Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

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Oakbrook Terrace
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
 • TypeMayor-council
 • MayorPaul Esposito (acting)
 • Total1.29 sq mi (3.35 km2)
 • Land1.27 sq mi (3.28 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)  2.36%
 • Total2,134
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,704.58/sq mi (657.89/km2)
Standard of living
 • Per capita income$44,345 (median: $59,148)
 • Home value$202,186 (median: $170,700 (2000))
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)630 and 331
FIPS code17-54560

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.[2] It is the smallest town in DuPage County, in terms of area and population.


Oakbrook Terrace was originally named Utopia, a name suggested by a postmaster. The name Oakbrook Terrace was adopted in November 1959.[3]


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.[4]


Demographics (2000)[5]
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.
Est. 20182,119[2]−0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,300 people, 1,198 households, and 553 families residing 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 makeup 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% of the population.

There were 1,198 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city, the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the city was $59,148, and the median income for a family 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.[8] 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.[9][10] 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.[11]

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


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved December 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "Several Towns Named After Founders and Heroes". The Daily Herald. December 28, 1999. p. 220. Retrieved August 17, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  5. ^ 2000 United States Census Data
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Wall Street Journal". WSJ. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Tower Tenants Aren`t Swayed By Rumor Mill". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  10. ^ "Tower Not Leaning, Village Says". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  11. ^ "Drury Lane: On-Site Hotels". Drury Lane. Retrieved August 3, 2017.