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"Gem of the Fox River Valley"
Algonquin is a village in McHenry County, in the Chicago metro area. (The community straddles McHenry and Kane counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.) [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Algonquin. For links to other places called Algonquin, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Algonquin is 42.165N. The longitude is -88.294W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 741 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,569.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Algonquin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McHenry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60110 ZIP code.
25% of Algonquin residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Algonquin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Algonquin was $29,820, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Algonquin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Algonquin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $711. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,608.
Libraries in Algonquin include Algonquin Area Public Library ... View libraries
McHenry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Algonquin political report.
The average commute time for Algonquin workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Algonquin between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Algonquin include Holiday Inn Express.
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