DuPage County, Illinois
DuPage County is a county in the U. S. state of Illinois, one of the collar counties of the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 916,924, its county seat is Wheaton. DuPage County has become developed and suburbanized, although some pockets of farmland remain in the county's western and northern parts; the county has a high socioeconomic profile and residents of Hinsdale and Oak Brook include some of the wealthiest people in the Midwest. On the whole, the county enjoys above average median household income levels and low overall poverty levels when compared to the national average. In 2018 Niche ranked two DuPage municipalities amongst the top 20 best places to live in America. DuPage County was formed on February 1839 out of Cook County; the county took its name from the DuPage River, which was, in turn, named after a French fur trapper, DuPage. The first written history to address the name, the 1882 History of DuPage County, Illinois, by Rufus Blanchard, relates: The DuPage River had, from time immemorial, been a stream well known.
It took its name from a French trader who settled on this stream below the fork previous to 1800. Hon. H. W. Blodgett, of Waukegan, informs the writer that J. B. Beaubien had spoken to him of the old Frenchman, Du Page, whose station was on the bank of the river, down toward its mouth, stated that the river took its name from him; the county name must have the same origin. Col Gurden S. Hubbard, who came into the country in 1818, informs the writer that the name DuPage, as applied to the river was universally known, but the trader for whom it was named lived there before his time. Mr. Beaubien says; this was in reply to Mr. Blodgett’s inquiry of him concerning the matter; the first white settler in DuPage County was Bailey Hobson, with Lewis Stewart, built a house in 1831 for the Hobson family at a site about 2 miles south of present-day downtown Naperville. Hobson built a mill to serve surrounding farmers. Today, the Hobson house still stands on Hobson Road in Naperville, the location of the mill is commemorated with a millstone and monument in today’s Pioneer Park.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 336 square miles, of which 327 square miles is land and 8.9 square miles is water. The DuPage River and the Salt Creek flow through DuPage County. According to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, the highest point in the county is located at the Mallard Lake Landfill, which at its highest point is 982 feet above mean sea level. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Wheaton have ranged from a low of 14 °F in January to a high of 87 °F in July, although a record low of −26 °F was recorded in January 1985 and a record high of 105 °F was recorded in July 1995. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.56 inches in February to 4.60 inches in August. Counties that are adjacent to DuPage include: Cook County Will County Kendall County Kane County I-55 I-88 I-290 I-294 I-355 US 20 US 34 IL 19 IL 38 IL 53 IL 56 IL 59 IL 64 IL 83 IL 390 DuPage County's population's distribution by race and ethnicity in the 2010 census was as follows: DuPage County has become more diverse.
The population of foreign-born residents increased from about 71,300 in 1990 to 171,000 by 2009 estimates. There were 325,601 households, out of which 37.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present and 28.00% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.27. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 32.40% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64 and 9.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females, age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males. The median income for a household in the county was $98,441 and the median income for a family was $113,086. Males had a median income of $60,909 versus $41,346 for females.
The mean or average income for a family in DuPage County is $121,009, according to the 2005 census. The per capita income for the county was $38,458. About 2.40% of families and 3.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.90% of those under age 18 and 4.30% of those age 65 or over. DuPage County has several hundred Christian churches. Well-known churches include Community Christian Church of Naperville, College Church of Wheaton, Wheaton Bible Church, First Baptist Church of Wheaton. There is a large Catholic contingency, part of the Diocese of Joliet, a Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Glendale Heights; the Theosophical Society in America in Wheaton, the North American headquarters of the Theosophical Society Adyar, provides lectures and classes on theosophy, yoga and New Age spirituality. Islamic mosques are located in Villa Park, Glendale Heights, Westmont, Bolingbrook, Woodale, West Chicago, unincorporated Glen Ellyn. There are Hindu temples in Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream and Medinah, an Arya Samaj center in West Chicago.
There is a Nichiren Shōshū Zen Buddhist temple in West Chicago and a Theravada Buddhist Temple, called the Budd
Hanover Park, Illinois
Hanover Park is a village in Cook and DuPage counties in the U. S. state of Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. The population was 37,973 at the 2010 census. Ontarioville is a neighborhood within the village. Hanover Park is located at 41°58′44″N 88°8′46″W. According to the 2010 census, Hanover Park has a total area of 6.435 square miles, of which 6.33 square miles is land and 0.105 square miles is water. As of the census of 2016, there were 38,210 people, 11,264 households, 9,123 families residing in the village; the population density was 5,634.4 people per square mile. There were 11,343 housing units at an average density of 1,669.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 68.13% White, 6.13% African American, 0.28% Native American, 11.95% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.36% from other races, 3.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 26.73% of the population. There were 11,264 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.0% were non-families.
