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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
Location of Hawthorn Woods in Lake County, Illinois.
Location of Hawthorn Woods in Lake County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Lake
 • Total 8.25 sq mi (21.37 km2)
 • Land 8.05 sq mi (20.84 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.53 km2)
 • Total 9,062
 • Density 1,126.13/sq mi (434.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s) 847
FIPS code 17-33630
Wikimedia Commons Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

Hawthorn Woods is a village in Fremont and Ela townships in Lake County, Illinois, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 9,062. The village is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) northwest of downtown Chicago. It was officially incorporated in 1958. Major transportation arteries include Midlothian Road, Old McHenry Road, Algonquin Road, Halfday Road, and the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. The new Hawthorn Woods Country Club, whose golf course was designed by golf professional Arnold Palmer, is located within the village's perimeter.


Hawthorn Woods is located at 42°13′41″N 88°3′19″W / 42.22806°N 88.05528°W / 42.22806; -88.05528 (42.228306, -88.055319).

According to the 2010 census, Hawthorn Woods has a total area of 7.926 square miles (20.53 km2), of which 7.71 square miles (19.97 km2) (or 97.27%) is land and 0.216 square miles (0.56 km2) (or 2.73%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 239
1970 939 292.9%
1980 1,658 76.6%
1990 4,423 166.8%
2000 6,002 35.7%
2010 7,663 27.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Hawthorn Woods village, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 6,630 6,795 86.52% 74.98%
Black or African American alone (NH) 104 121 1.36% 1.34%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 10 10 0.13% 0.11%
Asian alone (NH) 509 1,349 6.64% 14.89%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 1 5 0.01% 0.06%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 2 18 0.03% 0.20%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 119 316 1.55% 3.49%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 288 448 3.76% 4.94%
Total 7,663 9,062 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there are 7,663 people, 2,560 households in the village. The population density was 1,119.9 people per square mile (432.3/km2). There were 1,848 housing units at an average density of 344.8 per square mile (133.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.55% White, 0.07 African American, 0.02% Native American, 3.10% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 1,831 households, out of which 55.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 89.2% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 6.7% were non-families. 4.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 33.6% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $132,720, and the median income for a family was $134,034. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $55,156 for females. The per capita income for the village was $49,346. About 2.1% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

In terms of quality of living and overall goodness, Hawthorn Woods ranks #216 in the State of Illinois.

Notable people

  • Dominick Basso, bookmaker for the Chicago Outfit. Basso lived in Hawthorn Woods from at least the 1980s until 1999.
  • Leo Burnett (October 21, 1891 – June 7, 1971) was an American advertising executive and the founder of Leo Burnett Company, Inc. He was responsible for creating some of advertising's most well-known characters and campaigns of the 20th century, including Tony the Tiger, the Marlboro Man, the Maytag Repairman, United's "Fly the Friendly Skies", and Allstate's "Good Hands", and for garnering relationships with multinational clients such as McDonald's, Hallmark and Coca-Cola. Burnett was a resident of Hawthorn Woods from approximately 1942, until his death, at his Hawthorn Woods family farm in 1971.
  • Anthony Castonzo, offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts. He was raised in Hawthorn Woods.
  • Nancy Faust, organist for the Chicago White Sox from 1970 until her retirement in 2010. She is a resident of Hawthorn Woods.
  • Alex Young, American professional baseball pitcher. Was raised in Hawthorn Woods and attended nearby Carmel Catholic High School.
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