Country Club Hills, Illinois

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Country Club Hills, Illinois

Introduction to Country Club Hills, Illinois

Country Club Hills, Illinois, in Cook county, is 8 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois and 20 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 16,169 people lived in Country Club Hills.

Country Club Hills History

This region was originally called Cooper’s Grove and was settled in by German farmers. Its transformation into Country Club Hills was the result of the vision of local developer J. E. Merrion. In 1955, Merrion developed this area with the intention of building affordable and spacious homes with country-like atmosphere for middle income people. Country Club Hills was officially incorporated as a city and had its first election in 1958.

Country Club Hills and nearby Attractions

  • Midwest Carvers Museum
  • Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
  • Matteson Historical Museum
  • George W Dunne National Golf Course
  • Dynasty Trails Park
  • Ravisloe Country Club

Things To Do In Country Club Hills

Country Club Hills has provisions for a diverse array of recreational activities. Those who love the outdoors would enjoy the parks and country clubs, which have a number of amenities that allow people to participate in a variety of sports, hold get-togethers with friends and family or simply relax. There are several museums in and around the area which offer interesting insights into the local history.

Country Club Hills Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Country Club Hills Higher Education

Prairie State College, South Suburban College and Trinity Christian College are all within 10 miles from Country Club Hills.

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High Points

Country Club Hills strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Country Club Hills Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 13% Country Club Hills Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 19% Country Club Hills Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Country Club Hills, Illinois

Comparing Country Club Hills 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
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Age of the Population 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 7
College Educated Adults 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Country Club Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60478
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.568
Longitude -87.72

Country Club Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.1 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
Distance 16.1 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 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
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Country Club Hills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 16,169 100%
Male 7,430 46%
Female 8,739 54%
Under 18 4,969 30.7%
18+ 11,200 69.3%
65+ 1,141 7.1%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.42
White 2,346 14.5%
African-American 13,243 81.9%
Asian 164 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 24 0.1%
Other 88 0.5%
Mixed Race 304 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 280 1.7%

Estimated Country Club Hills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 16,534
Growth 365
Growth % 2.3%

Country Club Hills 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 80.8%
African 3.5%
Irish 2.8%
German 2.6%
Polish 2.3%
US/American 1.3%
Italian 1.2%
Jamaican 0.9%
Swedish 0.6%
English 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Nigerian 0.3%
Haitian 0.3%
Belizean 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Country Club Hills 16,169 $61,577
Flossmoor 9,301 $103,539
Hazel Crest 14,816 $54,049
Markham 12,620 $44,149
Oak Forest 28,051 $68,862
Tinley Park 48,401 $71,858
University Park 6,662 $58,902
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Country Club Hills High Schools (2004)

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,194 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

4187 W 183RD STREET
A Special Education School
Serves 67 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

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