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Village of Lincolnwood
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country  United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Niles
Incorporated 1922
 • Type Council-manager
 • Total 2.69 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Land 2.69 sq mi (7.0 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
 • Total 12,590
 • Density 4,680.3/sq mi (1,807.1/km2)
  Up 1.9% from 2000
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income $42,544
 • Median home value $444,100
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) Area Codes 224/847
Geocode 43744
Demographics (2010)
White Black Asian
66.9% 1.1% 26.7%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.02% 0.1% 5.2% 6.8%

Lincolnwood (formerly Tessville) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 12,590 at the 2010 census.


Lincolnwood is located at 42°0′19″N 87°44′3″W / 42.00528°N 87.73417°W / 42.00528; -87.73417 (42.005331, -87.734283).

According to the 2010 census, Lincolnwood has a total area of 2.69 square miles (6.97 km2), all land. The North Shore Channel lies on its eastern border.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 359
1920 355 −1.1%
1930 473 33.2%
1940 752 59.0%
1950 3,072 308.5%
1960 11,744 282.3%
1970 12,929 10.1%
1980 11,921 −7.8%
1990 11,365 −4.7%
2000 12,359 8.7%
2010 12,590 1.9%
Est. 2015 12,646 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 12,359 people, 4,482 households, and 3,446 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,599.7 people per square mile (1,773.9/km²). There were 4,593 housing units at an average density of 1,709.4 per square mile (659.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village in 2010 was 69.3% White, 1.1% African American, 29.1% Asian, 1.23% from other races, and 0.2% identified as Other. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7% of the population.

There were 4,482 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.

In 2008, the median income for a household in the village was $84,474, and the median income for a family was $128,437. Males had a median income of $52,708 versus $40,098 for females. The per capita income for the village was $35,911. About 1.9% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

Although Lincolnwood is small, it is sectioned off into neighborhoods. The most notable is “The Towers”, which is located in the area west of the Edens expressway.


The village's Recreation Department offers and operates a multitude of recreation programs available to residents. An outdoor pool complex, 9 tennis courts, 11 baseball diamonds, a community center, as well as 13 parks (34 acres in total) dot the Village. Lincolnwood is also home to the exclusive, privately owned Bryn Mawr Country Club and 18-hole golf course. County forest preserves are just minutes away and offer golfing, bike trails, and picnic areas.

In the early 1970s, Lincolnwood's Boys Baseball program produced two Big League World Series champions, [1] (1970 and 1973), a fourth-place finish in the Senior League World Series (1972), and a Big League World Series participant in 1974.

During the Christmas season, a 20-square block area with Pratt Avenue on the north, Devon Avenue on the south, Central Avenue on the west, and Cicero Avenue on the east is known for its holiday lights. There's also a three-story Christmas tree.


The village, under contract with Groot Disposal, provides weekly residential garbage service. The village pays extra for Monday trash pickup. The village also provides Lake Michigan water through a purchase agreement with the city of Chicago. Natural gas is provided to Lincolnwood customers by the Nicor Company, and electricity is provided through the Commonwealth Edison Company. AT&T supplies local telephone service and Comcast provides local cable television service.

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