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Glenview, Cook County, Illinois
Glenview is located at 42°4'46" North, 87°48'56" West (42.079391, -87.815622)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 34.9 km² (13.5 mi²). 34.8 km² (13.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.30% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 41,847 people, 15,464 households, and 11,876 families residing in the village. The population density is 1,201.3/km² (3,111.3/mi²). There are 15,853 housing units at an average density of 455.1/km² (1,178.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 85.59% White, 1.59% African American, 0.10% Native American, 10.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 4.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 15,464 households out of which 35.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% are married couples living together, 6.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.2% are non-families. 20.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.67 and the average family size is 3.11.
In the village the population is spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $80,730, and the median income for a family is $96,552. Males have a median income of $64,529 versus $40,534 for females. The per capita income for the village is $43,384. 2.0% of the population and 1.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 1.8% are under the age of 18 and 3.2% are 65 or older.
A number of major U.S. corporations have major facilities or offices in Glenview, including Avon, Kraft Foods, and Zenith Electronics , Anixter International , Illinois Tool Works , and Scott Foresman/Addison Wesley .
The public education system in Glenview is considered one of the best school systems in the nation. Education is very well funded in Glenview due to a combination of the high property values and the relatively large number of businesses located in Glenview.
Glenview Naval Air Base was a major facility present for years in Glenview . It was the host for a number of squadrons, including the Coast Guard Air/Sea rescue helicopter service for Chicago/Lake Michigan and a squadron of P-3 Orion's which had the mission of East Coast antisubmarine warfare. The rational for basing the Squadron there was that so many reserve staff were in the Central US, and it was convenient to base the facility near the staff. As a 1-2 hour checklist had to be executed before scanning the seas, there was actually little dead time in the flight to the coast.
Recently the base was closed as part of military restructuring. The land was deeded back to Glenview by the government and was developed into a major new housing development. This was the first development to open in North Shore of Chicago in several years. Residential lots went for $400,000, so a 2,000 square foot (190 m²) house sold for $600,000. These property values are typical for North Shore Communities of Chicago.
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