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Rolling Meadows

City of Rolling Meadows

  •   State: 
    Illinois
      County: 
    Cook County
      City: 
    Rolling Meadows
      County FIPS: 
    17031
      Coordinates: 
    42°4′34″N 88°1′33″W
      Area total: 
    5.62 sq mi (14.56 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.62 sq mi (14.54 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.02 km²)
      Established: 
    1955; Incorporated 1955
  •   Latitude: 
    42,0716
      Longitude: 
    -88,0215
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    60008
      GMAP: 

    Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
    24,200
      Population density: 
    4,309.12 residents per square mile of area (1,663.81/km²)
      Household income: 
    $68,139
      Households: 
    8,762
      Unemployment rate: 
    10.80%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    8.75%
      Income taxes: 
    3.00%

In 1836, Orrin Ford became the first landowner in the area that is now Rolling Meadows. The community became part of the newly formed Palatine Township in 1850 as German immigrants arrived. In 1927, H.D. "Curly" Brown bought 1,000 acres (4.0 km²) of land with the intention of building a golf course, along with land adjacent to it for a racetrack. In the early 1950s, Kimball Hill purchased the land intended for the golf course and began home sales by advertising a floor plan of his basic house in the Chicago Tribune. In 1953, the first families moved into the development, which Hill named Rolling Meadows, and 700 houses were sold by 1955, mostly to blue-collar workers. Rolling Meadows incorporated as a city in 1955 and soon began annexing land for future development. Crawford's department store opened in 1957 and was the largest in the northwest suburbs, although it closed in 1994. An industrial park opened on North Hicks Road in 1958, and Western Electric opened a facility in the 1960s, employing 1,500 workers. Developers saturated the area with apartment buildings, and by 1970, multifamily dwellings made up 35 percent of the total structures in the city. In 2000, the city had begun revamping commercial areas along Kirchoff Road. In 2010, the Rolling Meadows complex suffered from a series of fires, prompting the city to become more stringent in their building codes, which had allowed for frame multifamily structures.

History

Rolling Meadows is the primary city name, but also Rolling Mdws are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of Rolling Meadows. In 1836, Orrin Ford became the first landowner in the area that is now Rolling Meadows. In 1927, H.D. "Curly" Brown bought 1,000 acres (4.0 km²) of land with the intention of building a golf course. In the early 1950s, Kimball Hill purchased the land intended for the golf course, and began home sales by advertising a floor plan of his basic house in the Chicago Tribune. In 1953, the first families moved into the development, which Hill named Rolling Meadows, and 700 houses were sold by 1955.Rolling Meadows incorporated as a city in 1955 and soon began annexing land for future development. By 1970, multifamily dwellings made up 35 percent of the total structures in Rolling Meadows; by 2000, the city had begun revamping commercial areas along Kirchoff Road. The city had become more stringent in their building codes, which had allowed for frame multifamily structures. The town boomed during the 1950s and 1960s as businesses move into the area. An industrial park opened on North Hicks Road in 1958, and Western Electric opened a facility in the 1960s, employing 1,500 workers. A department store opened in 1957 and was the largest in the northwest suburbs, although it closed in 1994. The Clearbrook Center, which is a home for individuals with cognitive disabilities that opened in 1955, is located in the south end of the city on Golf Road, in what has become known as the Golden Corridor.

Geography

Rolling Meadows is located 24 miles (39 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. It has a total area of 5.62 square miles (14.56 km²), of which 99.89% is land and 0.01 sq miles (0.03 km²) (or 0.11%) is water. The town has a population of 2,816. It is located on the Illinois River, which runs through the town. The city is located in the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the Chicago suburb of Wrigleyville and the city of Evanston. The population of Rolling Meadows was 2,716 in the 2010 census. The 2011 census counted 2,622 people in the town, which included 1,817 households. The 2010 census counted 1,715 people in Evanston and 1,639 people in Rolling Meadows. The total population of the town was 3,822. The census counted 3,717 people in Wriglyville and 3,632 people in rolling Meadows. It was the largest U.S. city in terms of square miles, with a total of 5,722 square miles. The largest city in the area was Chicago, at 5,821 square miles; the largest town in the state was Evanston, at 4,723 square miles and 4,823 square kilometers. The most populous city in Illinois was Chicago (3,827 square miles) with the population of 3,922.

