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Trout Valley, IL

Trout Valley, IL

McHenry County, 39 miles NW of the Loop. Trout Valley was originally the site of a massive horse-breeding farm owned by John Hertz of Chicago taxi and auto rental fame and, later, a Curtiss Candy Company farm. Residential development began in 1953. Residents on large lots opposed to Cary's development plans voted to incorporate in 1996. Population was 599 in 2000.

Trout Valley, IL (inc. 1996)
Year Total
(and by category)
  Foreign Born Native with foreign parentage Males per 100 females
1990 612  
2000 599   4.2% 102
  567 White alone (94.7%)      
  4 Black or African American alone (0.7%)      
  6 Asian alone (1.0%)      
  7 Some other race alone (1.2%)      
  15 Two or more races (2.5%)      
  25 Hispanic or Latino* (4.2%)      
Cary Historical Group. Cary Me Back: 1893–1993. 1993.