Hanover Township, Cook County, Illinois
Location in Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
|• Total||33.7 sq mi (87.2 km2)|
|• Land||33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 0.89%|
|Elevation||797 ft (243 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||100,597|
|• Density||2,957/sq mi (1,141.8/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||60010, 60103, 60107, 60120, 60192, 60193, 60194, 60195|
Hanover Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, USA and is located at the end of the county's panhandle. As of the 2010 census, its population was 99,538. Hanover Township was established on April 2, 1850. The first reported population of the Township was 672. The Township gets its name from the "Kingdom of Hanover in Western Germany," which is where a majority of the Township's first residents originated from.
The primary governmental concerns were collecting taxes, control and collection of stray animals and maintenance of the roads. "Poor relief" was minimal in the early days of the Township and the Clerk was in control of organizing the machinery for elections, similar to the job they do today.
Today, Hanover Township has a population of over 100,000 residents. Most of Streamwood lies within the boundaries of the Township, along with portions of Bartlett, Elgin, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and unincorporated Cook County. Township offices are set throughout the Township with the Township Town Hall at 250 S. IL Route 59 in Bartlett, the Senior Center at 240 S. IL Route 59 in Bartlett, the Astor Avenue Community Center at 7431 Astor Avenue in Hanover Park, the Community Resource Center at 1535 Burgundy Place in Streamwood and the Izaak Walton Center at 899 Jay Street in Elgin.
Current Elected Officials
The current township officials are:
- Brian P. McGuire, Supervisor
- Katy Dolan Baumer, Clerk
- Thomas S. Smogolski, Assessor
- P. Craig Ochoa, Highway Commissioner
- Mary Alice Benoit, Trustee
- Steve Caramelli, Trustee
- Craig Essick, Trustee
- Howard K. Krick, Trustee
Heritage Marker Program
The Hanover Township Heritage Marker Program began in April 2011 to recognize and promote the many historic locations in Hanover Township. Currently there are five Heritage Markers around the Township, including: Ahlstrand Park in Hanover Park, Immanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery in Streamwood, Hoosier Grove Schoolhouse in Streamwood, Lords Park in Elgin and Leatherman Homestead in Bartlett.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Hanover Township covers an area of 33.7 square miles (87.2 km2); of this, 33.4 square miles (86.4 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 0.89 percent, is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
According to the Census Reporter Hanover Township's Demographics are listed below.
Total Population: 100,603
Male: 51% Female: 49%
White: 45% African American: 4% Asian: 13%
Hispanic: 36% Two or more races: 1%
Median Age Range: 34.7 years
Age 0-18: 28%
Age 19-64: 65%
Age 65 and above: 7%
Median Household Income: $74,546
Per Capita Income: $29,444
Cities, towns, villages
- Hanover Park
- Hoffman Estates
- Schaumburg (west edge)
- South Barrington (south edge)
- Barrington Township (north)
- Schaumburg Township (east)
- Bloomingdale Township, DuPage County (southeast)
- Wayne Township, DuPage County (south)
- St. Charles Township, Kane County (southwest)
- Elgin Township, Kane County (west)
- Dundee Township, Kane County (northwest)
The township contains these four cemeteries: Bartlett, Bluff City, Lake Street Memorial Park and Mount Hope. Hoosier Grove cemetery behind Immanuel United Church of Christ on Old Church Road in Streamwood is closed for in-ground burials, but does have columbarium niches available through the church.
- Interstate 90
- U.S. Route 20
- Illinois Route 19
- Illinois Route 25 (grazes the northwest corner)
- Illinois Route 58
- Illinois Route 59
- Illinois Route 72
Airports and landing strips
- Urso Heliport
- Back Lake
- Front Lake
- Island Lake
- Illinois' 6th congressional district
- State House District 43
- State House District 44
- State House District 55
- State Senate District 22
- State Senate District 28
- "Hanover Township, Cook County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
- United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
- United States National Atlas
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hanover township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
- Gher, Nancy, and Jennifer Leo. Hanover Harvesters: A Pictorial History of Hanover Township 1850-1955. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 1999. Print.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.