Profile for Glencoe, Illinois, IL
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Glencoe is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community name combines "glen" and "Coe," maiden name of the wife of Walter Gurnee, a founder.
The latitude of Glencoe is 42.135N. The longitude is -87.758W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 673 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,869.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Glencoe demographic reports
Glencoe is on Lake Michigan.
The first non-native, Anson Taylor, moved into the area in 1835.
The railroad arrived in 1855, enhancing the prospects of the community.
Fourteen years later, in 1869, the community was incorporated.
In the times around the turn of the 20th century, many Chicago residents built summer homes on Glencoe's lakeshore.
Ranked No. 1 healthiest town (among communities of less than 10,000 population), by Chicago magazine, October 2005
Local ZIP code 60022 was identified by American Demographics magazine as the 22nd most affluent ZIP in the U.S. (April 2005)
Filming location for:
· 1983 movie, "Risky Business"
· 1986 movie, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
· 1984 movie, "Sixteen Candles"
Well-known residents have included:
· Archibald MacLeish, poet
· Bruce Dern, actor
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Glencoe attractions: Chicago Botanic Garden
Historic sites and museums: Glencoe Historical Society, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Glencoe is thirty miles up the lake from Chicago. It is a perfect town for a certain kind of dreamy kid, with just enough history to get your arms around.
-- Lake Effect
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Ancestry & family history
14% of Glencoe residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Glencoe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Glencoe was $88,059, compared with $21,587 nationally.
80% of Glencoe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Glencoe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $983. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,523.
Libraries in Glencoe include Glencoe Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Glencoe political report.
The average commute time for Glencoe workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ Glencoe is thirty miles up the lake from Chicago. It is a perfect town for a certain kind of dreamy kid, with just enough history to get your arms around. ”
~ Lake Effect
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