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Glencoe

Village of Glencoe

  •   State: 
    Illinois
      County: 
    Cook County
      City: 
    Glencoe
      County FIPS: 
    17031
      Coordinates: 
    42°7′53″N 87°45′39″W
      Area total: 
    3.78 sq mi (9.79 km²)
      Area land: 
    3.72 sq mi (9.63 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.06 sq mi (0.16 km²)
      Established: 
    1869; Incorporated 1869
  •   Latitude: 
    42,1325
      Longitude: 
    -87,7602
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    60022
      GMAP: 

    Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
    8,849
      Population density: 
    2,378.76 residents per square mile of area (918.9/km²)
      Household income: 
    $191,568
      Households: 
    2,918
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.80%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.75%
      Income taxes: 
    3.00%

Glencoe is located on the west side of Lake Michigan. It is separated from suburbs to the north and west by more than 1,200 acres (490 ha) of the Cook County Forest Preserve natural forest area. The highest point of elevation in Glencoe is 690 feet (210 m) above sea level along Green Bay Road in the northern part of the village. Glencoe has the eighth highest income per household among municipalities in the U.S. with greater than 2,000 homes. It developed in the late 19th century around a railroad stop. Former Chicago mayor Walter S. Gurnee had become president of the railroad line connecting Chicago and Milwaukee and often bought up and developed land around the stops. The village is surrounded on three sides by upper-income communities, with Highland Park on the north, Northbrook on the West, and Winnetka to the south. The Skokie Lagoons are located in the forest preserve to the immediate west of Glencoe. In the village, the Greenbay Trail allows bicyclists to travel as far south as Wilmette and north past Lake Forest. The per capita income for the village was $121,589, placing Glencoe among the 20 wealthiest communities in the United States. About 0.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.2% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of age 65 or over. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 2.67.

Geography

Glencoe is located at 42°753N 87°4539W (42.131602, -87.761026). It is separated from suburbs to the north and west by more than 1,200 acres (490 ha) of the Cook County Forest Preserve natural forest area. The village is surrounded on three sides by upper-income communities, with Highland Park on the north, Northbrook on the west, and Winnetka to the south. The highest point of elevation in Glencoe is 690 feet (210 m) above sea level along Green Bay Road in the northern part of the village. Glencoe has a total area of 3.78 square miles (9.79 km²), of which 98.39% is land and 0.06 sq miles (0.16 km²) (or 1.61%) is water. In the village, the Greenbay Trail allows bicyclists to travel as far south as Wilmette and north past Lake Forest. The Skokie Lagoons are located in the forest preserve to the immediate west of Glencoe. The same forest preserve has a bicycle trail that connects to other forest preserves to theSouth. The Greenbay trail also connects the village to the city of Chicago and to the town of Lake Forest, which is just to the west of the town. The town of Glencoe is located on the south shore of Lake Michigan. It has a population of 2,816. It is the largest town in Cook County, Illinois.

Demographics

As of the 2020 census there were 8,849 people, 3,302 households, and 2,563 families residing in the village. There were 3,176 housing units at an average density of 840.43 per square mile (324.49/km²) The racial makeup of the village was 87.31% White, 1.04% African American, 0.11% Native American, 4.33% Asian, 0,02% Pacific Islander, 1,11% from other races, and 6.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.20% of the population. The village's age distribution consisted of 27.9% under the age of 18, 5. 9% from 18 to 24, 14.1% from 25 to 44, 30.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.9 males. The per capita income was $121,589, placing Glencoe among the 20 wealthiest communities in the United States. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 2.67. About 0.7%. of families and 1.6%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 0.2% of those under age 18 and 2.4%. of those age 65 or over. the median income for a family was $250,001. Males had a median income of $136,111 versus $66,384 for females.

History

Glencoe is home to the world's third largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright structures. It developed in the late 19th century around a railroad stop. The village's first seal was based on the seal of Glencoe, Scotland. In 1921 it adopted the first zoning code in Illinois. Since the late 20th century, for 20 years the village has had redevelopment of smaller homes. They have been torn down and replaced by larger homes, spurring debate on historic preservation, the effects of an increasingly wealthy demographic, and rising property taxes. It is predominantly a single-family residential area, with no industrial uses. It has a small cohesive central business district that provides most basic services, including post office, library, Village Hall, performing arts theatre, train station (to Chicago), and other shopping needs. The private golf clubs (Lake Shore Country Club and Skokie Country Club) have also conducted major remodeling, additions, and reconstruction. In addition to Wright, there are houses designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw, David Adler, Robert E. Seyfarth and George Washington Maher, among others. The building housing the Glencoe Woman's Club (formerly Woman's Library Club) was torn down. It was replaced by a new building, designed by Jeanne Gang, that houses Writers Theatre. The new building opened to the public in 2016, and the village installed brick sidewalks and period street lights in the business district. Many public buildings have been or are being remodelled or expanded, including the public schools, village Hall, and Park District Community Center.

