Johnsburg, Illinois

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Johnsburg is a northwest suburban Chicago village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 5,391 at the 2000 census.

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History

The area was settled in the 1840s by immigrants from the Eifel region of Germany, who named the settlement after their church. In 1956, a small subdivision on shore of the Fox River incorporated as the Village of Sunnyside. Sunnyside then annexed the surrounding land in 1992 and renamed it Johnsburg.[1]

Geography

Johnsburg is located at 42°23′9″N 88°14′9″W / 42.38583°N 88.23583°W / 42.38583; -88.23583 (42.385796, -88.235942).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.8 km²), of which, 5.5 square miles (14.3 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²) of it (9.49%) is water. Johnsburg lies within the watershed of the Fox river.[citation needed]

Major streets

  • Illinois 31.svg Richmond Road
  • Ringwood Road
  • McCullom Lake Road
  • Johnsburg Road
  • Spring Grove Road
  • Chapel Hill Road
  • Bay Road
  • Riverside Drive

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,391 people, 1,760 households, and 1,501 families residing in the village. The population density was 973.7 people per square mile (375.7/km²). There were 1,875 housing units at an average density of 338.6/sq mi (130.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.83% White, 0.13% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

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