It is the corporate headquarters of Underwriters Laboratories and Crate & Barrel.

Welcome to Northbrook

The village changed its name to Northbrook in 1923 as an effort to improve its public image after the original name "Shermerville" became notorious for rowdy gatherings at its five saloons. The name was chosen because the West Fork of the North Branch of the Chicago River runs through the Village. Northbrook is the corporate headquarters of Underwriters Laboratories and Crate & Barrel, as is the North American headquarters of Astellas, a Japanese pharmaceutical company, and Bell Flavors & Fragrances, an international flavor, and fragrance company.


Affordable Places to Live

Median Household Income - $128,746

Median Home Value - $556,254

Housing Affordability Index - 105

Adults with 201(k) - 22.40%

Education & Career Opportunities

Unemployment Rate - 1.90%

Population With Bachelor's Degree or Higher - 68.50%

Population in the Workforce - 57.40%

Food Scene

Adults Drank Beer in Last 6 Months - 46.90%

Restaurants per Capita - 31.70

Adults who Dined Out - 66.50%

Average Annual Spending on Lunch Out - $2,133.00


Love Where You Live

Volunteerism Rate - 26.20%

Voting - 68.10%

Local Participation, Served on Local Committee - 11.00%

Diversity Index - 33.30



Population Has Health Insurance - 98.40%

Population Jogged in the Past Year - 17.50%

Hospitals per Capita - 2.66

Households Used Organic Food in Last 6 Months - 36.20%


Real Estate

Average Mortgage Amount - $2,012.22

Median Rent - $1,845.00

Homes Owned - 83.60%

Homes Rented - 16.40%



Population Went to Art Gallery Last Year - 15.90%

Population Attended Live Theater Last Year - 20.30%

Population Went to a Zoo Last Year - 13.50%

Population Attended a Sporting Event Last Year - 22.50%



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