Bartlett, Illinois – Wikipedia

Village in Illinois, United States

Bartlett, Illinois

Village of Bartlett

The Bartlett gazebo in Bartlett Park

“History, Harmony, Pride”[1]

Location of Bartlett in DuPage, Cook, and Kane Counties, Illinois.

Location of Illinois in the United States

Coordinates: 41°59′43″N 88°11′8″W / 41.99528°N 88.18556°W / 41.99528; -88.18556Coordinates: 41°59′43″N 88°11′8″W / 41.99528°N 88.18556°W / 41.99528; -88.18556
Country  United States
State Illinois
Counties DuPage, Cook, Kane
Township Hanover, Wayne, Elgin
Incorporated 1891
Founded by Luther Bartlett
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Mayor Kevin Wallace
 • Total 15.94 sq mi (41.29 km2)
 • Land 15.75 sq mi (40.79 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.50 km2)  1.51%
 • Total 41,105
 • Density 2,610.01/sq mi (1,007.71/km2)
  Up 12.27% from 2000
 • Per capita income $34,402
 • Median home value $297,800
ZIP code(s)

60103, 60133

Area code(s) 630 and 331
Geocode 17-04013
FIPS code 17-04013

Bartlett is a village located in Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, Illinois. A small parcel on the western border is in Kane County. The population was 41,105 at the 2020 census.


In its earliest times, the Village of Bartlett, Illinois was served as a hunting and camping ground for the Cherokee, Miami, Potawatomi, and Ottawa Indians. Throughout the past, the Northwest Territory, Virginia, Indiana, Spain, France and England had staked their claim for Bartlett. However, the territory was owned by a man named Luther Bartlett. Luther and Sophia Bartlett had decided that a station stop would be beneficial for their town and townspeople. In 1873, Bartlett gave a monetary contribution and half of his 40-acre woodlot towards the construction for a train depot, which is why the town is named after Luther Bartlett. Bartlett later became one of the premiere pig towns, becoming their main export for years to come.[citation needed] A petition for incorporation was filed in Springfield on February 11, 1891. The village was incorporated on June 21, 1892. Bartlett experienced the majority of its population growth in the 1980s.


According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Bartlett has a total area of 15.92 square miles (41.23 km2), of which 15.73 square miles (40.74 km2) (or 98.78%) is land and 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2) (or 1.22%) is water.[3]


As of the 2020 census[4] there were 41,105 people, 13,515 households, and 10,867 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,581.97 inhabitants per square mile (996.90/km2). There were 14,522 housing units at an average density of 912.19 per square mile (352.20/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 66.23% White, 17.95% Asian, 2.53% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.51% from other races, and 8.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.04% of the population.

There were 13,515 households, out of which 66.87% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.69% were married couples living together, 8.14% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.59% were non-families. 16.85% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.40 and the average family size was 3.02.

The village’s age distribution consisted of 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 30.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $109,980, and the median income for a family was $123,249. Males had a median income of $66,752 versus $42,099 for females. The per capita income for the village was $41,821. About 2.6% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

In 2011 Bartlett had 5,918 Asian residents, more than twice the number as in 2001. Ashok Selvam of the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Illinois said that the Asian population growth “could be traced to construction of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir”.[5]


Retail and commerce[edit]

Apart from the downtown area, Bartlett has a large retail area centered by the intersection of Illinois Route 59 and Stearns Road. Businesses include:

  • The Home Depot, Walgreens, Anytime Fitness, Fifth Third Bank, First Midwest Bank, The DuPage Health Center, Oberweis Dairy, Dunkin’ Donuts, T-Mobile, AutoZone, Taco Bell, KFC, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and a Starbucks.

Retail expansion[edit]

At the intersection of Illinois Route 59 and Stearns Road in The Home Depot parking area a four tenant building was voted for on October 17, 2017, successfully. The new building will include Starbucks, Great Clips, and two additional stores. The Great Clips was the first store to open in the four tenant building, leaving the older store across the street vacant.

Arts and culture[edit]

Notable features[edit]

On August 8, 2004, the BAPS organization, a sect of Hinduism, opened BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Chicago, a large 22,442-square-foot (2,084.9 m2) temple, or mandir, on Illinois Route 59, just south of U.S. Route 20. Covering 30 acres (120,000 m2), it is the largest traditional Hindu mandir, of stone and marble, to be constructed in the United States. The mandir took 16 months to build and was constructed with Turkish limestone, Italian marble, and Indian makrana marble. The adjoining cultural center, known as the Haveli, was opened in October 2000. The large complex contains large rooms with intricately carved walls of stone and wood. It attracts many visitors of all faiths.[7]

  • Bartlett has retained its original railroad station, built in 1873. It is now the home of the Bartlett Depot Museum.
  • Bartlett had one of the largest Little League programs in the United States, managed under one board with over 1000 participants in the mid 1990s through early 2010.[8]
  • Bartlett has one of the largest individual Little League Challenger Baseball programs (Special Needs Baseball / buddy ball) in the nation.[8]
  • In 2013 The Bartlett Little League Challenger Division along with their Little League Illinois District 13 partners were the 15th team ever from Illinois to participate in the Little League World Series. They participated in the Challenger Exhibition game vs California District 57.
  • Bartlett’s arts council, Arts in Bartlett, presents the village’s only juried fine arts fair each year on the last weekend in June.[9]
  • Bartlett Park District currently supports the Bartlett Park District Youth Theatre Troupe for ages 8 through 18.

