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Welcome to Algonquin ...

The village of Algonquin is primarily located in McHenry County. A portion of Algonquin extends into Kane County.

The location of Algonquin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Algonquin: al-GAHN-kwin<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Algonquin has a population of 31,017 people<3> (see below for details).

Algonquin is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Algonquin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Algonquin: (847) and (224)<5>

The ZIP code for Algonquin: 60102<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Algonquin had a population of 30,046 people (or 9.73% of the total population of McHenry County). This makes Algonquin the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Algonquin represents 0.23% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 66th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,046 people, the population of Algonquin increased 29.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 23,276 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Algonquin had an population of 31,017 people. This is an increase of 3.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.26% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Algonquin.

Communities near Algonquin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<7>.

Community   2017
Arlington Heights   [Map]   75,634   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bartlett   [Map]   41,149   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Buffalo Grove   [Map]   41,226   E   18 miles [29 km]
Carol Stream   [Map]   39,989   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Elgin   [Map]   112,456   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hanover Park   [Map]   37,982   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Algonquin.

Communities Also Named Algonquin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Algonquin - they are located in Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Ontario and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Algonquin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Algonquin. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Algonquin. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Algonquin. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Algonquin:

Websites for Algonquin ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Algonquin ...

Looking for more information about Algonquin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Algonquin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Algonquin.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Algonquin. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Algonquin.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Algonquin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).

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<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Algonquin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Algonquin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Algonquin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Algonquin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Algonquin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algonquin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1630, Longitude: -88.3152     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Algonquin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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