Demographics

General Information
Township – Northfield
Size – 13 square miles

Population Characteristics
Population – 33,170

Age
% under 18 – 23.5
% 65 & Older – 22.4

% Population Who Are College Graduates - 68.3
(Highest of North Shore Area)
% Below Poverty – 4.0

Household Demographics
Total Units - 13,434
Mean Household Size - 2.57
% Owner Occupied – 89
Median Home Price - $503,500

Income
Median Household - $109,241
Per Capita - $56,077

Labor Market Statistics (Corporate Northbrook)
Employed Labor Force - 17,073
(#Northbrook residents holding jobs)
Job Positions - 43,019
Average Commute Time of a Resident – 29 minutes

Tax Information
Retail Sales Tax – 8.75% *
(6.25% State, .75% Municipality, 1.00% RTA, .75% Cook County)

Annual Retail Sales Tax Revenue - $14,533,553
(2012/2013) Fiscal Year)
Illinois Personal Income Tax – 5.0%
(Below the average for the nation & Great Lakes region)
Illinois Corporate Tax - 7.0%

2012 Equalized Assessed Value
of Property in Northbrook  (Incorporated)

Residential - $1,543,277,720
Commercial - $542,558,573
Other – $325,535,145
Total Value - $2,411,371,438

 

 

Largest Employers
Allstate Insurance Company - 7,000
Astellas – 1,000
Crate & Barrel – 530
Highland Baking – 650
Northbrook Court - 1,100
Potash Corp – 200
Stericycle – 440
Underwriters Laboratories – 1,500
United Parcel Service (UPS) – 500
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates – 500

Climate
Average Temperature
Winter - 21.9
Summer - 73
Average Annual Precipitation – 28.3 inches
Average Annual Snowfall – 47 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