Carol Stream is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, United States. Incorporated on January 5, 1959, and named after its founder’s daughter, Carol Stream had a population of 39,711 as of the 2010 United States Census. In 2011 CNN’s Money Magazine ranked Carol Stream 49th on its list of 100 best places to live in the United States.
According to the 2010 census, Carol Stream has a total area of 9.416 square miles (24.39 km), of which 9.09 square miles (23.54 km) (or 96.54%) is land and 0.326 square miles (0.84 km) (or 3.46%) is water.
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 40,438 people, 13,872 households, and 10,140 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,545.8 people per square mile (1,754.3/km²). There were 14,200 housing units at an average density of 1,596.3 per square mile (616.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 60.51% White, 11.20% Asian, 25.0% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.79% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.03% of the population.
Of the 13,872 households, 45.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.45.
In the village, the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 36.6% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $64,893, and the median income for a family was $74,984 (these figures had risen to $68,893 and $80,786 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $50,398 versus $31,757 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,152. About 2.4% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.