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Mundelein, Illinois

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Mundelein, Illinois
Location of Mundelein in Lake County, Illinois.
Location of Mundelein in Lake County, Illinois.
Mundelein, Illinois is located in Illinois
Mundelein, Illinois
Mundelein, Illinois
Coordinates: 42°16′N 88°0′W / 42.267°N 88.000°W / 42.267; -88.000
Country United States
Incorporated1909; 113 years ago (1909)[1]
 • TypeVillage
 • MayorSteve Lentz
 • Total9.99 sq mi (25.88 km2)
 • Land9.59 sq mi (24.83 km2)
 • Water0.41 sq mi (1.05 km2)  4.02%
 • Total31,560
 • Density3,291.96/sq mi (1,271.09/km2)
Standard of living
 • Per capita income $38,538Median household income $93,027
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)847 and 224
FIPS code17-51349
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Mundelein is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States and a northern suburb of Chicago. Per the 2020 census, the population was 31,560.[3] It is approximately thirty-five miles northwest of Chicago.


The community now known as Mundelein has been inhabited since at least 1650, when the Potawatomi people were known to have been trading with French fur traders. The first European inhabitants reached the area in the early 19th century. Peter Shaddle (for whom a street is named) was the first known settler, building a log cabin in the area now owned by St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in 1835.[4]

The next settlers were tradesmen escaping from England's industrial depression, who became farmers in the Mundelein area. In honor of their former professions, they named the city "Mechanics Grove", and built schools, churches, and businesses. The community grew and (while still unincorporated) changed its name to "Holcomb", in honor of John Holcomb, a person who was active in the area's development. As Holcomb, the community added a railway station and a post office. The Holcomb area incorporated in February 1909 under a new name, "Rockefeller", a reference to businessman, John D. Rockefeller.

The name Rockefeller was short-lived, however. In July 1909, the community became "Area". This name change was requested by a local educational entrepreneur named Arthur Sheldon, who bought 600 acres (2.4 km2) near town and built a school on it. The school taught sales techniques, including the philosophy of "AREA", which stood for "Ability, Reliability, Endurance, and Action." At one time, it boasted 10,000 students, many of them women (which was unusual for 1909).[5][6][7]

In 1915, Archbishop George Mundelein (later Cardinal) of Chicago purchased the property from Sheldon after the Area campus closed to re-establish the Archdiocese's University of Saint Mary of the Lake, also known as the Mundelein Seminary, which continues to exist today.[6]

On December 10, 1924, the Village Board held a special meeting with representatives from the Soo Line Railroad, who requested that the board change the village's name to Mundelein (for the cardinal). The board voted to make the change and asked the Illinois Secretary of State to make the name change. They received permission in April 1925, and the Village Board passed an ordinance changing the village's name to Mundelein. Cardinal Mundelein donated the village its first new fire truck, a 1925 Stoughton. The fire truck was officially turned over to the village at a ceremony held at the St. Mary of the Lake Seminary on July 17, 1925. The original Village Hall, built in 1929 with a few additions over the years, was used until June 2014.[1][8]

In the 1970s the community was largely residential with a little light industrial development.[9]


Mundelein is located at 42°15'47.0"N 88°00'14.4"W (42.263049, -88.004010).

According to the 2010 census, Mundelein has a total area of 9.969 square miles (25.82 km2), of which 9.57 square miles (24.79 km2) (or 96%) is land and 0.399 square miles (1.03 km2) (or 4%) is water.[10]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2010[12] 2020[13]

2020 census

Mundelein village, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[12] Pop 2020[13] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 18,123 16,431 58.34% 52.06%
Black or African American alone (NH) 416 601 1.34% 1.90%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 28 21 0.09% 0.07%
Asian alone (NH) 2,719 3,492 8.75% 11.06%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 6 7 0.02% 0.02%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 38 80 0.12% 0.25%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 390 836 1.26% 2.65%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 9,344 10,092 30.08% 31.98%
Total 31,064 31,560 100.00% 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 2010 US Census, there were 31,064 people living in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 72.29% White, 1.52% African American, 0.65% Native American, 8.77% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 14.18% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.08% of the population.

2000 Census

As of the 2000 census,[14] there were 30,935 people, 9,858 households, and 7,718 families living in the village. The population density was 3,587.5 people per square mile (1,385.6/km2). There were 10,167 housing units at an average density of 1,179.0 per square mile (455.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 78.68% White, 1.60% Black, 0.28% Native American, 6.60% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 10.66% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.20% of the population.

