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Village of Bensenville

  •   State: 
    DuPage County
      County FIPS: 
    41°57′29″N 87°56′45″W
      Area total: 
    5.58 sq mi (14.46 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.53 sq mi (14.33 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.05 sq mi (0.13 km²)
    679 ft (207 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Bensenville, DuPage County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,401.37 residents per square mile of area (1,313.23/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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First known as Tioga, it was formally established as Bensenville in 1873 along the Milwaukee Road (now Canadian Pacific) right-of-way. The community is named after Bensen, Germany, a village in the municipality of Sudwalde. The Barker-Karpis Gang used a house on May Street to hide kidnap victims William Hamm, Jr in 1933 and Edward Bremer in 1934. The Edge Ice Arena is located in the village, former home of the Chicago Steel junior ice hockey team. According to the 2020 census, the village has a total area of 5.58 square miles (14.45 km²), of which 5.53 square miles of it is land and 0.13 km² (or 0.91%) is water. The village is home to the Victory Auto Wreckers, a 7-acre (2.8 ha) auto recycling facility on Green Street which has repeatedly aired the commercial "door-off-the-falling" commercial on television since 1981. The top employers are the top employers in the area, according to the village's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which is published every year. The average household income is $64,401, and the median income for a family is $77,151. The per capita income for the village is $27,530, and about 7.4% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 6.7% ofThose age 65 or over.


The Barker-Karpis Gang used a house on May Street to hide kidnap victims William Hamm, Jr in 1933 and Edward Bremer in 1934, who they had kidnapped from Saint Paul, Minnesota. The gang used the house to hide two kidnap victims. The house was later used by the St. Paul Police Department to hide suspects in the 1934 kidnapping of EdwardBremer, who was found dead in the house. The home was also used to hide the bodies of two other kidnap victims, William Hamm Jr and William Hamm Sr, who were found in 1934 and 1933. The property was later sold to the City of Saint Paul for $1,000,000. It is still in use as a private residence today, and was used as a police station in the 1960s and 1970s. It was also the site of the infamous "Barker Karpis Kidnapping" in 1933, when two of the gang's victims were taken from the city by the gang. The Gang also used the home to hide other victims, including William Hamm's son William Hamm III, in 1934. The street is still used today by the city's police department, which still uses the house as a public residence. It has also been used for other purposes, including as a place to hide victims in the 1970s and 1980s, such as the kidnapping of William Hamm IV, Jr, and his brother William Hamm II, Jr. The building is still owned by the City, which uses it as a tourist attraction.


According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Bensenville has a total area of 5.58 square miles (14.45 km²) Of this, 99.09% is land and 0.05% is water. The town has a population of 1,071. It is located in the eastern part of the town of Poughkeepsie, New York. The city's population was 1,081 in the 2011 census. It has an estimated population of 2,072. The population of the city is 1,061. The area has a land area of 6.53 square miles, of which 5.53 sq miles (14.32 km²), (or 99.9%) is land, and the remaining 0.13 sq miles is water, (or 0.91%) making it the smallest town in New York state. It also has an area of 0.5 sq miles, or 0.1 km², of land, which is the town's smallest area of land. The community has a water area of 1.5 square miles. The total area is 5.54 square miles and the water level is 0.9 square miles (14 km²), or 99.8% of the total area. The village's population is 2,082. It was the largest town in the state in the early 20th century. It had 1,097 residents in the 1950s, and 1,054 in the 1960s.


Fenton High School serves both Bensenville and Wood Dale. W.A. Johnson SchoolPrivate serves 3-year-old to 8th grade. Zion-Concord Lutheran School is a private school for 3-to-8th-graders. The school is located in the town of Fenton, in the northern part of the county. Fenton is located on the banks of the Fenton River, which runs through the town. The Fenton area is known as the "Fenton Hills" area. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located between the towns of Wood Dale and Fenton. The district has two schools: Fenton High and Blackhawk Middle School. It also has one school in the private sector, Zion-Cocord Lutheran, which serves the town's 3- to 8-year old children. The schools are located in Fenton and the village of Bensenvile, which is in the north of the town, and in the southern part of Fenton, where the town is located. They are both in the Bensenveile School District 100 and the Wood Dale School District 2. They serve the town in the south of the district, in Wood Dale, and the community of FENTON, which lies in the east of the village, is also in the South of the school district, and has a school called Tioga. The high school in Bensenevile is located at the center of the community.


As of the 2020 census there were 18,813 people, 6,661 households, and 4,274 families residing in the village. There were 6,864 housing units at an average density of 1,229.89 per square mile (474.86/km²) The racial makeup of the village was 46.19% White, 4.17% African American, 4,94% Asian, 2.23% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 25.73% from other races, and 16.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 51.55% of the population. The median income for a household in theVillage was $64,401, and the median incomes for a family was $77,151. The per capita income for the Village was $27,530. About 7.4% of families and 10.2% of residents were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 6.7% ofThose age 65 or over. The village's age distribution consisted of 23.2 percent under the age of 18, 9.4 percent from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 25%.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females, there were 101.7 males. ForEvery 100 females age 18 or over, there are 99.3 males.


