The village of Cherry Valley is a community of 8.72 square miles (22.6 km) located in the Kishwaukee River valley, which lies primarily in Winnebago County. Approximately ten percent of the village is located within Boone County. The village is within the Rockford, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area, and borders the southeast side of Rockford. The population is 3,162 as of the 2010 census, up from 2,191 in 2000.
The core of the village is located a little north of the confluence of the north and south branches of the Kishwaukee river. There is a slight depression as one moves towards the center of the village, which is a formation of the Kishwaukee river valley.
According to the 2010 census, Cherry Valley has a total area of 8.697 square miles (22.53 km), of which 8.44 square miles (21.86 km) (or 97.04%) is land and 0.257 square miles (0.67 km) (or 2.96%) is water. The north branch of the Kishwaukee River travels through Cherry Valley’s central business district. The largest body of water in the village is Cherry Valley Lake which is situated just east of the Kishwaukee River in Baumann Park. The village is served by Interstate 90, Interstate 39, U.S. Route 20 and U.S. Route 51.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,191 people, 857 households, and 623 families residing in the village. The population density was 583.3 people per square mile (225.0/km²). There were 887 housing units at an average density of 236.1 per square mile (91.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.98% White, 1.69% African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.19% of the population.
There were 857 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the village, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $59,871, and the median income for a family was $70,833. Males had a median income of $50,943 versus $29,153 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,725. About 4.7% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over. Cherry Valley has the highest income and education levels of any community within the Rockford metropolitan area.
Cherry Valley Illinois neighborhoods include: Cherry Valley, East Rotary, Mid Mall, Newburg Village, Penfield Crossing, Renfro, Thorne Ledge, Valley View, Valley Woods, Village of CV