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Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Village of Hoffman Estates
Official seal of Village of Hoffman Estates
Nickname(s): HE
Motto: Growing to Greatness
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
Incorporated (Village) 1959
 • Mayor William D. McLeod
 • Manager Jim Norris
 • Clerk Bev Romanoff
 • Trustee Karen Mills
 • Trustee Gary Stanton
 • Total 20.98 sq mi (54.3 km2)
 • Land 20.80 sq mi (53.9 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.86%
Population (2010)
 • Total 51,895
 • Density 2,495.0/sq mi (963.3/km2)
Zip Codes 60010, 60067, 60169, 60173, 60192, 60194, 60195
Area code(s) 847 / 224
Website .org.hoffmanestateswww

Hoffman Estates is a northwestern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, United States. The city is located primarily in Cook County with a small section in Kane County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 51,895.[1] The city was incorporated in 1959.[2]

The city now serves as the headquarters location for the Sears Holdings Corporation, the Midwest headquarters for AT&T, and the American headquarters for Mori Seiki. The city owns the Sears Centre, home of the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League. In 2009, the village hosted the Heartland International Tattoo, one of the largest music and dance festivals of its kind in the Midwest.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • Households 3.1
    • Age 3.2
    • Race 3.3
  • Economy 4
    • Median Income 4.1
    • Employers 4.2
  • Education 5
    • High schools 5.1
    • Community College 5.2
    • Miscellaneous education 5.3
  • Library 6
  • Notes 7
  • External links 8


In 1958, the Northwest Tollway opened, making the village more attractive to Chicago commuters. Beginning in 1961, the first land north of the tollway was annexed to the village of Hoffman Estates. Some 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) were annexed by 1962, including the areas that are now Winston Knolls, Westbury and the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve. The annexations more than doubled the incorporated land area.

The opening of the Woodfield Mall to the east in 1971 made the area a major business center. An attempt to change the name of the village, this time to East Barrington, was made in the early 1980s but failed upon a residential vote.[3]

In the 1990s, the Prairie Stone Business Park began development. This expansive 780-acre (3.2 km2) master planned multi-purpose business park is bounded by Illinois Route 59 on the east, Interstate 90 on the south, Illinois Route 72 on the north, and Beverly Road on the west. The business park came to fruition in 1993 when Sears, Roebuck and Company relocated from the Sears Tower in Chicago to a sprawling headquarters in the northwest part of Prairie Stone. That was followed in 1995 by Indramat and Quest International opening facilities in the park.[4] Throughout the 1990s, a health & wellness center and child care facility were developed, as well as other smaller office buildings and a branch of Northern Illinois University. Development of the business park is still ongoing, and recent additions in the 2000s include the 11,000-seat Sears Centre arena, office buildings for Serta, WT Engineering, I-CAR, and Mary Kay, Cabela's outdoor outfitters store, a 295-room Marriott hotel, and the 400,000-square-foot (37,000 m2) Poplar Creek Crossing Retail Center, which is anchored by Target and numerous other big-box retailers. Future development will include further office buildings and retail development, Sun Island Hotel and Water Park, an amphitheater, restaurants, and a Metra Star Line rail station.


Hoffman Estates is located at (42.063173, -88.119256).[5]

According to the 2010 census, Hoffman Estates has a total area of 20.981 square miles (54.34 km2), of which 20.8 square miles (53.87 km2) (or 99.14%) is land and 0.181 square miles (0.47 km2) (or 0.86%) is water.[6]


As of the census[9] of 2000, There were 49,495 people living in 17,387 housing units at an average density of 882.1 per square mile (340.6/km²). The population density was 2,511.2 people per square mile (969.6/km²).


There were 17,034 households, with the average household size of 2.89 individuals per household while the average family size was 3.39, out of which:

  • 61.9% were married couples living together (12,724 total families)
  • 25.3% were non-families
  • 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals
  • 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present
  • 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them
  • 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.


The median age was 34 years with variances of:

  • 33.9% from 25 to 44
  • 28.1% under the age of 18
  • 22.6% from 45 to 64
  • 8.7% from 18 to 24
  • 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older.

For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.


The racial makeup of the village was:


Median Income

The median income for a household in the village was $92,793 from 2009-2013 Median Household Income (2010 U.S. Census)


As of 2011 Amcol and many Japanese companies have their U.S. headquarters in Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg[10] but the largest employers in Hoffman Estates are:


The village is served by several public school districts. The majority of residents who live in Schaumburg Township attend:

North Hoffman Estates (north of I-90) residents are served by:

Residents west of Barrington Road primarily attend Unit School District, Elgin Area U46.

High schools

Schools located in the Hoffman Estates city limits:

Other high schools in the same township high school district:

Community College

Most of the village is served by Harper College Community College District 512.

Miscellaneous education

The Xilin Northwest Chinese School (S: 希林西北中文学校, T: 希林西北中文學校, P: Xīlín Xīběi Zhōngwén Xuéxiào) holds its classes at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates.[21] It serves grades preschool through 12.[22] The school predominately serves Mainland Chinese families. In 2003 the school held its classes in Palatine High School in Palatine. In 2000 the school had served around 300 students. This figure increased almost by 200%, to almost 600 students. This made it one of the largest of the Chinese schools in the Chicago area.[23]



  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hoffman Estates village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ [3] Archived June 7, 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ [4]
  4. ^ "Village of Hoffman Estates: History of Hoffman Estates". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  6. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1".  
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "US Census Bureau is shutdown". Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  10. ^ a b Selvam, Ashok. "Asian population booming in suburbs." Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). March 6, 2011. Retrieved on June 19, 2013.
  11. ^ "Contact Us." Sears Holdings Corporation. Retrieved on June 19, 2013. "3333 Beverly Road Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 "
  12. ^
  13. ^ "FAQ." Claire's. Retrieved on December 25, 2011. "Claire’s Stores, Inc. has its investor relations and customer service located in Pembroke Pines , Florida . The buying, marketing and distribution offices are located in Hoffman Estates, a suburb of Chicago . Please visit Contact Us if you would like to send correspondence to our corporate headquarters."
  14. ^ "Headquarters." DG Mori Seiki USA. Retrieved on June 19, 2013. "2400 Huntington Boulevard Hoffman Estates, IL 60192"
  15. ^ AM Staff. "Mori Seiki Unveils New U.S. Headquarters." American Machinist. November 15, 2009. Retrieved on June 19, 2013.
  16. ^ "Village of Hoffman Estates Top Employers". 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  17. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  18. ^ "". 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  19. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  20. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  21. ^ "School Location." Northwest Xilin Chinese School. Retrieved on February 24, 2014. "School Address 700 East Cougar Trail,Hoffman Estates,IL 60194 Located at Conant High School campus."
  22. ^ "About Us." Northwest Xilin Chinese School. Retrieved on February 24, 2014.
  23. ^ Ray, Tiffany. "Schools connect students to China." Chicago Tribune. March 2, 2003. Retrieved on February 24, 2014.

External links

  • Village of Hoffman Estates
  • Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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