Frankfort, Illinois

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Frankfort, Illinois

Introduction to Frankfort, Illinois

Frankfort, Illinois, in Will county, is 9 miles S of Orland Park, Illinois, and 27 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area. Frankfort has a population of 10,391.

Frankfort History

Frankfort Township was originally a part of the Hickory Creek Precinct. In 1850, Frankfort Township was named by Frederick Cappel after his native city, Frankfurt-Am-Main, Germany. In 1855, the Joliet and Northern Indiana Railroad built a line through the area linking Joliet with Lake Station, Indiana. The J & NI Railroad was leased to the Michigan Central Railroad and service was implemented in July 1855. In 1879, the Village of Frankfort was incorporated.

Frankfort and nearby Attractions

  • Prestwick Country Club
  • Frankfort Town Center Shopping Center
  • Saint Peters United Church of Christ
  • Frankfort United Methodist Church
  • Saint Anthony’s Church
  • Hunters Woods County Forest Preserve

Things to do in Frankfort

Frankfort Town Center Shopping Center has some great deals for enthusiastic shoppers. Hunters Woods County Forest Preserve provides plenty of greenery and the opportunity to photograph wildlife in natural habitat.

Frankfort Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Frankfort Higher Education

Governors State University, Moraine Valley Community College and Prairie State College provide higher education to the people of Frankfort.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Frankfort People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Frankfort Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Frankfort Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 9% Frankfort College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Frankfort Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Frankfort, Illinois

Comparing Frankfort 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
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 5 7
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Senior Citizens 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Frankfort Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60423
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.495
Longitude -87.848

Frankfort Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.6 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
Distance 23.7 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 WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 24.9 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
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Frankfort Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,391 100%
Male 5,040 48.5%
Female 5,351 51.5%
Under 18 2,980 28.7%
18+ 7,411 71.3%
65+ 1,064 10.2%
Median Age 39.9
Average Family Size 3.26
White 9,753 93.9%
African-American 258 2.5%
Asian 221 2.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 18 0.2%
Other 64 0.6%
Mixed Race 77 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 240 2.3%

Estimated Frankfort Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 15,819
Growth 5,428
Growth % 52.2%

Frankfort 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
German 20.7%
Irish 16.9%
Polish 11.6%
Italian 11.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.1%
English 5.6%
Dutch 3.7%
Swedish 3.4%
US/American 3.4%
Greek 2.3%
Lithuanian 2%
Scottish 1.3%
Austrian 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
European 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
Romanian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Frankfort 10,391 $89,645
Matteson 12,928 $65,666
Mokena 14,583 $82,599
Monee 2,924 $64,960
New Lenox 17,771 $72,947
Orland Hills 6,779 $65,191
Tinley Park 48,401 $71,858

Frankfort Public Libraries

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19965 S Lagrange Rd
605-607 N LaGrange Road
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Serves 3,230 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

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Serves 22 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

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