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A Little about Schaumburg Illinois

 

Schaumburg is a city in Cook County Illinois located in the northeastern region of the state and a suburb of Chicago. Home to the headquarters of Motorola Solutions, one of America’s largest malls and one of just two IKEA stores in the entire state of Illinois the city of Schaumburg is full of opportunity being a spot on the Golden Corridor.

History

Schaumburg’s first name was actually Sarah’s Grove. The name Sarah’s Grove came from some of the township’s earliest settlers, three families that lived near a grove of  woods in the northwest end all with a family member named Sarah. The earliest inhabitaSchaumburg Illinoisnts of Schaumburg where Native Americans. Americans referred to as “Yankees” began to settle in the area and set up farms. In the 1830’s Johann Sunderlage a German-born man came to Schaumburg. Sunderlage was very instrumental in the development of early Schaumburg and returned home to Germany to bring his family and friends back with him to Schaumburg. By the 1850’s 48 percent of Schaumburg’s population was of German decent. In 1850 a meeting was held to rename the township from Sarah’s Grove where a wealthy landowner slammed his fist on the table and shouted in German the township was to be named Schaumberg after Schaumburg County in Germany where most of the German settlers were from. By 1870 Schaumburg was completely a German township and remained so until the Great Depression in 1930. German was the first language of most families in Schaumburg until the 1950’s.

At first Schaumburg was an isolated town full of farmland until the car became the main mode of transportation and the Northwest Tollway was built in 1956 through the farmlands. The expansion of Schaumburg in the 1960’s changed the area completely. Schaumburg went from a quiet rural community to a thriving metropolis suburb that it is today.

Woodfield Mall

Located at the intersection of Golf Road and Interstate 290, Woodfield Mall is the largest shopping center in Illinois and the 11th largest shopping mall in the United States. Here you will find over 300 stores including the nation’s largest Sears store. The mall opened in 1971 and is a big piece of the Schaumburg economy and history. The Woodfield Mall brought attention to Chicago suburbs and spurred development like the Itasca Towers and corporate development in Hoffman Estates. Each year the mall attracts around 27 million visitors and is a top tourist attraction in the Chicago area.

Park District

Schaumburg’s Park District is award winning with over 1000 acres of park land and a wide range of recreational activities. The Schaumburg Park District includes the Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary, indoor family aquatic center, recreation center, five community swimming pools, three community fitness centers, two gymnasiums, two public golf courses, 53 athletic fields and 47 playground areas.

The Park District holds a number of programs every year as well as hosts musical and live theater performances. They also have a great recreational sports program for kids with just about every sport imaginable.

Library

The Schaumburg Library is award winning and one of the largest in the country. Here you will find over 630,000 different titles. The library is host to a number of public events including activities specifically for seniors, teens, and children and family events including movie nights.

Housing

There are a variety of home styles in Schaumburg from condos and townhomes to single family homes. The median home value in Schaumburg is $208,000 and homes can range in price from under $100,000 to over $1million. 66% percent of Schaumburg residents are homeowners. Schaumburg is highly supportive of affordable housing initiatives and offers first time buyers program, senior housing options, residential rehab assistance and transitional housing assistance.

The first large subdivision neighborhood of Schaumburg is Weathersfield. Started in 1959 this neighborhood has grown with 22 different building stages over two decades of construction and holds thousands of single family homes.

Schools

The public schools of Schaumburg are some of the greatest in Illinois. Most schools in Schaumburg are part of Schaumburg Township School District 54. The elementary schools in district 54 have received many awards including Blue Ribbon awards and Teachers Who Excel awards.

Schaumburg High is part of Township High School District 211. The high school has recently undergone renovations to update the outside and add classrooms, science labs and offices.

Sports programs at Schaumburg schools excel as well as academic ones. The test scores of Schaumburg schools excel national scores. Many young families seek to live in Schaumburg because of the excellent schools.

Popular Events

The Prairie Center is a 442 seat theater where residents can take in a local play or show as well as concerts by larger name groups. There is also a free outdoor concert series in the summer.

On Memorial Day weekend the Prairie Arts Festival brings in over 130 painters, sculptors, jewelry makers, photographers, potters and artists of every kind to display and sell their at a free festival. Guests can also take in live music, food truck court and children’s art activities.

Septemberfest is three days of arts and crafts displays, live entertainment, fireworks, Miss Septemberfest Competition, carnival, non-profit day, bingo and Labor Day Parade. The festival has been held for 45 years every September.

In November is the annual tree lighting ceremony with Santa, Caroling, live entertainment, refreshments and of course community tree lighting.

Looking for some nightlife or bigger events? Hop the train into Chicago for a night out in the big city. Images by By Jauerback (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Economic Data for Zip Code 60194

Household Income Graph

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Note: Household Income figures are based on total household income.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Demographics Data for Zip Code 60194

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* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Population Data for Zip Code 60194

  • 19,777
  • 20,882
  • 21,278
  • 2012 Census
  • 2014 Estimated
  • 2019 Projected

Households

  • Total (2010 Census):7,992
  • Estimated (Present):8,193
  • Projected (2019):8,285
  • Household Change (2010-Present) 2.52%
  • Household Change (2010-2017) 3.67%

Notes:

  • Figures in the Population Change graph represent total population for the zip code.
  • Estimated Change 2014 shows the percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2014.
  • Projected Change 2019 shows the projected percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2019.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Public Schools in Zip Code 60194

  • Name
  • District
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • SCHAUMBURG HIGH SCHOOL
  • TOWNSHIP HSD 211
  • 9th-12th
  • 1100 WEST SCHAUMBURG RD
  • SCHAUMBURG
  • 2,571

  • HELEN KELLER JHS
  • SCHAUMBURG CCSD 54
  • 7th-8th
  • 820 BODE RD
  • SCHAUMBURG
  • 562

  • ELIZABETH BLACKWELL ELEM SCHOOL
  • SCHAUMBURG CCSD 54
  • PreK-6th
  • 345 NORTH WALNUT LN
  • SCHAUMBURG
  • 343
  • ENDERS-SALK ELEM SCHOOL
  • SCHAUMBURG CCSD 54
  • PreK-6th
  • 345 NORTH SALEM DR
  • SCHAUMBURG
  • 577
  • HERBERT HOOVER ELEM SCHOOL
  • SCHAUMBURG CCSD 54
  • PreK-6th
  • 315 NORTH SPRINGINSGUTH
  • SCHAUMBURG
  • 552

Private Schools in Zip Code 60194

  • Name
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • MONTESSORI LEARNING CENTER INC
  • PreK-K
  • 1015 W GOLF RD
  • Hoffman Est
  • 71
  • BODE PRESCHOOL - CHILD CARE CR
  • PreK-K
  • 946 BODE RD
  • Schaumburg
  • 45
  • CHILDRENS WORLD
  • PreK-K
  • 2350 BODE RD
  • Schaumburg
  • 137
  • KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTER
  • PreK-K
  • 1021 N SALEM DRIVE
  • Schaumburg
  • 90
  • SCHAUMBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
  • PreK-12th
  • 200 N Roselle Rd
  • Schaumburg
  • 1,211
  • ST. PETER LUTHERAN SCHOOL
  • PreK-8th
  • 208 E Schaumburg Rd
  • Schaumburg
  • 428
Community demographic data is provided by Geolytics Inc. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.

Schools listed are those in the Zip Code of the listing, but may not serve this address.
School Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. All properties are subject to prior sale or withdrawal. Data may not be reproduced or redistributed and may not be used for any purpose other than individual consumer's use.

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