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Overview

Introduction to Crest Hill, Illinois

Crest Hill, Illinois, in Will county, is 2 miles N of Joliet, Illinois and 31 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area. Crest Hill contains a population of approximately 13,329.

Crest Hill History

Crest Hill was originally known as Stern Park. It was developed by Dominic Romano. Crest Hill was officially incorporated in 1960, because residents feared annexation by the City of Joliet. The city is famous as the place where the notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy was executed with lethal injection at the Stateville Correctional Center.

Crest Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Lidice Memorial
  • Police Memorial
  • Veterans Memorial Garden
  • Chaney Pool
  • Prairie Bluff Golf Course
  • Crest Hill Memorial Park

Things To Do In Crest Hill

The City of Crest Hill has satisfying provisions for entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining. The city has some excellent parks and a pool with a water slide. The Lidice Memorial is an important monument that was erected in the memory of the Czechoslovakian town of Lidice, which was decimated by the Nazis in 1942.

Crest Hill Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International is the closest airport.

Crest Hill Higher Education

University of St Francis, Lewis University and Joliet Junior College are nearby.

People

Total Population 20,479
Male Share of the Population 56.4%
Female Share of the Population 43.6%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,859
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 40.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $32,763
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,659

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,609
% Above Poverty Level 87.6%
% Below Poverty Level 12.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,030
Median House Value $152,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.3%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 10.4%

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

Crest Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles N of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60435
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.554
Longitude -88.098

Crest Hill 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 JOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance 3.8 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
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 18.2 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
Station PARK FOREST
Distance 21.8 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cresthill (60403, 60435)

Stateville (60435)

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

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

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