Addison, Illinois, Educational and City Info

Information About Addison

Addison, Illinois is located in DuPage County, about 20 miles from Chicago. The city's population was about 37,300, as of 2014 U.S. census estimates. The median household income was $53,469 according to 2010-2014 census data. Almost 21% of the 25 and older population has at least a bachelor's degree.

January temperature lows hover around 14 degrees Fahrenheit, while July high temperatures hover around 86 degrees. The village averages 32 inches of rain and 24 inches of snow annually.

Addison has a thriving local park system with 24 parks, in addition to social programs and recreation facilities. The village's proximity to Chicago also gives residents access to museums, shopping, theater and professional sports venues.

Educational Opportunities

One institution, Chamberlain College of Nursing, is located in Addison, but over 100 colleges and universities can be found within 20 miles of Addison. Nearby schools include Elmhurst College, Wheaton College and Triton College, along with five theological seminaries and colleges and Wilbur Wright College, part of the City Colleges of Chicago.

The largest college in the area is College of DuPage, which has around 29,500 students in its certificate and associate degree programs. Benedictine University is the largest 4-year school with around 6,300 students.

The nearby city of Chicago is home to the University of Chicago, DePaul University and Loyola University, among others. The suburb of Evanston, about forty-five minute's drive from Addison, hosts Northwestern University, which was ranked 12th among national universities in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report.


Manufacturing is a major industry in Addison, with 20% of all of the county's manufacturing operations located in the village. Educational, health and social services, retail trade, and professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services provide many employment opportunities as well. Large employers in Addison include United Parcel Service (UPS), the Pampered Chef and Nabisco. Numerous small- and medium-sized companies are also located in the village.

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