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Addison, Illinois
Addison Village Hall
Addison Village Hall
Flag of Addison, Illinois
Location of Addison in DuPage County, Illinois.
Location of Addison in DuPage County, Illinois.
Addison, Illinois is located in Illinois
Addison, Illinois
Addison, Illinois
Addison, Illinois is located in the United States
Addison, Illinois
Addison, Illinois
Addison, Illinois is located in North America
Addison, Illinois
Addison, Illinois
Coordinates: 41°55′54″N 88°0′8″W / 41.93167°N 88.00222°W / 41.93167; -88.00222
CountryUnited States
TownshipAddison, Bloomingdale
 • TypeMayor-trustee
 • MayorRich Veenstra
 • Total10.00 sq mi (25.90 km2)
 • Land9.83 sq mi (25.46 km2)
 • Water0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)  2.14%
Elevation702 ft (214 m)
 • Total35,702
 • Density3,632.31/sq mi (1,402.49/km2)
 Up 12.03% from 1990
Standard of living
 • Per capita income$21,201 (median: $54,090)
 • Home value$189,036 (median: $173,200 (2000))
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)630 and 331
FIPS code17-00243
GNIS feature ID2397911[2]

Addison is a village located in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 36,942 at the 2010 census.[3]


The village was incorporated in 1884, at which time it had a population of 400.[4] The community itself was originally named Dunkley's Grove after the settler Hezekiah Dunklee,[5] and was renamed after a town in England[5] or Addison, New York.[6] In 1832, Winfield Scott built Army Trail Road on top of a Potawatomi trail in Addison, in order to allow 50 broad-tired wagons to fight Black Hawk and his warriors.[7] In 1864, the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod moved its teacher training to the village from Fort Wayne, Indiana, and established the Addison Teachers Seminary; it remained in Addison until 1913, when it was relocated to River Forest, Illinois, as Concordia Teachers College (now Concordia University Chicago).[8] The town was also home to the Kinderheim home for children, which made up more than half its population prior to suburbanization.[9]

The town began to suburbanize in the 1960's, when developers started to build homes on what was farmland. The population grew from just under a thousand in 1930 to 35,000 people in 1990.[10]

Adventureland amusement park was located in Addison (Lake and Medinah) during the 1960s and 1970s. The Addison Industrial District was the proposed location for the reconstruction of Comiskey Park in the late 1980s before this was voted down.[11]


The Village of Addison lies on Salt Creek, a tributary of the Des Plaines River.

According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Addison has a total area of 10.00 square miles (25.90 km2), of which 9.83 square miles (25.46 km2) (or 98.29%) is land and 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2) (or 1.71%) is water.[12]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

As of the 2020 census[14] there were 35,702 people, 12,799 households, and 9,165 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,570.20 inhabitants per square mile (1,378.46/km2). There were 12,682 housing units at an average density of 1,268.20 per square mile (489.65/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 47.69% White, 3.45% African American, 1.71% Native American, 8.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 22.96% from other races, and 16.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.61% of the population.

There were 12,799 households, out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.47% were married couples living together, 12.74% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.39% were non-families. 23.23% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.84% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 2.86.

The village's age distribution consisted of 22.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $68,534, and the median income for a family was $79,011. Males had a median income of $42,038 versus $30,828 for females. The per capita income for the village was $30,202. About 10.3% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.3% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.


Top employers

According to Addison's 2022 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[15] the top employers in the city were:

# Employer # of Employees
1 United Parcel Service 1,700
2 The Pampered Chef 788
3 Parts Town LLC 579
4 Walmart 272
5 Veritiv Operating Company 250
6 Porter Pipe 235
7 Insight 222
8 SWD, Inc 200
9 Republic Services 200
10 Option Care 191

Arts and culture


Rich Veenstra is the Mayor of Addison. Other elected officials include Village Trustees Sam Nasti, Tom Hundley, Bill Lynch, Cathy Kluczny, Dawn O'Brien, Jay DelRosario, and Village Clerk Lucille Zucchero. The town of Triggiano, Italy is the sister city of Addison.

Addison is located in Illinois's 8th congressional district which is currently represented by Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Schaumburg). In the Illinois Senate it is Represented by Don Harmon (D-Oak Park)[16] and Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett).[17] In the Illinois House of Representatives it is represented by Jennifer Sanalitro (R-Hanover Park),[17] Diane Blair-Sherlock (D-Villa Park).[17] and Norma Hernandez (D-Melrose Park).[16]


Addison is home to Addison Trail High School and to Indian Trail Junior High School. The Elementary schools are: Ardmore, Wesley Elementary, Lake Park Elementary, Fullerton Elementary, Army Trail Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Stone Elementary. St. Philip the Apostle, a private Catholic school and parish, is located in Addison and serves students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Driscoll Catholic High School was located in Addison before closing in 2009. DeVry University and Chamberlain College of Nursing also call Addison home. Addison also has an Early Learning Center for 3-5-year-old students in Pre-K.

Notable people


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