Introduction to Hazel Crest, Illinois

Hazel Crest, Illinois, in Cook county, is 9 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois and 20 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Hazel Crest History

Initially, the area now known as Hazel Crest was a farming community called South Harvey. It was first settled in the year 1870. The community was named Hazel Crest in 1900 due to the presence of numerous hazelnut bushes nearby. The village of Hazel Crest was officially incorporated in 1912.

Hazel Crest and nearby Attractions

  • Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
  • Grande Prairie Public Library
  • Nazareth Lutheran Church
  • Hillcrest Park
  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

Things To Do In Hazel Crest

There are a number of museums near Hazel Crest which provide enriching educational experiences. Among these are the Matteson Historical Museum, the Midwest Carvers Museum and the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum. To know more about the local history of Hazel Crest, one can also pay a visit to the Grande Prairie Public Library. The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, located throughout the Governors State University’s campus, boasts of one of the country's largest collection of sculptures.

Hazel Crest Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at the Chicago Midway International Airport.

Hazel Crest Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by South Suburban College, Prairie State College, Governors State University, and Chicago State University.


Total Population 14,195
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,865
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 34.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $71,473
% Above Poverty Level 83%
% Below Poverty Level 17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 8.2%


People Living Alone 31.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,391
Median House Value $114,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 84.6%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 1.9%

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

Hazel Crest Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60429
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.571
Longitude -87.694

Hazel Crest Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5 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 15.4 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 HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 21.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Country Club Hills 16,806 $57,752
East Hazel Crest 1,611 $46,719
Flossmoor 9,492 $107,891

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

Hazel Crest Public Libraries

Grande Prairie P.l.d.r
3479 W. 183RD ST.
Hazel Crest, Illinois
(708) 798-5563
Library Web Site

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Hazel Crest Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(708) 799-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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