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Hawthorn Woods is a village in Fremont and Ela townships in Lake County, Illinois

Hawthorn Woods is a village in Fremont and Ela townships in Lake County, Illinois, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 9,062. The village is located approximately 40 miles (60 km) northwest of downtown Chicago. Hawthorn Woods was officially incorporated in 1958. Major transportation arteries include Midlothian Road, Old McHenry Road, Algonquin Road, Half Day Road, and the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. Hawthorn Woods Country Club, whose golf course was designed by golf professional Arnold Palmer, is located within the village's perimeter.

Hawthorn Woods, previously inhabited by the Potawatomi tribe. After the famous Treaty of Chicago (1833) which brought thousands of Native Americans in the Midwest to cede their lands. Yankee farmers would later claim this land, the area became a popular destination for both German and Dutch immigrants.

Cuneo Museum & Gardens and the Fort Hill Heritage Museum are accessible in Hawthorn Woods.

As of the census of 2010, there are 7,663 people, and 2,560 households in the village. The population density was 1,119.9 inhabitants per square mile (432.4/km2). There were 1,848 housing units at an average density of 344.8 per square mile (133.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.55% White, 0.07 African American, 0.02% Native American, 3.10% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.

There were 1,831 households, out of which 55.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 89.2% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 6.7% were non-families. 4.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 3.39.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 33.6% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 29.1% from 45 to 64, and 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $132,720, and the median income for a family was $134,034. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $55,156 for females. The per capita income for the village was $49,346. About 2.1% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.4% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

In terms of quality of living and overall goodness, Hawthorn Woods ranks #24 in the State of Illinois.

In 2022, Hawthorn Woods ranks #8 as the wealthiest towns in Illinois and #81 nationwide.

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