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  •   State: 
    McHenry County
      County all: 
    McHenry | Kane
      County FIPS: 
    17111 | 17089
    42°9′46″N 88°18′9″W
      Area total: 
    12.34 sq mi (31.96 km²)
      Area land: 
    12.14 sq mi (31.43 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.20 sq mi (0.52 km²)
    1890; Incorporated 1890
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Algonquin, McHenry County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,447.06 residents per square mile of area (944.82/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Algonquin is a village in McHenry and Kane counties, Illinois, in the United States. It is a suburb of Chicago, located approximately 40 miles (64 km) northwest of the Loop. As of the 2020 census, the village's population was 29,700. The village is known as "The Gem of the Fox River Valley", referring to the location of its downtown. The Potawatomi Native Americans originally inhabited the land. Algonquin was the location. of Indian burial mounds known in the 1800s as the Algonquin Mounds. The first signs of economic growth occurred in 1855 when the construction of the railroad enabled farmers to have their products getting to other markets in the neighboring area of Chicago. The name of the village was suggested by Samuel Edwards on December 23, 1847. The Main Hall of AlgonQuin was erected on January 2, 1907, at 2.47 p.m. (2.47 a.m., local time) The village has a total area of 12.41 square miles (32.14 km²), of which 12.23 sq miles (31.68 km²) (or 98.55%) were land and 0.18sq miles (0.47km²), or 1.45%, were water. The estimated median annual income for a household in the village is $103,291, and the median income. for a family was $115,111. About 2.5% of families and 3.7% of the total population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 4.7%.


Algonquin is the primary city name, but also Lake In The Hills, Lk In The Hls are acceptable city names or spellings, Barrington Hills on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. Algonquin is located in southeastern McHenry County and northeastern Kane County at 42°946N 88°189W (42.162741, 88.302571). It is bordered to the north by Lake in the Hills, to the northeast by Cary, and to the east by Barrington Hills. As of the 2010 census, Algonquin had a total area of 12.41 square miles (32.14 km²) (or 98.55%) of which was land and 0.18 square mile (0.47 km²), or 1.45% was water. Approximately 78% of the village area is in Mc Henry County, with the remainder in Kane County. The village is located on the Illinois River, which runs through the center of the town. It is the only town in the state to have a post office, which opened in 1881. The town has a population of 1,788. It has a history that dates back to the 18th century, when it was first settled. It was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1883. The Battle was the first battle of the Civil War, when the U.S. Civil Rights Movement began in the mid-19th century. The battle was fought between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the American Indian Movement (ACI) in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In the early 20th Century, the ACI was founded by the American Indians.


As of the census of 2010, there were 30,046 people, 10,247 households, and 8,170 families living in the village. There were 10,727 housing units, of which 480, or 4.5%, were vacant. The racial makeup of the village was 87.2% White, 1.7% African American, 0.2%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.8% of the population. For the period 2013-2017, the estimated median annual income for a household in theVillage was $103,291, and the median income for the family was $115,111. Male full-time workers had a median income of $77,443 versus $56,544 for females. About 2.5% of families and 3.7%. of the total population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 4.7. of those age 65 or over. The median age was 38.3 years. For every 100 females, there are 97.1 males. The per capita income was $40,155. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of anyrace. The US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. The 2020 census will be held on October 1, 2020. It will be the first time the village has been included in the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.


Algonquin was the location of Indian burial mounds known in the 1800s as the Algonquin Mounds. The first signs of economic growth occurred in 1855 when the construction of the railroad enabled farmers in the neighboring area to have other means of getting their products to the markets in Chicago. From 1906 to 1913, the automobile companies began to go to the Alagonquin Hill Climbs, which was an event where if an automobile was able to make it up a series of steep hills in the village, it would be given the stamp of approval. The village created a new hill for the race called Huntington Hill, which is now Huntington Drive. A park stands in place of the finish line of Huntington Hill at the intersection of Huntington Drive and Circle Drive which is called Hill Climb Park. The festival in recognition of the event continues to be held each year. In 2004, the 80-store Algonquin Commons outdoor mall (the largest outdoor mall in Illinois) opened for business. In the mid-2000s, development also began on the Al gonquin Corporate Campus. This is slated to include industrial and office development spread over 1,000 acres (4.0 km²) on the southwest side of the village. The development will bring hundreds of high-paying jobs to the area. The town's population exploded with new residential construction in the 1980s, when the village's first shopping center was constructed in the late 1980s. In 1993, development shifted to Randall Road and numerous die & mold industries were established west of downtown.


