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Overview

Introduction to Berwyn, Illinois

Berwyn, Illinois, in Cook county, is 7 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is in the Chicago area.

Berwyn History

The present day city of Berwyn was originally a marshy land. Thomas F. Baldwin purchased the land in 1856 and named it "LaVergne." The Burlington and Quincy Railroad line entered the city in 1864. The LaVergne Station was built in 1874. Post 1901, the area was renamed Berwyn after a beautiful town in Pennsylvania. The area was incorporated in 1902 as a village and on June 6, 1908, was reincorporated as a city.

Berwyn and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Things To Do In Berwyn

There are several parks and playgrounds in Berwyn. You can spend your leisure hours at the Mraz Park, Berwyn Park, Freedom Park, Janura Park, and Smirz Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Cermak Plaza Shopping Center. The Brookfield Zoo, with an exhibit of more than 400 species of birds and animals, is nearby. You can also visit the Kiddieland Amusement Park, Altgeld Park, and the McFetridge Sports Center at California Park.

Berwyn Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is close to the city.

Berwyn Higher Education

Morton College, Triton College, and City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College are nearby.

People

Total Population 56,706
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 26,073
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 43.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $32,749
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,079
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,614

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,151
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 11%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.3%
Median Gross Rent $917
Median House Value $169,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 68%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 6.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Berwyn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 7 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60402
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.85
Longitude -87.793

Berwyn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 8.1 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
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 11 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 CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cicero 84,361 $44,825
Forest Park 14,194 $68,068

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Berwyn Public Libraries

Library
Berwyn P.l.
2701 SOUTH HARLEM AVENUE
Berwyn, Illinois
(708) 795-8000
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Berwyn Hospitals

MAC NEAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
3249 SOUTH OAK PARK AVENUE
(708) 783-9100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Berwyn High Schools

J STERLING MORTON WEST HIGH SCH
2400 S HOME AVE
708-222-5901
Serves 3,403 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

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