Get to know Elk Grove Village, IL

Elk Grove Village is a northeastern suburb of Chicago, adjacent to O’Hare Airport that is known for its large manufacturing and industrial complex that features nearly 4,000 businesses that employ over 100,000 people. Elk Grove Village is named for the herd of elk that were brought to the area from Montana in the 1920s and reside in the Busse Woods Forest Preserve today. The village has made historic steps in Illinois, being the first municipality to enact a public smoking ban in 2006, and one of the first suburbs to use red light cameras in 2008.  It is also home to the largest industrial park in North America and well-known corporations, including Apple Vacations and CitiGroup. The largest employer in Elk Grove is the Alexian Brothers Medical Center Hospital.  Although the population doubled in the 1960’s and continued to increase through the 1990’s, Elk Grove’s population growth has slowed in recent years, with the recent focus shifting towards industrial development.

Quick Facts

Population: 33,333

Median Household Income: $68,527

Median Property Value: $257,200

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