Introduction to Franklin Park, Illinois

Franklin Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center) and 12 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area. There are an estimated 19,434 people in Franklin Park.

Franklin Park History

The first white settlers, who were of German origin, arrived in the area in the 1840s. Lesser Franklin, who settled here in the 1890s, came with the intention of developing this region into an industrial center that would blend in with residential neighborhoods. He successfully develop the area and named it Franklin. It was officially incorporated in 1892.

Franklin Park and nearby Attractions

  • Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels
  • Cernan Earth & Space Center
  • Leaning Tower of Niles
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Indian Boundary Golf Course
  • Gouin Park

Things To Do In Franklin Park

The Village of Franklin Park provides opportunities for a diverse array of recreational activities. There are several parks in and around the village. One can also play golf at any of the golf courses in the neighborhood. Moreover, the area has many museums which shed light on the different aspects of local history.

Franklin Park Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is nearby.

Franklin Park Higher Education

Triton College, Wilbur Wright College, and Elmhurst College are a short distance away.


Total Population 18,389
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,535
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 47.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.9%
Median Earnings25+ $34,839
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,231
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,265


Median Family Income $66,280
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%


People Living Alone 25%
Median Gross Rent $837
Median House Value $179,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.2%
US/American 0%
English 1.8%
Irish 8.2%

Franklin Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60131
Company Zip Codes 60398
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.935
Longitude -87.865

Franklin 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 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 13.2 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
Station AURORA
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

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Franklin Park Public Libraries

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Serves 1,932 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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