Introduction to Calumet Park, Illinois

Calumet Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 6 miles SE of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 13 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. There are an estimated 8,516 people in the village.

Calumet Park History

Calumet Park was originally a part of Blue Island. It was known as Caswell until it was incorporated as the village of De Young in 1912. Polish immigrants soon took control over the area, and it was named Calumet Park in 1925 after the Native American calumet pipe.

Calumet Park and nearby Attractions

  • Balzekus Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Lemon Lake County Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • 31st Street Beach
  • Centennial Park

Things To Do In Calumet Park

Local museums include the Museum of Science and Industry, the Beverly Arts Center and the children's Museum in Oak Lawn. Local parks include the Millenium Park, Lincoln Park and the Centenial Park. The 31st Beach is located along the shoreline of Chicago’s Lake Michigan, and is a popular tourist destination.

Calumet Park Transportation

Chicago Midway International is the nearest major airport.

Calumet Park Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Chicago State University, South Suburban College, Olive Harvey College and Richard J. Daley College.


Total Population 8,189
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,376
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 30.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $33,057
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,886
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,402


Median Family Income $54,247
% Above Poverty Level 82.1%
% Below Poverty Level 17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 13.5%


People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $921
Median House Value $112,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 82.8%
US/American 0%
English 0.4%
Irish 1.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Calumet Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60643, 60827
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.662
Longitude -87.66

Calumet 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 8 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 8.9 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
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Morgan Park (60643)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blue Island 23,453 $50,552
Dixmoor 3,635 $37,401

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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