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Sycamore is a city in DeKalb County, in the Chicago metro area.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Sycamore. For links to other places called Sycamore, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Sycamore is 41.988N. The longitude is -88.686W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 869 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,230.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$51,921
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sycamore demographic reports
Sycamore is near the Kishwaukee River.
Former and merged names include:
· Coltonville
· Orange
Local festivals include:
  • Sycamore Pumpkin Festival - Oct. 24-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sycamore web sites and events links in the sections below.
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 Sycamore demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DeKalb 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 60115 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Sycamore residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sycamore ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sycamore was $23,112, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Sycamore residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sycamore, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $529.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,221.


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

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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Sycamore workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Sycamore include Americas Best Value Inn Suites, Comfort Inn Sycamore, Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn.

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