Clarendon Hills, Illinois

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41°47'45"N
087°57'20"W
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Clarendon Hills is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 8,427 at the 2010 census. It is a south-western suburb of Chicago.

Geography

Clarendon Hills is located at 41°47′46″N 87°57′21″W (41.796030, -87.955960). It is approximately 18 miles southwest of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, Clarendon Hills has a total area of 1.81 square miles (4.69 km2), of which 1.8 square miles (4.66 km2) (or 99.45%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.55%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 8,572 people, 2,836 households, and 2,056 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,377.1 people per square mile (1,688.6/km2). There were 2,939 housing units at an average density of 1,690.4 per square mile (652.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.07% White, 0.84% African American, 0.01% Native American, 3.52% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.37% of the population.There were 2,836 households, out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.21. In the village, the population was spread out, with 30.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males. The median income for a household in the village was $105,278, and the median income for a family was $145,509. Males had a median income of $113,125 versus $62,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $58,298. About 3.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 0.2% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Clarendon Hills has a station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line, which provides daily rail service between Aurora, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station). Additionally, Pace operates connecting bus services. Currently, bus lines 663 and 664 serve Clarendon Hills.

Notable people

Bill Evans, jazz musician Bill Laimbeer, former basketball center with the back-to-back 1989-1990 NBA Champion Detroit Pistons, current GM and head coach of the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces Emily Montague Schwartz, Symbionese Liberation Army member Brian Wardle, basketball head coach, Bradley University

Schools

Clarendon Hills is in Community Consolidated School District 181, with Clarendon Hills Middle School (grades 6-8), Prospect School (grades K-5), and Walker School (grades K-5). The superintendent of the schools is Dr. Don White. Notre Dame Parish School (grades PK-8) is also located in the village. Parts of Clarendon Hills are also located within Maercker District 60, with Holmes School (grades K-2), Maercker School (grades 3-6), and Westview Hills Middle School (grades 6-8). Clarendon Hills Middle School (CHMS) is one of the two 6-8th grade schools in district 181. It is one of 5 public middle schools that feed into Hinsdale Central High School. Approximately 700 students were enrolled in CHMS for the 2009-10 school year. CHMS was recently ranked by the Chicago Tribune as the 14th best middle school in the state (based on ISAT scores). More than 96% of the students' test scores were categorized as meeting or exceeding the Illinois Learning Standards. In 2009, the Clarendon Hills Middle School was awarded with a Blue Ribbon by the United States Department of Education, recognizing it as one of the top schools in the nation. CHMS is ranked in the top 2% of middle schools in Illinois. Prospect School had an approximate enrollment of 449 students for the 2009-10 school year. Walker School had an approximate enrollment of 305 students for the 2009-10 school year. Together with CHMS all are rated 10 out of 10 by greatschools.net.

History

In 1961, TWA Flight 529 crashed in Clarendon Hills, killing all 73 passengers on board.
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