Highland Park, Illinois

From Academic Kids

Highland Park is a city located in Lake County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 31,365. Highland Park is one of several towns on the North Shore of Chicago characterized by its affluence and its large Jewish population.

Highland Park has several attractions including a downtown shopping district and Ravinia Festival Park. The summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival operates most summer evenings, featuring concerts of many different genres on its 5 acre (20,000 m²) lawn and 3,500 seat pavilion, or in a smaller enclosed auditorium for less popular performances.

Highland Park has several houses and buildings on the state and national register of historic places, including the Willits House by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Highland Park has been filmed in, or been a setting of, several movies including Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Risky Business, Weird Science, Lucas, Kicking and Screaming, and Shattered Glass. It also was the setting for the 2000/2001 Fox and PBS documentary show American High.

Contents

Geography

Highland Park is located at 42°10'57" North, 87°48'25" West (42.182525, -87.807052)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.0 km² (12.4 mi²). 32.0 km² (12.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.08% is water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 31,365 people, 11,521 households, and 8,917 families residing in the city. The population density is 979.8/km² (2,537.5/mi²). There are 11,934 housing units at an average density of 372.8/km² (965.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.20% White, 1.78% African American, 0.08% Native American, 2.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.46% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 8.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 11,521 households out of which 36.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.9% are married couples living together, 5.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% are non-families. 19.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.71 and the average family size is 3.09.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $100,967, and the median income for a family is $117,235. Males have a median income of $83,121 versus $41,175 for females. The per capita income for the city is $55,331. 3.8% of the population and 2.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.9% of those under the age of 18 and 3.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Notable People

Highland Park is the current home of former Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan and basketball superstar Michael Jordan. It is popular with many Chicago Bulls and Bears players due to its proximity to the team's practice facilities in nearby Deerfield and Lake Forest, respectively.

It is also where Elisha Gray invented and first demonstrated the telephone in 1874 (his house, still standing, is a large white 2-story 2 doors east of the City Hall on Hazel Avenue).

Notorious journalism fakester Stephen Glass grew up in Highland Park and went to school at its Highland Park High School.

Author Peter Orner ("Ester Stories") also grew up in Highland Park.

External links

Template:Geolinks-US-cityscale

Navigation

Academic Kids Menu

  • Art and Cultures
    • Art (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Art)
    • Architecture (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Architecture)
    • Cultures (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Cultures)
    • Music (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Music)
    • Musical Instruments (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/List_of_musical_instruments)
  • Biographies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Biographies)
  • Clipart (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Clipart)
  • Geography (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Geography)
    • Countries of the World (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Countries)
    • Maps (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Maps)
    • Flags (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Flags)
    • Continents (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Continents)
  • History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History)
    • Ancient Civilizations (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Ancient_Civilizations)
    • Industrial Revolution (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Industrial_Revolution)
    • Middle Ages (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Middle_Ages)
    • Prehistory (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Prehistory)
    • Renaissance (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Renaissance)
    • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
    • United States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/United_States)
    • Wars (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Wars)
    • World History (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/History_of_the_world)
  • Human Body (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Human_Body)
  • Mathematics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Mathematics)
  • Reference (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Reference)
  • Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Science)
    • Animals (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Animals)
    • Aviation (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Aviation)
    • Dinosaurs (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Dinosaurs)
    • Earth (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Earth)
    • Inventions (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Inventions)
    • Physical Science (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Physical_Science)
    • Plants (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Plants)
    • Scientists (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Scientists)
  • Social Studies (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Social_Studies)
    • Anthropology (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Anthropology)
    • Economics (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Economics)
    • Government (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Government)
    • Religion (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Religion)
    • Holidays (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Holidays)
  • Space and Astronomy
    • Solar System (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Solar_System)
    • Planets (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Planets)
  • Sports (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Sports)
  • Timelines (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Timelines)
  • Weather (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Weather)
  • US States (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/US_States)

Information

  • Home Page (http://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php)
  • Contact Us (http://www.academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Contactus)

  • Clip Art (http://classroomclipart.com)
Toolbox
Personal tools