Skokie, Illinois

village in Cook County, Illinois, United States

Skokie, Illinois is a village in the American state of Illinois. It was once known as Niles Center. It is located on the northwest side of Chicago in Cook County. Skokie has an area of 10.1 square miles (2.62 square kilometers). According the 2000 census, its population was 63,348. The mayor of Skokie, as of September 2014, was George Van Dusen.

Skokie, Illinois
Coordinates: Coordinates: 42°2′13″N 87°44′24″W / 42.03694°N 87.74000°W / 42.03694; -87.74000
CountryUnited States
CountyCook County
Incorporated (village)1888
 • MayorGeorge Van Dusen
 • Total10.1 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Total63,348
 • Density6,588.2/sq mi (2,521.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDST)
ZIP code
60076, 60077


Skokie was named Niles Centre in 1888. By 1910, the spelling of this name was changed to Niles Center. As a nearby village was named Niles, there was confusion, and the name of the village was changed to Skokie has in 1940.