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Encyclopedia > Winnetka, Illinois
Winnetka, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated Village in 1869.
County; State Cook; Illinois
Township New Trier
Government Council-manager
President Edmund C. Woodbury
Population (2000) 12,419 (up 10.66% from 1990)
Pop. density 1,252.0/km² (3,242.7/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60093
Area code 847 & 224
Land area 10.2 km² (3.9 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $84,134
Household: ${{{mhi}}}
Home value Mean:    ${{{mhv}}}
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Website www.villageofwinnetka.org
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
96.29% 0.2% 1.3% 2.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%

Winnetka is a village located approximately 19 mi (30 km) north of downtown Chicago in Cook County, Illinois. It has a population of 12,419. New Trier High School, a nationally renowned public school, is located in Winnetka. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 445 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (500 × 674 pixel, file size: 9 KB, MIME type: image/png) Location of Winnetka in Chicagoland. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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History

The first houses were built in 1836, the first school in 1856. The village was incorporated in 1869 with a population of 450 by Charles Pack and Walter S. Gurnee, President of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. 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). ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 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. ... The Milwaukee Road, officially the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ...


The name Winnetka is claimed to have been found in a book, meaning beautiful land in a local Native American language. However, no language has been found with a word anything resembling both Winnetka and the definition [1]. Though a charming story, the name was most likely made up. Recently, Winnetka has been nicknamed "the land of bankers and lawyers".


The oldest house in Winnetka is the Schmidt-Burnham House. It was relocated in the 2003 from its original location on Tower Road to the Crow Island Woods.


Claims to Fame

Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is a U.S. politician and businessman, who was the 13th Secretary of Defense under President Gerald Ford from 1975 to 1977, and the 21st Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006. ... The United States Secretary of Defense is the head of the United States Department of Defense, concerned with the armed services and The Secretary is a member of the Presidents Cabinet. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary singer, songwriter and record producer. ... Sisters was a television drama which aired on NBC from 1991 to 1996. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The Breakfast Club is a 1985 teen film widely considered as the definitive work in the genre. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Ferris Buellers Day Off is a 1986 comedy film written and directed by John Hughes. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the sequel to the film Home Alone. ... Oceans Twelve is a 2004 film that takes place after the events of 2001s smash hit, Oceans Eleven. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA New Haven Region South Central Region Settled 1638 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1895 Government  - Type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. ... The Winnetka district of Los Angeles, California is a suburb in the Western part of the San Fernando Valley, bordered by Canoga Park and Woodland Hills on the South, by Chatsworth to the North, and by Reseda to the East. ... San Fernando Valley from its southwestern edge. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ...

Geography

Winnetka is located at 42°6′22″N, 87°44′16″W (42.106227, -87.73801).GR1


Winnetka is located 198m (650ft) above sea level and has a magnetic declination of 3° 10' W. For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... The magnetic declination (or magnetic variation) at any point on the earth is a property of the geomagnetic field defined as the angle that must be added or subtracted in converting between two kinds of directional information: the direction of the needle on a magnetic compass located there, and the...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 10.2 km² (3.9 mi²). 9.9 km² (3.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (2.30%) 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 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. ...


Schools

The Winnetka Public Schools system (District 36) consists of three elementary schools and two middle schools. Hubbard Woods[2] Crow Island School [3], and Samuel Sewall Greeley[4] Elementary Schools serve grades kindergarten through four. Students in fifth and sixth grades attend The Skokie School[5]. Seventh and eighth graders attend Washburne School,[6] named after educator Carleton Washburne.


Winnetka's schools were modeled after Washburne's educational philosophy in an experiment called the Winnetka Plan. The town's schools continue to reflect his educational philosophy. The Winnetka Plan was an educational experiment held in the elementary school system of Winnetka, Illinois. ...


Winnetka is in New Trier Township. Public school students who reside in Winnetka attend New Trier High School for grades 9 through 12. New Trier Township is a township located north of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois. ... New Trier High School (also known as New Trier Township High School or NTHS) is a public four-year high school with its major campus located in Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.A. and a second campus in Northfield, Illinois, with freshman classes and district administration. ...


Private schools

Saints Faith, Hope and Charity School is a private school from junior kindergarten through eighth grade. ... North Shore Country Day School or NSCDS, is a small private school founded in 1919 which is located in Winnetka, Illinois. ... Sacred Heart School may refer to one of these schools (even in cases where it is not the official name), as well as many others: Sacred Heart School in Anniston, Alabama Sacred Heart School in Saratoga, California, United States Sacred Heart School of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada Sacred Heart...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,419 people, 4,162 households, and 3,433 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,252.0/km² (3,242.7/mi²). There were 4,310 housing units at an average density of 434.5/km² (1,125.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.29% White, 0.25% Hispanic or Latino of any race. 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. ...


There were 4,162 households out of which 47.2% had children under the age of 18, and 7.8% 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 3.35.


In the village the population was spread out with 34.6% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $167,458, and the median income for a family was $200,000+. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $61,513 for females.


One of the more conservative suburbs of Chicago, George W. Bush received nearly 60% of the vote in Winnetka (2000 and 2004.)


U.S. Census data on Winnetka


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