13.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.44 and the average family size was 3.75. In the village, the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 35.0% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, 4.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.9 males. The median income for a household in the village was $66,343, the median income for a family was $78,456. Males had a median income of $40,109 versus $29,343 for females; the per capita income for the village was $22,643. About 4.7% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over. In 2011, 15.2% of Hanover Park's residents were Asian, making it the Chicago suburb with the eighth highest percentage of Asians. The town is served by several school districts.
One is a Unit School District. It serves an area of some 90 square miles in DuPage and Kane Counties. 40,000 children of school age are in its area. U-46 is the second largest in Illinois behind Chicago Public Schools. Other school districts serving Hanover Park include Schaumburg Township Elementary School District 54, Township High School District 211, Community Consolidated School District 93, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Keeneyville School District 20 and Lake Park High School District 108. A total of six different public high schools serve the village. Streamwood High School Bartlett High School Schaumburg High School Hoffman Estates High School Lake Park High School Glenbard North High School Hanover Park has a station on Metra's Milwaukee District/West Line, which provides daily rail service between Elgin and Chicago, Illinois. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Hanover Park is in zone F. Christopher Kolk - photographer of celebrity and fashion Jon Walker - was the bassist from American pop punk pop band Panic!
At The Disco and was the lead guitarist of The Young Veins The Hanover Park Park District is a general park district established by the voters of Hanover Park in 1964. The park district is responsible for the maintenance and administration of parks and park facilities and is governed by five commissioners elected at large for overlapping, four-year terms; the Hanover Park Park District maintains 21 park sites encompassing128 acres. Poplar Creek Public Library District Schaumburg Township District Library - serves area of Hanover Park in Schaumburg Township Hanover Park Park District Official website
Schaumburg is a village in Cook County and DuPage County in northeastern Illinois, United States. It is part of the Golden Corridor. Schaumburg is 28 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop and 10 miles northwest of O'Hare International Airport; as of the 2010 census, the village had a total population of 74,227. In 2018, the Village of Schaumburg was ranked the Best Place to Live in Illinois by MONEY Magazine. In 2017, Money ranked Schaumburg the 9th best place to live in the United States. Schaumburg has one of Illinois's two IKEA stores, it contains the Woodfield Mall, the 11th largest mall in the United States, which at most times has over 300 stores. Schaumburg's transition from a rural community to a suburban city began with Alfred Campanelli's first large-scale suburban-style development in 1959 and Woodfield Mall's opening on September 9, 1971. Schaumburg is bordered by Hoffman Estates and Palatine to the north, Rolling Meadows to the northeast, Elk Grove Village to the southeast, Roselle to the south, Hanover Park to the southwest, Streamwood to the west.
The village of Schaumburg was incorporated on March 7, 1956, but the heritage of Schaumburg dates back to much earlier times when the first inhabitants of the area were members of the Sauk, Fox and Kickapoo Native American tribes. By the mid-19th century, settlers first began to arrive from the eastern United States. Many of the Germans came from a small princely state now in Lower Saxony. Legend has it that one of the earliest settlers was Trumball Kent from New York. Kent, a "Yankee", as settlers from New England were called in the west, farmed property in the northeast corner of the township. Another Yankee was Horace Williams, who owned substantial lands but lived in the hamlet of Palatine in Palatine Township. Ernst Schween settled in 1835 not far from what used to be called Olde Schaumburg Centre, in what was and is now known as Sarah's Grove. Another early settler in Schaumburg Township was German-born Johann Sunderlage. According to one legend, Sunderlage was a member of a survey team that divided Cook County into townships around 1833.
He liked the area so much that, upon completion of the project, he returned to Europe and brought his family and friends from Germany and settled in the area now known as Hoffman Estates in Schaumburg Township around 1836. His home still stands in its original location. Sunderlage and his family occupied their land in the township until the federal land sale of 1842 allowed them to buy the property and obtain the deed. Sunderlage and Kent represented the predominant groups that settled Schaumburg Township in its early days. In 1840, 56 percent of the township households originated from the eastern United States, while 28 percent were German-born. By the 1850s, the population mix had changed to 48 percent German. By 1870, Schaumburg Township had become German. Land records show that most of the property in the township was owned by German immigrants or their descendants; this pattern emerged as many Yankee "settlers" continued to travel west for the promise of newly opened lands on the Great Plains.
