Campton Hills, Illinois

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Campton Hills
Campton Town Hall has been used continuously since being built in 1874.
Campton Town Hall has been used continuously since being built in 1874.
Location of Campton Hills in Kane County, Illinois
Location of Campton Hills in Kane County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°56′02″N 88°24′04″W / 41.93389°N 88.40111°W / 41.93389; -88.40111Coordinates: 41°56′02″N 88°24′04″W / 41.93389°N 88.40111°W / 41.93389; -88.40111
CountryUnited States
TownshipCampton and Plato
 • Village PresidentMike Tyrrell
 • Total17.01 sq mi (44.05 km2)
 • Land16.93 sq mi (43.84 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Total11,131
 • Estimate 
 • Density666.51/sq mi (257.34/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)630 & 847
FIPS code17-10906
Wikimedia CommonsCampton Hills, Illinois

Campton Hills is a village in Kane County, Illinois and is a far western suburb of Chicago. The population of the village is 11,131 per the 2010 US Census.[3]

The village was established on May 14, 2007,[4] by incorporating 20.3[5] square miles of Campton and Plato townships, including the unincorporated community of Wasco. The incorporation followed an April 17 referendum in which 55 percent of voters approved incorporation. Several areas on the village's boundaries disconnected within the first year of incorporation, taking advantage of less restrictive requirements imposed by state statute during that period.[6] As of August 2009, the village comprises 17.16 square miles (44.4 km2).[7]

The village is served by three school districts. The majority is served by St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 while the northern end is served by Central Community Unit School District 301. Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 serves the far southwest portion of the village.

The first president and one of the founders of the village was Patsy Smith. Due to confusion over the requirements of Illinois election laws, an opposition group filed nominating petitions for a primary election to be held in February 2015; in previous municipal elections it had been believed that a primary was not required for the non-partisan general election. Over the objections of Smith and her supporters, a Kane County judge affirmed the requirement for a primary.[8] Forced to run as a write-in candidate in the general election, Smith lost in her bid for re-election to Harry Blecker, an incumbent village trustee who had appeared on the primary ballot as a candidate for village president.[9]


Campton Hills is bordered by Saint Charles to the east, Lily Lake to the west, Elburn to the south and Elgin to the north.

According to the 2010 census, Campton Hills has a total area of 16.992 square miles (44.01 km2), of which 16.91 square miles (43.80 km2) (or 99.52%) is land and 0.082 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 0.48%) is water.[10]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201811,192[2]0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

As of the census[12] of 2010, there were 11,131 people, 3,492 occupied households, of those 90.4% are family households. The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Chippewa (group) American Indian, 1.5% Asian (with no Japanese or Vietnamese), and 1.0% both White and Asian. No person from the 2010 census was from a race not listed above. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3% of the population.

The average household size was 3.19 and the average family size was 3.36 individuals.

All age groups are represented including those 85 and older which make up 0.5% of the population. The age group between 25 and 34 years old is under-represented at 4.4%.

The median income for a household in the village was $128,633, and the median income for a family was $137,539. The per capita income for the village was $47,398. Those in poverty between the ages of 18 to 64 years was 4.7%.

Comprehensive plan[edit]

In July 2012, the village released a comprehensive plan detailing future outlooks and developmental goals. Topics included village history, demographics, an outline of principles, policies and strategies, and also proposals for further commercial, residential and community development.[13]

As of March 2013, Campton Hills has an established open space initiative.[14]


  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Dec 29, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2011-11-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Presecky, William (2007-05-15). "Kane County's newest village is born". Chicago Tribune.
  5. ^ The Chicago Tribune reports 222 square miles (570 km2), which would constitute over 40% of the county's area. Supporters' own profile says 20.3 square miles (53 km2).
  6. ^ Illinois Compiled Statutes, 65 ILCS 5/7‑3‑1
  7. ^ CF Geographics LLC, official village map
  8. ^ Menchaca, Charles (2015-01-29). "Judge orders primary election in Campton Hills". Kane County Chronicle.
  9. ^ Schory, Brenda (2015-04-07). "'A new day' in Campton Hills". Kane County Chronicle.
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "Campton Hills 2010 Census Data". American FactFinder. US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  13. ^ "Village of Campton Hills Comprehensive Plan" (PDF). Village of Campton Hills. July 2012.
  14. ^ "Campton Township Open Space Map" (PDF). Village of Campton Hills. March 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-02. Retrieved May 18, 2017.

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