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 located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

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 18,410
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 9,373
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 48%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.3%
Median Earnings25+ $35,662
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,949
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,678


Median Family Income $67,097
% Above Poverty Level 89.2%
% Below Poverty Level 10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%


People Living Alone 26.5%
Median Gross Rent $843
Median House Value $170,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.7%
Irish 8.5%

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

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

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

Franklin Park Public Libraries

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Franklin Park High Schools

3400 ROSE ST
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,932 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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