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Village of Bloomingdale
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Location of Bloomingdale in DuPage County, Illinois.
Location of Bloomingdale in DuPage County, Illinois.
Country  United States
State Illinois Illinois
County DuPage
Township Bloomingdale
Settled 1833
Incorporated 1889
Re-incorporated June 18, 1923
Founded by Meacham Brothers
(Lyman, Harvey and Silas)
 • Type Council–manager
 • Total 7.03 sq mi (18.20 km2)
 • Land 6.77 sq mi (17.52 km2)
 • Water 0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)  3.69%
 • Total 22,382
 • Density 3,308.01/sq mi (1,277.28/km2)
  Up 1.6% from 2000
Standard of living (2015-19)
 • Median household income $86,350
 • Median home value $302,400
Time zone UTC-6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central)
ZIP code
Area codes 630 and 331
FIPS code 17-06587

Bloomingdale is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States, settled in 1833, and 25 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The population was 22,382 at the 2020 census.


Bloomingdale is one of the earliest villages settled in what is now DuPage County. The Meacham family settled here in 1833, and by the end of the following year, 12 to 15 families had settled in the locality. It was originally named Meacham's Grove. The community was served by the Chicago-Galena Highway, modern day Lake Street. It became an important stop for stage coaches and westward travelers. Originally a Cook County settlement, it was annexed by DuPage County in 1839. The northern part of the village wanted to develop commercially while the southern part wished to remain a farming community. In 1923, the village split to accommodate this—the northern portion of the town was incorporated as Roselle. From 1950 to 1980, the population increased from 338 to 12,659.

Points of interest

Stratford Square Mall, located at Springfield Road and Schick Road, is the largest of Bloomingdale's shopping centers. The indoor, landscaped mall contains five major department stores and more than 150 specialty shops and restaurants. Also, Old Town Bloomingdale, at the intersection of Lake Street and Bloomingdale Road, is a collection of small businesses and shops located in restored buildings at the original site of the village's first settlement.


Bloomingdale is located at 41°56′58″N 88°4′57″W / 41.94944°N 88.08250°W / 41.94944; -88.08250 (41.949540, -88.082564).

According to the 2010 census, Bloomingdale has a total area of 7.04 square miles (18.23 km2), of which 6.78 square miles (17.56 km2) (or 96.31%) is land and 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2) (or 3.69%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 226
1890 403 78.3%
1900 235 −41.7%
1910 462 96.6%
1920 448 −3.0%
1930 337 −24.8%
1940 305 −9.5%
1950 339 11.1%
1960 1,262 272.3%
1970 2,974 135.7%
1980 12,656 325.6%
1990 16,614 31.3%
2000 21,675 30.5%
2010 22,018 1.6%
2020 22,382 1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 21,675 people, 8,219 households, and 5,662 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,204.1 people per square mile (1,238.0/km2). There were 8,399 housing units at an average density of 1,241.6 per square mile (479.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 85.37% White, 2.57% African American, 0.12% Native American, 8.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.50% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.96% of the population.

There were 8,219 households, out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 21.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $86,350, and the median income for a family was $78,889 (these figures had risen to $73,324 and $86,560 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $52,729 versus $35,827 for females. The per capita income for the village was $43,563. About 1.8% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.


Elementary school districts serving Bloomingdale include:

  • Bloomingdale School District 13
  • Community Consolidated School District 93
    • It is headquartered in Bloomingdale and operates two schools in Bloomingdale: Stratford Middle School and the Early Childhood Center.
  • Keeneyville School District 20
  • Marquardt School District 15
    • It operates Winnebago Elementary School in Bloomingdale.
  • Medinah District 11

High school districts include:

  • Glenbard Township High School District 87
    • Students in the section of Bloomingdale within District 87 are zoned to either Glenbard East High School in Lombard or Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream.
  • Lake Park High School (District 108) in Roselle

Bloomingdale has one private school, St. Isidore School.

Nearby private schools:

  • St. Francis High School in Wheaton
  • St. Matthew School in Glendale Heights
  • St. Walter Catholic School in Roselle
  • Trinity Lutheran School in Roselle

The community is served by the 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) Bloomingdale Public Library.

Notable people

  • Nate Fox, professional basketball player
  • Frank C. Rathje, president of the American Bankers Association, founder of the Mutual National Bank of Chicago

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