Introduction to Broadview, Illinois

Broadview, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois and 10 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village’s population is 8,264.

Broadview History

Broadview was officially incorporated on December 6, 1914. Broadview was named at the suggestion of President Jacob Mueller’s daughter, Elizabeth Cote.

Broadview and nearby Attractions

  • Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
  • Millenium Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Lincoln Park Alfred Caldwell Lilly Pool
  • Kiddieland

Things To Do In Broadview

The Morton Grove Historical Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Charles Gates Dawes House and the Chicago Portage National Historic Site are some of the local colleges and universities. Millenium Park is a very important center for art, architecture and design, and it houses the work of famous artists, designers and architects. The Brookfield Zoo is nearby as well.

Broadview Transportation

Flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Broadview Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Triton College, Elmhurst College, Morton College and the Devry Institute of Technology.


Total Population 7,956
Male Share of the Population 53.9%
Female Share of the Population 46.1%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,583
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 37%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18%
Median Earnings25+ $37,296
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,043
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,302


Median Family Income $63,671
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 7.4%


People Living Alone 34.2%
Median Gross Rent $845
Median House Value $154,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 73.7%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 3.3%

Broadview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60153, 60155
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.863
Longitude -87.853

Broadview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.9 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
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 11.5 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
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellwood 19,149 $59,329
Forest Park 14,202 $65,407

Broadview Public Libraries

Broadview P.l.d.
2226 S. 16TH AVE
Broadview, Illinois
(708) 345-1325

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Broadview Hospitals

Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
5th & Roosevelt Rd.
(708) 202-8387
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