Cary, Illinois

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Coordinates: 42°12′47″N 88°14′54″W / 42.21306°N 88.24833°W / 42.21306; -88.24833
Cary, Illinois
Cary-Grove
Village
Cary Sign.JPG
Cary sign near the train station
Country United States
State Illinois
County McHenry
Township Algonquin
Elevation 823 ft (251 m)
Coordinates 42°12′47″N 88°14′54″W / 42.21306°N 88.24833°W / 42.21306; -88.24833
Area 6.36 sq mi (16 km2)
 - land 6.27 sq mi (16 km2)
 - water 0.09 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 18,271 (2011)
Founded William D. Cary
Date 1833
Government Non-Home-Rule under Mayor/Trustee
 - location 655 Village Hall Drive
Cary, Illinois
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60013
Area code 847, 224
Location of Cary within Illinois
Location of Cary within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Cary, Illinois
Website: www.caryillinois.com
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Cary is a village located in Algonquin Township, McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 18,271 at the 2011 census. The median age is 37.0. There are 6045 households, with a median household income of $98,894.

Geography[edit]

Cary is located at 42°12′47″N 88°14′54″W / 42.21306°N 88.24833°W / 42.21306; -88.24833 (42.2129566, -88.2483260).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 6.36 square miles (16.5 km2), of which 6.27 square miles (16.2 km2) (or 98.58%) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) (or 1.42%) is water.[2] It is located on the Fox River.

Demographics[edit]

The population of Cary, Il is 18,271 as of 2011. The racial makeup of the village was 86.50% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races/ethnicities. Hispanic or Latino/Latina of any race were 8.9% of the population.

There were 6045 households out of which 2838 had children under the age of 18 living with them,

The median income for a household in the village was $96,894, and the median income for a family was $105,770.

Education[edit]

The following schools are administered by School District 26 in Cary.


The Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Rockford operates one school in Cary.


There is one non-denominational Christian school in Cary.


Cary's high school is administered by School District 155


Cary residents are served by the Cary Area Public Library District

Founding[edit]

In 1841, William Dennison Cary purchased 82 acres (33 ha) for $1.25 an acre at the location of the current town and built a farm. In 1856, Cary included a train station for the Illinois & Wisconsin Railway. The site was approved and a post office was added with the designation "Cary Station." The community around Cary Station was incorporated in 1893 as Cary, Illinois.[3]

Popular culture[edit]

The interior of the bed and breakfast room that Bill Murray's character stays in, in the 1993 film Groundhog Day, was built in a warehouse in Cary.[4]

Suzanne Evenson of Cary was featured on HGTV's show House Hunters International on December 8, 2010, showcasing her family's move from Cary to Dubai.[5]

Maggie Mitchell and friends from the class of 2004 were featured in the MTV show High School Stories. They concocted a senior prank which included launching a boat onto a pond on schoolproperty.[6]

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Route 14, locally known as Northwest Highway, passes through Cary between its northwest and southeast borders.

Illinois Route 31 is immediately adjacent to Cary's west border.

Metra's Union Pacific/Northwest Line has a station in Cary, and operates daily service to Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago.

Lake in the Hills Airport is approximately two miles west of Cary's west border.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Village of Cary, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ Craig L. Pfannkuche, "Cary, Illinois", Encyclopedia of Chicago, The Newberry Library, 2004
  4. ^ "Trivia for Groundhog Day (1993)". IMDb. 1993. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ http://www.hgtv.com/house-hunters-international/show/index.html
  6. ^ Krone, Emily (May 19, 2005). "MTV re-creates prank on Cary-Grove High". Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Retrieved 20 August 2013. 

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