There were 9,858 households, out of which 47.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.52.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 31.4% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 6.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.6 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $69,651, and the median income for a family was $75,083. By 2017, median incomes were estimated at $86,336 per household and $96,813 per family.[15] Males had a median income of $50,290 versus $34,087 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,280. About 3.0% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.


Top employers

According to Mundelein's 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[16] the top employers in the village are:

# Employer Type of Business # of Employees % Village Pop.[a]
1 Medline Industries Hospital supplies 900 2.90%
2 Accurate Transmissions Remanufactured transmissions 320 1.03%
3 Amcor Flexibles Healthcare, Inc. Flexible polyethylene packaging 350 1.13%
4 Maclean-Fogg Co. Industrial fasteners (plants and offices) 240 0.77%
5 University of Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary / School for the priesthood 220 0.71%
6 Mundelein Elementary School #75 Public elementary school 220 0.71%
7 Mundelein High School #120 Public high school 210 0.68%
8 Ruprecht Company Meat processing 250 0.80%
9 Village of Mundelein Village government 185 0.60%
10 Carter Hoffman Co. Food service equipment 110 0.35%
Total 3,005
  1. ^ Village population: 31,064[16]


  • Grand Dominion (Active Adult)
  • Barnhill
  • Diamond Lake
  • Fields of Ambria
  • Loch Lomond
  • Sylvan Lake
  • West Shore Park
  • Countryside
  • Cambridge Countryside
  • Fairhaven
  • Tullamore
  • Ambria
  • Cambridge Country
  • Holcomb
  • Cambridge Country North
  • Hampton Reserve
  • Long Meadow
  • Woodhaven
  • Colony Of Long Meadow
  • Steeple Chase
  • Orchard Meadows
  • Lakewood Village
  • Cambridge West

School districts

Four public school districts serve Mundelein residents:

Hawthorn School District 73:

Mundelein Elementary School District 75:

  • Washington School - Grade Center PK-K-2
  • Mechanics Grove School - 3-5
  • Carl Sandburg Middle School - 6-8

Diamond Lake School District 76:

  • Fairhaven School - PK-K-1
  • Diamond Lake School - 2-4
  • West Oak Middle School - 5-8

Fremont School District 79:

  • Fremont Elementary School - K-2
  • Fremont Intermediate School - 3-5
  • Fremont Middle School - 6-8

Mundelein Consolidated High School District 120:

Additionally, the following parochial schools are located in Mundelein:

School District 75 boundaries changed significantly in 2003-2004, in response to studies indicating sharp disparities in ethnic makeup among various schools in the district. This rebalancing has placed some boundaries through the middle of some houses, and made drawing lines very difficult to describe.[citation needed]


Mundelein has a station on Metra's North Central Service, which provides weekday rail service between Antioch and Chicago Union Station.

A small private airport, Air Estates Airport, is located northwest of Mundelein.


Notable people

Notable landmarks and establishments


  1. ^ a b "Village History". Village of Mundelein. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  3. ^ "Mundelein village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  4. ^ "Life of Peter Shaddle". Leaneagh Family History. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2012 – via
  5. ^ "Arthur Sheldon, 'Philosopher of Selling,' is dead". Chicago Tribune. December 22, 1935. p. 18. Retrieved June 7, 2019 – via
  6. ^ a b "Arthur Sheldon, 'Philosopher of Selling,' is dead". Chicago Tribune. December 22, 1935. p. 18. Retrieved September 18, 2016 – via
  7. ^ Schoenfeld, Sonia (August 15, 2014). "Arthur Sheldon". Shelf Life. Retrieved June 7, 2019 – via
  8. ^ Mundelein Village Hall Open House September 6, 2014 (video). Village of Mundelein. February 19, 2015. Retrieved June 7, 2019 – via
  9. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Vol. VII, p. 100
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  11. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  12. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Mundelein village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  13. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Mundelein village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  14. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  15. ^ "American FactFinder S1901 - INCOME IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS (IN 2017 INFLATION-ADJUSTED DOLLARS)". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Village of Mundelein Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Year Ended April 30, 2019". Village of Mundelein. October 31, 2019. p. 128. Retrieved October 7, 2020.
  17. ^ "AL SALVI". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  18. ^ "Sean McGrath TE at". Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  19. ^ "Ryan Borucki Stats". Retrieved December 4, 2019.

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