Elk Grove Township
"Empowering People Through Community"
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°01′47″N 87°58′38″W / 42.02972°N 87.97722°W / 42.02972; -87.97722Coordinates: 42°01′47″N 87°58′38″W / 42.02972°N 87.97722°W / 42.02972; -87.97722
CountryUnited States
 • Total28.0 sq mi (72.5 km2)
 • Land27.6 sq mi (71.4 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)  1.48%
705 ft (215 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,319/sq mi (1,281.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60005, 60007, 60008, 60016, 60018, 60056, 60067, 60173
FIPS code17-031-23243

Elk Grove Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 92,905.[2] Elk Grove Township formerly housed the United Airlines headquarters.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Elk Grove Township covers an area of 28.0 square miles (72.5 km2); of this, 27.6 square miles (71.4 km2) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), or 1.48 percent, is water.[2]

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Adjacent townships


The township contains Elk Grove Cemetery.

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Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)92,491[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

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Political districts


Elk Grove Township formerly had the corporate headquarters of United Airlines. In 2006 United Airlines announced that it would be moving its headquarters and its 350 top executives from Elk Grove Township to 77 West Wacker Drive in the Chicago Loop.[4][5] After the City of Chicago gave additional financial incentives, United proceeded to schedule a move of its remaining employees out of the former Elk Grove Township headquarters into the Willis Tower (Sears Tower) in Chicago in the northern hemisphere of fall 2010. Monica Davey of The New York Times said that the move may have contributed to United's decision to base the new merged airline out of Chicago instead of Houston.[6] The former headquarters is now a part of Mount Prospect, which annexed the land in the 2010s.[7][8] In December 2021, it was reported that United would sell the campus to CloudHQ, which plans to build a data center.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Elk Grove township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Corfman, Thomas A., Greg Hinz, and Julie Jonsson. "United HQ heading for Chicago." Crain's Chicago Business. July 13, 2006. Retrieved on November 12, 2009.
  5. ^ "United Airlines Foundation." United Airlines. February 5, 2006. Retrieved on March 11, 2009.
  6. ^ "Chicago Wins Prize as Home of Big Carrier." The New York Times. May 4, 2010. Retrieved on October 1, 2010.
  7. ^ "Mount Prospect annexes part of United campus". Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  8. ^ "Mount Prospect annexes United property, 44 more acres". Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). 2017-01-19. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  9. ^ Comment, Dan Swinhoe. "United Airlines to sell Mount Prospect campus to CloudHQ, plans Elk Grove mega campus". www.datacenterdynamics.com. Retrieved 2022-02-13.