Place:DuPage, Illinois, United States

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NameDuPage
Alt namesDu Pagesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Du Page countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17021907
DuPagesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS17000120
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.833°N 88.083°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1839 - )
See alsoPutnam, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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DuPage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its county seat is the city of Wheaton. DuPage is one of the five collar counties and is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 916,924, which is an increase of 1.4% from 904,161 in 2000. It is the second most populous county in Illinois after Cook County, which borders it to the north and east; the two counties account for half of the state's population. The county is divided into nine different townships: Addison, Bloomingdale, Downers Grove, Lisle, Milton, Naperville, Wayne, Winfield and York. The majority of DuPage County is in the 630 and 331 area codes. However, the areas of the county that are in the city of Chicago are in area code 773, primarily part of O'Hare International Airport.

Long known as one of the nation's wealthiest counties, DuPage County has transformed itself from a primarily agricultural economy to one rich in many different types of commerce. Today, DuPage County has the highest per capita income in the state. DuPage County's per capita income is also the highest in the Midwest. Nineteen of the county's towns have average household incomes of over $100,000.

The most populous municipality within DuPage County is Naperville. The next largest communities are Wheaton and Downers Grove. A small portion of the City of Chicago is located within the county limits; however, this area is primarily commercial and, as of recent census estimates, has only 230 residents. DuPage County also has a portion of Aurora, which is within Kane, Kendall and Will counties as well.

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History

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DuPage County was formed on 9 February 1839 out of Cook County. The county took its name from the DuPage River, which was, in turn, named after a French fur trapper, DuPage. The first written history to address the name, the 1882 History of DuPage County, Illinois, by Rufus Blanchard, relates:

Timeline

Date Event Source
1830 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1859 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1859 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1877 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 3,535
1850 9,290
1860 14,701
1870 16,685
1880 19,161
1890 22,551
1900 28,196
1910 33,432
1920 42,120
1930 91,998
1940 103,480
1950 154,599
1960 313,459
1970 491,882
1980 658,835
1990 781,666

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External links

  • Outstanding guide to DuPage County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.dupageco.org/


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