Rolling Meadows, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rolling Meadows, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Rolling Meadows had a population of 24,231 as of July 1, 2018. Rolling Meadows ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rolling Meadows is located at latitude 42.0749 and longitude -88.0254 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rolling Meadows (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 718 feet.

The City of Rolling Meadows (GNIS ID: 2396420) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Rolling Meadows is located within Township of Palatine, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rolling Meadows population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Rolling Meadows, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,231
Population in Households 24,005
Population in Familes 19,807
Population in Group Qrtrs 226
Population Density2 4,305
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $67,849
Average Household Income $91,789
Per Capita Income $35,094


Total Housing Units 9,490 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,701 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,318 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 471 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $256,218
Average Home Value $290,259


Total Households 9,019
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 6,051
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% -0.02%
Households 0.11% -0.02%
Families -0.07% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.1%

Rolling Meadows, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rolling Meadows to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 100 93rd
Population Density # 71 95th
Diversity Index # 84 94th
Median Household Income # 315 77th
Per Capita Income # 253 82nd

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