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Overview

Introduction to Crestwood, Illinois

Crestwood, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles S of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 14 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Crestwood History

The area now known as Crestwood once consisted of many farming communities scattered throughout the region. In the early twentieth century, the rate of residential development increased in the area with the establishment of large forest preserves in the west, and the Midlothian Country Club in the south. In 1927, residents around the club incorporated the area as the village of Midlothian. It was incorporated as the village of Crestwood in 1928.

Crestwood and nearby Attractions

  • Crestwood Village Hall
  • Crestwood Public Library
  • Rivercrest Shopping Center
  • Game Connection Inc
  • Caesar Park
  • Midwest Carvers Museum

Things To Do In Crestwood

Crestwood Village Hall is the administrative center of the village, and a must-see for tourists. Tourists can visit the Rivercrest Shopping Center while Game Connection Inc. has plenty of amusement and recreational facilities. Caesar Park and Walker Park both present tourists with the option of spending the day in peace.

Crestwood Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport, located nearby, provides air transportation facilities.

Crestwood Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College and Chicago State University provide opportunities for higher education to the people of Crestwood.

People

Total Population 11,027
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,966
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 38.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.8%
Median Earnings25+ $42,212
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $49,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,708

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,829
% Above Poverty Level 91.3%
% Below Poverty Level 8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 5.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 45.2%
Median Gross Rent $856
Median House Value $142,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19%
US/American 0%
English 2.8%
Irish 19.9%

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

Crestwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60445
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.661
Longitude -87.752

Crestwood 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 5.2 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 11.6 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 11.7 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 19,396 $65,045
Chicago Ridge 14,407 $47,790

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

Crestwood Public Libraries

Library
Crestwood P.l.d.
4955 W. 135TH STREET
Crestwood, Illinois
(708) 371-4090
Library Web Site

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