Kenilworth, Illinois

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Kenilworth is a village in Cook County, Illinois, approximately 17 mi (28 km) north of downtown Chicago. It is the newest of the nine suburban North Shore communities bordering Lake Michigan, and is the only one developed as a planned community.

The village is known for its affluence and has a reputation as the richest suburb in the Chicago area and one of the wealthiest in the nation.[2][3]



As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,494 people, 792 households and 697 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,190.8 people per square mile (1,604.9/km²). There were 815 housing units at an average density of 1,369.5/sq mile (524.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.27% White, 0.16% African American, 0.04% Native American, 2.25% Asian, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 792 households out of which 49.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present and 11.9% were non-families. 10.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the village, the population was spread out with 34.8% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 19.7% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

As of the census of 2000, the median income for a household in the village was greater than $200,000, as is the median income for a family. The per capita income for the village was $100,718. None of the families and 1.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

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