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