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Northbrook is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The latitude of Northbrook is 42.127N. The longitude is -87.828W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,061.


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Median household income
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$95,665
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Northbrook demographic reports
Northbrook is on the Chicago River.
Former and merged names include:
· Shermerville
Following Chicago's 1871 fire, the community experienced much growth, which was facilitated by the arrival of a railway line. Bricks could easily be sent into the quickly re-building Chicago from the community's brickyard.

The village for incorporated in 1901.

The village's name was changed to Northbrook in 1923, in an attempt to improve the community's somewhat seedy reputation.

Filming location for:
· 1985 movie, "The Breakfast Club"
· 1984 movie, "Sixteen Candles"
Well-known residents have included:
· Ben Agosto, 2006 Olympics silver medal winner (ice dancing)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: Northbrook Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: River Trail Nature Center
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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16% of Northbrook residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Northbrook ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Northbrook was $50,765, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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62% of Northbrook residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Northbrook, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,215.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,093.


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

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Newspapers in Northbrook include Riverside-Brookfield Landmark

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Northbrook political report.

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Northbrook restaurants taking online reservations include Forty One North, Kamehachi of Tokyo - Northbrook, Prairie Grass Cafe ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Northbrook workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Northbrook between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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