Hanover Township
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°01′40″N 88°12′14″W / 42.02778°N 88.20389°W / 42.02778; -88.20389Coordinates: 42°01′40″N 88°12′14″W / 42.02778°N 88.20389°W / 42.02778; -88.20389
CountryUnited States
 • Total33.7 sq mi (87.2 km2)
 • Land33.4 sq mi (86.4 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  0.89%
797 ft (243 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,957/sq mi (1,141.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60010, 60103, 60107, 60120, 60192, 60193, 60194, 60195
FIPS code17-031-32694

Hanover Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, USA and is located at the end of the county's panhandle. As of the 2010 census, its population was 99,538.[2] Hanover Township was established on April 2, 1850.[3] The first reported population of the Township was 672. The Township gets its name from the "Kingdom of Hanover in Western Germany," which is where a majority of the Township's first residents originated from.[3]

The primary governmental concerns were collecting taxes, control and collection of stray animals and maintenance of the roads. "Poor relief" was minimal in the early days of the Township and the Clerk was in control of organizing the machinery for elections, similar to the job they do today.[3]

Today, Hanover Township has a population of over 100,000 residents.[4] Most of Streamwood lies within the boundaries of the Township, along with portions of Bartlett, Elgin, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Schaumburg and unincorporated Cook County.[5] Township offices are set throughout the Township with the Township Town Hall at 250 S. IL Route 59 in Bartlett, the Senior Center at 240 S. IL Route 59 in Bartlett, the Astor Avenue Community Center at 7431 Astor Avenue in Hanover Park, the Community Resource Center at 1535 Burgundy Place in Streamwood and the Izaak Walton Center at 899 Jay Street in Elgin.[6]

Current elected officials

The current township officials are:[7]

Heritage Marker Program

The Hanover Township Heritage Marker Program began in April 2011 to recognize and promote the many historic locations in Hanover Township. Currently there are five Heritage Markers around the Township, including: Ahlstrand Park in Hanover Park, Immanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery in Streamwood, Hoosier Grove Schoolhouse in Streamwood, Lords Park in Elgin and Leatherman Homestead in Bartlett.[8]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Hanover Township covers an area of 33.7 square miles (87.2 km2); of this, 33.4 square miles (86.4 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 0.89 percent, is water.[2]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)100,597[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

According to the Census Reporter Hanover Township's Demographics are listed below.[4]
Total Population: 100,603
Male: 51% Female: 49%
White: 45% African American: 4% Asian: 13%
Hispanic: 36% Two or more races: 1%
Median Age Range: 34.7 years
Age 0-18: 28%
Age 19-64: 65%
Age 65 and above: 7%
Median Household Income: $74,546
Per Capita Income: $29,444[4]

Cities, towns, villages

Adjacent townships


The township contains these four cemeteries: Bartlett, Bluff City, Lake Street Memorial Park and Mount Hope. Hoosier Grove cemetery behind Immanuel United Church of Christ on Old Church Road in Streamwood is closed for in-ground burials, but does have columbarium niches available through the church.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips


Political districts


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hanover township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Gher, Nancy, and Jennifer Leo. Hanover Harvesters: A Pictorial History of Hanover Township 1850-1955. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 1999. Print.
  4. ^ a b c "Census profile: Hanover township, Cook County, IL".
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2014-03-07.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-03-07.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Elected Officials | Hanover Township, IL".
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-02-14.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.