|Village of Bartlett|
The Bartlett gazebo in Bartlett Park.
|Motto: "History, Harmony, Pride"|
Location in DuPage County and the state of Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
|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|
In its earliest times, the Village of Bartlett, Illinois was served as a hunting and camping ground for the Cherokee, Miami, Potawatomi, and Ottawa Indians. Throughout the past, the Northwest Territory, Virginia, Indiana, Spain, France and England had staked their claim for Bartlett. However, the territory was owned by a man named Luther Bartlett. Luther and Sophia Bartlett had decided that a station stop would be beneficial for their town and townspeople. In 1873, Bartlett gave a monetary contribution and half of his 40-acre woodlot towards the construction for a train depot, which is why the town is named after Luther Bartlett . A petition for incorporation was filed in Springfield on February 11, 1891.  The village was incorporated on June 21, 1892.
According to the 2010 census, Bartlett has a total area of 15.866 square miles (41.09 km2), of which 15.63 square miles (40.48 km2) (or 98.51%) is land and 0.236 square miles (0.61 km2) (or 1.49%) is water.
Bartlett is located in Illinois and is a Northwest suburb of the city of Chicago.
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. Although since the census of 2000 age ranges and racial demographics have shifted.
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:
- 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 now the home of the Bartlett Depot Museum.
- Bartlett had one of the largest Little League programs in the United States, managed under one board with over 1000 participants in the mid 1990s through early 2010.
- Bartlett has one of the largest individual Little League Challenger Baseball programs (Special Needs Baseball / buddy ball)in the nation.
- In 2013 The Bartlett Little League Challenger Division along with their Little League Illinois District 13 partners were the 15th team ever from Illinois to participate in the Little League World Series. They participated in the Challenger Exhibition game vs California District 57.
- 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. The Elgin Area School District serves a 90 square miles (230 km2) area in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. Almost 40,000 children of school age are within its boundaries. The Elgin Area School District is the second largest school district in Illinois.
Elgin Area School District schools located in Bartlett include:
- Pre-school: Independence.
- Elementary schools: Bartlett, Centennial, Sycamore Trails, Prairieview, Hawk Hollow, Horizon, Nature Ridge, and Liberty.
- Middle school: Eastview Middle School. Some students who live in Bartlett attend Kenyon Woods Middle School located in South Elgin.
- High school: Bartlett High School. Some students who live in Bartlett attend South Elgin High School located in South Elgin.
Bartlett also operates a preschool through its community center.
Places of worship
- Village Church of Bartlett - Bible-teaching Christian church
- Alliance Bible Church - Christian Missionary Alliance (CMA) church
- Saint Peter Damian Catholic Church - Catholic church
- Poplar Creek Church
- Christ Community Church
- Jain Society of Metropolitan Chicago - Jain Temple
- Shealeigh Voitl, Winner of Disney's "The Next Big Thing"
- Vince Hinostroza, Professional Hockey Player for the Chicago Blackhawks
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- Selvam, Ashok. "Asian population booming in suburbs." Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). March 6, 2011. Retrieved on June 19, 2013.
- "Welcome to School District U-46". School District U-46. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
- "Our Schools". School District U-46. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
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