Demographics

Demographics

General Information

Township – Northfield
Size – 13 square miles

Population Characteristics

Population – 33,170

Age

% under 20 – 27
% 65 & Older – 18.7
% Population Who Are College Graduates – 62.2
(Highest of North Shore Area)
% Below Poverty – 1.2

Household Demographics

Total Units – 13,434
Mean Household Size – 2.68
% Owner Occupied – 92.4
Median Home Price – $476,500

Income

Median Household – $115,756
Per Capita – $58,804

Labor Market Statistics (Corporate Northbrook)

Employed Labor Force – 16,061 (#Northbrook residents holding jobs)
Job Positions – 44,570
% Imported Labor – 93.7
% Residents Working in Chicago – 23.7
Average Commute Time of a Resident – 29 minutes

Tax Information

Retail Sales Tax – 9.25% *
(5% State, 1.75% Municipality, 1.25% RTA, 1.25% Cook County)
Annual Retail Sales Tax Revenue – $12,559,042 (2008/2009 Fiscal Year)
Illinois Personal Income Tax – 5.0% (Below the average for the nation & Great Lakes region)
Illinois Corporate Tax – 7.0%

2009 Equalized Assessed Value of Property in Northbrook  (Incorporated)

Residential – $1,993,265,844
Commercial – $709,300,528
Other – 428,560,023
Total Value – $3,131,130,125

Largest Employers

Allstate Insurance Company – 7,000
Crate & Barrel – 530
Highland Baking – 530
Nestle Pizza Division – 200
Northbrook Court – 1,100
Potash Corp – 200
Underwriters Laboratories – 2,000
United Parcel Service (UPS) – 800
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates – 500

Climate

Average Temperature
Winter – 21.9
Summer – 76
Average Annual Precipitation – 37.61 inches
Average Annual Snowfall – 49 inches

Transportation

Distance to Downtown Chicago – 25 miles
Avg. Driving Time to Downtown Chicago – 40 minutes

Train Service – METRA/Milwaukee North Line
Over 25 trips from Northbrook to Chicago daily
Average travel time – 45 minutes

Bus Service –PACE Bus Service
For Travel Information on Metra or PACE call the RTA at 847-836-7000

Highways
Edens Expressway (I-94)
Tri-State Tollway (I-294)

Airports
O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
Midway Airport (MDW)
Chicago Executive Municipal Airport
Waukegan Regional Airport