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Hampshire is a township in Kane County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Hampshire. For links to other places called Hampshire, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hampshire is 42.108N. The longitude is -88.53W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 883 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,793.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hampshire demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60140 ZIP code.
35% of Hampshire residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hampshire ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hampshire was $26,013, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Hampshire residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hampshire, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $632. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,469.
Kane County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hampshire political report.
The average commute time for Hampshire workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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