Algonquin has a council-manager form of government. An elected Board of Trustees, led by the Village President, establishes policy & vision and approves ordinances & resolutions. An appointed Village Manager leads a team of professional staff that carries out the policies and daily operations of the village. Fire protection and rescue services are handled by either the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District (ALITHFPD), the Huntley Fire Protection district (HFPD), or the Carpentersville Countryside Fire protection District (CCFPD) The current Village Manager is Tim Schloneger. All officials are elected to four-year terms which are staggered to maintain consistency. The current Trustees are Laura Brehmer, Jerry Glogowski, Janis Jasper, Jerry Kautz, John Spella, and Jim Steigert. The Village Clerk, who handles village records, is Gerald Kautsz, and the current Village President is Debby Sosine, who is serving her third term. The village has a population of 2,816. It is located in the northern part of the Finger Lakes region of New York state, near the border with New York City and the city of Buffalo. It has an estimated population of 3,822. It was founded in 1838. It's located in a rural area of the northern Finger Lakes area of New Jersey. It lies near the town of Carpenterville. It also has a small section of the southern Finger Lakes County, New York, where it is located near the village of Lake Geneva.


The majority of the village is served by the Algonquin Area Public Library District which includes two facilities, the main branch on Harnish, just west of Randall Road, and a second branch on Eastgate. The nearest community colleges are McHenry County College and Elgin Community College. The village is home to St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, which offers private K-8 education. It is also home to Foundations Montessori School, a private school for children aged 3-8. The school district is part of the Community Unit School District 300, a large district generally along and east of Randall Rd. The district also includes the School District 158, which serves the village's far western side, as well as portions of neighboring communities Huntley and Lake in the Hills. It also includes Westfield Elementary, Neubert, Lincoln Prairie, and Lake In The Hills elementary schools, which feed into Westfield Middle School. The District 300 schools include: Westfield Community School (K-8) and Lincoln Prairie Elementary School (P-5) and Eastview Elementary and Algonquin Lakes Elementary and Middle School (6-8). The village's high school is Jacobs High School, located in nearby Carpentersville. It serves high school-aged students residing generally west of the Fox River to just a half mile west ofRandall Road. The community college nearest to the village, Mc Henry County College, serves residents residing in District 158 boundaries, while Elgin community college serves residents living in District 300 boundaries.

Shopping and dining

Algonquin is a center for shopping activities, both regionally and locally. Most of the village's retail is confined to Randall Road and, to a lesser extent, Algonquin Road. Randall Road corridor is a regional shopping, dining, and entertainment corridor that is home to a variety of shopping centers. East Algonquin Road retail corridor is primarily a neighborhood retail area that serves the general needs of eastern AlgonQuin and nearby Carpentersville and Barrington. West Algonquer Road Corridor is a newer retail area, with most of the retailers having been constructed in the 1990s and 2000s. Old Town District, focused primarily along Main Street/Illinois Route 31 includes dozens of independent retailers and franchises, offices, and fine restaurants. Other strip centers can be found nearby along Route 31 including the Fox River Center and Edgewood Plaza. The village is located on the Illinois River, which flows into Lake in the Hills. The river is a major source of water supply for the village and the surrounding area. It is also a source of drinking water for the area, as well as water treatment facilities for the nearby lake and lakefront areas. It also provides a water source for the town of Barrington, which is located just south of the river. The water supply is also used for drinking water and sewage treatment, and the village has a water treatment facility for the lake and surrounding areas. The town has a large number of restaurants, many of which are located on Main Street, which runs through the village.


