Hanover Township, Cook County, Illinois

Coordinates: 42°01′40″N 88°12′14″W / 42.02778°N 88.20389°W / 42.02778; -88.20389
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Hanover Township
Official seal of Hanover Township
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Cook County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°01′40″N 88°12′14″W / 42.02778°N 88.20389°W / 42.02778; -88.20389
CountryUnited States
 • Total33.7 sq mi (87.2 km2)
 • Land33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.89%
797 ft (243 m)
 • Total100,092
 • Density3,000/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60010, 60103, 60107, 60120, 60192, 60193, 60194, 60195
FIPS code17-031-32694

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 2020 census, its population was 100,092 and it contained 35,007 housing units.[1]

Hanover Township was established on April 2, 1850.[2] 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.[2]

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.[2]

Today, Hanover Township has a population of over 105,000 residents.[3] 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.[4]

Township offices include 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, and the Izaak Walton Youth Center at 899 Jay Street in Elgin.[5]

Current elected officials[edit]

The current township officials are:[6]

  • Brian P. McGuire, Supervisor
  • Katy Dolan Baumer, Clerk
  • Khaja Moinuddin, Assessor
  • Alisa "Lee" Beattie, Trustee
  • Craig Essick, Trustee
  • Denise Noyola, Trustee
  • Eugene N. Martinez, Trustee

Heritage Marker Program[edit]

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.[7]


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.[8]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Unincorporated towns[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]


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.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Urso Heliport


  • Back Lake
  • Front Lake
  • Island Lake


As of the 2020 census[1] there were 100,092 people, 32,680 households, and 24,162 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,977.60 inhabitants per square mile (1,149.66/km2). There were 35,007 housing units at an average density of 1,041.41 per square mile (402.09/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 44.33% White, 5.17% African American, 1.84% Native American, 15.54% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 18.58% from other races, and 14.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.16% of the population.

There were 32,680 households, out of which 37.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.12% were married couples living together, 10.48% had a female householder with no spouse present, and 26.06% were non-families. 21.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03 and the average family size was 3.58.

The township's age distribution consisted of 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $84,988, and the median income for a family was $93,678. Males had a median income of $48,263 versus $34,256 for females. The per capita income for the township was $33,164. About 6.2% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Historical population

Political districts[edit]


  • "Hanover Township, Cook County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  1. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved January 22, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c Gher, Nancy, and Jennifer Leo. Hanover Harvesters: A Pictorial History of Hanover Township 1850-1955. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 1999. Print.
  3. ^ "Census profile: Hanover township, Cook County, IL".
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 4, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Directions/Map | Hanover Township | Illinois". Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  6. ^ "Elected Officials | Hanover Township, IL".
  7. ^ "Heritage Marker Program | Hanover Township | Illinois". Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hanover township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2013.

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