Representation in other media

Glencoe in the 1970s and 1980s is recalled as the backdrop of the coming-of-age memoir Lake Effect, by author Rich Cohen. The plot of the film Mean Girls is set in Evanston on Chicago's North Shore. The 2011 film Contagion (featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Matt Damon) has scenes that were filmed in Glencoe. The Glencoe train station is featured in scenes from Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, as well as John Hughes' She's Having a Baby. Glencoe was the stated setting for the 1983 film Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise. The movie was filmed in neighboring Highland Park. Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Sixteen Candles were both filmed in the town. The town is also featured in the TV series "Chicago Fire", which is based on a book written by the town's mayor, Bob Fiorentino, in the 1980s and 1990s. It is also the setting of the TV show "Chicago Life", which was based on the book by the same name in the 1990s and 2000s. The city is home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team, which was founded by Chicago Cubs owner Pat Doherty in the 1950s and 1960s, and the Chicago Blackhawks football team. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 1968 and 1968. The team won the Chicago World Series again in 1972 and 1974. The Blackhawks won the Winter Series in 1978 and 1978.

Glencoe Public Library

Glencoe Public Library (GPL) is located at 320 Park Avenue in Glencoe, Illinois. The library opened its Park Avenue location to the public in 1941. In February 2022, the library reported its own holdings at 73,528 physical items and over 1,323,000 digital items. As of 2012, 90% of Glencoe residents held library cards, according to census data. In the 1960s, a 20 year plan was launched to enlarge the library facilities in order to double the library's capacity for materials storage. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, thelibrary closed briefly in 2020. It reopened with curbside and contactless pickup, as well as virtual programming, in late 2020. Since then, much of the librarys adult programming has moved to virtual events.The library is supported by the Glencoe Friends of the Library. The Friends host three used book sales each year, sponsor the regular book and film discussions, summer and winter reading challenges, and various other lectures, concerts, fundraisers and events throughout the year. In addition, patrons are able to reserve community rooms in the library, get one-on-one technology assistance through the Book-A-Librarian program, and make use of theLibrarys two 3-D printers. The Library is a member of the Reaching Across Illinois Library System network and the Cooperative Computer Services (CCS) consortium. This allows for reciprocal borrowing for members of other CCS libraries, in addition to interlibrary loan services Glencoe offers for materials held outside of the consortium.

Local media

Glencoe was the founding home in 1947 of the important social scientific book publisher, the Free Press, until it was sold and moved to New York City in 1960. Local media covering news in Glencoe include The Glencoe Anchor, Winnetka-Glencoe Patch, TribLocal and Pioneer Press. The Free Press was founded in 1947 and was sold in 1960 to the New York Times Company. It was one of the first newspapers in the United States to be published in black and white in the 1950s and 1960s. It is now published in color and has a print edition of 10,000 copies. It also has an online version of its print edition, which is available for download on the company's website and on its mobile app. The company is based in New York and has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. The free Press was sold to the Times Company in 1960 and the name was changed to The New York Press, which was published in the 1970s and 1980s.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois = 6.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 31. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Glencoe = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 8,849 individuals with a median age of 41.3 age the population dropped by -2.69% in Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,378.76 residents per square mile of area (918.9/km²). There are average 2.92 people per household in the 2,918 households with an average household income of $191,568 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.80% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.46%. The number of physicians in Glencoe per 100,000 population = 255.4.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Glencoe = 32 inches and the annual snowfall = 23.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 110. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 191. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 13.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 86.44%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 56 years with median home cost = $858,330 and home appreciation of -11.45%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.10 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $6,985 per student. There are 12.9 students for each teacher in the school. 4582.39% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 39.54% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 40.20% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Glencoe's population in Cook County, Illinois of 1,020 residents in 1900 has increased 8,68-fold to 8,849 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.01% female residents and 48.99% male residents live in Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois are married and the remaining 23.82% are single population.

  • 37.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Glencoe require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    61.24% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 3.70% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 20.18% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 12.51% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois, 86.44% are owner-occupied homes, another 6.91% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.65% are vacant.

  • The 56.06% of the population in Glencoe, Cook County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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