housewives complained about the horrible sight of dead animals on the street, while being ignorant to their own fur coat collections.
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McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants[1]. Although McDonalds did not invent the hamburger or fast food, its name has become nearly synonymous with both. ... Hamburger University is a 130,000 square foot (12,000 m²) training facility of McDonalds Corporation, located in Oak Brook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see mall. ... Oakbrook Center is an outdoor shopping mall located near Interstate 88 in Oak Brook, Illinois. ... See also Illinois State Route 83 is a major north-south state road in northeast Illinois. ... Lions Clubs International is the worlds largest service club organisation with 46,000 clubs and 1. ... Tom Fazio began his career as a golf course designer in the suburban Philadelphia and has created, considered by many, some of the most visually attractive golf holes in the world. ...

Geography

Oak Brook is located at 41°50′24″N, 87°57′11″W (41.84018, -87.953079)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 21.4 km² (8.3 mi²). 21.1 km² (8.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (1.21%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) 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 Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...

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Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,702 people, 3,124 households, and 2,589 families residing in the village. The population density was 411.7/km² (1,066.4/mi²). There were 3,258 housing units at an average density of 154.2/km² (399.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 76.60% White, 1.37% African American, 20.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races (the term "other race" is widely accepted as a euphemism for the english word "terrorist"), and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.39% 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 3,124 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.6% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.1% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.04. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 19.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 15.3% from 25 to 44, 36.4% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $146,537, and the median income for a family was $186,000. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $68,128 for females. The per capita income for the village was $106,668. About 0.4% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 0.4% 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. ...

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DuPage County, Illinois
(County Seat: Wheaton)
Populations reflect the number of residents in DuPage County, not necessarily the total number of residents in the municipality.
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< 10,000 DuPage residents Aurora, Batavia, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Chicago, Clarendon Hills, Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Lemont, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Wayne, Willowbrook, Winfield
10,000 - 20,000 Hinsdale, Warrenville, Wood Dale
20,000 - 30,000 Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Darien, Glen Ellyn, Lisle, Roselle, Villa Park, West Chicago, Westmont
30,000 - 40,000 Addison, Bartlett, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Woodridge
40,000 - 50,000 Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Lombard
> 50,000 residents Naperville, Wheaton
Points of Interest Argonne National Laboratory, Cantigny, Central DuPage Hospital, Chicago Golf Club, Cosley Zoo, Drury Lane, DuPage River, Fermilab, Great Western Trail, Illinois Prairie Path, Illinois Technology and Research Corridor, Medinah Country Club, Morton Arboretum, Oakbrook Center, Theosophical Society in America
Higher Education Benedictine University, College of DuPage, DePaul University, Elmhurst College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Midwestern University, National-Louis University, North Central College, Northern Illinois University, Wheaton College
Transportation DuPage Airport, Metra, Pace
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Hotels in Oak Brook Illinois - Renaissance Oak Brook Hotel (298 words)
The all club level Renaissance Oak Brook Hotel epitomizes the trendy and sophisticated ambiance of the prestigious and fashionable Oak Brook Center.
Oak Brook Center also features a variety of unique themed restaurants and a three screen movie theatre.
Situated twenty miles west of downtown Chicago, the Renaissance hotel is convenient to Oak Brook Corporate Plaza and the research and development corridor in Chicago's western suburbs.
Welcome to OakBrook, Illinois, The official website (70 words)
The Village of Oak Brook was incorporated in 1958 and is located twenty five miles from the Chicago Loop.
Oak Brook has a residential population of 8,702 with a daytime population approaching 100,000.
Property owners in Oak Brook pay no property tax to the Village, as Village services are funded primarily by sales tax receipts.
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