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Overview

Introduction to Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Chicago Ridge, Illinois, in Cook county, is 1 mile SW of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 12 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that are also in the Chicago metropolitan area. Chicago Ridge contains a population of approximately 14,127.

Chicago Ridge History

The earliest European settlers in this area came during the 1840s. In the 1850s, Dutch and German farmers arrived here to settle down permanently. The name of this village comes from the ridges formed by the trainloads of dirt that were bought by Wabash Railroad in 1893 when the Columbian Exposition was being constructed. Chicago Ridge was officially incorporated in October of 1914 as a village.

Chicago Ridge and nearby Attractions

  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Stony Creek Golf Course
  • Wolfe State Wildlife Refuge
  • Memorial Park
  • Chicago Ridge Village Hall

Things To Do In Chicago Ridge

The annual celebration known as RidgeFest is a highly anticipated celebration that is held in the last weekend of July at Freedom Park. It attracts people from the Chicago metropolitan area as well. The Chicago Ridge Park District is spread over 23 acres of land, and provides a range of recreational facilities. It has a total of 9 parks with baseball fields, tennis courts, a gymnasium and fitness center and also a miniature golf course.

Chicago Ridge Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Chicago Ridge Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College, Richard J. Daley College, Loyola University Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology all lie within 10 miles of Chicago Ridge.

People

Total Population 14,410
Male Share of the Population 51.8%
Female Share of the Population 48.2%
Senior Citizens 10.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,785
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 42.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $35,337
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,125

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,961
% Above Poverty Level 79.5%
% Below Poverty Level 20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 5.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.2%
Median Gross Rent $899
Median House Value $156,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.7%
US/American 0.2%
English 1.1%
Irish 18.8%

Chicago Ridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles SW of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60415
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.701
Longitude -87.779

Chicago Ridge 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 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
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 10.8 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 PARK FOREST
Distance 14.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alsip 19,385 $65,036
Burbank 29,097 $64,555

Chicago Ridge Public Libraries

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10400 SOUTH OXFORD AVENUE
Chicago Ridge, Illinois
(708) 423-7753

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