About the Community of The Woodlands
Hoffman Estates is a northwestern suburb of Chicago in Illinois. The village is located primarily in Cook County with a small section in Kane County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 49,495 and estimated to be 52,520 in 2003. The village was incorporated in 1959.
The village now serves as the headquarters location for the Sears Holdings Corporation, the midwest headquarters for AT&T and the American headquarters for Mori Seiki. It owns the Sears Centre Arena, home site of the Chicago Express of the ECHL ice hockey league, the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League and the Chicago Bliss of the Lingerie Football League. In 2009, the village hosted the Heartland International Tattoo, one of the largest music and dance festivals of its kind in the Midwest.
Hoffman Estates turned into a major subdivision with Centex Corporation mass-producing houses on adjacent lots, rather than custom-building them on scattered lots. Some of the lots west of Roselle Road had been built on soft earth, marsh, and peat bogs; by the late 1960s, a few foundations had begun to crumble.
In 1958, the Northwest Tollway opened, making the village more attractive to Chicago commuters. Beginning in 1961, the first land north of the tollway was annexed to the Village of Hoffman Estates. Some 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) were annexed by 1962, including the areas that are now Winston Knolls, Westbury and the Paul Douglas Forest Preserve. The annexations more than doubled the incorporated land area.
Hoffman Estates Demographics
As of the census of 2000, there were 49,495 people, 17,034 households, and 12,724 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,511.2 people per square mile. There were 17,387 housing units at an average density of 882.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 74.43% White, 4.38% African American, 15.07% Asian, 0.17% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.75% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.50% of the population.
The Economy in Hoffman Estates
The largest employers in Hoffman Estates are Sears Holdings Corporation (5,700 employees), AT&T (4,700), St. Alexius Medical Center (2,121), GE Capital (800), Career Education Corporation (650), ADP (600), Siemens Medical Solutions (500), Leopardo (400), Liberty Mutual (400), Claire’s (350), Bosch Rexroth (160), Mori Seiki (100) and FANUC (100). Sears Holdings Corporation, Career Education Corporation, Claire’s and Amcol are headquartered in Hoffman Estates.
All information about Hoffman Estates courtesy of Wikipedia.