Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Hoffman Estates is a village in Illinois, United States. The village is located primarily in Cook County, with a small section in Kane County. It is a suburb of Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,895,[3] and as of 2019 the estimated population was 50,932.[4]

Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Village
Hoffman Estates scenery
Hoffman Estates scenery
Official seal of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Seal
Motto(s): 
"Growing to Greatness"
Location of Hoffman Estates in Cook and Kane counties, Illinois
Location of Hoffman Estates in Cook and Kane counties, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountiesCook, Kane
TownshipsSchaumburg, Palatine, Hanover, Barrington, Dundee
Incorporated1959 (village)
Government
 • MayorWilliam D. McLeod
 • Village ManagerJames H. Norris
 • TrusteesKaren V. Mills
Anna Newell
Gary J. Pilafas
Gary G. Stanton
Michael Gaeta
Karen J. Arnett
 • ClerkBev Romanoff
Area
 • Total21.24 sq mi (55.00 km2)
 • Land21.06 sq mi (54.54 km2)
 • Water0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)  0.86%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total51,895
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
50,932
 • Density2,418.77/sq mi (933.88/km2)
Zip Codes
60010, 60067, 60169, 60173, 60192, 60194, 60195
Area code(s)847 / 224
FIPS code17-35411
Websitewww.hoffmanestates.org

The village now serves as the headquarters for Sears and the American headquarters for Mori Seiki. The village owns the Sears Centre, home of the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League.

In 2009, the village hosted the Heartland International Tattoo, one of the largest music and dance festivals of its kind in the Midwest.

HistoryEdit

 
Sunderlage Farm Smokehouse[5](National Register of Historic Places) in Hoffman Estates

Prior to the 1940s, German settlers moved into the area west of Roselle Road and north of Golf Road, then known as Wildcat Grove. The area was sparsely populated until gentleman farmers purchased land in the area in the 1940s.

In 1954, Sam and Jack Hoffman, owners of a father-son owned construction company, bought 160 acres of land in the area.[6] The pair constructed homes and began the development the region which now bears their name. As residents moved in, they voted to incorporate the area, and the Village of Hoffman Estates was incorporated on September 23, 1959.[7][6][8]

Once the Northwest Tollway opened, Schaumburg Township became more attractive to Chicago commuters. In the early 1960s, land annexations north of the tollway and in other neighboring regions more than doubled Hoffman Estates's land area.[9]

The opening of the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg to the east in 1971 made the area a major business center. An attempt to change the name of the village to East Barrington, among other names, was made in the early 1980s but failed upon a residential vote.[10]

In the 1990s, the Prairie Stone Business Park began development. This 750-acre (3.0 km2) planned multi-purpose business park[11] is bounded by Illinois Route 59 on the east, Interstate 90 on the south, Illinois Route 72 on the north, and Beverly Road on the west. The business park came to fruition in 1993 when Sears, Roebuck and Company relocated from the Sears Tower in Chicago to a sprawling headquarters in the northwest part of Prairie Stone.[12][11] That was followed in by Indramat and Quest International, which in 1995 also opened facilities in the park.[13][14][15] Throughout the 1990s, a health and wellness center and child care facility were developed, as well as other smaller office buildings, and a branch of Northern Illinois University. Development of the business park is still ongoing, and recent additions in the 2000s include the 11,000-seat Sears Centre Arena; office buildings for Serta, WT Engineering, I-CAR, and Mary Kay; a Cabela's outdoor outfitters store; a 295-room Marriott hotel; and the 400,000-square-foot (37,000 m2) Poplar Creek Crossing Retail Center, which is anchored by Target and numerous other big-box retailers. Future development will include further office buildings and retail development, Sun Island Hotel and Water Park, an amphitheater, and restaurants.

