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Village of Glenview

  •   State: 
    Cook County
      County FIPS: 
    42°4′46″N 87°48′56″W
      Area total: 
    14.04 sq mi (36.37 km²)
      Area land: 
    14.00 sq mi (36.26 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.04 sq mi (0.11 km²)
    1899; Incorporated 1899
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,478.68 residents per square mile of area (1,343.11/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Glenview is an incorporated village located in Cook County, Illinois, United States, approximately 15 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop. Per the 2020 census, the population was 48,705. According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Glenview has a total area of 14.04 square miles (36.36 km²), of which 99.70% is land and 0.04 sq miles (0.10 km²) (or 0.30%) is water. Glenview Creek drains the southeastern corner of the village, emptying into the Middle Fork of the North Branch of the. Chicago River north of Old Orchard Road and just west of Harms Road. The name Glenview is based on the writings of Emanuel Emanuel Burnham, a Swedish theologian and scientist who lived in the 1700s and wrote in the late 1800s. The village was incorporated on May 7, 1899, and is located in Northfield Township, which was originally known as Northfield. The city limits of Glenview have their own numbering system, while unincorporated areas that have Glenview postal addresses don't use either Glenview's or Chicago's numbering system. The current Village President is Michael Jenny. Located near the center of the Glenview, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the village is "The Park" The Park was established as home to a religious society in 1894 by the first village president and nephew of architect Daniel Burnham. In the late 1700s through the turn of the 20th century, the Park was home to the Burnham Society, which still exists today.


Glenview is located at 42°446N 87°4856W (42.079391, -87.815622). According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Glenview has a total area of 14.04 square miles (36.36 km²) of which 99.70% is land. Glenview Creek drains the southeastern corner of the village, emptying into the Middle Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River north of Old Orchard Road and just west of Harms Road.Addresses in the Glenview city limits have their own numbering system. However, a small portion of Glenview, mostly at the northwestern corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Greenwood Road have postal addresses the follow the Chicago numbered system. Unincorporated areas that have Glenview postal addresses doesn't use either Glenview's or Chicago's numbering system and use the Chicago numbering system instead. The village has a population of 2,816. It is located in the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMA), which includes the suburbs of Chicago, Evanston, and Mount Prospect. The CMA covers an area of 15.2 square miles, or 38.4 square kilometers. The town has a water supply of 0.04 sq miles (0.10 km²), or 0.30% of its total area is water. The city's population is 2,082. It has a land mass of 13.0 square miles(36.26 km²); this includes 0.10 sq miles of water.


As of the 2020 census there were 48,705 people, 18,058 households, and 12,862 families residing in the village. There were 18,933 housing units at an average density of 1,348.22 per square mile (520.55/km²) The village's age distribution consisted of 24.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 18.3%, 28.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a family was $148,277. The per capita income for the village was $66,098. About 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 3.1 per cent of those age 65 or over. The U.S. Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race. The village has a population of 72.32% White, 1.11% African American, 0. 32% Native American, 16.59% Asian,0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.98% from other races, and 6.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any Race were 7.38%. The median age was 46.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males.


Northfield Township was originally known as the town of Northfield. The name Glenview won the majority vote on May 7, 1895. The village was incorporated in 1899. Naval Air Station Glenview was a major facility in Glenview for many years. In 1995, the base was closed as part of the Base Realignment and Closure military restructuring process. The land was deeded back to Glenview by the U.S. Department of Defense. A reuse plan was completed by the Village of Glenview in 1995 and updated into a master plan by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1998. The 1,121-acre (4.54 km²) development was named "The Glen" in 1999. It comprises approximately 15% of the area of Glen View. It includes a lake, soccer fields, tennis courts, walking and biking trails, two golf courses, Kohl Children's Museum, the Glenview Park District Park Center, Attea Middle School, and the North Glenview Metra station. The only two buildings that are left from the naval airstation are the pilot tower and the chapel. The rest has been renovated into 'The Glen Town Center' which is a shopping center. In the late 1890s through the turn of the century, New Church members purchased 40 acres of land and built their houses in an oval surrounding a common park area where the church and school were built. Despite its new open focus and broadening congregation, the original church in the center and many of the surrounding buildings remain the same today as they were in 1900.


A number of major U.S. corporations have major facilities or offices in Glenview. Illinois Tool Works, Reedy Industries, Scott Foresman, and Republic Tobacco are among the top employers in the city. The United Methodist Church's General Board of Pension and Health Benefits and Wespath Benefits and Investments agencies are also large non-profit organizations in the area. According to Glenview's 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employer in the town is Family Video. The city's unemployment rate is at 3.7 percent, according to the city's employment survey. The unemployment rate for women is at 2.9 percent. The town's poverty rate is 1.8 percent, the report says. The average household income is $54,000, the town's employment study says. It's the lowest rate of poverty in the state of Illinois, the state's employment report says, and the highest rate in the country. The top employer is Illinois Tool works, followed by Republic Tobacco and Family Video, the city says. A number of non-profits, such as the American College of Chest Physicians CHEST Foundation, are also based in the community. The U.M.C. is the largest employer of women in the county, with more than 1,000 employees. The number of women working in the profession is at an all-time high. The highest rate of female employment is in the health care industry, at 1.2 percent. It is the second highest rate for men, with 1.3 percent.

