|Village of Hoffman Estates|
|— Village —|
|Motto: Growing to Greatness|
|• Mayor||William D. McLeod|
|• Manager||Jim Norris|
|• Clerk||Bev Romanoff|
|• Trustee||Karen Mills|
|• Trustee||Gary Stanton|
|• Total||19.9 sq mi (51.5 km2)|
|Zip Codes||60010, 60067, 60169, 60173, 60192, 60194, 60195|
Hoffman Estates is a northwestern suburb of Chicago in Illinois. The village is located primarily in Cook County with a small section in Kane County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 49,495 and estimated to be 52,520 in 2003. The village was incorporated in 1959 .
The village now serves as the headquarters location for the Sears Holdings Corporation, the midwest headquarters for AT&T and the American headquarters for Mori Seiki. It owns the Sears Centre Arena, home site of the Chicago Express of the ECHL ice hockey league, the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League and the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League. In 2009, the village hosted the Heartland International Tattoo, one of the largest music and dance festivals of its kind in the Midwest.
Hoffman Estates turned into a major subdivision with Centex Corporation mass-producing houses on adjacent lots, rather than custom-building them on scattered lots. Some of the lots west of Roselle Road had been built on soft earth, marsh, and peat bogs; by the late 1960s, a few foundations had begun to crumble.
In 1958, the Northwest Tollway opened, making the village more attractive to Chicago commuters. Beginning in 1961, the first land north of the tollway was annexed to the Village of Hoffman Estates. Some 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) were annexed by 1962, including the areas that are now Winston Knolls, Westbury and the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve. The annexations more than doubled the incorporated land area.
The opening of the Woodfield Mall to the east in 1971, made the area a major business center. An attempt to change the name of the city, this time to East Barrington, was made in the early 1980s but failed upon a residential vote.
In the 1990s, the Prairie Stone Business Park began development. This expansive 780-acre (3.2 km2) master planned multi-purpose business park 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. That was followed in 1995 by Indramat and Quest International opening facilities in the park. Throughout the 1990s, a health & 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 the online campus of American InterContinental University, Serta, WT Engineering, I-CAR, and Mary Kay, 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, restaurants, and a Metra Star Line rail station.
Hoffman Estates is located at .(42.063173, -88.119256)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 19.9 square miles (51.5 km²), of which, 19.7 square miles (51.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.81%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 49,495 people, 17,034 households, and 12,724 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,511.2 people per square mile (969.6/km²). There were 17,387 housing units at an average density of 882.1 per square mile (340.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 74.43% White, 4.38% African American, 15.07% Asian, 0.17% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.75% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.50% of the population.
There were 17,034 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.39.
In the village the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $74,425, and the median income for a family was $85,301. Males had a median income of $50,696 versus $33,542 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,669. About 3.4% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.
The largest employers in Hoffman Estates are Sears Holdings Corporation (5,700 employees), AT&T (4,700), St. Alexius Medical Center (2,121), GE Capital (800), Career Education Corporation (650), ADP (600), Siemens Medical Solutions (500), Leopardo (400), Liberty Mutual (400), Claire's (350), Bosch Rexroth (160), Mori Seiki (100) and FANUC (100).
People from Hoffman EstatesEdit
- Christopher Bollyn ( conspiracy theory writer)
- Kyung Lah (journalist, Tokyo-based correspondent for CNN)
- Sherri Shepherd (co-host on ABC's The View)
- William Beckett (singer) (Front Man for Fueled by Ramen band The Academy Is...)
- Fred Crespo (Illinois State Representative for the 44th District)
- Todd Stashwick - Actor - The Riches (TV Series)
- Tom Nelson (American football safety for the Cincinnati Bengals)
- Robert J. Steinmiller (starred in Jack the Bear and Rudy)
- DJ Flipside (aka Vince Garcia, famous Chicago DJ)
- Ronnie Canizaro (lead vocalist of metal band Born Of Osiris)
Proposed name changeEdit
In the early 1980s, there was a ballot to change the name from Hoffman Estates to East Barrington. The ballot did not pass.
The village is served by several public school districts. The majority of residents, who live in Schaumburg Township, attend District 211 (High School) and District 54 (K-8.) North Hoffman Estates (north of I-90) residents are served by William Fremd High School, District 15 (K-8) (East of Huntington Blvd) and Barrington High School, Barrington School District 220 (K-8) (Unit District) (West of Huntington Blvd) . Residents west of Barrington Road primarily attend Unit School District, Elgin Area U46.
Most of the village is served by Harper College Community College District 512.
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- ^ Village of Hoffman Estates Top Employers
- Village's official website
- Hoffman Estates Park District
- Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce
- The Daily Herald, the hometown newspaper
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