Hanover Township, Cook County, Illinois

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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; -88.20389Coordinates: 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)
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,957/sq mi (1,141.8/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 2010 census, its population was 99,538.[2] Hanover Township was established on April 2, 1850.[3] 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.[3]

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.[3]

Today, Hanover Township has a population of over 100,000 residents.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

Current Elected Officials[edit]

The current township officials are:[7]

  • Brian P. McGuire, Supervisor
  • Katy Dolan Baumer, Clerk
  • Thomas S. Smogolski, Assessor
  • Mary Alice Benoit, Trustee
  • Craig Essick, Trustee
  • Khaja Moinuddin, 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.[8]


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.[2]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016100,597[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

According to the Census Reporter Hanover Township's Demographics are listed below.[4]
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[4]

Cities, towns, villages[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

Political districts[edit]


  • "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

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