Elmhurst

Welcome to Elmurst

In 1845 the community of Cottage Hill was officially named after a tavern the original European-American settlers would frequent. In 1869 the town would be re-named Elmhurst. Now with a population of 46,000, Elmhurst is home to Elmhurst Hospital, the first in DuPage dating back to 1926. Elmhurst University was founded here in 1871. With a vibrant downtown, Family Circle magazine ranked Elmhurst as one of the "Ten Best US Towns for Families" in 2014. Chicago's Loop is 18 miles east of Elmhurst.

 

Affordable Places to Live

Median Household Income - $109,789

Median Home Value - $423,794

Housing Affordability Index - 111

Adults with 201(k) - 21.50%


Education & Career Opportunities

Unemployment Rate - 2.60%

Population With Bachelor's Degree or Higher - 60.80%

Population in the Workforce - 66.90%

 


Food Scene

Adults Drank Beer in Last 6 Months - 47.20%

Restaurants per Capita - 25.10

Adults who Dined Out - 63.30%

Average Annual Spending on Lunch Out - $1,690.00

 


Love Where You Live

Volunteerism Rate - 22.60%

Voting - 65.50%

Local Participation, Served on Local Committee - 8.80%

Diversity Index - 34.40

 


Health

Population Has Health Insurance - 96.70%

Population Jogged in the Past Year - 15.70%

Hospitals per Capita - 4.19

Households Used Organic Food in Last 6 Months - 31.40%

 


Real Estate

Average Mortgage Amount - $1,649.19

Median Rent - $1,343.00

Homes Owned - 79.60%

Homes Rented - 20.40%

 


Experiences

Population Went to Art Gallery Last Year - 12.20%

Population Attended Live Theater Last Year - 17.00%

Population Went to a Zoo Last Year - 13.80%

Population Attended a Sporting Event Last Year - 21.30%

 

 

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