The land they owned in Schaumburg was purchased by German-born immigrants. Schaumburg Township remained exclusively under German ownership until the Great Depression of the 1930s; the Depression caused the foreclosure on some German-owned farms which were purchased by non-German individuals and companies. Nonetheless, German heritage remained important in the area. German was the first language of the majority of households until the 1950s. St. Peter Lutheran Church, the community's oldest Christian church, had services in German as late as 1970; the church remains as a museum. Services were first held at the then-existing Rohlwing-Fenz store, at the southwest corner of the intersection of Schaumburg Road and Roselle Road, until their first church building was completed in 1847; the pastor was Francis Hoffman, who walked from the Bensenville area to hold the Christian religious meetings in Schaumburg. He served as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois; when he retired from the church's ministry, he moved to Wisconsin where he operated an experimental farm and edited a German-language agricultural newspaper.
Other people of the area who were notable in the 1840s included Quindel, Moeller, Kastning, Meyer, Thies, Hattendorf and Freise. The original 1842 township survey names the grove as Sarah's Grove. Three families lived near a grove of woods on the northwest end of the township, each family had a woman named Sarah. At a township meeting in 1850, citizens debated new names for the town. A wealthy landowner named Friedrich Heinrich Nerge, at one point during the meeting, slammed his fist on the table and yelled in German, "Schaumburg schall et heiten!". At that point, the township became called Schaumburg; the name was taken from Grafschaft Schaumburg in a part of Hessen-Kassel, now Lower Saxony. Most of the township's German settlers were from Schaumburg; some came from Hannover. Schaumburg Township prospered during its early days; the area's main occupation was farming, with potato growing, dairy products and raising cattle as main sources of income. The land was a large meadow surrounded by extensive wilderness.
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Addison is a village located in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, in DuPage County, United States. The population was 36,942 at the 2010 census; the community itself was named Dunkley's Grove after the settler Hezekiah Dunklee, was renamed after a town in England or Addison, New York. Adventureland amusement park was located in Addison during the 1970s; the Addison Industrial District was the proposed location for the reconstruction of Comiskey Park in the late 1980s before this was voted down. The Village of Addison lies on a tributary of the Des Plaines River. Addison is located at 41°55′54″N 88°0′8″W. According to the 2010 census, Addison has a total area of 9.98 square miles, of which 9.77 square miles is land and 0.21 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 35,914 people, 11,649 households, 9,097 families residing in the village; the population density was 3,807.6 people per square mile. There were 11,805 housing units at an average density of 1,251.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 75.39% White, 2.51% African American, 0.35% Native American, 7.94% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.39% from other races, 2.40% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.40% of the population. There were 11,649 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.9% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.46. In the village, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males. The median income for a household in the village was $54,090, the median income for a family was $59,007. Males had a median income of $39,718 versus $27,815 for females; the per capita income for the village was $21,201.
9.6% of the population and 7.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. Addison is home to Indian Trail Junior High School; the Elementary schools are: Wesley Elementary, Lake Park Elementary, Fullerton Elementary, Army Trail Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Stone Elementary. St. Philip the Apostle, a private Catholic school and parish, is located in Addison and serves students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Driscoll Catholic High School was located in Addison before closing in 2009. DeVry University and Chamberlain College of Nursing call Addison home. Another public place in Addison for education is the Addison Public Library, it offers thousands of books to residents, as well as computer privileges and various educational, creative and technical skill classes. According to Addison's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city were: Rich Veenstra is the Mayor of Addison.
Other elected officials include Village Trustees Sam Nasti, Harry Theodore, Tom Hundley, Bill Lynch, Cathy Kluczny and Joe McDermott, Village Clerk Lucille Zucchero. The town of Triggiano, Italy is the sister city of Addison. Addison is located in Illinois's 8th congressional district, represented by Raja Krishnamoorthi. In the Illinois Senate it is Representative by Tom Cullerton. In the Illinois House of Representatives it is represented by Christine Winger, Deb Conroy. and Kathleen Willis. Mark Anelli, former tight end for the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams. Tim Breslin, professional hockey player, he played left wing for the Chicago Wolves. Jim Ellison, founder of the legendary Power Pop band, Material Issue, along with Ted Ansani and Mike Zelenko. Jamie Freveletti, author of the Covert-One series novels The Geneva Strategy. Bobby Hull, Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, he lived in Addison from 1963-1971. George Ireland, men's basketball coach who led the Loyola Ramblers to win the 1963 NCAA championship.