Sports and recreation[edit]

The local park district in Bartlett also has a recreation center called Bartlett Community Center. This facility hosts a variety of sports that residents can sign up for and this includes: Adult Softball and Adult Basketball, Youth Basketball, Youth Soccer, Youth Girls Softball, Volleyball, Swimming, and an open gym.[10][11]


The village of Bartlett has a mayor/council form of government. A village clerk, six trustees and a village president are elected in nonpartisan, at-large elections. They are elected for four-year terms. Elections are staggered, with three trustees elected every two years and the village clerk and president elected every four years. Municipal elections occur in odd-numbered years.

Kevin Wallace has been Bartlett’s Village President since 2013.[12][13]



Public schools in Bartlett schools are entirely within Elgin Area School District U46. The Elgin Area School District serves a 90 square miles (230 km2) area in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. Almost 40,000 children of school age are within its boundaries.[14] The Elgin Area School District is the second largest school district in Illinois.

Elgin Area School District schools located in Bartlett include:[15]

  • Pre-school: Independence.
  • Elementary schools: Bartlett, Centennial, Sycamore Trails, Prairieview, Hawk Hollow, Nature Ridge, and Liberty.
  • Middle school: Eastview Middle School. Some students who live in Bartlett attend Kenyon Woods Middle School located in South Elgin.
  • High school: Bartlett High School. Many students who live in Bartlett attend South Elgin High School in South Elgin.

Bartlett also has a community preschool.[16]

Public library[edit]

The Bartlett Public Library was opened in 1973. After outgrowing the original building, the village purchased land in 1981 and opened the new facility in 1983. The library expanded again in 1995 when a second story was added. The library has a cozy, warm, cabin-like feel due to the exposed wooden structure on the interior of the building. In 2015, more renovations to modernize the library were made including the addition of study rooms, conference rooms, and an art room in the youth and teen services department. This renovation also expanded the display area in the entrance of the library.[17]

Media (movies)[edit]


The City of Bartlett was ranked the ninth-safest city in the United States according to the real estate market data platform NeighborhoodScout, with information analyzed from the FBI Crime Database from 2016.[20][21]

There is an annual Independence Day festival that takes place located at the corner of S. Stearns and S. Bartlett Road near the Bartlett Community Center, 700 S. Bartlett Road. This festival includes a carnival with rides and games, food, beverages, free entertainment for all ages, bingo, a turtle race, a parade, on-site presence for nonprofit groups, skydivers, fireworks, and a great sense of community pride.[22]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ “Village of Bartlett, Illinois”. Village of Bartlett, Illinois. Archived from the original on September 2, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  2. ^ “2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files”. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  3. ^ Bureau, US Census. “Gazetteer Files”. Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  4. ^ “Explore Census Data”. Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  5. ^ Selvam, Ashok. “Asian population booming in suburbs Archived 2013-06-27 at the Wayback Machine.” Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois). March 6, 2011. Retrieved on June 19, 2013.
  6. ^ “Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bartlett village, Illinois”. U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  7. ^ “Global Network of BAPS, Mandirs in usa, Chicago”.
  8. ^ a b “Bartlett Little League Challenger Division History – Bartlett Little League – Challengers Division”. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  9. ^ “Arts in Bartlett – Super Slogan”. Archived from the original on 20 March 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  10. ^ “Adult Athletics”. Bartlett Park District. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  11. ^ “Youth Athletics”. Bartlett Park District. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  12. ^ “Village Board of Trustees”. Retrieved 2022-05-19.
  13. ^ “Village of Bartlett’s Elected Officials”. Archived from the original on 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  14. ^ “Welcome to School District U-46”. School District U-46. Archived from the original on October 15, 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  15. ^ “Our Schools”. School District U-46. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  16. ^ “Bartlett Community Preschool”. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  17. ^ “History of the Bartlett Public Library District”. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  18. ^ Herald, Dann Gire of the (Arlington Heights) Daily. “Eight films you may not know were filmed in Illinois”. Journal Star. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  19. ^ Normal Life (1996) – IMDb, retrieved 2019-04-24
  20. ^ “Illinois”. FBI. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  21. ^ “Bartlett ranked 9th safest U.S. city”. Daily Herald. 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  22. ^ “Events”. Bartlett Fourth of July Festival. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  23. ^ “Census of Population and Housing”. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  24. ^ Jones, Chris (4 August 2015). “Paul Christiano, talented dancer and choreographer with a difficult past, is dead at 39”. Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 14 June 2019. Retrieved 22 June 2019.

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