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Carol Stream

Village of Carol Stream

  •   State: 
    DuPage County
    Carol Stream
      County FIPS: 
    41°55′19″N 88°8′27″W
      Area total: 
    9.44 sq mi (24.44 km²)
      Area land: 
    9.12 sq mi (23.62 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.32 sq mi (0.82 km²)
    1959; Incorporated 1959
  •   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: 

    Carol Stream, DuPage County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,369.96 residents per square mile of area (1,687.23/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Carol Stream is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States, and a suburb of Chicago. It was incorporated on January 5, 1959, and named after its founder's daughter. Carol Stream was to be named Jacqueline Stream, but her parents changed her name to Carol when her due date fell near Christmas. She never lived in her namesake community, but moved from Wheaton to Arizona in 1957 following the end of her parents' marriage. She participated in municipal celebrations and rides in parades during anniversary celebrations of the municipality's 1959 incorporation. She died in Arizona on January 18, 2020. Per the 2020 census, the population was 39,854. St. Stephen's Cemetery (located north of the Great Western Trail behind the Ozinga concrete plant on St. Charles Road) was rededicated 100 years later on September 12, 2010. In 1952, a farm from the area was featured on NBC; it was the site for the first outdoor telecast by the network in 1954. The town's two middle schools, Jay Stream Middle School is named after the founder, who died on January 22, 2006. Most of the Carol Stream areas around Wheaton assume the post office code of the new post office, causing some consternation among those who are used to having an address with an unincorporated ZIP Code. The Carol Stream Post Office opens at a regional processing center at Schmale and Fullerton. It is located at 397 Blackhawk Drive.


Carol Stream is the primary city name, but also Glendale Heights, Glendale Hts are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Village of Carol Stream. Carol Stream is one of the few communities in America that took its name from the first and last names of a living person: Carol Stream, the daughter of its founder Jay Stream. Carol Stream was to be named Jacqueline Stream, but her parents changed her name to Carol when her due date fell near Christmas. She never lived in her namesake community, but moved from Wheaton, Illinois, to Arizona in 1957 following the end of her parents' marriage. She participated in municipal celebrations and rides in parades during anniversary celebrations of the municipality's 1959 incorporation. She was frequently asked for autographs when she was in town, and she died in Arizona on January 18, 2020. The town's two middle schools, Jay Stream Middle School is named after the founder, who died on January 22, 2006. The Town Center is dedicated to the late Jay Stream, later to be known as the Town Center Town Center Center. The Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce is incorporated in 1998, and the Carol Stream Fire Protection District is formed in 2000. The community is located near the Great Western Trail and the St. Stephen's Cemetery, which was rededicated 100 years later on September 12, 2010. It is located in the U.S. Census tract that was once part of the town of Wheaton. It has a population of 2,816. The municipality's ZIP Code is 6054, and it has a post office with a ZIP Code of 6055. It was the site for the first outdoor telecast by the network in 1954, and was featured on NBC in 1952.


According to the 2010 census, Carol Stream has a total area of 9.416 square miles (24.39 km²) of which 96.54% is land and 0.326 sq miles (0.84km²) (or 3.46%) is water. Carol Stream is located on the New York-Pennsylvania Turnpike. The town has a population of 2,816. It is one of the smallest towns in New York state, with an area of just over 9 square miles. The city's population was 2,788 at the time of the census in 2010. It has an estimated population of 3,716, according to the 2011 census. The state's population is 3,814. It was the largest town in the state in the early 1900s, when the population was 1,827. The population has grown to 3,917 as of the 2010 Census. The area has a history of being heavily affected by the Great Depression. It also suffered through the Great Recession of the 1980s and 1990s. The current population of the town is 2,922. It had a population increase of 1,717 in the year 2000. The community's population peaked at 2,638 in the census of 2010. The county's population has declined by 1,071 in the last decade. It now has a median age of 24.5 years. The village's population declined by 0.7% in the decade 2000 to 2,038.