He died in Addison. Kyle Kinane, stand-up comedian and actor, he is a graduate of Addison Trail High School. Hubert J. Loftus and politician Tony Pasquesi, defensive lineman for the Chicago Cardinals from 1955-1957, he was a resident of Addison at the time of his death. Rob Renzetti and creator of My Life as a Teenage Robot, he was raised in Addison. Mike Retondo, bassist for the Plain White T's. Mark Rodenhauser, an American football player who played center for seven NFL teams from 1987 to 1999, he played football at Addison Trail High School. Alexa Scimeca Knierim, pair skater and winner of the 2015 U. S. Figure Skating Championships with her then-fiancé Chris Knierim, she is a graduate of Addison Trail High School. Rocco Sisto, actor best known for playing young Junior Soprano on The Sopranos. Leon Spinks, boxer, he resided in Addison after his retirement from boxing. Lina Trivedi, involved with creation of, she was raised in Addison where she lived for most of her school-age and young-adult life, is a graduate of Addison Trail H
Bloomingdale is a village in DuPage County, United States 25 miles west of Chicago. The population was 22,018 at the 2010 census. Bloomingdale is one of the earliest villages settled in; the Meacham family settled here in 1833, by the end of the following year, 12 to 15 families had settled in the locality. It was named Meacham's Grove; the community was served by modern day Lake Street. It became an important stop for westward travelers. A Cook County settlement, it was annexed by DuPage County in 1839; the northern part of the village wanted to develop commercially while the southern part wished to remain a farming community. In 1923, the village split to accommodate this—the northern portion of the town was incorporated as Roselle. From 1950 to 1980, the population increased from 338 to 12,659. Stratford Square Mall, located at Springfield Road and Schick Road, is the largest of Bloomingdale's shopping centers; the indoor, landscaped mall contains three major department stores and more than 150 specialty shops and restaurants with three vacant anchors, one of which will become a supermarket.
Old Town Bloomingdale, at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomingdale Road, is a collection of small businesses and shops located in restored buildings at the original site of the village's first settlement. Bloomingdale is located at 41°56′58″N 88°4′57″W. According to the 2010 census, Bloomingdale has a total area of 7.04 square miles, of which 6.78 square miles is land and 0.26 square miles is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 21,675 people, 8,219 households, 5,662 families residing in the village; the population density was 3,204.1 people per square mile. There were 8,399 housing units at an average density of 1,241.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 85.37% White, 2.57% African American, 0.12% Native American, 8.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.96% of the population. There were 8,219 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.1% were non-families.
24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08. In the village, the population was spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males. The median income for a household in the village was $51,365, the median income for a family was $78,889. Males had a median income of $52,729 versus $35,827 for females; the per capita income for the village was $30,941. About 1.8% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over. Elementary school districts serving Bloomingdale include: Bloomingdale School District 13 Community Consolidated School District 93 It is headquartered in Bloomingdale and operates two schools in Bloomingdale: Stratford Middle School and the Early Childhood Center.
Keeneyville School District 20 Marquardt School District 15 It operates Winnebago Elementary School in Bloomingdale. Medinah District 11High school districts include: Glenbard Township High School District 87 Students in the section of Bloomingdale within District 87 are zoned to either Glenbard East High School in Lombard or Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream. Lake Park High School in RoselleBloomingdale has St. Isidore School. Nearby private schools: St. Francis High School in Wheaton St. Matthew School in Glendale Heights St. Walter Catholic School in Roselle Trinity Lutheran School in RoselleThe community is served by the 35,000-square-foot Bloomingdale Public Library. Nate Fox, professional basketball player Austin Jones, YouTuber and musician Frank C. Rathje, president of the American Bankers Association, founder of the Mutual National Bank of Chicago Village of Bloomingdale official website Bloomingdale Historical Society Bloomingdale Public Library official website Bloomingdale School District 13 Images of historic Bloomingdale from the Bloomingdale Heritage Collection at Bloomingdale Public Library
Lombard is a village in DuPage County, United States, a suburb of Chicago. The population was 42,322 at the 2000 census; the United States Census Bureau estimated the population in 2004 to be 42,975. The village's challenge to the Census Bureau regarding its official 2010 population was accepted, revising the official population of the village from 43,165 to 43,395. Part of Potawatomi Native American landscape, the Lombard area was first settled by Americans of European descent in the 1830s. Lombard shares its early history with Glen Ellyn. Brothers Ralph and Morgan Babcock settled in a grove of trees along the DuPage River. In what was known as Babcock's Grove, Lombard developed to the east and Glen Ellyn to the west. In 1837, Babcock's Grove was connected to Chicago by a stagecoach line which stopped at Stacy's Tavern at Geneva and St. Charles Roads. Fertile land, the DuPage River, plentiful timber drew farmers to the area. Sheldon and Harriet Peck moved from Onondaga, New York, to this area in 1837 to farm 80 acres of land.
