|Village of Norridge, Illinois|
The Community of "Compassion, Care, Hope"
|• Mayor||Daniel Tannhauser|
|• Total||1.81 sq mi (4.68 km2)|
|• Land||1.81 sq mi (4.68 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||7,827.43/sq mi (3,022.66/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Wikimedia Commons||Norridge, Illinois|
Norridge is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 14,572 at the 2010 census. The village and its neighbor to the east, Harwood Heights, together form an enclave within the city of Chicago (i.e. they are surrounded by the city). Norridge is sometimes referred to as the "Island Within a City". The current President of Norridge is Daniel Tannhauser.
Located in Norwood Park Township, the first names of what would become Norridge were "Goat Village", due to a local resident's goat farm, and "Swamp" due to a lack of streets and the area's swamp-like conditions. Norridge began as an 80-acre (320,000 m2) subdivision that ran from Ozanam Avenue in the west to Olcott Avenue in the east and from Irving Park Road in the south to Montrose Avenue in the north. In 1948, a local improvement association incorporated Norridge as a village, stymieing an effort by Chicago to annex the area.
That year, Karl Kuchar was elected the first President of the village.
The 1950s was a decade of growth and development, encouraged by the paving of sidewalks, streets, and curbs, and the installation of storm and sanitary sewers. In 1954 Norridge annexed land north from Montrose to Lawrence.
Norridge borders the Cook County Forest Preserves and was home to several horse stables, including Happy Days Stables at Montrose and Cumberland. Most of the stables were gone by the late 1970s.
Norridge is located at (41.965030, -87.823859).
According to the 2010 census, Norridge has a total area of 1.81 square miles (4.69 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,582 people, 5,727 households, and 3,991 families residing in the village. The population density was 8,013.6 people per square mile (3,093.5/km2). There were 5,842 housing units at an average density of 3,210.5 per square mile (1,239.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.84% White, 0.06% African American, 0.08% Native American, 2.74% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 3.79% of the population.
There were 5,727 households, out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 16.8% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 28.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $47,787, and the median income for a family was $57,007. Males had a median income of $41,310 versus $29,215 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,431. About 2.9% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2021 elections, the current elected officials of the Village of Norridge are: 
- Daniel Tannhauser - President (since 2019)
- Gabriela Krasinski - Clerk (since 2021)
- Donald Gelsomino - Trustee (since 2011)
- William Larson - Trustee (since 2019)
- Jack Bielak - Trustee (since 2019)
- Andrew Ronstadt - Trustee (since 2019)
- Debra Budnik - Trustee (since 2021)
- Frank Avino, Jr. - Trustee (since 2021)
Mayors of Norridge
|Earl J. Field||1998–2009|
|Ronald A. Oppedisano||2009-2013|
The Harlem Irving Plaza brought in sales tax that led to decreased property taxes. Begun in 1956 with 45 stores, the center had 140 stores by the 1990s. The center has grown immensely since, with the opening of stores such as Target, Best Buy, and Hobby Lobby, among others.
Public elementary school districts serving Norridge include:
- Pennoyer Elementary School District 79
- Norridge School District 80 (James Giles School and John V. Leigh School)
- Union Ridge School District 86
Public high school districts include:
- Maine Township High School District 207 (Maine South High School)
- Ridgewood High School District 234
- Divine Savior Church
- Bruce Artwick, creator of the first consumer flight simulator software; founder of Sublogic
- Nicholas Calabrese, the first made man ever to testify against the Chicago Outfit
- James Fotopoulos, independent filmmaker of over 100 films, including Christabel
- Robert F. Martwick Jr., Democratic member of the Illinois Senate; formerly a Norridge trustee
- Gene Nudo, head coach of the Arizona Rattlers, then of the Arena Football League
- Jeff Schroeder, season 11 and season 13 contestant on Big Brother, season 16 contestant on The Amazing Race
- Dino Stamatopoulos, comedy writer, actor and producer (Mr. Show, TV Funhouse, Mad TV, The Dana Carvey Show, Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien)
- Joseph A. Tunzi, author, publisher, self-publisher, producer, archivist, researcher and historian; has been described as "one of the foremost authorities on Elvis Presley"
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