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Village of Addison
The Addison water tower
The Addison water tower
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Location of Addison in DuPage County, Illinois.
Location of Addison in DuPage County, Illinois.
Addison is located in Illinois
Location in Illinois
Addison is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Addison is located in North America
Location in North America
Country United States
State Illinois
County DuPage
Township Addison, Bloomingdale
Incorporated 1884
 • Type Mayor-trustee
 • Total 10.00 sq mi (25.90 km2)
 • Land 9.83 sq mi (25.46 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)  2.14%
 • Total 35,702
 • Density 3,632.31/sq mi (1,402.49/km2)
  Up 12.03% from 1990
Standard of living
 • Per capita income $21,201 (median: $54,090)
 • Home value $189,036 (median: $173,200 (2000))
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 630 and 331
Geocode 00243
FIPS code 17-00243

Addison is a village located in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. The population was 36,942 at the 2010 census.


Addison is located at 41°55′54″N 88°0′8″W / 41.93167°N 88.00222°W / 41.93167; -88.00222 (41.931573, -88.002221).

According to the 2010 census, Addison has a total area of 9.98 square miles (25.85 km2), of which 9.77 square miles (25.30 km2) (or 97.9%) is land and 0.21 square miles (0.54 km2) (or 2.1%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 485
1900 591 21.9%
1910 579 −2.0%
1920 510 −11.9%
1930 916 79.6%
1940 819 −10.6%
1950 813 −0.7%
1960 6,741 729.2%
1970 24,482 263.2%
1980 29,826 21.8%
1990 32,058 7.5%
2000 35,914 12.0%
2010 36,942 2.9%
2020 35,702 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 35,914 people, 11,649 households, and 9,097 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,807.6 people per square mile (1,470.5/km2). There were 11,805 housing units at an average density of 1,251.6 per square mile (483.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 75.39% White, 2.51% African American, 0.35% Native American, 7.94% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 11.39% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.40% of the population.

Demographics (2000)
Demographic Proportion
White 75.4%
Black 2.51%
Hispanic 2.84%
Asian 7.94%
Islander 0.01%
Native 0.4%
Other 2.4%

There were 11,649 households, out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.9% were non-families. 16.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.07 and the average family size was 3.46.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $54,090, and the median income for a family was $59,007. Males had a median income of $39,718 versus $27,815 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,201. 9.6% of the population and 7.2% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.2% of those under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.


Top employers

According to Addison's 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city were:

# Employer # of Employees
1 United Parcel Service 2,914
2 The Pampered Chef 788
3 A-1 Air Compressor Corp 700
4 Dynamac Inc 582
5 Elmhurst Memorial Hospital 504
6 AIF Inc 477
7 Parts Town LLC 275
8 Men's Warehouse 258
9 Veritiv Operating Company 250
10 Option Care 235


Addison is home to Addison Trail High School and to Indian Trail Junior High School. The Elementary schools are: Ardmore, Wesley Elementary, Lake Park Elementary, Fullerton Elementary, Army Trail Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Stone Elementary. St. Philip the Apostle, a private Catholic school and parish, is located in Addison and serves students from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Driscoll Catholic High School was located in Addison before closing in 2009. DeVry University and Chamberlain College of Nursing also call Addison home. Addison also has an Early Learning Center for 3-5-year-old students in Pre-K.

Another public place in Addison for education is the Addison Public Library. It offers thousands of books to residents, as well as computer privileges and various educational, creative, athletic and technical skill classes.

Notable people

  • Adam Amin, sportscaster with ESPN, raised in Addison and a graduate of Addison Trail High School
  • Mark Anelli, former tight end for the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams
  • Tim Breslin, professional hockey player who played left wing for the Chicago Wolves
  • Jim Ellison, founder of the legendary Power Pop band, Material Issue, along with Ted Ansani and Mike Zelenko
  • Jamie Freveletti, author of the Covert-One series novels The Janus Reprisal and The Geneva Strategy
  • Bobby Hull, Hockey Hall of Fame inductee who lived in Addison from 1963 to 1971 while playing left wing for the Chicago Black Hawks
  • Brett Hull, hall of fame professional hockey player and son of Bobby Hull who grew up in Addison from 1964 to 1971
  • George Ireland, men's basketball coach who led the Loyola Ramblers to win the 1963 NCAA championship. He died in Addison
  • Kyle Kinane, stand-up comedian and actor (Those Who Can't, Love, @midnight), raised in Addison and a graduate of Addison Trail High School
  • Hubert J. Loftus, lawyer and politician
  • Tony Pasquesi, defensive lineman for the Chicago Cardinals from 1955 to 1957, a resident of Addison at the time of his death
  • Rob Renzetti, animator and creator of My Life as a Teenage Robot, raised in Addison
  • Mike Retondo, bassist for the Plain White T's
  • Mark Rodenhauser, an American football player who played center for seven NFL teams from 1987 to 1999, played football at Addison Trail High School
  • Alexa Scimeca Knierim, pair skater and winner of the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships with her then-fiancé Chris Knierim, raised in Addison and a graduate of Addison Trail High School
  • Rocco Sisto, actor best known for playing young Junior Soprano on The Sopranos
  • Gabriel (Gaga) Slonina, goalkeeper for Chicago Fire FC in the MLS who became the youngest starting goalkeeper in MLS history at the age of 17 years and 81 days
  • Leon Spinks, World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association heavyweight world champion who resided in Addison after his retirement from boxing
  • Lina Trivedi, involved with creation of (Beanie Babies), resident of Addison for most of her school-age and young-adult life and a graduate of Addison Trail High School
  • Lenae Williams, basketball player who played guard-forward for the Detroit Shock during the 2002 WNBA season
  • Kathleen Willis, member of the Illinois House of Representatives whose district includes the eastern half of the city, of which she is a resident
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