Crestwood, Illinois

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Crestwood, Illinois

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 has a population of 11,251.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Crestwood Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Crestwood Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 15% Crestwood Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Crestwood, Illinois

Comparing Crestwood 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
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 7 7
Racial Diversity 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 1
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 7 8
College Educated Adults 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 2 2
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Rents 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Crestwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 11,251 100%
Male 5,182 46.1%
Female 6,069 53.9%
Under 18 2,382 21.2%
18+ 8,869 78.8%
65+ 2,017 17.9%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 3.02
White 10,403 92.5%
African-American 508 4.5%
Asian 82 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.1%
Other 117 1%
Mixed Race 127 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 414 3.7%

Estimated Crestwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,207
Growth -44
Growth % -0.4%

Crestwood 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
Irish 23.8%
Polish 17.2%
German 16.1%
Italian 10.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
Dutch 3.9%
Swedish 2.4%
English 2.4%
Lithuanian 1.8%
Croatian 1.3%
US/American 1.2%
Czech 1.2%
Austrian 1%
Norwegian 1%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Estonian 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Scottish 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Crestwood 11,251 $56,030
Alsip 19,725 $54,846
Chicago Ridge 14,127 $56,314
Midlothian 14,315 $58,945
Palos Heights 11,260 $81,100
Robbins 6,635 $27,602
Worth 11,047 $51,523

Crestwood Public Libraries

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

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Starbucks in Crestwood

(As of 2005)
Crestwood Commons
13225 S. Cicero Ave.
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