Dundee Township
Location in Kane County
Location in Kane County
Kane County's location in Illinois
Kane County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°06′32″N 088°17′51″W / 42.10889°N 88.29750°W / 42.10889; -88.29750
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.96 sq mi (93.1 km2)
 • Land35.03 sq mi (90.7 km2)
 • Water0.93 sq mi (2.4 km2)  2.59%
Elevation817 ft (249 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,831.8/sq mi (707.3/km2)
FIPS code17-089-21046
GNIS feature ID0428917

Dundee Township occupies the 6-mile (9.7 km) square in the Northeast corner of Kane County, Illinois. It includes West and East Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, Gilberts and portions of Elgin, Barrington Hills, Hoffman Estates, and Algonquin. It is divided by the Fox River.

As of the 2010 census, its population was 64,167 and it contained 21,635 housing units.[3]


Dundee Township is named after Dundee, New York, which in turn is named after the city in Scotland.[4]

Historically, industry and residential areas straddled the river, with most of the land on the western half of the township devoted to agriculture. Today, the township has become predominantly a suburb of Chicago.

The township's history is documented by the Dundee Township Historical Society, and parts of Carpentersville and East and West Dundee are recognized as the Dundee Township Historic District. The Milk Pail Restaurant east of East Dundee is also considered a historic site.


According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 35.96 square miles (93.1 km2), of which 35.03 square miles (90.7 km2) (or 97.41%) is land and 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2) (or 2.59%) is water.[3] It is located at 42.111813 N, 88.286978 W.


Historical population
2016 (est.)65,763[2]
U.S. Decennial Census[5]


The township is governed by a four-person elected Board of Trustees. The Township also has an elected Assessor, Clerk, Highway Commissioner and Supervisor. The Township Office is located at 611 E. Main Street, Suite 201 East Dundee, IL.

In addition to the township government, two other entities serve an area that approximates the Township. The Dundee Township Park District administers 564 acres (2.28 km2) of parks, two golf courses and two swimming pools. The Dundee Township Library District operates a library in East Dundee.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place -- 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved May 28, 2013.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 110.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.