In 2011, the Village of Hoffman Estates took over ownership of the Sears Centre Arena.[16] On June 23, 2020, the Village of Hoffman Estates approved an $11.5 million deal to rename the Sears Centre Arena to the "NOW Arena."[17]

In the fall of 2016, papers and artifacts from President Barack Obama's administration began to arrive in town, where they are being stored in a building on Golf Road. The site is their temporary home while construction takes place on the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, Chicago, and is not open to the public.[18]

In January 2020, the second US case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was confirmed in Hoffman Estates. The patient, a woman in her 60s returning from Wuhan, China, was treated at St. Alexius Medical Center.[19] Her husband was later infected in the first case of person-to-person transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the United States.[20]

GeographyEdit

Hoffman Estates is located at 42°3′47″N 88°7′9″W / 42.06306°N 88.11917°W / 42.06306; -88.11917 (42.063173, -88.119256).[21]

According to the 2010 census, Hoffman Estates has a total area of 20.981 square miles (54.34 km2), of which 20.8 square miles (53.87 km2) (or 99.14%) is land and 0.181 square miles (0.47 km2) (or 0.86%) is water.[22]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19608,296
197022,238168.1%
198037,27267.6%
199046,36324.4%
200049,4956.8%
201051,8954.8%
Est. 201950,932[2]−1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
[23]

As of the census of 2000,[24] there were 49,495 people living in 17,387 housing units at an average density of 882.1 per square mile (340.6/km2). The population density was 2,511.2 people per square mile (969.6/km2).

HouseholdsEdit

There were 17,034 households, with the average household size of 2.89 individuals per household while the average family size was 3.39, out of which:

  • 61.9% were married couples living together (12,724 total families)
  • 25.3% were non-families
  • 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals
  • 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present
  • 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them
  • 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.

AgeEdit

The median age was 34 years with variances of:

  • 33.9% from 25 to 44
  • 28.1% under the age of 18
  • 22.6% from 45 to 64
  • 8.7% from 18 to 24
  • 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older.

For every 100 females, there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

RaceEdit

The racial makeup of the village was:[25]

EconomyEdit

Median incomeEdit

The median income for a household in the village was $84,583.

  • Males had a median income of $80,696 versus $63,542 for females.
  • The per capita income for the village was $54,538.
  • About 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line.

EmployersEdit

Many Japanese companies have their U.S. headquarters in Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg[26] but the largest employers in Hoffman Estates as of 2017[27] are:

No. Employer No. of employees
1 Transform Holdco LLC (formerly Sears Holdings)[28] 4,300
2 St. Alexius Medical Center 1,900
3 CDK Global 800
4 Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital 650
5 Wells Fargo 500
5 Siemens Medical Systems 500
6 Liberty Mutual 400
7 FANUC America[29] 370
8 Village of Hoffman Estates 362
9 Claire's[30] 350
10 Leopardo Companies, Inc. 300

EducationEdit

The village is served by several public school districts. The majority of residents who live in Schaumburg Township attend:

North Hoffman Estates (north of I-90) residents are served by:

Residents west of Barrington Road primarily attend Unit School District, Elgin Area U46.

High schoolsEdit

Schools located in the Hoffman Estates village limits:

Other high schools in the same township high school district:

Community collegeEdit

Most of the village is served by Harper College Community College District 512.

Miscellaneous educationEdit

The Xilin Northwest Chinese School (S: 希林西北中文学校, T: 希林西北中文學校, P: Xīlín Xīběi Zhōngwén Xuéxiào) holds its classes at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates.[35] It serves grades preschool through 12.[36] The school predominately serves Mainland Chinese families. In 2003 the school held its classes in Palatine High School in Palatine. In 2000 the school had served around 300 students. This figure increased almost by 100%, to almost 600 students. This made it one of the largest of the Chinese schools in the Chicago area.[37]

LibraryEdit

Sister cityEdit

Hoffman Estates has one sister city:[38]

NotesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
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  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "The Sunderlage Smokehouse: Hoffman Eestates' National Register Landmark". History of Schaumburg Township: A Blog of the Schaumburg Township District Library. February 21, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Collins, Catherine (August 24, 1986). "Hoffman Estates Plans a Revamp of Future Image". Chicago Tribune.
  7. ^ "Hoffman Estates, IL". The Encyclopedia of Chicago. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "HR0614 96th General Assembly". State of Illinois.
  9. ^ "History of Hoffman Estates". Village of Hoffman Estates. Retrieved March 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Name history of Hoffman Estates". Falcon Living. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Sulski, Jim (May 11, 2000). "Versatile Network Brings Workers to Prairie Stone Business Park". Chicago Tribune.
  12. ^ Bernstein, David (May 16, 2020). "The Sears Headquarters Deal Cost Taxpayers $500 Million. 30 Years Later, There's Little to Show for It". ProPublica.
  13. ^ Russis, Martha (December 28, 1994). "PRAIRIE STONE GETS ELECTRONIC FIRM FOR TENANT". Chicago Tribune.
  14. ^ Kerch, Steve (October 30, 1994). "GETTING THE NOD". Chicago Tribune.
  15. ^ "Village of Hoffman Estates: History of Hoffman Estates". Hoffmanestates.com. Archived from the original on May 11, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  16. ^ Manson, Ken (December 23, 2009). "Suburb takes over Sears Centre". Chicago Tribune.
  17. ^ Zumbach, Lauren (June 23, 2020). "Sears name disappearing from another Chicago-area building. Hoffman Estates arena gets a new name this fall". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  18. ^ Skiba, Katherine (October 21, 2016). "Military Soon to Start Moving Obama's Papers to Hoffman Estates". Chicago Tribune. Washington DC. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  19. ^ "Coronavirus Confirmed In Chicago; Woman In Her 60s Being Treated For Symptoms". CBS Chicago. Chicago. January 24, 2020. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  20. ^ Hauck, Grace (January 30, 2020). "Chicago man is first US case of person-to-person coronavirus spread". USA Today. Chicago. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  21. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  22. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  23. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". factfinder.Census.gov. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  24. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  25. ^ "Hoffman Estates (village) QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. December 2, 2015. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  26. ^ Selvam, Ashok. "Asian population booming in suburbs". Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). March 6, 2011. Retrieved on June 19, 2013.
  27. ^ "Village of Hoffman Estates Comprehensive Annual Financial Report". May 29, 2018.
  28. ^ "Contact Us." Sears Holdings Corporation. Retrieved on June 19, 2013. "3333 Beverly Road Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 "
  29. ^ "Village of Hoffman Estates Top Employers". Hoffmanestates.org. March 21, 2012. Archived from the original on April 22, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  30. ^ " FAQ Archived 2014-07-13 at the Wayback Machine." Claire's. Retrieved on December 25, 2011. "Claire’s Stores, Inc. has its investor relations and customer service located in Pembroke Pines , Florida . The buying, marketing and distribution offices are located in Hoffman Estates, a suburb of Chicago . Please visit Contact Us if you would like to send correspondence to our corporate headquarters."
  31. ^ "d211.org". d211.org. Archived from the original on May 4, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  32. ^ "sd54.k12.il.us". sd54.k12.il.us. April 19, 2012. Archived from the original on February 1, 1998. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  33. ^ "ccsd15.net". ccsd15.net. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  34. ^ "cusd220.lake.k12.il.us". cusd220.lake.k12.il.us. Archived from the original on July 3, 2006. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  35. ^ "School Location." Northwest Xilin Chinese School. Retrieved on February 24, 2014. "School Address 700 East Cougar Trail,Hoffman Estates,IL 60194 Located at Conant High School campus."
  36. ^ "About Us." Northwest Xilin Chinese School. Retrieved on February 24, 2014.
  37. ^ Ray, Tiffany. "Schools connect students to China." Chicago Tribune. March 2, 2003. Retrieved on February 24, 2014.
  38. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 5, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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