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Cary

  •   State: 
    Illinois
      County: 
    McHenry County
      City: 
    Cary
      County all: 
    McHenry | Lake
      County FIPS: 
    17111 | 17097
      Coordinates: 
    42°12′47″N 88°14′54″W
      Area total: 
    6.60 sq mi (17.10 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.53 sq mi (16.91 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.07 sq mi (0.19 km²)
      Elevation: 
    823 ft (251 m)
      Established: 
    1833
  •   Latitude: 
    42,2182
      Longitude: 
    -88,2381
      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: 
    60013
      GMAP: 

    Cary, McHenry County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
    17,826
      Population density: 
    2,730.70 residents per square mile of area (1,054.37/km²)
      Household income: 
    $87,356
      Households: 
    6,098
      Unemployment rate: 
    9.60%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.50%
      Income taxes: 
    3.00%

In 1841, William Dennison Cary purchased 82 acres (33 ha) for $1.25 an acre at the location of the current town and built a farm. In 1856, Cary included a train station for the Illinois & Wisconsin Railway which connected Cary to Chicago and Janesville. The community around Cary Station was incorporated in 1893 as Cary, Illinois. A Cary resident, Chris Rudolph, was a contestant on TLC's "Spouse House," airing in July 2017. The interior of the bed and breakfast room that Bill Murray's character stays in, in the 1993 film Groundhog Day, was built in a warehouse in Cary. U.S. Route 14, locally known as Northwest Highway, passes through Cary between its northwest and southeast borders. Some portions of Cary also are served by Crystal Lake Community Consolidated School District 47 and Community Unit School District 300. Trinity Oaks Christian Academy, a non-denominational Christian school, is located in Cary, as well as Saints Peter and Paul, a Roman Catholic school and parish. Cary is located at 42°1247N 88°1454W (42.2129566, -88.2483260). According to the 2010 census, Cary has a total area of 6.358 square miles (16.47 km²) (or 98.62%) is land and 0.088 square miles. (or 1.38%) is water. There were 6,424 households, out of which 2838 had children under the age of 18 living with them.

Founding

Cary is the primary city name, but also Oakwood Hills, Trout Valley are acceptable city names or spellings. In 1841, William Dennison Cary purchased 82 acres (33 ha) for $1.25 an acre at the location of the current town and built a farm. In 1856, Cary included a train station for the Illinois & Wisconsin Railway which connected Cary to Chicago and Janesville. The community around Cary Station was incorporated in 1893 as Cary, Illinois. The economy relied heavily on selling produce, mainly pickles, and the farmers utilized the railway to conduct business with more industrialized cities such as St. Louis and Chicago. In the 1950s, highway transportation overtook rail as the primary means of moving people and goods. Northwest Highway (U.S. 14) parallels the railroad right-of-way, which has been the Union Pacific Northwest Metra line since the union Pacific merged with the Chicago & Northwestern in 1995. The town soon became a winter resort for skiing. The success of this transportation enterprise helped transform Cary into the suburban community it is today. People traveled by rail and most commerce became dependent on the railroad. In the 1960s, Cary became a suburb of Chicago, and in the 1990s, it became a suburban community of Chicago and surrounding areas. The city of Cary is home to the University of Illinois at Chicago, which was founded in 1894. It is also the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, which won the World Series in 1998. The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series game in 1998 against the San Francisco 49ers. The game was the first Chicago-to-Cary game ever played.

Geography

Cary is located at 42°1247N 88°1454W (42.2129566, -88.2483260).According to the 2010 census, Cary has a total area of 6.358 square miles (16.47 km²) It is located on the Fox River. The town has a population of 2,816. It is the location of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, which is held in Cary every year. The tournament is one of the largest in the United States, with a capacity of more than 1,000 people. It also hosts the Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympics, which are held in the same year as the town. The city is home to the Cary High School, which was founded in 1881. It was the first high school in the state to open in 1883. It has been the site of the University of Wisconsin-Cary since 1884. The school has a history of being founded in the early 1800s. It became the first college in Wisconsin in 1885. It opened its doors to students in 1891. The campus is located in the town's historic downtown area, which dates back to the 19th century. The Fox River runs through the town, and the town is on the banks of the river. The area has a water supply of 0.23 km², with 1.38 km² of that water being available for use in the spring and summer. The village's population is 2,084.

Demographics

The population of Cary was 17,826 as of 2020. There were 6,424 households, out of which 2838 had children under the age of 18 living with them. The median income for a household in the village was $100,339, and the medianincome for a family was $111,065. The US 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 and can live in Cary, North Carolina, or any other U.S. city or town.