A growing number of businesses can be found in Algonquin. Industry is a significant part of the village's economy. The village has a planned corporate campus on the west side of Randall Road. There is also over 250,000 sq ft (23,000 m2) of small office and medical office space located in various buildings throughout the village. The post office also serves nearby Lake in the Hills, even though the two municipalities have separate zip codes. It is located in the Old Town District, which is located just west of the industrial park. The main Post Office is also located in this area, as well as the outdoor malls Algonquin Commons and AlgonQuin Galleria. It also has a post office in the town's downtown area, which was built in the early 1900s. It was originally built to serve the city of Algonqua, Illinois, but has since been expanded to cover the entire village. It has a population of around 2,000 people, with most of its residents living in or near the village center. The town is located on Illinois Route 31, between Pyott Road and Route 31. It lies on the Illinois Turnpike, which runs through the center of the town. It's also near the Illinois River, which flows through the village to the north and south. The city's main airport is the Chicago International Airport, which lies just south of the city's Old Town district. The Chicago Cubs play their home game against the Chicago Cubs in the Chicago Bears' Soldier Field.


The village does not have an actual park district, as park operations are run by the village itself. The quality of parks, trails, and programs is nearly unmatched. The Fox River is a major tributary in Illinois which runs north-south through the heart of the village's downtown. The Algonquin Lake in the Hills Soccer Association provides fall and spring season soccer experiences for children ages four through high school. The village's scenic waterways remain a regional draw. Some noteworthy recreational opportunities in the village include the Fox River Trail/McHenry County Prairie Path, a sub-section of the Grand Illinois Trail, and a number of community parks and golf courses. The town's downtown has a compact downtown featuring several shops and restaurants near theFox River. The city has a large number of public parks, including Towne Park, Cornish Park, and Riverfront Park, which are significant for their role in the popular Founders Days festival and several other downtown events throughout the year. It also has several parks under development, including Ted Spella Park and Snapper Field and Lions Pool. It has a chain fitness center with a sizable location in algonquin's downtown, as well as several other fitness centers in the surrounding area. It is home to the Algonquin Area Youth Organization, which utilizes many of the ballfields in the area for tee-ball, softball, and baseball leagues for children from age five to high school in the fall and early spring seasons. It's also home to a large community park, Manchester Lakes, which is a grouping of natural and man-made lakes and trails.

Festivals and traditions

Founders' Days, the village's cornerstone festival and tradition, includes a carnival, parade, fireworks display, bags tournament, Taste of Algonquin, and 7 year strong barcrawl. The Hill Climb Race is a very historic tradition in the village in which classic cars are driven up a hill in the southwestern part of downtown. The village has one of the largest Polish communities in the Chicago suburbs. The Public Art Program emphasizes the various styles of artwork and the importance of art in the community. The town has a number of events held annually at Algonquin Commons, including Touch-a-Truck, summer concerts, holiday carriage rides, and other special events. It is located in the northwest corner of the village, near the Illinois Turnpike and the Illinois River. It has a population of about 3,000. The city is located on the Illinois-Illinois border and is located near the Chicago River and the University of Illinois at Carbondale. It was founded in 1881. The name AlgonQuin is a contraction of the name of a village in Illinois, which was once part of the state of Illinois. The current name of the town is the city of Carbondquin, which is in the northwestern part of Illinois, and was once the county seat of the Illinois Department of Public Health and Human Services. The word "Algonquin" means "the village" or "the town" in French. It means "home" in German, and "algon" in English.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Algonquin, McHenry County, Illinois = 44.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 79. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Algonquin = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 29,700 individuals with a median age of 35.4 age the population grows by 19.53% in Algonquin, McHenry County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,447.06 residents per square mile of area (944.82/km²). There are average 2.95 people per household in the 35,004 households with an average household income of $81,516 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.60% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.66%. The number of physicians in Algonquin per 100,000 population = 116.


The annual rainfall in Algonquin = 37.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 31.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 105. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 190. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 10.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 48, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Algonquin, McHenry County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 85.59%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 20 years with median home cost = $198,790 and home appreciation of -5.97%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $19.70 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,753 per student. There are 18 students for each teacher in the school, 875 students for each Librarian and 1064 students for each Counselor. 7.78% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 25.38% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 10.19% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Algonquin's population in McHenry County, Illinois of 1,756 residents in 1900 has increased 16,91-fold to 29,700 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.18% female residents and 49.82% male residents live in Algonquin, McHenry County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Algonquin, McHenry County, Illinois are married and the remaining 31.70% are single population.

  • 36.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Algonquin require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.22% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.49% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 4.18% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.95% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Algonquin, McHenry County, Illinois, 85.59% are owner-occupied homes, another 11.48% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.93% are vacant.

  • The 46.49% of the population in Algonquin, McHenry County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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