In addition, Peck was an artist and primitive portrait painter who traveled to clients across northeastern Illinois. The Peck house served as the area's first school and has been restored by the Lombard Historical Society. In 2011, the Peck House was inducted into the National Park Service's Network to Freedom—a list of verified Underground Railroad locations; the 1848 arrival of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad provided local farmers and merchants rail access to Chicago, commercial buildings soon sprang up around the train station. Lombard was incorporated in 1869, named after Chicago banker and real estate developer Josia Lewis Lombard. On April 6, 1891, Ellen A. Martin led a group of women to the voting place at the general store, she demanded. The judges were so surprised that one of them had a "spasm," one leaned against the wall for support, the other fell backwards into a barrel of flour! They did not want to let the women vote, so a county judge was asked to decide, he agreed. Ellen Martin became the first woman in Illinois to vote.
In 1916 Illinois women could vote in national elections, but the 19th Amendment was not passed until 1920. In 2008, the city of Lombard, Illinois declared April 6 to be "Ellen Martin Day" in commemoration of Ms. Martin's historic victory for women's suffrage. William LeRoy built a home in the Italianate style on Lombard's Main Street in 1881. LeRoy specialized in making artificial limbs for civil war veterans and lived in this house until 1900; the house would become the home of Harold Gray's parents and the studio of Harold Gray, the originator of Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip. Harold Gray used the home's study to work on the Annie cartoons, some features of the house are drawn into some of his cartoons, such as the grand staircase and the outer deck, he remarried and moved to the east coast. Harold Gray was a charter member of Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098, A. F. & A. M. in 1923. In 1927, the estate of Colonel William Plum, a local resident, was bequeathed to the village; the Plum property included his home, which became the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library, a large garden containing 200 varieties of lilac bushes.
This garden became Lilacia Park. Since 1930, Lombard has hosted parade in May. "Lilac Time in Lombard," is a 16-day festival ending in mid-May. It starts with her court. Many lilac themed events take place, including a formal ball, concerts and beer tasting in the park, a Mothers' Day Brunch, an arts and crafts fair, tours of the park; the grand finale is Lombard's Lilac Festival Parade. The first Lilac Princess in 1930 was Adeline Fleege, whose married name was Gerzan. Lombard's high schools belong to Glenbard Township High School District 87, they are shared with the neighboring town of Glen Ellyn, thus the creation of the portmanteau word "Glenbard". Lombard's elementary and middle schools belong to Lombard School District 44 or DuPage School District 45. High Schools Glenbard East High School Glenbard South High School Serves the far southwest part of Lombard. Glenbard West High School Serves the far northwest part of Lombard. Willowbrook High School Serves the southeast and far northeast part of Lombard.
Addison Trail High School Serves parts of unincorporated Lombard. Private Schools Montini Catholic High School CPSA, College Preparatory School of America The Village of Lombard is a non-home rule community, it has a council–manager form of government. Each elective office is held for a four-year term. Village President: Keith Giagnorio Village Clerk: Sharon Kuderna Trustee, District 1: Dan Whittington Trustee, District 2: Michael Fugiel Trustee, District 3: Reid Foltyniewicz Trustee, District 4: Bill Johnston Trustee, District 5: Robyn Pike Trustee, District 6: William Ware Lombard is located at 41°52′34″N 88°0′54″W. According to the 2010 census, Lombard has a total area of 10.449 square miles, of which 10.25 square miles is land and 0.199 square miles is water. Per the 2010 United States Census, Lombard had 43,165 people. Among non-Hispanics this includes 32,790 White, 1,925 Black, 4,207 Asian, 24 Native American, 4 Pacific Islander, 58 from some other race, & 670 from two or more races; the Hispanic or Latino population included 3,487 people.
There were 17,405 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples