Addison, Illinois

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The Addison water tower
The Addison water tower
Location in DuPage County and the state of Illinois.
Location in DuPage County and the state of Illinois.
Coordinates: 41°55′54″N 88°0′8″W / 41.93167°N 88.00222°W / 41.93167; -88.00222Coordinates: 41°55′54″N 88°0′8″W / 41.93167°N 88.00222°W / 41.93167; -88.00222
Country United States
State Illinois
County DuPage
Township Addison, Bloomingdale
Incorporated 1839
 • Type Mayor-trustee
 • Mayor Rich Veenstra
 • Total 9.98 sq mi (25.8 km2)
 • Land 9.77 sq mi (25.3 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.5 km2)  2.10%
 • Total 36,942
 • Density 3,700/sq mi (1,400/km2)
  Up 12.03% from 1990
Standard of living
 • Per capita income $21,201 (median: $54,090)
 • Home value $189,036 (median: $173,200 (2000))
ZIP code(s) 60101
Area code(s) 630 and 331
Geocode 00243
Demographics (2000)[1]
White Black Hispanic Asian
75.4% 2.51% 28.40% 7.94%
Islander Native Other
0.01% 0.4% 2.4%

Addison is a village located west of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 36,942 at the 2010 census.[2]

The Village of Addison lies on Salt Creek. The community itself was originally named Dunkley's Grove after the settler Hezekiah Dunklee,[3] and was renamed after a town in England[3] or the 18th-century writer Joseph Addison.[citation needed]

The Addison Industrial District was the proposed location for the reconstruction of Comiskey Park before it was voted down.

Adventureland amusement park was located in Addison (Lake and Medinah) during the 1960s and 1970s.

Rich Veenstra is the Mayor of Addison. Other elected officials include Village Trustees Sylvia Layne, Harry Theodore, Tom Hundley, Bill Lynch, Cathy Kluczny and Joe McDermott, and Village Clerk Lucille Zucchero.

The town of Triggiano, Italy is the sister city of Addison


Addison is located at 41°55′54″N 88°0′8″W / 41.93167°N 88.00222°W / 41.93167; -88.00222 (41.931573, -88.002221).[4]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 9.98 square miles (25.8 km2), of which 9.77 square miles (25.3 km2) (or 97.90%) is land and 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2) (or 2.10%) is water.[5]


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 35,914 people, 11,649 households, and 9,097 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,807.6 people per square mile (1,470.5/km²). There were 11,805 housing units at an average density of 1,251.6 per square mile (483.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 75.39% White, 2.51% African American, 0.35% Native American, 7.94% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.39% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.40% of the population.

There were 11,649 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $54,090, and the median income for a family was $59,007. Males had a median income of $39,718 versus $27,815 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,201. 9.6% of the population and 7.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


Addison is home to Addison Trail High School and to Indian Trail Junior High School.The Elementary schools are: Wesley Elementary, Lake Park Elementary, Fullerton Elementary, Army Trail Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Stone Elementary. Private Catholic school and parish, St. Philip the Apostle, also resides in Addison. It goes from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade. Driscoll Catholic High School was located in Addison before closing in 2009. DeVry University and Chamberlain College of Nursing also call Addison home.

Another public place in Addison for education is the Addison Public Library. The Children's Library is especially a great resource for kids to learn and grow.


Top employers[edit]

According to Addison's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[7] the top employers in the city were:

# Employer # of Employees
1 United Parcel Service 2,914
2 The Pampered Chef 788
3 Unisource 250
4 Jewel 250
5 Family Home Health Services 250
6 Albin Carlson & Co. 250
7 DeVry University 230
8 BancTec 226
9 Walmart 220
10 ADT Security Services 205

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2000 United States Census Data
  2. ^ "Addison (village), Illinois". Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Several Towns Named After Founders and Heroes". The Daily Herald. December 28, 1999. p. 220. Retrieved August 17, 2014 – via  open access publication - free to read
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Village of Addison CAFR
  8. ^ Hansen, Chris (Sep 2, 2010). "Messina follows big footsteps". The Register-Guard. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Levy, David. "Animondays Interview: Rob Renzetti - part I". Animondays. Retrieved 30 Apr 2015. 

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