As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 40,438 people, 13,872 households, and 10,140 families residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 78.51% White, 11.20% Asian, 4.24% African American, 0.18% Native American, 3.79% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.03% of the population. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.45. The median income was $64,893, and the median income for a family was $74,984 (these figures had risen to $68,893 and $80,786 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $50,398 versus $31,757 for females. The per capita income for the village is $25,152. About 2.4% of families and 3.4%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 6.3%. of those age 65 or over. The population density was 4,545.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,755.1/km²). There were 14,200 housing units at an average density of 1,596.3 per squaremile (616.3/km 2). The population was spread out, with 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.1%. from 18 to 24, 36.6% from 25 to 44, 17.6%. from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older.


The United States Postal Service's Sectional Hub for ZIP Codes 601 and 603 is located in Carol Stream. The top employers in the city are: Tyndale House and Christianity Today International. The city's unemployment rate is below 5%. The city has a population of 1.2 million. The unemployment rate in the town is below 4%. The town has a unemployment rate of less than 5%. the town's population is 1.3 million. the city's economy has a GDP of $1.2 billion. The town's unemployment rates are below 5 per cent. The village has a workforce of 1,000. the highest rate of unemployment in the U.S., the lowest rate in New York City and the second highest in the state. The state has a poverty rate of 2.7 per cent, the lowest in the nation. the town has the highest unemployment rates in the United States, the second lowest in New Jersey. the state has the lowest unemployment rate. the village has the most jobs in the country, the city has the third highest unemployment rate, and the city is the most populous city in the New York state. the top employers are: The Christian Publishers Association (CPA) and the Christian Today International (CTI), both based in the village. The mayor of Carol Stream is a former mayor of the town, Tom Steyer, who has been in office since 1998. He has been a mayor since 1999 and served as mayor from 2002 to 2007.

Arts and culture

The Carol Stream Public Library was founded in 1977. The library features conference rooms, a create and learn center, vending cafe and an outdoor patio with a gazebo. It is located in the town of Carol Stream, New York, about 50 miles north of New York City, on the New York-Pennsylvania border. It was built on a site that was once part of the town's rail yard. It opened its doors to the public in 1977, and has since become a focal point for the town. It has a collection of more than 2,000 books. It also has a children's library and a teen library. It's located on a former rail yard, which was later converted into a parking lot. It closed in the 1980s. It reopened in the 1990s, and is now a public library with conference rooms and a vending cafe.

Parks and recreation

The Carol Stream Park District is responsible for building and maintaining public parks. There are 36 parks in the community, inluding: Armstrong Park, named after Neil Armstrong, and a community center named after Buzz Aldrin. There is also a mini-golf course, a water park, and an open-swim facility. The district also runs a number of community centers, including a gym and a fitness center. It is the largest park district in the New York City area, with a population of more than 100,000. It has a total of 36 parks, including two water parks and a mini golf course. The park district has a budget of $1.2 million for parks and recreation, including $1 million for water parks. It also has a recreation center, which features gym basketball, open swim and a workout facility. In addition to the parks, the district operates a community centre, which has a swimming pool and a gym. The community center is named afterBuzz Aldrin, and the water park is named for Coral Cove Water Park. It was built in the 1950s and is one of the first water parks in Carol Stream. It opened in the 1960s. The water park was the first of its kind in the city, and it is still the only one in the area. The city also has an open swim facility, which opened in 2008. The town's water park opened in 2010. The Carol Stream Water Park was opened in 2012. It features a pool with a heated pool, which was built to accommodate up to 100 people.


Carol Stream is governed by a body known as the Legislative Board. The board is composed of seven elected officials: a mayor and six trustees. Frank Saverino is the current mayor; his term of office runs from May 1, 2019, to April 30, 2023. The village clerk is also an elected position. A village administrator is appointed by the board to manage the daily village operations. The current village clerk's term is the same as the mayor's, which is May 1 to May 30, 2019. The mayor's term of Office is May 2, 2019 to May 31, 2022. The clerk'sterm of office is May 3, 2020 to May 25, 2021, and May 26, 2024, respectively, for a total of six years. The Clerk's term for a single year is three years, or one year for a two-year term of two years, depending on the election. The Village Clerk is elected for a term of four years, with a maximum term of eight years in the village. The Legislative Board is made up of a mayor, six trustees and a village administrator. The term of the Clerk is one year, or two years for a one-year-old village clerk, and three years for an adult village clerk. The Administrator is appointed for a six-year period, and the village Clerk for a three-year, one-month term. The Council of Trustees is the body that appoints the Clerk of the Village, the village administrator and the Administrator.


