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Cook County, Illinois

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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Schaumburg is approximately 73,745 (1994), 74227 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 29,499 (1990), 31539 (2010).
The amount of land area in Schaumburg is 48.711 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.421 sq kilometers.
The distance from Schaumburg to Washington DC is 644 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 177 miles. (as the crow flies)
Schaumburg is positioned 42.03 degrees north of the equator and 88.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Northwest of Chicago near O'Hare International Airport
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History & History Related Items

Trumball Kent from Oswego, New York is supposed to have been the earliest settler in the area. He came here in 1835. The first "recorded" settler was Johann Sunderlage. He was a member of the survey team that divided Cook County into townships about 1833. After surveying the area, he found he liked it and returned with his family from Germany around 1836. In 1842, the federal land sale allowed the family to purchase the land they lived on. By 1840 56% of the town were from the eastern US and about 28% were from Germany. Within ten years, the percentages had reverse themselves with the German people having about 48%. By 1870, the area was almost completely German and remained so under the Great Depression of the 1930's.

This area was first known as Sarah's Grove. It was named this for a grove of trees nearby and three young women who lived near the grove. They were all named Sarah - a Miss McChesney, Frisbe and Smith. Though known as Sarah's Grove, it was not officially named that. The official name was simply Township 41. In 1850, several names were discussed for the township, among them were Lutherville and Lutherburg. At the township meeting a German man named Frederick Nerge yelled out, "Schaumburg ichall et heiten!" This is translated as "It will be called Schaumburg!. - and so it was. Everyone agreed for Schaumburg to be the official name.

Here is a history page for Schaumburg.
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The incorporation of Schaumburg

March 7, 1956


September Fest - held each year on Labor Day Weekend.

Schaumburg Flyers Baseball

Woodfield Convention Center

Home to the Worlds second largest IKEA. IKEA is a Swedish based home furnishings store.
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Schaumburg City Government

The Village of Schaumburg
101 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg, IL 60193-1899
Phone: 847-895-4500
Fax: 847-895-7806

The Village of Schaumburg is governed by a Council/Manager form of government. There is a Village President and a Village Board of trustees which has six members. They are elected at-large.

Schaumburg Park District

Schaumburg Chamber

Schaumburg Chamber of Commerce
1450 E. American Lane, Suite 140
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5474
Phone: (847) 517-7110
Fax: 847-517-7116

Schaumburg Organizations

Schaumburg Chamber of Commerce
1450 E. American Lane, Suite 140
Schaumburg, IL 60173-5474
Phone: (847) 517-7110
Fax: 847-517-7116

Schaumburg Libraries

Schaumburg Township District Library
130 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
General - (847) 985-4000
TDD - (847) 985-1462 Schaumburg


The population of Schaumburg was:
1956 - 130
1970 - 18,730
1980 - 53,305
1990 - 68,586
1994 - 73,745
2010 - 80,000 (Projection)
2020 - 82,000 (Projection)

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