Cary sign near the train station
|Elevation||823 ft (251 m)|
|Area||6.36 sq mi (16 km2)|
|- land||6.27 sq mi (16 km2)|
|- water||0.09 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Founded||William D. Cary|
|Government||Non-Home-Rule under Mayor/Trustee|
|- location||655 Village Hall Drive
|- summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|Area code||847, 224|
|Wikimedia Commons: Cary, Illinois|
Cary is located at (42.2129566, -88.2483260).
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. It is located on the Fox River.
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.
The following schools are administered by School District 26 in Cary.
- Briargate (elementary, K-5)
- Three Oaks (elementary, K-5)
- Deerpath (elementary, K-5)
- Cary Junior High (junior high 6-8)
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Rockford operates one school in Cary.
- Saints Peter and Paul (elementary, K-8)
There is one non-denominational Christian school in Cary.
- Trinity Oaks Christian Academy(elementary, K-12)
Cary's high school is administered by School District 155
- Cary Grove High (high school, 9-12)
Cary residents are served by the Cary Area Public Library District
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.
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.
Lake in the Hills Airport is approximately two miles west of Cary's west border.
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