Hawthorn Woods is a village in Fremont and Ela townships in Lake County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,663 at the 2010 census. The village is located approximately 40 miles (64 km) northwest of downtown Chicago. It was officially incorporated in 1958. Major transportation arteries include Midlothian Road, Old McHenry Road, Algonquin Road, Halfday Road, and the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway. The new Hawthorn Woods Country Club, whose golf course was designed by golf professional Arnold Palmer, is located within the village's perimeter.
Hawthorn Woods is located at 42°13′41″N 88°3′19″W (42.228306, -88.055319).
According to the 2010 census, Hawthorn Woods has a total area of 7.926 square miles (20.53 km2), of which 7.71 square miles (19.97 km2) (or 97.27%) is land and 0.216 square miles (0.56 km2) (or 2.73%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there are 7,663 people, 2,560 households in the village. The population density was 1,119.9 people per square mile (432.3/km2). There were 1,848 housing units at an average density of 344.8 per square mile (133.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.55% White, 0.07 African American, 0.02% Native American, 3.10% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races.