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Schaumburg is a village in Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 75,386. As of 2005, the population slightly dropped to 72,690 according to the Census Bureau. A special census conducted by Schaumburg in 2007 shows it had actually increased to 75,936.

The village has the headquarters of Motorola. One of only two IKEA stores in Illinois is in Schaumburg. It contains the Wood field Mall, one of the largest malls in America in terms of shopping area. The village is also the home of the Schaumburg Flyers, a Northern League baseball team whose ballpark, Alexian Field, is located near the Elgin O’Hare Expressway. Schaumburg’s transition from a rural community to that of a suburban metropolis began with Alfred Campanelli’s first large scale suburban-style development in 1959 and Wood field Mall’s opening on September 9, 1971.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 49.5 km� (19.1 mi�). 49.2 km� (19.0 mi�) of it is land and 0.3 km� (0.1 mi�) of it (0.63%) is water.