Education

Cary is mainly served by Community High School District 155 for high school students. Some portions of Cary also are served by Crystal Lake Community Consolidated School District 47 and Community Unit School District 300. Trinity Oaks Christian Academy, a non-denominational Christian school, is located in Cary. Saints Peter and Paul, a Roman Catholic school and parish, is also located in the town. The town is home to a number of non-profit organizations, such as the Cary Foundation, which provides grants and scholarships to students in need of financial assistance. It is also home to the Cary Lions Club, which helps raise money for local charities. The Town of Cary has a history of being involved in sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. It has also been the site of the Cary High School football team, which won the state championship in the 1980s and 1990s. It was also the home of Cary High's football team in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the town's track and field team. The city also has a baseball field, which was built in the 1950s and is still in use today. It also hosts the Cary Little League, which has been in existence since the 1960s and has won several state championships. It's home to two high school football teams, Cary-Grove High School and Prairie Ridge High School, which also has two junior high schools. There are also two elementary schools and one middle school in Cary, which are part of School District 26.

Popular culture

The interior of the bed and breakfast room that Bill Murray's character stays in, in the 1993 film Groundhog Day, was built in a warehouse in Cary. Suzanne Evenson of Cary was featured on HGTV's show House Hunters International on December 8, 2010, showcasing her family's move from Cary to Dubai. A Cary resident, Chris Rudolph, was a contestant on TLC's "Spouse House," airing in July 2017. In the summer of 2016, Burger King opened its first ever drive-thru only restaurant in Cary, the first of its kind in the U.S. and the first in North Carolina. The restaurant is located in the former location of the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, which was closed for much of the 1980s and 1990s. It is now located in a former state fairgrounds building, which has been converted into a parking lot. The parking lot was once the site of the State Fair of North Carolina, which closed in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The current state fair is located at the former State Fair Grounds, which opened in the mid-1980s and is now the location for the N.C. State Fair, which is now a tourist attraction. The town is home to a number of historic buildings, including the Cary Castle, which dates back to the 17th century. The Cary Castle was once home to the founder of the Cary School of Arts and Crafts, which later became the Cary Museum of Art and Design.

Transportation

U.S. Route 14, locally known as Northwest Highway, passes through Cary between its northwest and southeast borders. Illinois Route 31 forms part of Cary's western border. Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest Line has a station in Cary and operates daily service to Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago. Lake in the Hills Airport is approximately two miles west of Cary’s west border. It is located on the Illinois River, which runs through the town. The town has a population of about 2,000, according to the 2010 census. It has a post office with a ZIP code of 7054. It also has a public library with a branch in the downtown Chicago area. The city has a lakefront promenade, which was built in the early 1900s. It was named after the town's founder, William "Bill" Cary, who was born in the town in 1881. The lakefront is also known as the "Cary River" and is located in the Chicago River valley, which ran through the city for much of the city's early 20th century. The Cary River flows through the center of the town, and the town also has an outlet for the Chicago Cubs baseball team, which has a stadium in the city. It's also known for its golf course, which dates back to the 1930s and 1940s, and for its lakefront homes, which date to the 1950s and 1960s. The village is located near the intersection of the Illinois and Illinois Turnpike.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Cary, McHenry County, Illinois = 44.6. 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 60. 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 80. 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 Cary = 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 (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 17,826 individuals with a median age of 33.8 age the population grows by 26.04% in Cary, McHenry County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,730.70 residents per square mile of area (1,054.37/km²). There are average 3.21 people per household in the 6,098 households with an average household income of $87,356 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 Cary per 100,000 population = 116.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Cary = 36 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 = 192. 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 48, 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 Cary, McHenry County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 89.66%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 19 years with median home cost = $200,570 and home appreciation of -10.63%. 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 $19.70 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 $4,498 per student. There are 20.4 students for each teacher in the school. 5917.14% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 28.76% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.49% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Cary's population in McHenry County, Illinois of 1,000 residents in 1900 has increased 17,83-fold to 17,826 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.42% female residents and 49.58% male residents live in Cary, McHenry County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Cary, McHenry County, Illinois are married and the remaining 28.48% are single population.

  • 39.5 minutes is the average time that residents in Cary 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.

    81.91% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.87% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 6.67% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.51% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Cary, McHenry County, Illinois, 89.66% are owner-occupied homes, another 8.57% are rented apartments, and the remaining 1.77% are vacant.

  • The 46.49% of the population in Cary, McHenry County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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