Bedford Park, Illinois

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Bedford Park, Illinois

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High Points

Bedford Park strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Bedford Park Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Bedford Park People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Bedford Park Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Bedford Park Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Bedford Park, Illinois

Comparing Bedford Park to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Age of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Male Share of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
People Living Alone 2 2
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Bedford Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60455, 60458, 60459, 60501, 60638
P.O. Box Zip Codes 60499
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.762
Longitude -87.8

Bedford Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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Bedford Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 574 100%
Male 267 46.5%
Female 307 53.5%
Under 18 128 22.3%
18+ 446 77.7%
65+ 105 18.3%
Median Age 40.6
Average Family Size 3.17
White 556 96.9%
African-American 6 1%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 38 6.6%

Estimated Bedford Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 546
Growth -28
Growth % -4.9%

Bedford Park Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 19%
Polish 18.6%
Italian 11.3%
German 9.5%
US/American 7.3%
English 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
Greek 5.3%
Russian 2.2%
Swedish 2%
Czech 1.8%
Norwegian 1.4%
Swiss 1.2%
Arab/Arabic 1.2%
Lithuanian 1%
Czechoslovakian 1%
Dutch 1%
Danish 0.8%
Croatian 0.8%
Slovak 0.6%
Luxemburger 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Canadian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bedford Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Argo (60501)
Clearing (60638)
South Suburban (60499)
South Suburbn (60499)
Summit Argo (60501)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bedford Park 574 $57,250
Bridgeview 15,335 $52,490
Burbank 27,902 $56,279
Hickory Hills 13,926 $61,972
Hodgkins 2,134 $42,313
Justice 12,193 $55,323
Summit 10,637 $44,063

Bedford Park Public Libraries

Bedford Park P.l.d.
7816 W. 65TH PLACE
Bedford Park, Illinois
(708) 458-6826
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Wal-mart in Bedford Park

(As of 2006)
7050 South Cicero Avenue
(708) 496-0230
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