Facts About Hinsdale
Hinsdale is a village in Cook and DuPage counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. Hinsdale is a western suburb of Chicago. The population was 16,816 at the 2010 census, most of whom lived in DuPage County. The town’s ZIP code is 60521, and it is listed in the top 1% of wealthiest towns in Illinois. It is known locally for its beautiful residences and teardown culture, of which new rebuilds have taken 30% of homes in the village. The town has a rolling, wooded topography, with a quaint downtown, and is a 22-minute express train ride to downtown Chicago on the Burlington Northern line. Hinsdale is located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago and is bordered by Western Springs to the east, Clarendon Hills and Westmont to the west, Oak Brook to the north, and Burr Ridge and Willowbrook to the south. It can be reached by highway from Interstate 294 or Interstate 55. The eastern boundary of Hinsdale is I-294, and the western boundary is Route 83.
Hinsdale’s downtown area is a National Register Historic District. The downtown area is located in the center of town and is remarkably little changed considering the many teardowns that have occurred in town. The village has restaurants, different types of shops, and various services, as well as the train station. The Robbins Park district just east of downtown between Garfield Street and County Line Road, as well as between Hinsdale Avenue and 9th Street, is a National Register Historic District as well. The district includes two of Hinsdale’s seven buildings individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as seven of seventeen Hinsdale Historic Landmarks. The six individual Hinsdale buildings on the National Register of Historic Places are the Orland P. Bassett House at 329 E. Sixth St., the Robert A. and Mary Childs House at 318 S. Garfield Ave., Immanuel Evangelical Church at 302 S. Grant St., the Francis Stuyvesant Peabody House at 8 E. Third St. and the William Whitney House at 142 E. First St.
Another significant architectural landmark is the R. Harold Zook Home and Studio, which was originally located at 327 S. Oak Street and was saved from demolition in 2005 by relocation to the Katherine Legge Memorial Park, 5941 S. County Line Road. To address Hinsdale’s legacy of important architectural landmarks, the Hinsdale Historical Society runs the Roger & Ruth Anderson Architecture Center, which advocates for the preservation of Hinsdale’s historical architecture and serves as an archive and resource. While many Hinsdale residents commute to jobs scattered throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, Hinsdale is also the home of many small and medium-sized businesses. Meadowlark Golf Course is located in Hinsdale. Other businesses include Trumeau Design & Decor, Salt Creek Club, Divine Providence In-Home Care Services, Walt Denny, Inc, and ANI Incorporated, BAMtheatre, along with various other small and medium-sized businesses. Non-profit organizations such as Hinsdale Historical Society and Hinsdale Humane Society are also based there.
As of the census of 2010, 16,816 people lived in Hinsdale. The racial makeup of the village was 90.0% White, 1.3% African American, 0.0% Native American, 6.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% some other race, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population. The census recorded 5,488 households in the village, out of which 48.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.2% were headed by married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03, and the average family size was 3.43. According to the 2010 census, Hinsdale’s age distribution amounted to 33.5% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 17.4% from 25 to 44, 32.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.4 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $165,598, and the median income for a family was $170,433. Males had a median income of $161,579 versus $77,292 for females. The per capita income for the city was $78,902. About 2.2% of the population was below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 0.4% of those age 65 or over.
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