Parks and recreation

The Park Center is a prairie-style multi-purpose community center, one of the largest in Illinois. Wagner Farm is an 18.6-acre (7.5 ha) farm owned by the Glenview Park District. The Grove is an area of prairie that contains an interpretive center, nature trails, and snakes, snapping turtles, and skunks. There are also a variety of public parks that anyone can use, such as Swenson Park, Cunliff Park, Little Bear Park, and many others. On July 4, 1985, the annual fireworks display at the Glen View Park Golf Course erupted on the ground after a misfire, injuring 6 people. The Park Center has an indoor pool (Splash Landings Indoor Aquatic Complex), Park Center Health & Fitness, Park Center Preschool, Glenview Senior Center, along with many programs including arts, dance, and adult and youth sports programs. The park district operates two outdoor pools (Flick Park and Roosevelt Park), the GlenView Ice Center, two golf courses (Glenview National 9 Golf Club and Glenview park Golf Club), the Glennview Tennis Club, the Park Center, Scram Memorial Chapel, outdoor skating and sledding, and numerous parks. The district also owns the Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie & Evelyn Pease Tyner Interpretive Center, the Grove National Historic Landmark, and the Wagner Farm. The farm was owned and farmed by members of the Wagner family since their arrival in this area from Trier, Germany in the 1850s.


Glenview is home to three parochial schools: Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Open Arms Child Development Center, and Saint Catherine Labouré School. Glenview Montessori School is a fully accredited, non-sectarian school for 2-6-year-olds. Kensington School has a campus in Glenview, and offers pre-K and kindergarten education. Most of Glenview is located within the Glenbrook South High School attendance area of Northfield Township High School District 225. Public school students who reside in that area attend Washington or Melzer Elementary, Gemini Junior High and Maine East High School. Most Glenview residents who live on or east of Harms Road are served by New Trier Township High school District 203. Public high schoolStudents who reside there attend NewTrier High School and West Northfield School District 31. All of these districts include parts of Glen View within their boundaries. The town is also home to Glenview New Church Schools, which offers a Christian-based influence on its education. It is part of the Deerfield MontessorI Schools, one of the firstMontessori schools established in Illinois. It also offers some part-time high school classes in the MANC (Midwestern Academy of the New Church) program. The city is served by Glenview School District 34, which is the predominant K-8 district in central Glenview. The school district also includes Glen Grove Elementary School, Westbrook Elementary School and Pleasant Ridge Elementary School.


Glenview has a continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa), with summers generally wetter than the winters. The highest recorded temperature was 104 °F (40 °C) in June 1988; the lowest recorded temperature in January 1982 was 25°F (32°C) The town has a population of 2,000. The town is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the town. The river is a tributary of the Ohio and Ohio rivers, which flow into the Ohio Valley. The Ohio River is a major waterway in the town of Glenview. Glenview has an elevation of 1,000 metres (4,000 ft) and has a climate of Dfa. The city has a high school with a student population of 3,200. The school has a library with a capacity of 1.5 hectares (3,500 square  meters) and a post office with a reception area of 1,200 meters (1,400 square feet). The town also has a hospital, with a hospital and a community center. The village has a school for special needs children, with an average age of 2.5 years (3.0 years). The school's name is Glenview High School, which was established in 1973. It was named after Glenview, Ohio, a town in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is located near the town's eastern edge. The community has a number of heritage-listed buildings, including the Glenview School.


Glenview is home to a rather diverse religious community, including Evangelicals, Catholics, Presbyterians, Mormons, Lutherans, Methodists, Episcopalians, Jews, Hindus, and Muslims. Several religious communities are as old or older than the village itself. In 1985, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built the scenic Chicago Illinois Temple in Glenview to serve Mormons in Illinois and surrounding areas. The village has two Catholic parishes, St. Catherine Laboure and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish. Glenview also has a number of non-denominational religious communities, including Methodists and Episcopalians. The Village of Glenview is located on the Illinois Turnpike, which runs from Chicago to Chicago. It is also home to the Chicago International Airport, which connects to Chicago by air and by land. The Glenview Police Department is based in the village, which was founded in 1883. The Chicago County Sheriff's Office has been in charge of the Glenview area since the early 1900s. The police department has been responsible for the protection of the village for more than 40 years. The town has a population of 3,000, including 2,000 police officers and 1,000 firemen. It also has one of the largest fire departments in the state, the Chicago County Fire Department, which serves the village and its surrounding area. The city's water supply is supplied by the Chicago River, which flows through Glenview. It has a water treatment system that was built in the 1950s and 1960s. It was the first of its kind.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Glenview, 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 Glenview = 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 ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 48,705 individuals with a median age of 40.4 age the population grows by 7.74% in Glenview, Cook County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,478.68 residents per square mile of area (1,343.11/km²). There are average 2.7 people per household in the 16,540 households with an average household income of $88,403 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.00% 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 24.26%. The number of physicians in Glenview per 100,000 population = 255.4.


The annual rainfall in Glenview = 32 inches and the annual snowfall = 23.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 109. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 186. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 10.8 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 Glenview, Cook County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 78.37%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $436,190 and home appreciation of -12.60%. 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.


The local school district spends $7,252 per student. There are 14.8 students for each teacher in the school, 532 students for each Librarian and 400 students for each Counselor. 5.77% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 30.27% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 22.74% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Glenview's population in Cook County, Illinois of 1,512 residents in 1900 has increased 32,21-fold to 48,705 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.68% female residents and 48.32% male residents live in Glenview, Cook County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Glenview, Cook County, Illinois are married and the remaining 31.41% are single population.

  • 32.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Glenview 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.

    78.44% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.34% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 7.67% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.50% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, 78.37% are owner-occupied homes, another 17.74% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.89% are vacant.

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

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