Evergreen Park, Illinois

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Evergreen Park, Illinois

Introduction to Evergreen Park, Illinois

Evergreen Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles E of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center) and 10 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 20,821 people lived in Evergreen Park.

Evergreen Park History

The present day village of Evergreen Park was first settled in 1828. The Grand Trunk Railroad was the first railroad that arrived in the village in 1873. The first school of Evergreen Park was built in 1875. During the 1890s, the area became a major recreation center and attracted a number of Chicagoans to its beer gardens and picnic groves. In December, 1893, Evergreen Park was incorporated as a village. It was named after the park located on 97th Street and Homan Avenue.

Evergreen Park and nearby Attractions

  • Bronzeville Children's Museum
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Hollywood Park - Crestwood

Things To Do In Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park is also known as the "Village of Churches". The village has 13 churches including the Bethel Bible Church, Park Lane Christian Church, Evergreen Park Presbyterian Church, United By Faith Lutheran Church, First United Methodist Church, Evergreen Park Christian Church, Maranatha Chapel, and Saint Bernadette Church. You can also visit the Evergreen Aqua Park that offers a baby splash pool, a keyhole-shaped pool, and a kid’s play land. The other parks and playgrounds include Mini Park, Northwest Park, Evergreen Park, and Southeast Park.

Evergreen Park Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.

Evergreen Park Higher Education

City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College, City Colleges of Chicago - Olive - Harvey College, and Chicago State University are close to the village.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Evergreen Park Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 15% Evergreen Park Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% Evergreen Park Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 17% Evergreen Park Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 17% Evergreen Park College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 18% Evergreen Park Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Evergreen Park, Illinois

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Working at Home 5 5
Short Commute Times 1 2


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

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Evergreen Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60805
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.72
Longitude -87.701

Evergreen Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.3 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 6.8 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
Distance 15.3 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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Evergreen Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 20,821 100%
Male 9,867 47.4%
Female 10,954 52.6%
Under 18 5,753 27.6%
18+ 15,068 72.4%
65+ 3,652 17.5%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 3.35
White 18,388 88.3%
African-American 1,644 7.9%
Asian 257 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 29 0.1%
Other 258 1.2%
Mixed Race 242 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 831 4%

Estimated Evergreen Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 19,876
Growth -945
Growth % -4.5%

Evergreen Park 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 34.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.1%
German 12.3%
Polish 10.4%
Italian 7.3%
English 2.8%
Swedish 2.2%
Dutch 2%
Lithuanian 2%
US/American 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Czech 1.2%
Austrian 1%
Greek 0.8%
Croatian 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Arab/Arabic 0.4%
Palestinian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
African 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Jordanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Evergreen Park 20,821 $64,766
Alsip 19,725 $54,846
Burbank 27,902 $56,279
Chicago Ridge 14,127 $56,314
Hometown 4,467 $49,911
Merrionette Park 1,999 $47,143
Oak Lawn 55,245 $60,057

Evergreen Park Public Libraries

Evergreen Park P.l.
Evergreen Park, Illinois
(708) 422-8522
Library Web Site

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Evergreen Park Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2800 W 95TH ST
(708) 422-6200
Emergency Service: Yes

Starbucks in Evergreen Park

(As of 2005)
Evergreen Park-87th & Kedzie
8740 S. Kedzie Ave.
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Evergreen Park High Schools (2004)

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Serves 856 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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