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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Hoffman Estates scenery
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Official seal of Hoffman Estates, Illinois
"Growing to Greatness"
Location of Hoffman Estates in Cook and Kane counties, Illinois
Location of Hoffman Estates in Cook and Kane counties, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
Counties Cook, Kane
Townships Schaumburg, Palatine, Hanover, Barrington, Dundee
Incorporated 1959 (village)
 • Total 21.25 sq mi (55.03 km2)
 • Land 21.07 sq mi (54.56 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)  0.86%
 • Total 52,530
 • Density 2,493.71/sq mi (962.82/km2)
Zip Codes
60010, 60067, 60169, 60173, 60192, 60194, 60195
Area code(s) 847 / 224
FIPS code 17-35411

Hoffman Estates is a village in Illinois, United States. The village is located primarily in Cook County, with a small section in Kane County. It is a suburb of Chicago. Per the 2020 census, the population was 52,530.

The village now serves as the headquarters for Sears and the American headquarters for Mori Seiki. The village owns Now Arena, home of the Windy City Bulls of the NBA G League.

In 2009, the village hosted the Heartland International Tattoo, one of the largest music and dance festivals of its kind in the Midwest.


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Sunderlage Farm Smokehouse(National Register of Historic Places) on the Hoffman Estates

In 1958, the Northwest Tollway opened, making the village more attractive to Chicago commuters. Beginning in 1961, the first land north of the tollway was annexed to the village of Hoffman Estates. Some 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) were annexed by 1962, including the areas that are now Winston Knolls, Westbury and the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve. The annexations more than doubled the incorporated land area.

The opening of the Woodfield Mall to the east in 1971 made the area a major business center. An attempt to change the name of the village to East Barrington was made in the early 1980s but failed upon a residential vote.

In the 1990s, the Prairie Stone Business Park began development. This expansive 780-acre (3.2 km2) master planned multi-purpose business park is bounded by Illinois Route 59 on the east, Interstate 90 on the south, Illinois Route 72 on the north, and Beverly Road on the west. The business park came to fruition in 1993 when Sears, Roebuck and Company relocated from the Sears Tower in Chicago to a sprawling headquarters in the northwest part of Prairie Stone. That was followed in 1995 by Indramat and Quest International opening facilities in the park. Throughout the 1990s, a health & wellness center and child care facility were developed, as well as other smaller office buildings and a branch of Northern Illinois University. Development of the business park is still ongoing, and recent additions in the 2000s include the 11,000-seat Sears Centre arena, office buildings for Serta, WT Engineering, I-CAR, and Mary Kay, Cabela's outdoor outfitters store, a 295-room Marriott hotel, and the 400,000-square-foot (37,000 m2) Poplar Creek Crossing Retail Center, which is anchored by Target and numerous other big-box retailers. Future development will include further office buildings and retail development, Sun Island Hotel and Water Park, an amphitheater, restaurants, and a Metra Star Line rail station.

In the fall of 2016, papers and artifacts from President Barack Obama's administration began to arrive in town, where they are being stored in a building on Golf Road. The site is their temporary home while construction takes place on the Obama Presidential Library in Jackson Park, Chicago, and is not open to the public.


Hoffman Estates is located at 42°3′47″N 88°7′9″W / 42.06306°N 88.11917°W / 42.06306; -88.11917 (42.063173, -88.119256).

According to the 2010 census, Hoffman Estates has a total area of 20.981 square miles (54.34 km2), of which 20.8 square miles (53.87 km2) (or 99.14%) is land and 0.181 square miles (0.47 km2) (or 0.86%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 8,296
1970 22,238 168.1%
1980 37,272 67.6%
1990 46,363 24.4%
2000 49,495 6.8%
2010 51,895 4.8%
2020 52,530 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Hoffman Estates village, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 29,357 26,014 56.57% 49.52%
Black or African American alone (NH) 2,393 2,472 4.61% 4.71%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 60 69 0.12% 0.13%
Asian alone (NH) 11,701 13,733 22.55% 26.14%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 4 2 0.01% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 70 183 0.13% 0.35%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 1,013 1,579 1.95% 3.01%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 7,297 8,478 14.06% 16.14%
Total 51,895 52,350 100.00% 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 were 51,460 people living in 17,971 housing units at an average density of 856.5 per square mile (330.7/km2). The population density was 2,452.7 people per square mile (947/km2).


In 2000, there were 17,034 households, with the average household size of 2.89 individuals per household while the average family size was 3.39, out of which:

  • 61.9% were married couples living together (12,724 total families)
  • 25.3% were non-families
  • 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals
  • 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present
  • 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them
  • 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.


The median age was 36.5 years in 2010; the age breakdown was as follows:

  • 27.8% under the age of 19
  • 5.6% from 19 to 24
  • 28.9% from 25 to 44
  • 28.8% from 45 to 64
  • 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older.

Males made up 49.4% of the village population and females made up 50.5%.


The racial makeup of the village was:


  • Barrington Area Library
  • Schaumburg Township District Library
  • Palatine Township Library


Median income

The median income for a household in the village was $84,583.

  • Males had a median income of $80,696 versus $63,542 for females.
  • The per capita income for the village was $54,538.
  • About 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line.


Many Japanese companies have their U.S. headquarters in Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg but the largest employers in Hoffman Estates as of 2020 are:

No. Employer No. of employees
1 St. Alexius Medical Center 2,500
2 CDK Global 650
3 Siemens Medical Systems 600
4 Transformco (formerly Sears Holdings) 600
5 Liberty Mutual 400
6 Claire's 400
7 FANUC America 370
8 Village of Hoffman Estates 365
9 Vistex 330
10 Leopardo Companies, Inc. 300
10 Wells Fargo 300


The village is served by several public school districts. The majority of residents who live in Schaumburg Township attend:

  • Township High School District 211
  • School District 54 (K-8)

North Hoffman Estates (north of I-90) residents are served by:

  • Township High School District 211
  • Community Consolidated School District 15 (K-8) (East of Huntington Blvd)
  • Barrington School District 220 (K-12) (Unit District) (West of Huntington Blvd).

Residents west of Barrington Road primarily attend Unit School District, Elgin Area U46.

High schools

Schools located in the Hoffman Estates village limits:

  • Hoffman Estates High School
  • James B. Conant High School

Other high schools in the same township high school district:

  • Schaumburg High School
  • William Fremd High School
  • Barrington High School
  • Elgin High School

Community college

Most of the village is served by Harper College Community College District 512.

Miscellaneous education

The Xilin Northwest Chinese School (S: 希林西北中文学校, T: 希林西北中文學校, P: Xīlín Xīběi Zhōngwén Xuéxiào) holds its classes at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates. It serves grades preschool through 12. The school predominately serves Mainland Chinese families. In 2003 the school held its classes in Palatine High School in Palatine. In 2000 the school had served around 300 students. This figure increased almost by 100%, to almost 600 students. This made it one of the largest of the Chinese schools in the Chicago area.

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