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Overview

Introduction to Glenwood, Illinois

Glenwood, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles SW of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 22 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. There are 9,000 residents in the village.

Glenwood History

Glenwood is located in Cook County, which was created on January 15, 1831. The county, originally a part of Putnam County, was named in honor of Daniel Cook, the first Attorney General of Illinois. The Glenwood School for Boys was established in 1887. One of the founders of the school was Todd Lincoln, the son of Abraham Lincoln.

Glenwood and nearby Attractions

  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
  • Village of Thorton Historical Museum
  • Lemon Lake County Park
  • Midwest Carvers Museum
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

Things To Do In Glenwood

Glenwood offers easy access to various parks such as the Buckley Homestead County Park, the Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve, the Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, the Deep River County Park, and the William W. Powers State Recreation Area. History buffs can visit the Midwest Carvers Museum, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, and the Matteson Historical Museum. The Hickory Glen Park, Estates Park, and the George Arquilla Park are some of the local parks. The Glenwoodie Country Club provides opportunities for recreation for golf enthusiasts.

Glenwood Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

Glenwood Higher Education

Prairie State College, Governors State University, and South Suburban College are nearby.

People

Total Population 9,040
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,496
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 45.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26%
Median Earnings25+ $38,792
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,565
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,135

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,128
% Above Poverty Level 88.3%
% Below Poverty Level 11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 8%

Housing

People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $960
Median House Value $132,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 68.6%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 4.2%

Glenwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60425
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.542
Longitude -87.602

Glenwood 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 PARK FOREST
Distance 5.1 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
Station HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chicago Heights 30,410 $50,981
East Hazel Crest 1,652 $46,205
Ford Heights 2,777 $31,354

Glenwood Public Libraries

Library
Glenwood Lynwood Pub Lib District
320 GLENWOOD LANSING RD.
Glenwood, Illinois
(708) 758-0090

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