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Welcome to Saint Charles ...

The city of Saint Charles is primarily located in Kane County<1>. A portion of Saint Charles extends into DuPage County.


The location of Saint Charles has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


The pronunciation of Saint Charles: CHAHR-uhlz<3>

Saint Charles was established in 1834.

A typical abbreviation for Saint Charles: St. Charles

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saint Charles has a population of 32,865 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Saint Charles is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Saint Charles: (630) & (331)<6>

The ZIP codes for Saint Charles: 60174-60175<7>

Websites for Saint Charles ...

Official Website:   www.ci.st-charles.il.us/

Junior League:   www.jlkd.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saint Charles had an population of 32,865 people. This is a decrease of 0.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Charles had a population of 32,974 people (which is 6.4% of the total population of Kane County). This makes Saint Charles the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Saint Charles represents 0.26% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 32,974 people, the population of Saint Charles increased 18.2% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 27,896 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint Charles.

Communities Also Named Saint Charles ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 28 communities that are also named Saint Charles - they are located in Arkansas (2), Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (3), South Carolina (2), South Dakota and Virginia.

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

Communities near Saint Charles ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Saint Charles.

  • Aurora
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Naperville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Elgin
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Bolingbrook
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolingbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolingbrook
    • Bolingbrook is located in Will County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,025 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolingbrook <8>
  • Schaumburg
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schaumburg
    • Schaumburg is located in Cook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg <8>
  • Palatine
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palatine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palatine
    • Palatine is located in Cook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,830 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatine <8>
  • Wheaton
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Hoffman Estates
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoffman Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman Estates
    • Hoffman Estates is located in Cook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,495 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoffman Estates <8>
  • Downers Grove
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Elmhurst
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmhurst
    • Elmhurst is located in DuPage County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,532 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmhurst <8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Saint Charles. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saint Charles.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saint Charles. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Saint Charles.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Charles. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Saint Charles.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint Charles ...

Looking for more information about Saint Charles? 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 Saint Charles, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Saint Charles.

Adding Saint Charles to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Saint Charles in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Saint Charles was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<9>

From that list, the Saint Charles post office opened in 1839.

We also found Saint Charles in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Saint Charles.

The official website for Saint Charles: www.ci.st-charles.il.us/

The official website for Kane County: www.co.kane.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Kane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Saint Charles. 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saint Charles.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Charles - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (331) is an overlay for area code (630).
<7>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 city (such as Saint Charles). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saint Charles or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Saint Charles includes: 60174 & 60175.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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