Bensenville has a station on Metra's Milwaukee District/West Line, which provides daily rail service between Elgin and Chicago (at Union Station) From there, passengers can connect to Amtrak trains. Bensenville is located on the U.S. rail line between Chicago and Elgin. It is also on Amtrak's Chicago-bound Milwaukee District Line. The town has a population of about 1,000 people. It has a railway station on the Metra Milwaukee District line, which runs from Elgin to Chicago. It also has an Amtrak station, which connects to the Amtrak West Line from Chicago to Elgin, and to Milwaukee, Milwaukee, and Chicago on the Amtrak Chicago District Line from Milwaukee, Chicago, and the Chicago Loop. The village has a post office, post offices, and a school. It's on the Chicago River, which flows through the town to the city of Chicago and to the Illinois River, and also to the Wisconsin River, where it joins the Chicago and Illinois Rivers. The community has a history of being heavily involved in rail travel, including in World War II and the Civil Rights era. It was also the site of the first rail station in the United States, which opened in 1871. It now has a Metra station, as well as an Amtrak train station, on the Wisconsin District Line, on which Amtrak trains connect to the Chicago-Illinois line. It can also be reached by bus from the Chicago area, and by train from the Wisconsin and Illinois suburbs.


According to Bensenville's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the village are: the city's two largest employers. The village's economy is based on tourism, manufacturing, construction, manufacturing and wholesale trade. The economy is also based on manufacturing, wholesale trade and retail trade. In the village, manufacturing is the second largest industry, followed by wholesale trade, with the village's two biggest employers being the city and the state of Wisconsin. The top employers are the city of Bensenvillle and the town of Waukesha, which has a population of 2,000. The town's top employer is the town's largest employer, the Waukshie County Chamber of Commerce, with a workforce of 1,000 people. The city's top job is the mayor's office, with an annual turnover rate of 1.7 percent. The unemployment rate is 1.2 percent. In Bensenvile, the unemployment rate has been at 0.8 percent for the past three years. The U.S. unemployment rate for the village is 0.9 percent. It is the lowest in the state, according to the U.N. Center for American Progress' annual employment survey. It has been in the region's history since the mid-1970s. The state's unemployment rate was 0.7 per cent in the early 1980s. It was the lowest since the late 1970s. In 2008, it was 1.1 per cent.

In popular culture

Bensenville is the site of Victory Auto Wreckers, a 7-acre (2.8 ha) auto recycling facility on Green Street. The "door-falling-off-the-car" commercial, starring Bob Zajdel, has repeatedly aired on Chicago television stations since 1981. The town is mentioned by name in the movie Flatliners, and a scene was filmed at the old green house that was next to Blackhawk Junior High School in 1990. In the television series Boss, a multi-episode story arc involves the main character, Mayor of Chicago Tom Kane (Kelsey Grammer), being damaged by a scandal in which he authorized the dumping of carcinogenic chemicals that soak into the groundwater of Bensenville. The character of Tom Kane is damaged by the scandal in the series, which is set in Chicago in the early 1990s. The episode is called "The Mayor's Daughter" and is the first in a series of four that focus on the mayor's relationship with his daughter, who lives in the town. The final episode of the series is titled "The Mother's Daughter", which is the second to feature a character from the town in the show. The last episode is entitled "The Father's Son's Daughter," which focuses on the father and daughter's relationship in the second season of the show, which airs in the summer of 2013. The series is based on the book "The Son's Father's Daughter: A Memoir of a Father and a Daughter" by John Sutter. The book was written by Sutter and Sutter, who also wrote the novel "The Man Who Loved to Laugh".

Sister cities

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico is a sister city to the city of Zihuatenejo, Mexico. The city is located in the state of Guerrero, in the south of the country. The town has a population of 1,000,000. It is the second largest city in Guerrero, after the capital city of San Luis Potosí. The population of the city is 1,200,000; the city's population is 2,100,000 in total. The two cities have a total population of 2,500,000 with 1,100 people living in Zihu atanejo and 1,300 in Zuquiranejo. The twin cities share a border with Guerrero, which is one of Mexico's most violent states. They also share a river, the Zuque River, which runs through the city. The Zihuadanejo-Zuqueña border is also known as the "Zihuadana River" and the "Guerra del Zuco" border, and it is the only one in Mexico with a river of that name. The cities are also sister cities in Guerrero and Mexico's state of Sinaloa, where they are both in the country's southern part. They are also brother cities in the province of Tabasco, which has a large population of Sixto, Sinalo, and Sinalos, which also shares a river with Zihuatra. The towns are both located on the Pacific coast.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Bensenville, DuPage County, Illinois = 63.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 47. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 21. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Bensenville = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 18,813 individuals with a median age of 36.1 age the population grows by 0.79% in Bensenville, DuPage County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,401.37 residents per square mile of area (1,313.23/km²). There are average 2.98 people per household in the 6,860 households with an average household income of $58,353 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.70% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.56%. The number of physicians in Bensenville per 100,000 population = 386.3.


The annual rainfall in Bensenville = 32 inches and the annual snowfall = 23.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 109. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 188. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 14.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Bensenville, DuPage County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 52.10%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 38 years with median home cost = $164,140 and home appreciation of -13.98%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $18.51 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,636 per student. There are 17.2 students for each teacher in the school, 423 students for each Librarian and 635 students for each Counselor. 3.97% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.25% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.37% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Bensenville's population in DuPage County, Illinois of 1,866 residents in 1900 has increased 10,08-fold to 18,813 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.22% female residents and 51.78% male residents live in Bensenville, DuPage County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Bensenville, DuPage County, Illinois are married and the remaining 43.08% are single population.

  • 26.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Bensenville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    74.15% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.16% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 4.07% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.11% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Bensenville, DuPage County, Illinois, 52.10% are owner-occupied homes, another 42.45% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.45% are vacant.

  • The 57.28% of the population in Bensenville, DuPage County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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