Bartlett Illinois

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Bartlett is a village in Illinois, United States. The population was 41,105 at the 2020 census. The village is primarily located in Cook and DuPage counties, with a small parcel on the western border located in Kane County. Bartlett is part of the Chicago metropolitan area.

In its earliest times, the Village of Bartlett, Illinois was served as a hunting and camping ground for the Cherokee, Miami, Potawatomi, and Ottawa Indians. Throughout the past, the Northwest Territory, Virginia, Indiana, Spain, France and England had staked their claim for Bartlett. However, the territory was owned by a man named Luther Bartlett. Luther and Sophia Bartlett had decided that a station stop would be beneficial for their town and townspeople. In 1873, Bartlett gave a monetary contribution and half of his 40-acre woodlot towards the construction for a train depot, which is why the town is named after Luther Bartlett. Bartlett later became one of the premiere pig towns, becoming their main export for years to come.[citation needed] A petition for incorporation was filed in Springfield on February 11, 1891. The village was incorporated on June 21, 1892. Bartlett experienced the majority of its population growth in the 1980s.

According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Bartlett has a total area of 15.92 square miles (41.23 km2), of which 15.73 square miles (40.74 km2) (or 98.78%) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) (or 1.22%) is water.

As of the 2020 census there were 41,105 people, 13,515 households, and 10,867 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,581.97 inhabitants per square mile (996.90/km2). There were 14,522 housing units at an average density of 912.19 per square mile (352.20/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 66.23% White, 17.95% Asian, 2.53% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.51% from other races, and 8.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.04% of the population.

There were 13,515 households, out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.69% were married couples living together, 8.14% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.59% were non-families. 16.85% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.02.

The village's age distribution consisted of 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $109,980, and the median income for a family was $123,249. Males had a median income of $66,752 versus $42,099 for females. The per capita income for the village was $41,821. About 2.6% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

In 2011 Bartlett had 5,918 Asian residents, more than twice the number as in 2001. Ashok Selvam of the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Illinois said that the Asian population growth "could be traced to construction of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir".

Apart from the downtown area, Bartlett has a large retail area centered by the intersection of Illinois Route 59 and Stearns Road.

On August 8, 2004, the BAPS organization, a sect of Hinduism, opened BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago, a large 22,442-square-foot (2,084.9 m2) temple, or mandir, on Illinois Route 59, just south of U.S. Route 20. Covering 30 acres (120,000 m2), it is the largest traditional Hindu mandir, of stone and marble, to be constructed in the United States. The mandir took 16 months to build and was constructed with Turkish limestone, Italian marble, and Indian makrana marble. The adjoining cultural center, known as the Haveli, was opened in October 2000. The large complex contains large rooms with intricately carved walls of stone and wood. It attracts many visitors of all faiths.

The local park district in Bartlett also has a recreation center called Bartlett Community Center. This facility hosts a variety of sports that residents can sign up for and this includes: Adult Softball and Adult Basketball, Youth Basketball, Youth Soccer, Youth Girls Softball, Volleyball, Swimming, and an open gym.

Bartlett is home to Villa Olivia, a year round resort with banquet hall, an 18-hole golf course and winter sports such as skiing, tubing, and snowboarding. The championship course filled with mature trees, rolling hills, and beautiful landscaping. It features 6,510 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 73, a course rating of 72.4, and a slope rating of 124. Designed by Richard P. Nugent, ASGCA, the course opened in 1926.

The village of Bartlett has a mayor/council form of government. A village clerk, six trustees and a village president are elected in nonpartisan, at-large elections. They are elected for four-year terms. Elections are staggered, with three trustees elected every two years and the village clerk and president elected every four years. Municipal elections occur in odd-numbered years.

Kevin Wallace has been Bartlett's Village President since 2013.

Public schools in Bartlett schools are entirely within Elgin Area School District U46. The Elgin Area School District serves a 90 square miles (230 km2) area in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. Almost 40,000 children of school age are within its boundaries. The Elgin Area School District is the second largest school district in Illinois.

Elgin Area School District schools located in Bartlett include:

Bartlett also has a community preschool.

The Bartlett Public Library was opened in 1973. After outgrowing the original building, the village purchased land in 1981 and opened the new facility in 1983. The library expanded again in 1995 when a second story was added. The library has a cozy, warm, cabin-like feel due to the exposed wooden structure on the interior of the building. In 2015, more renovations to modernize the library were made including the addition of study rooms, conference rooms, and an art room in the youth and teen services department. This renovation also expanded the display area in the entrance of the library.

The City of Bartlett was ranked the ninth-safest city in the United States according to the real estate market data platform NeighborhoodScout, with information analyzed from the FBI Crime Database from 2016.

There is an annual Independence Day festival that takes place located at the corner of S. Stearns and S. Bartlett Road near the Bartlett Community Center, 700 S. Bartlett Road. This festival includes a carnival with rides and games, food, beverages, free entertainment for all ages, bingo, a turtle race, a parade, on-site presence for nonprofit groups, skydivers, fireworks, and a great sense of community pride.

The village is served by Illinois Route 59 and by the Milwaukee District West rail line. Trains from Bartlett station travel west to Big Timber Road station in Elgin and east to Chicago Union Station.

Pace provides bus service on Route 554 connecting Bartlett to Elgin, Schaumburg, and other destinations.

The village also has a bicycle path, the Barlett Trail, which runs across the village from east to west.


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