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Glendale Heights, Illinois

Glendale Heights
Village
Glendale Heights is located in Illinois
Glendale Heights
Glendale Heights
Location in Illinois
Coordinates:
Country  United States
State  Illinois
Counties DuPage
Incorporated 1959
Government
 • Type Council-manager
 • President Linda Jackson
Area
 • Total 5.51 sq mi (14.3 km2)
 • Land 5.37 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 34,208
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code(s) 60139
Area code(s) 630 and 331
Website .org.glendaleheightswww
Demographics (2000)[1]
White Black Hispanic Asian
63.79% 4.84% 18.39% 19.97%
Islander Native Other
0.08% 0.30% 8.11%

Glendale Heights is a village in [2]

Geography

Glendale Heights is located at (41.920228, -88.078918).[3]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 5.51 square miles (14.3 km2), of which 5.37 square miles (13.9 km2) (or 97.46%) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) (or 2.54%) is water.[4]

History

Glendale Heights was a small farming area served by the Glen Ellyn post office up until the 1950s, with a population of just 104 in 1959.[5] Midland Enterprises ran by Charles and Harold Reskin started building houses in Glendale Heights in 1958. The Reskins bought two farms on Glen Ellyn Road north of North Avenue. Houses were first built on Glen Ellyn Road and Larry Lane near Fullerton Avenue. On June 16, 1959, a petition was filed and on July 13, the village became incorporated. The first election was held later on that summer on August 2.

The town was originally named Glendale as it was between Glen Ellyn and Bloomingdale, but after a conflict arose with the small town of Glendale in Southern Illinois, the city decided in March 1960 to add the term Heights, in reference to its different topographies, a difference of about 100 feet because of its location straddling the Valparaiso Morraine, thus becoming Glendale Heights.[6]

Demographics

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 31,765 people, 10,791 households, and 7,596 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,877.8 people per square mile (2,271.2/km²). There were 11,105 housing units at an average density of 2,054.9 per square mile (794.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 63.79% White, 4.84% African American, 0.30% Native American, 19.97% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 8.11% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.39% of the population. Glendale Heights has large Filipino and Asian Indian communities.[1]

There were 10,791 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 36.8% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.1 males. Since then, the Hispanic community within Glendale heights has rapidly grown.

The median income for a household in the village was $56,285, and the median income for a family was $64,115. Males had a median income of $40,830 versus $30,132 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,911. About 4.7% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

In 2011, 22.1% of Glendale Heights's residents were Asian, making it the Chicago suburb with the fourth highest percentage of Asians.[8]

Schools

Glendale Heights has three school districts, 15, 16 and 41. All of these districts are K-8 and feed into Glenbard Township district 87. Though there are three school districts, there is only one library district, the Glenside Public Library District.

Queen Bee District 16

District 16 has two schools, Glen Hill and Pheasant Ridge that are K-3. Americana is for 4th and 5th grades. The middle school's name is Glenside and used to be referred to as a junior high. District 16's name sake school, Queen Bee, is no longer used as an elementary school. The building is still standing on Bloomingdale Road and used for other purposes. District 16 students are split between Glenbard North and Glenbard West for high school.

Marquardt District 15

District 15 has four elementary schools, G. Stanley Hall School, Winnebago School, Blackhawk School, and Charles G. Reskin School. The middle school, Marquardt, is the district's school. Marquardt has a separate building for the sixth grade students, and another for 7th and 8th grade students. District 15 serves the eastern part of Glendale Heights, parts of Addison, southern section of Bloomingdale, unincorporated Lombard, and the northern part of Glen Ellyn Countryside. Winnebago school has a Bloomingdale address, but sits very close to the Glendale Heights border. District 15 feeds primarily into Glenbard East High School.

Glen Ellyn School District 41

District 41 has four elementary schools, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Churchill and Forest Glen. Students that live in Glendale Heights within the boundaries of District 41 attend Abraham Lincoln. Hadley Junior High is the fifth school, and it is a separate facility for students enrolled sixth, seventh and eighth grades. District 41 serves parts of Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Lombard and Wheaton. Students that live in Glendale Heights within the boundaries of District 41 feed into Glenbard West High School.

Notable people

References

  1. ^ 2000 United States Census Data
  2. ^ "'Glendale Mayor Race Tame By Comparison'". Chicago Tribune. March 30, 2001. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  4. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ History of DuPage County
  6. ^ "Several Towns Named After Founders and Heroes". The Daily Herald. December 28, 1999. p. 220. Retrieved August 17, 2014 – via  
  7. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  8. ^ Selvam, Ashok. "Asian population booming in suburbs." Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). March 6, 2011. Retrieved on June 19, 2013.

External links

  • Village Website
  • Glenside Public Library (Public Library for Glendale Heights)
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