Demographics

As of the 2020 census there were 24,200 people, 8,491 households, and 6,013 families residing in the city. The city's age distribution consisted of 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.21 and the average family size was 2.69. The median income was $78,609, and the median income for a family was $91,197. The per capita income for the city was $37,478. About 5.4% of the population was below the poverty line, including 4.4 of those under age 18 and 5. 4% of those age 65 or over. The U.S. Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

Economy

According to the city's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: Huawei, Asiana Airlines and Asiana. The Chicago-area office of Huawei is located at 3601 Algonquin Road. Asiana's sales office is located in Suite 1010 of Continental Towers # 3. The city's top employer is Huawei, which is based in Chicago. The top employer in the Chicago area is Asiana, which has a sales office in the City Center area of the city. The City of Chicago is home to more than 100,000 people. It is the largest city in the state with a population of more than 1.5 million. The economy is the second-largest in the U.S., according to the 2018 Comprehensive annual financial report, behind only Chicago's WIlliams County, Ill., which has 1.6 million people. The unemployment rate is 3.7 percent, the lowest in the United States, and it is the lowest for the city in more than a decade. The average household income in Chicago is $62,000, and the city has a median household income of $64,000. The number of people living in poverty is at a record-high of 4.3 percent. The U.N. has the highest unemployment rate in the country, at 4.7 per cent, and is the highest for the past five years. The United States has the lowest unemployment rate, at 3.8 per cent. The national average is 4.1 per cent; the U.

Parks and recreation

Rolling Meadows Park District has been a finalist for the National Gold Medal award for excellence in parks and recreation management four times. Salt Creek Rural Park District was formed in 1956, and provides recreation and leisure services to the residents that live within the corporate boundaries of the district. The district also provides recreation services to non-residents of the area on a fee basis. It is located in the village of Arlington Heights, Palatine, and the city of Rolling Meadows. It has been in existence since 1956. It was formed to provide recreation services for the residents of the village. It also provides leisure services for non- residents on a fees basis. In 2008, the district was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. National Park Service. The grant was the first to be awarded to a park district in the state of Illinois. In 2009, it was given a $2.2 million grant to help fund the development of a new park system in the area. It will be the first of its kind in the United States. In 2010, a $3 million grant was awarded to the district to help develop a new community center. In 2011, a grant of $1 million was given to the city to help build a community center in the city. In 2012, a second grant was made to the town to help the community center expand. In 2013, a third grant was granted to the township to help support the construction of a sports complex in the town. In 2014, a fourth grant was received for a new sports complex that will be built in 2015.

Education

Almost all of Rolling Meadows is served by Palatine Community Consolidated School District 15. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago operates Catholic schools. St. Colette School was awarded as a 2007 Blue Ribbon School from the U.S. Department of Education. The student population from circa 2017 to 2020 declined by 97. In 2020 its budget deficit was $500,000. Therefore the archdiocese decided to close the school after Spring 2020. The school district has been in operation since the early 1900s. The district is part of the Chicago Public Schools system. It is one of the largest school districts in the state, with more than 100,000 students. It also has the largest enrollment of any school district in the Chicago area. It has the highest graduation rate in the city, and the second-highest in the Illinois suburbs. In 2010, the school district had a population of 2,816. It was the largest district in Illinois, behind Chicago Public School District 10. The District 15 school district also has a high school, William Fremd High School, which serves about half of the town. The high school is located in Palatina, in the heart of Hoffman Estates. A very small portion of the community is also served by Arlington Heights School District 25, which includes Westgate Elementary School and South Middle School, where students then attend RMHS. A small portion extends into Community Consolidate School District 59; that portion has no residents. It includes Adlai Stevenson Elementary School in Elk Grove Village, Margaret Mead Junior High School and WFHS, and a small part of Schaumburg Consolidated.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois = 6.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 31. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 11. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Rolling Meadows = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 24,200 individuals with a median age of 37.3 age the population dropped by -1.22% in Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,309.12 residents per square mile of area (1,663.81/km²). There are average 2.73 people per household in the 8,762 households with an average household income of $68,139 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.80% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.46%. The number of physicians in Rolling Meadows per 100,000 population = 255.4.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Rolling Meadows = 32 inches and the annual snowfall = 23.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 109. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 185. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 10.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 73.90%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 38 years with median home cost = $175,230 and home appreciation of -12.03%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.10 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,795 per student. There are 16.4 students for each teacher in the school, 930 students for each Librarian and 1718 students for each Counselor. 5.87% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 21.88% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.66% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Rolling Meadows's population in Cook County, Illinois of 3,464 residents in 1900 has increased 6,99-fold to 24,200 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.36% female residents and 50.64% male residents live in Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois are married and the remaining 39.44% are single population.

  • 27.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Rolling Meadows require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.46% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.11% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 4.32% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.03% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois, 73.90% are owner-occupied homes, another 22.38% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.72% are vacant.

  • The 56.06% of the population in Rolling Meadows, Cook County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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