Elk Grove Township, Cook County, Illinois

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Elk Grove Township
Motto(s): "Empowering People Through Community"
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Cook County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 42°01′47″N 87°58′38″W / 42.02972°N 87.97722°W / 42.02972; -87.97722Coordinates: 42°01′47″N 87°58′38″W / 42.02972°N 87.97722°W / 42.02972; -87.97722
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
 • Total 28.0 sq mi (72.5 km2)
 • Land 27.6 sq mi (71.4 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)  1.48%
Elevation 705 ft (215 m)
Population (2010)
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 92,491
 • Density 3,319/sq mi (1,281.4/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 60005, 60007, 60008, 60016, 60018, 60056, 60067, 60173
FIPS code 17-031-23243
Website www.elkgrovetownship.com

Elk Grove Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 92,905.[2] Elk Grove Township formerly housed the United Airlines headquarters.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Elk Grove Township covers an area of 28.0 square miles (72.5 km2); of this, 27.6 square miles (71.4 km2) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), or 1.48 percent, is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains Elk Grove Cemetery.

Major highways[edit]


  • Fountain Lake
  • Fred Hasse Lake



Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201692,491[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

School districts[edit]

  • City of Chicago School District 299
  • Township High School District 214
  • Community Consolidated School District 59

Political districts[edit]


Elk Grove Township formerly had the corporate headquarters of United Airlines. In 2006 United Airlines announced that it would be moving its headquarters and its 350 top executives from Elk Grove Township to 77 West Wacker Drive in the Chicago Loop.[4][5] After the City of Chicago gave additional financial incentives, United proceeded to schedule a move of its remaining employees out of the former Elk Grove Township headquarters into the Willis Tower (Sears Tower) in Chicago in the northern hemisphere of fall 2010. Monica Davey of The New York Times said that the move may have contributed to United's decision to base the new merged airline out of Chicago instead of Houston.[6] The former headquarters is now a part of Mount Prospect, which annexed the land in the 2010s.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Elk Grove township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ Corfman, Thomas A., Greg Hinz, and Julie Jonsson. "United HQ heading for Chicago." Crain's Chicago Business. July 13, 2006. Retrieved on November 12, 2009.
  5. ^ "United Airlines Foundation." United Airlines. February 5, 2006. Retrieved on March 11, 2009.
  6. ^ "Chicago Wins Prize as Home of Big Carrier." The New York Times. May 4, 2010. Retrieved on October 1, 2010.
  7. ^ "Mount Prospect annexes part of United campus". Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  8. ^ "Mount Prospect annexes United property, 44 more acres". Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). 2017-01-19. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 

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