About the Community of Schaumburg

The city contains the world headquarters of Motorola and one of only two IKEA stores in Illinois. It contains the Woodfield Mall, the second-largest mall in America, which at most times has over 300 stores (Woodfield has more recently also begun including services such as a Currency Exchange and an optical area, which are counted towards this total). Schaumburg’s transition from a rural community to that of a suburban metropolis began with Alfred Campanelli’s first large scale suburban-style development in 1959 and Woodfield Mall’s opening on September 9, 1971. The dinner theater chain, Medieval Times, has one of its nine locations in America in Schaumburg.

Background Information

The City of Schaumburg was incorporated on March 7, 1956, but the heritage of Schaumburg dates back to much earlier times when the first inhabitants of the area were members of the Sauk, Fox, Potawatomi, and Kickapoo Native American tribes. By the mid-nineteenth century, settlers first began to arrive from Germany and the eastern United States. Legend has it that one of the earliest settler was Trumball Kent from Oswego, New York. Kent, a “Yankee,” as settlers from New England were called in the west, farmed property in the northeast corner of the township.

Education in Schaumburg

Public schools in Schaumburg are funded by property taxes, not sales tax. Schaumburg itself does collect property tax, however a tax is still collected by Cook County.

The main public school district Schaumburg Township District 54. Some of the elementary schools in District 54, some of which are located in Schaumburg, have received some awards such as the Blue Ribbon Awards and Teachers Who Excel award. The schools in this area also have Special Education, Bilingual classes and education programs for the gifted as expected. District 54 also teaches children about technology and fine arts.

Demographics in Schaumburg

In the 2010 US Census, there were 74.227 people. The racial makeup of the village was 70.4% White, 4.2% African American, 0.20% Native American, 19.8% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.8% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.8% of the population.

As of the census of 2000, there were 75,386 people, 31,799 households, and 19,301 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,967.1 people per square mile. There were 33,093 housing units at an average density of 1,741.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 78.78% White, 3.35% African American, 0.10% Native American, 14.19% Asian, 1.73% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.29% of the population.

All information about Schaumburg courtesy of /Wikipedia.