Most students in Carol Stream attend school in the Consolidated School District 93, a K8 district. They are served by Glenbard Township High School District 87 (the third-largest school district in Illinois), which includes Glenbard North. The western section of the village is served by Benjamin School District 25, a small, two-school district. High school students from Benjamin attend West Chicago Community High School, District 94. There are 5 K8 Schools in the village, including Carol Stream School, Cloverdale School, Elsie Johnson School, Heritage Lakes, Western Trails, Roy DeShane, Stratford Middle School and Jay Stream Middle School. Almost 40,000 children of school age are in the Elgin Area School District U46, which serves an area of approximately 90 square miles (230 km²) in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. The district is the second-largest in Illinois, after District U-46. All students that live in CarolStream and go to D-41 attend Glenbard West High School. All Students that live on Schmale Rd go to Glenbard East High School in Lombard, also in Glen Ellyn. The school district is one of the oldest in DuPage County. It was founded in the 1840s and is located in unincorporated West Chicago. It is the only district in the county that is K-8, meaning students must attend a different district when they reach the high school level. It also serves far southeast parts of Carol Stream (East Of Schmale Road).


Carol Stream has six major roads running through the village. North Avenue is an eastwest road which extends a further 30 miles east into Chicago as well as further west across the state. Gary Avenue is a major northsouth road to the commercial center of Bloomingdale and the Stratford Square Mall. Schmale Road serves a small commercial area on the southeastern side of Carol Stream. The old Gretna Railway Station had been renamed Carol Stream in 1962, the station manager of four years at the time, Frank S. Shilling, said he never found out why the station was named Gretna. The original building was preserved and moved to the Carol Stream Park District, where it serves as a museum and a home for the CarolStream Historical Society. The portion from County Farm Road thru Kuhn Road to near Gary Avenue for the annual Fourth of July parade is the route for the parade. A feeder line from the nearby Illinois Central Railroad serves the main industrial complex for Carol Stream, which is located on the Illinois River. The village is home to a number of charities, including the American Lung Association and the American Cancer Society. It is also the location of the Illinois State Museum, which has a collection of more than 2,000 pieces of art and memorabilia from all over the U.S. and around the world. It also has a library, a museum, a theater, a bowling alley, and a bowling center. The town is also home to the Chicago Children's Museum and the Illinois Center for the Performing Arts.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Carol Stream, DuPage County, Illinois = 63.2. 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 48. 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 21. 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 Carol Stream = 3.4 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 39,854 individuals with a median age of 34.5 age the population grows by 0.76% in Carol Stream, DuPage County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,369.96 residents per square mile of area (1,687.23/km²). There are average 2.92 people per household in the 13,936 households with an average household income of $73,492 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.60% 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 21.66%. The number of physicians in Carol Stream per 100,000 population = 386.3.


The annual rainfall in Carol Stream = 36.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 33 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 109. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 187. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 14.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 43, 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 Carol Stream, DuPage County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 67.14%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 24 years with median home cost = $192,950 and home appreciation of -16.36%. 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 $18.51 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 $6,096 per student. There are 16.7 students for each teacher in the school, 630 students for each Librarian and 744 students for each Counselor. 7.98% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 23.44% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.38% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Carol Stream's population in DuPage County, Illinois of 2,637 residents in 1900 has increased 15,11-fold to 39,854 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.32% female residents and 49.68% male residents live in Carol Stream, DuPage County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Carol Stream, DuPage County, Illinois are married and the remaining 38.50% are single population.

  • 32 minutes is the average time that residents in Carol Stream 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.

    84.55% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.71% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.65% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.95% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Carol Stream, DuPage County, Illinois, 67.14% are owner-occupied homes, another 29.10% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.77% are vacant.

  • The 57.28% of the population in Carol Stream, DuPage County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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