Glendale Heights, Illinois

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Glendale Heights is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 31,765 at the 2000 census.

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History

Glendale Heights was a small farming community known as Cloverdale up until the 1950s, with a population of just 104 in 1959. Midland Enterprises ran by Charles and Harold Reskin started building houses in Glendale Heights in 1958. The Reskins bought two farms on Glen Ellyn Road north of North Avenue. Houses were first built on Glen Ellyn Road and Larry Lane near Fullerton Avenue. On June 16, 1959, a petition was filed and on July 13, the village became incorporated. The first election was held later on that summer on August 2.


The town was originally named Glendale as it was between Glen Ellyn and Bloomingdale, but after a conflict arose with the small town of Glendale in Southern Illinois, the city decided in March 1960 to add the term Heights, in reference to its different topographies, in some places rising 100 feet, thus becoming Glendale Heights.

Geography

Glendale Heights is located at 41°55′13″N 88°4′44″W / 41.92028°N 88.07889°W / 41.92028; -88.07889Coordinates: 41°55′13″N 88°4′44″W / 41.92028°N 88.07889°W / 41.92028; -88.07889 (41.920228, -88.078918)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 31,765 people, 10,791 households, and 7,596 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,877.8 people per square mile (2,271.2/km²). There were 11,105 housing units at an average density of 2,054.9/sq mi (794.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 63.79% White, 4.84% African American, 0.30% Native American, 19.97% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 8.11% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.39% of the population. Glendale Heights has large Filipino and Asian Indian communities.[1]

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