Glenview, Cook County, Illinois

Glenview, Cook County, Illinois

Chicagoland municipality
muni-name = Glenview
state = Illinois
muni = Village
date = 1899
county = Cook
gov = Council-manager
head_label = President
township = Northfield, New Trier, Maine
tcounty = Cook
tcounty2 = Cook
gov_head = Kerry Cummings
pop = 41,847
density-km = 1,201.3
density-mi = 3,111.3
status = up
percent = 12.82
prevyear = 1990
white = 85.59
black = 1.59
hispanic = 4.07
asian = 10.05
islander = 0.02
native = 0.10
other = 1.27
zips = 60025, 60026
acode = 847 & 224
area-km = 34.9
area-mi = 13.5
pci = 73,384
geocode = 29938
mhi = 80,730
mnhv = 536,817
mhv = 699,500| (2007)
website =

Glenview is a suburban village located approximately 18 mi (29 km) north of downtown Chicago in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 41,847. The population is estimated at 44,655 for 2004.


Glenview is located at coor dms|42|4|46|N|87|48|56|W|city (42.079391, -87.815622)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 13.5 square miles (34.9 km²), of which, 13.4 square miles (34.8 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.30%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 41,847 people, 15,464 households, and 11,876 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,111.3 people per square mile (1,201.3/km²). There were 15,853 housing units at an average density of 1,178.7/sq mi (455.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 85.59% White, 1.59% African American, 0.10% Native American, 10.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.07% of the population.

There were 15,464 households, of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $80,730, and the median income for a family was $99,552. Males had a median income of $64,529 versus $40,534 for females. The per capita income for the village was $50,384. 2.0% of the population and 1.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 1.8% are under the age of 18 and 3.2% are 65 or older.


A number of major U.S. corporations have major facilities or offices in Glenview, including Anixter International, Aon, Avon, Family Video, Illinois Tool Works, Kraft Foods, and Pearson Scott Foresman.

Military base

Naval Air Station Glenview was a major facility present for years in Glenview [ [] ] . It was the host for a number of squadrons, including the Coast Guard Air/Sea rescue helicopter service for Chicago/Lake Michigan and a squadron of P-3 Orions which had the mission of East Coast antisubmarine warfare. The rationale for basing the Squadron there was that so many reserve staff were in the Central US, and it was convenient to base the facility near the staff. As a 1–2 hour checklist had to be executed before scanning the seas, there was actually little dead time in the flight to the coast. The base consisted of 1 million cubic yards (800,000 m³) of concrete, 1.5 miles of runways and 108 U.S. Navy buildings.

The Glen

In 1995, the base was closed as part of a military restructuring. The land was deeded back to Glenview by the U.S. Department of Defense. A reuse plan was completed by the Village of Glenview in 1995 and updated into a master plan by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in 1998. The village then assumed the role of Master Developer. The 1,121 acre development was named "The Glen" in 1999. The Glen comprises approximately 15% of the land mass in Glenview. It contains new homes, offices, and shopping centers, including the Glen Town Center and Kerasotes Movie complex. Among other amenities, it also includes a lake, walking and biking trails, two golf courses, Kohl Children's Museum, and a commuter train station nearby.


Glenview is home to a rich variety of animals. These animals coexist with the human residents of Glenview and thrive in the many forest preserves that call Glenview home. The most frequently spotted birds in Glenview include Robins, Sparrows, Cardinals, Brown Birds, Crows, Canada Geese, Mallard ducks, and occasionally Great Horned Owls. On nature walks through the Glen, the forest preserves, or The Grove, one can come upon white tailed deer, and an occasional coyote. Also to be seen are brown rabbits, cicadas (both the 17 year and the 4 year varieties), box and alligator snapping turtles, and sometimes small frogs and toads. Among the arthropods and insects seen in Glenview are ants, bees, mosquitos, daddy-long-legs, wolf and black widow spiders, and many others.

The Park

Near the center of Glenview, just south of the Glen development, "The Park" is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the village. The Park was established as home to a religious society in 1894 by Hugh Burnham, the first Village president and nephew of the architectural icon Daniel Burnham. In the late 1800s through the turn of the century New Church [ [] ] members built their houses in an oval surrounding a common park area where the church and school were built.

As part of the New Church service mission to be universally accepted as a guidepost for kindness and character, today, the New Church school ("GNCS") is open to many students beyond the congregation and the church has been updated and expanded to accommodate a much larger Sunday service. Despite its new open focus and broadening congregation, the original church in the center and many of the surrounding buildings remain the same today as they were in 1900.


Several school districts and high school districts serve the residents of Glenview. Over half of Glenview lies within Glenview School District 34.

Glenview School District 34

Glenview School District 34 is the predominant K-8 district in Glenview. Schools in this district include:
*Henking School
*Westbrook School
*Lyon School
*Hoffman School
*Glen Grove Elementary School
*Pleasant Ridge School
*Attea Middle School
*Springman Middle School

Other school districts

Southeast Glenview residents are served by Avoca School District 37 and Wilmette School District 39. Northbrook/Glenview School District 30, West Northfield School District 31, and East Maine School District 63 also include parts of Glenview within their boundaries.

High school districts

Most of Glenview is located within the Glenbrook South High School attendance area of Glenbrook High School District 225. Glenview residents who live on or east of Harms Road are served by New Trier Township High School District 203. Residents in the small portion of Glenview south of Central Road are part of Maine Township High School District 207. Public high school students who reside there attend Maine East High School.

Private schools

Glenview is home to two parochial schools:Our Lady of Perpetual Help School [] and Saint Catherine Labouré School. [] Both educate pre-K and K-8 students.Also, Among the private schools in Glenview, Glenview New Church School offers a Christian based influence on its education. GNCS offers pre-K and K-8 as well as offering some part time High School classes in the MANC (Midwestern Academy of the New Church) program. []


Glenview is host to a diverse religious community.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built the scenic Chicago Illinois Temple in Glenview in 1985 to serve Mormons in Illinois and surrounding areas.

Also home to Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, Jewish, Islam, Hindu, and many other religious communities.

Notable residents

*Helen Brach, Heiress to Brach Candy, presumed murdered.
*Tom Langmyer, vice president and general manager of WGN-AM
*Betsy Randle, actress from the Boy Meets World series, was raised here.
*Patrick Stump, guitarist and lead singer of Fall Out Boy.


There are numerous small and a few larger parks in Glenview.

The Grove

The Grove is an interpretive center, with moved and re-created historic buildings and nature interpretive trails and center. [ [ Glenview Park District - The Grove ] ]


External links

* [ Village Government website]
* [ Glenview Public Library]
* [ Glenview Park District]
* [ Glenview Area Historical Society]

chool districts

* [ Glenview Public School District 34]
* [ Wilmette Public Schools District 39] (serves southeast Glenview)
* [ Avoca School District 37] (serves east Glenview)
* [ West Northfield School District 31] (serves northwest Glenview)
* [ Northbrook/Glenview School District 30] (serves north Glenview)
* [ East Maine School District 63] (serves a small part of south Glenview)

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