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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 19,934
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 9,376
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.9%
Median Earnings25+ $47,082
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,771
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,714

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,960
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 10.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.4%
Median Gross Rent $947
Median House Value $178,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.3%
Irish 31.1%

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

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

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 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
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
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
Station PARK FOREST
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alsip 19,396 $65,045
Burbank 29,157 $61,117
Chicago Ridge 14,407 $47,790

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

Evergreen Park Public Libraries

Library
Evergreen Park P.l.
9400 S. TROY AVENUE
Evergreen Park, Illinois
(708) 422-8522
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Evergreen Park Hospitals

LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2800 W 95TH ST
(708) 422-6200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Evergreen Park High Schools

EVERGREEN PARK HIGH SCHOOL
9901 S KEDZIE AVE
708-424-7400
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 856 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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