Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Village of Hoffman Estates
Hoffman Estates scenery
Hoffman Estates scenery
Flag of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Official seal of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
"Growing to Greatness"
Location of Hoffman Estates in Cook County, Illinois
Location of Hoffman Estates in Cook County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 42°03′50″N 88°08′49″W / 42.06389°N 88.14694°W / 42.06389; -88.14694
CountryUnited States
TownshipsSchaumburg, Palatine, Hanover, Barrington, Dundee
Incorporated1959 (village)
 • MayorWilliam D. McLeod[citation needed]
 • Village ManagerEric J. Palm[citation needed]
 • Total21.25 sq mi (55.03 km2)
 • Land21.07 sq mi (54.56 km2)
 • Water0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)  0.86%
Elevation824 ft (251 m)
 • Total52,530
 • Density2,493.71/sq mi (962.82/km2)
Zip Code
60169, 60010, 60192
Area code(s)847 / 224
FIPS code17-35411
GNIS feature ID2398519[2]

Hoffman Estates is a village in Illinois, United States. The village is located in Cook County. It is a suburb of Chicago. Per the 2020 census, the population was 52,530.[3]

The village now serves as the headquarters for Sears and one of the American headquarters for Mori Seiki. Now Arena, home of the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League is part of the village.

Between 2006 and 2009, the village hosted the Heartland International Tattoo, one of the largest music and dance festivals of its kind in the Midwest.

The village once had a small section in Kane County that was removed from the village in 2022, making it entirely within Cook County.


Sunderlage Farm Smokehouse[4](National Register of Historic Places) in Hoffman Estates

Prior to the 1940s, German settlers moved into the area west of Roselle Road and north of Golf Road, then known as Wildcat Grove. The area was sparsely populated until farmers purchased land in the area in the 1940s.

In 1954, Sam and Jack Hoffman, owners of a father-son owned construction company, bought 160 acres of land in the area.[5] The pair constructed homes and began the development of the region which now bears their name. As residents moved in, they voted to incorporate the area, and the Village of Hoffman Estates was incorporated on September 23, 1959.[6][5][7] In 1973, six former town officials, including mayors Edward F. Pinger (1959−1965) and Roy L. Jenkins (1965−1969) were indicted on bribery and tax charges.[8]

Once the Northwest Tollway opened, Schaumburg Township became more attractive to Chicago commuters. In the early 1960s, land annexations north of the tollway and in other neighboring regions more than doubled Hoffman Estates's land area.[9]

The opening of the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg to the east in 1971 made the area a major business center. An attempt to change the name of the village to East Barrington, among other names, was made in the early 1980s but failed upon a residential vote.[10]

In the 1990s, the Prairie Stone Business Park began development. This 750-acre (3.0 km2) planned multi-purpose business park[11] is bounded by Illinois Route 59 on the east, Interstate 90 on the south, Illinois Route 72 on the north, and Beverly Road on the west. The business park came to fruition in 1993 when Sears, Roebuck and Company relocated from the Sears Tower in Chicago to a sprawling headquarters in the northwest part of Prairie Stone.[12][11] That was followed in by Indramat and Quest International, which in 1995 also opened facilities in the park.[13][14][15] Throughout the 1990s, a health and wellness center and child care facility were developed, as well as other smaller office buildings, and a branch of Northern Illinois University. Development of the business park is still ongoing, and recent additions in the 2000s include the 11,000-seat Now Arena; office buildings for Serta, WT Engineering, I-CAR, and Mary Kay; a Cabela's outdoor outfitters store; a 295-room Marriott hotel; and the 400,000-square-foot (37,000 m2) Poplar Creek Crossing Retail Center, which is anchored by Target and numerous other big-box retailers. Future development will include further office buildings and retail development, Sun Island Hotel and Water Park, an amphitheater, and restaurants.

In 2011, the Village of Hoffman Estates took over ownership of the Now Arena.[16] On June 23, 2020, the Village of Hoffman Estates approved an $11.5 million deal to rename the Sears Centre Arena to the "NOW Arena".[17]

In the fall of 2016, papers and artifacts from President Barack Obama's administration began to arrive in town, where they are being stored in a building on Golf Road. The site is their temporary home while construction takes place on the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, Chicago, and is not open to the public.[18]

In January 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the second U.S. case of COVID-19 in a Hoffman Estates resident. The patient, a woman in her 60s returning from Wuhan, China, was treated at St. Alexius Medical Center.[19] Her husband was later infected in the first case of human-to-human transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the United States.[20]


According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Hoffman Estates has a total area of 21.25 square miles (55.04 km2), of which 21.07 square miles (54.57 km2) (or 99.15%) is land and 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2) (or 0.85%) is water.[21]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[22]
2010[23] 2020[24]

As of the 2020 census[25] there were 52,530 people, 18,110 households, and 14,048 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,472.58 inhabitants per square mile (954.67/km2). There were 19,160 housing units at an average density of 901.86 per square mile (348.21/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 52.08% White, 26.26% Asian, 4.87% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 7.51% from other races, and 8.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.14% of the population.

There were 18,110 households, out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.71% were married couples living together, 11.97% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.43% were non-families. 18.07% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.43% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.16 and the average family size was 2.77.

The village's age distribution consisted of 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $92,423, and the median income for a family was $103,641. Males had a median income of $56,210 versus $42,288 for females. The per capita income for the village was $40,016. About 3.3% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Hoffman Estates village, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[23] Pop 2020[24] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 29,357 26,014 56.57% 49.52%
Black or African American alone (NH) 2,393 2,472 4.61% 4.71%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 60 69 0.12% 0.13%
Asian alone (NH) 11,701 13,733 22.55% 26.14%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 4 2 0.01% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 70 183 0.13% 0.35%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 1,013 1,579 1.95% 3.01%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 7,297 8,478 14.06% 16.14%
Total 51,895 52,350 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.



Many Japanese companies have their U.S. headquarters in Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg[26] but the largest employers in Hoffman Estates as of 2020[27] are:

No. Employer No. of employees
1 St. Alexius Medical Center 2,500
2 CDK Global 650
3 Siemens Medical Systems 600
4 Transformco (formerly Sears Holdings) 600
5 Liberty Mutual 400
6 Claire's[28] 400
7 FANUC America[29] 370
8 Village of Hoffman Estates 365
9 Vistex 330
10 Leopardo Companies, Inc. 300
10 Wells Fargo 300


The village is served by several public school districts. The majority of residents who live in Schaumburg Township attend:

North Hoffman Estates (north of I-90) residents are served by:

Residents west of Barrington Road primarily attend Unit School District, Elgin Area U46.

High schools

Schools located in the Hoffman Estates village limits:

Other high schools in the same township high school district:

Community college

Most of the village is served by Harper College Community College District 512.

Miscellaneous education

The Xilin Northwest Chinese School (S: 希林西北中文学校, T: 希林西北中文學校, P: Xīlín Xīběi Zhōngwén Xuéxiào) holds its classes at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates.[34] It serves grades preschool through 12.[35] The school predominately serves Mainland Chinese families. In 2003 the school held its classes in Palatine High School in Palatine. In 2000 the school had served around 300 students. This figure increased almost by 100%, to almost 600 students. This made it one of the largest of the Chinese schools in the Chicago area.[36]


Sister city

Hoffman Estates has one sister city:[37]


Pace provides bus service on multiple routes connecting Hoffman Estates to Elgin, Rosemont, and other destinations.[38]

Notable people


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