Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

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Oakbrook Terrace
City
The Oakbrook Terrace Tower
The Oakbrook Terrace Tower
Coordinates: 41°51′13″N 87°58′6″W / 41.85361°N 87.96833°W / 41.85361; -87.96833Coordinates: 41°51′13″N 87°58′6″W / 41.85361°N 87.96833°W / 41.85361; -87.96833
Country United States
StateIllinois
CountyDuPage
TownshipYork
Incorporated1959
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorPaul Esposito (acting)
Area
 • Total1.30 sq mi (3.36 km2)
 • Land1.27 sq mi (3.29 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)  2.36%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,134
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
2,098
 • Density1,649.37/sq mi (636.91/km2)
Standard of living
 • Per capita income$44,345 (median: $59,148)
 • Home value$202,186 (median: $170,700 (2000))
ZIP code(s)
60181
Area code(s)630 and 331
Geocode54560
FIPS code17-54560
Websitewww.oakbrookterrace.net

Oakbrook Terrace is a city in DuPage County, Illinois, and is a suburb of Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 2,134, which was estimated to have decreased to 2,119 by July 2018.[3] It is the smallest town in DuPage County, in terms of area and population.

History[edit]

Oakbrook Terrace was originally named Utopia, a name suggested by a postmaster. The name Oakbrook Terrace was adopted in November 1959.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, Oakbrook Terrace has a total area of 1.278 square miles (3.31 km2), of which 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2) (or 97.81%) is land and 0.028 square miles (0.07 km2) (or 2.19%) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Demographics (2000)[6]
White Black Hispanic Asian
80.52% 4.13% 4.13% 12.22%
Islander Native Other
0.04% 0.00% 0.87%
Historical population
Census Pop.
19601,121
19701,1260.4%
19802,285102.9%
19901,907−16.5%
20002,30020.6%
20102,134−7.2%
2019 (est.)2,098[2]−1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

At the 2000 census there were 2,300 people in 1,198 households, including 553 families, in the city. The population density was 1,651.2 people per square mile (638.9/km2). There were 1,327 housing units at an average density of 952.7 per square mile (368.6/km2). The racial makup of the city was 80.52% White, 4.13% African American, 12.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.13%.[8]

Of the 1,198 households 14.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.9% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.8% were non-families. 46.7% of households were one person and 13.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.77.

The age distribution was 13.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median household income was $59,148 and the median family income was $85,374. Males had a median income of $60,563 versus $45,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $44,345. About 2.7% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[edit]

Oakbrook Terrace Tower, an octagonal 31-story office building, was designed by Helmut Jahn and built in 1987. It is the tallest building in Illinois outside the city limits of Chicago and is currently owned by The Blackstone Group.[9] The 418-foot (127 m) tower has 773,000 square feet (71,800 m2) of office space. The tower was long dogged by rumors and news reports that it was leaning or sinking.[10][11] It stands on the site of the former Dispensa's Castle of Toys.

Drury Lane is a large theater and conference center adjacent to the Oakbrook Terrace Tower. It boasts a 2,000 seat banquet hall and a 971-seat theater. The facility can host: wedding receptions and banquets, corporate meetings and conferences, trade shows and conventions, live theater, and concerts. Located on the site is a Hilton Suites Hotel and Hilton Garden Inn.[12]

The headquarters of Redbox and the Joint Commission, which accredits US healthcare entities, are located in Oakbrook Terrace.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Several Towns Named After Founders and Heroes". The Daily Herald. December 28, 1999. p. 220. Retrieved August 17, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  6. ^ 2000 United States Census Data
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Wall Street Journal". WSJ. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Tower Tenants Aren't Swayed By Rumor Mill". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  11. ^ "Tower Not Leaning, Village Says". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  12. ^ "Drury Lane: On-Site Hotels". Drury Lane. Retrieved August 3, 2017.