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Hinsdale is a village in DuPage County, in the Chicago metro area. (The community straddles DuPage and Cook counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The community was named for H.W. Hinsdale, early director of the CB&Q Railroad.

The latitude of Hinsdale is 41.800N. The longitude is -87.936W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 699 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,954.


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Median household income
Local
$104,551
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hinsdale demographic reports
Ranked No. 1 healthiest town (among communities of 15,000-24,999 population), by Chicago magazine, October 2005
Filming location for:
· 1991 movie, "Backdraft"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Fine Arts Festival - June 16-17, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hinsdale web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: West Suburban Symphony Orchestra
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hinsdale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DuPage County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60523 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Hinsdale residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hinsdale ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hinsdale was $63,765, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

69% of Hinsdale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hinsdale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $765.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,753.


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Libraries in Hinsdale include Hinsdale Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hinsdale include Hinsdale Doings

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DuPage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hinsdale political report.

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The average commute time for Hinsdale workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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