Bartlett, Illinois


Bartlett, Illinois

Chicagoland municipality
muni-name = Bartlett
state = Illinois
muni = Village
date = 1891
township = Hanover
township2 = Wayne
county = Cook
county2 = DuPage
tcounty = DuPage
county3 = Kane
gov = Mayor-council
head_label = President
gov_head = Catherine J. Melchert| pop = 41,500
density-km = 956.9
density-mi = 2,477.9
status = up
percent = 89.47
prevyear = 1990
white = 87.23
black = 1.98
hispanic = 5.51
asian = 7.82
islander = 0.02
native = 0.14
other = 1.35
zips = 60103, 60108, 60133
acode = 630 and 331
area-km = 38.4
area-mi = 14.8
coords = coor dms|41|58|43|N|88|11|46|W|city| pci = 49,652
geocode = 04013
mhi = 99,215
mnhv = 398,600
mhv = 508,700 (2000)
website = www.village.bartlett.il.us

Bartlett is a village located in both Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois. A very small parcel on the western border is in Kane County. The population was 36,706 at the 2000 census. A 2002 recount gave the village a population of 37,304. In 2007 another recount gives the village a population of 41,500. The community now known as the Village of Bartlett was named after founder Luther Bartlett who offered land to the railroad.

The village is recognized throughout the area as a diverse community, based on income and race. Large, pricey homes make up newer subdivisions, modestly priced and sized homes make up the older and downtown sections of Bartlet, while apartment blocks and a mobile home park cater to the lower-income residents of the village.

Geography

Bartlett is located at coor dms|41|58|43|N|88|11|46|W|city (41.978725, -88.196140)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 15.0 square miles (38.7 km²), of which, 14.8 square miles (38.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.94%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 36,706 people, 12,179 households, and 9,986 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,477.9 people per square mile (956.9/km²). There were 12,356 housing units at an average density of 834.1/sq mi (322.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 87.23% White, 1.98% African American, 0.14% Native American, 7.82% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.51% of the population.

There were 12,179 households out of which 48.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.5% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 14.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 37.8% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $79,718, and the median income for a family was $86,503. Males had a median income of $60,182 versus $36,494 for females. The per capita income for the village was $29,652. About 1.2% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education

All public schools in Bartlett schools are entirely within the Elgin Area School District U46. U-46 serves an area of some convert|90|sqmi|km2 in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. Almost 40,000 children of school age are within its boundaries. U-46 is the second largest school district in Illinois.

Bartlett has one U-46 PreSchool:
*Independence

Bartlett also operates a preschool through its community center

Bartlett has eight U-46 elementary schools:
*Bartlett
*Centennial
*Sycamore Trails
*Prairieview
*Hawk Hollow
*Nature Ridge
*Liberty

Bartlett has one U-46 middle school
*Eastview Middle SchoolSome students who live in Bartlett attend Kenyon Woods Middle School located in South Elgin.

Bartlett has one U-46 high school
*Bartlett High School

Politics

The Village of Bartlett has a Mayor/Council form of government. A village clerk, six trustees and a village president are elected in nonpartisan, at-large elections. They are elected for four year terms. Elections are staggered, with three trustees elected every two years and the Village clerk and president elected every four years. Municipal elections occur in odd numbered years.

Bartlett's Current Mayor is Catherine J. Melchert.

Notable features

On August 8, 2004, the BAPS organization, a sect of Hinduism, opened BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago, a large convert|22442|sqft|m2|sing=on temple, or "mandir", on Illinois Route 59, just south of U.S. Route 20. Covering thirty acres, it is largest traditional Hindu mandir, of stone and marble, to be constructed in the United States. The mandir took 16 months to build and was constructed with Turkish limestone, Italian marble, and Indian makrana marble. The adjoining cultural center, known as the Haveli, was opened in October 2000. The large complex contains large rooms with intricately carved walls of stone and wood. It attracts many visitors of all faiths. [http://www.swaminarayan.org/globalnetwork/america/chicago.htm]

*Bartlett has retained its original railroad station, built in 1873.
*Bartlett claims to have the largest Little League program in the United States, managed under one board with over 1500 participants. [http://eteamz.active.com/BLLbaseball/]
*Bartlett's arts council, Arts in Bartlett, presents the village's only juried fine arts fair each year on the last weekend in July. [http://www.artsinbartlett.org]

References

External links

* [http://www.village.bartlett.il.us/ Village website]


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