The Bartlett gazebo in Bartlett Park.
|Motto: "History, Harmony, Pride"|
|Counties||DuPage, Cook, Kane|
|Founded by||Luther Bartlett|
|• Mayor||Kevin Wallace|
|• Total||15.86 sq mi (41.1 km2)|
|• Land||15.63 sq mi (40.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.24 sq mi (0.6 km2) 1.51%|
|• Density||2,636.5/sq mi (1,018.0/km2)|
|Up 12.27% from 2000|
|Standard of living (2009-11)|
|• Per capita income||$34,402|
|• Median home value||$297,800|
|ZIP code(s)||60103, 60133|
|Area code(s)||630 and 331|
Bartlett is an upper-middle class village located in both Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois. A small parcel on the western border is in Kane County. The population was 41,208 at the 2010 census.
Bartlett is located at (41.978725, -88.196140).
According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 15.86 square miles (41.1 km2), of which 15.63 square miles (40.5 km2) (or 98.55%) is land and 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) (or 1.51%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 36,706 people, 12,179 households, and 9,986 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,477.9 people per square mile (956.9/km²). There were 12,356 housing units at an average density of 834.1 per square mile (322.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 87.23% White, 1.98% African American, 0.14% Native American, 7.82% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.51% of the population.
There were 12,179 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.5% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.36.
In the village the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 37.8% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.
According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the village was $86,629, and the median income for a family was $93,547. Males had a median income of $60,182 versus $36,494 for females. The per capita income for the village was $29,652. About 1.2% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.
In 2011 Bartlett had 5,918 Asian residents, more than twice the amount in 2001. Ashok Selvam of the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Illinois said that the Asian population growth "could be traced to construction of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir".
Retail and commerce
Apart from the downtown area, Bartlett has a large retail area centered by the intersection of Illinois Route 59 and Stearns Road. Businesses include, but are not limited to:
- The Home Depot, Walgreens, Anytime Fitness, RadioShack, 5/3 Bank, First Midwest Bank, The Dupage Health Center, Oberweis Dairy, Dunkin' Donuts, and a Sonic Drive-In.
Arts and culture
On August 8, 2004, the BAPS organization, a sect of Hinduism, opened BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago, a large 22,442-square-foot (2,084.9 m2) temple, or mandir, on Illinois Route 59, just south of U.S. Route 20. Covering 30 acres (120,000 m2), it is largest traditional Hindu mandir, of stone and marble, to be constructed in the United States. The mandir took 16 months to build and was constructed with Turkish limestone, Italian marble, and Indian makrana marble. The adjoining cultural center, known as the Haveli, was opened in October 2000. The large complex contains large rooms with intricately carved walls of stone and wood. It attracts many visitors of all faiths.
- Bartlett has retained its original railroad station, built in 1873. (It is not still in use however.)
- Bartlett claims to have one of the largest Little League programs in the United States, managed under one board with over 1000 participants.
- Bartlett's arts council, Arts in Bartlett, presents the village's only juried fine arts fair each year on the last weekend in July.
- Bartlett Park District currently supports two theatre groups: Bartlett Park District Youth Theatre Troupe for ages 8 through 18 and the Bartlett Park District Family Theatre for ages 8 through adult.
The village of Bartlett owns an 18-hole championship golf course and banquet hall, Bartlett Hills. Recently Bartlett Hills Golf Club has received the honor of 2009 Bride's Choice Award from weddingwire.com.
The village of Bartlett has a mayor/council form of government. A village clerk, six trustees and a village president are elected in nonpartisan, at-large elections. They are elected for four-year terms. Elections are staggered, with three trustees elected every two years and the village clerk and president elected every four years. Municipal elections occur in odd numbered years.
Bartlett's current mayor is Kevin Wallace.
Public schools in Bartlett schools are entirely within Elgin Area School District U46. U-46 serves an area of some 90 square miles (230 km2) in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. Almost 40,000 children of school age are within its boundaries. U-46 is the second largest school district in Illinois.
Bartlett has one U-46 pre-school:
Bartlett also operates a preschool through its community center.
Bartlett has eight U-46 elementary schools:
Bartlett has one U-46 middle school:
Some students who live in Bartlett attend Kenyon Woods Middle School located in South Elgin.
Bartlett has one U-46 high school:
Some students who live in Bartlett attend South Elgin High School located in South Elgin.
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- Selvam, Ashok. "Asian population booming in suburbs." Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). March 6, 2011. Retrieved on June 19, 2013.