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Population (year 2000): 6,509. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,018 (+7.8% change)
Males: 3,188 (49.0%), Females: 3,321 (51.0%)

DeKalb County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.8 years
Median household income: $50,215 (year 2000)
Median house value: $132,300 (year 2000)

Sandwich, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Sandwich:

  • White Non-Hispanic (90.3%)
  • Hispanic (8.4%)
  • Other race (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (31.4%), Irish (15.8%), English (11.1%), Norwegian (9.2%), Italian (4.8%), United States (4.3%).

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Elevation: 670 feet

Land area: 3.0 square miles

Sandwich,

For population 25 years and over in Sandwich

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sandwich city

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

5.6% Foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 1.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +847 (+15.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Aurora, (23.4 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (66.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (4.3 miles Somonauk, IL (5.9 miles Plano, IL (6.0 miles Millington, IL Newark, (8.1 miles IL (8.7 miles Hinckley, IL (9.3 miles Sheridan, IL (11.9 miles Yorkville, IL (12.4 miles Leland,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 21 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $150,900
  • 2000: 38 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2003: 28 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2004: 63 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2005: 50 buildings, average cost: $272,800

Latitude: 41.65 N, Longitude: 88.62 W

Area code: 815


Sandwich, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (17.0%), Educational,health and social services (15.8%), Retail trade (15.4%), Construction (13.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -351 (-5.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 858 (27.0%)


 

Crime in Sandwich by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 2 1 3 1 2
    per 100,000 30.7 30.7 15.4 46.1 15.4 30.7
Robberies 0 2 1 4 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 30.7 15.4 61.5 15.4 15.4
Assaults 28 17 9 9 9 6
    per 100,000 430.2 261.2 138.3 138.3 138.3 92.2
Burglaries 26 29 15 32 15 27
    per 100,000 399.4 445.5 230.5 491.6 230.5 414.8
Thefts 111 146 106 132 106 110
    per 100,000 1705.3 2243.0 1628.5 2028.0 1628.5 1690.0
Auto thefts 6 9 2 18 2 6
    per 100,000 92.2 138.3 30.7 276.5 30.7 92.2
201.9 205.7 122.1 202.2 122.1 139.3


Average climate in Sandwich, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sandwich,

Sandwich-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Sandwich city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1976, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Sandwich:
  • VALLEY WEST COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (11 EAST PLEASANT AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sandwich:
  • MERCY CENTER FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES (about 21 miles; AURORA, IL)
  • KISHWAUKEE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; DEKALB, IL)
  • MORRIS HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; MORRIS, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sandwich:
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 49 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 55 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 61 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sandwich:
  • CUSHING FIELD LTD (about 10 miles; NEWARK, IL; ID: 0C8)
  • HINCKLEY (about 10 miles; HINCKLEY, IL; ID: 0C2)
  • AURORA MUNI (about 14 miles; CHICAGO/AURORA, IL; ID: ARR)

Amtrak station near Sandwich:
  • 6 miles: PLANO (MAIN ST. WEST OF CENTER ST.)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 0 $0   6 $5,338
Other Government Administration 2 $5,264 $31,584 8 $558
Financial Administration 0 $0   1 $400
Police - Other 0 $0   2 $20
Police Protection - Officers 0 $0   12 $6,090
Water Supply 2 $5,840 $35,040 0 $0
Totals for Government 4 $11,104 $33,312 29 $12,406


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sandwich:
  • WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,834)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; DeKalb, IL; FT enrollment: 19,477)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 27 miles; MALTA, IL; FT enrollment: 2,289)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 31 miles; JOLIET, IL; FT enrollment: 6,075)
  • ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; ELGIN, IL; FT enrollment: 5,077)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 34 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 2,088)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 36 miles; JOLIET, IL; FT enrollment: 2,361)
Public high school in Sandwich:
  • SANDWICH COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 755; Location: 515 E LIONS RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sandwich:
  • SANDWICH MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 644; Location: 600 WELLS ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HERMAN E DUMMER (Students: 347; Location: 422 S WELLS ST; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • LYNN G HASKIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 261; Location: 720 S WELLS; Grades: KG - 03)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 1201 CASTLE ST; Grades: PK - 03)
  • W W WOODBURY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 214; Location: 322 E 3RD ST; Grades: PK - 03)
  • INDIAN VALLEY AREA VOC CTR (Location: 600 LIONS RD; Grades: 00 - 00)
Library in Sandwich:
  • SANDWICH D.L. (Operating income: $245,059; Location: 107 E CENTER STREET; 32,144 books; 1,251 audio materials; 1,312 video materials; 98 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Edgebrook Country Club (A).

Cemetery: Oakridge Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buck Branch (A).


Sandwich compared to Illinois state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sandwich:
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAUR (930 AM; 4 kW; SANDWICH, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WLBK (1360 AM; 1 kW; DEKALB, IL; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sandwich:
  • WSPY-FM (107.1 FM; PLANO, IL; Owner: NELSON ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WDEK (92.5 FM; DEKALB, IL; Owner: SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WCFL (104.7 FM; MORRIS, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS DISTRICT COUNCIL OF ASSEMBL)
  • WERV-FM (95.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WWGN (88.9 FM; OTTAWA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WJCH (91.9 FM; JOLIET, IL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMKB (102.9 FM; EARLVILLE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF EARLVILLE, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Sandwich:
  • WSPY-LP (Channel 30; PLANO, IL; Owner: WSPY-TV, INC.)
  • WWTO-TV (Channel 35; LASALLE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • W54BE (Channel 54; SUGAR GROVE, IL; Owner: WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

 

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