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Rosemont
Village
River Road in Rosemont
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Coordinates 41°59′27″N 87°52′26″W / 41.99083°N 87.87389°W / 41.99083; -87.87389
Area 1.7 sq mi (4 km2)
 - land 1.7 sq mi (4 km2)
Population 4,224 (2000)
Density 2,423.6 /sq mi (936 /km2)
Founded 1956
Government village
Mayor Bradley A. Stephens
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60018, 60176
Area code 847
Location of Rosemont within Illinois
Location of Rosemont within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Rosemont, Illinois
Website: http://www.rosemont.com/

Rosemont is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States located immediately northwest of Chicago. The village was incorporated in 1956, though it had been settled long before that. While Rosemont's land area and population are relatively small among municipalities in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, the village is a major center for commercial activity in the region and is a key component of the Golden Corridor. Numerous corporate facilities and the 78,000 square meter Rosemont Convention Center are located in Rosemont.

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Geography

Rosemont is located at 41°59′27″N 87°52′26″W / 41.99083°N 87.87389°W / 41.99083; -87.87389 (41.990730, -87.873816)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,224 people, 1,692 households, and 986 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,423.6/sq mi (937.3/km²). There were 1,745 housing units at an average density of 1,001.2/sq mi (387.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 79.24% White, 1.35% African American, 0.88% Native American, 4.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 11.55% from other races, and 2.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 35.35% of the population.

Rosemont was tied for first place in 2000 with Bowdon, Georgia, as the place in the United States with the highest percentage of people reporting Bulgarian ancestry. The percentage of people so reporting in 2000 was 2.7%.[3]

There were 1,692 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.3% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 110.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $34,663, and the median income for a family was $44,939. Males had a median income of $30,066 versus $30,015 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,781. About 10.6% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.6% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Rosemont is positioned between O'Hare International Airport and the Chicago Loop. Due to its location, much of the village is occupied by large hotels and office buildings. Most major hotel chains operating in the United States have a presence in Rosemont, including Global Hyatt, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Accor, and InterContinental Hotels Group, among others.

According to Colliers Bennett & Kahnweiler, the Rosemont/O'Hare office market encompassed approximately 13,500,000 square feet (1,250,000 m2) of total inventory in 2008.[4] Corporate headquarters in the village include those of Culligan, U.S. Foodservice, Velsicol Chemical Corporation, Banco Popular North America, Reyes Holdings, and Taylor Capital Group (Cole Taylor Bank).

Additionally, Rosemont operates several visitor related-forums. Among these are the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, used for trade shows and gatherings; the Rosemont Theater, used for theatrical purposes; and the Allstate Arena, used for concerts, professional wrestling (three times hosting WrestleMania), DePaul Blue Demons Basketball, Chicago Rush arena football, and Chicago Wolves hockey.

The village is also the sponsor of the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.

Transportation

Rosemont has a station on Metra's North Central Service, which provides weekday rail service between Antioch, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station).

Rosemont also has a station on the CTA Blue Line of the Chicago 'L', which provides direct rail service to both O'Hare and Downtown Chicago.

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