Introduction to Justice, Illinois

Justice, Illinois, in Cook county, is 4 miles NW of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 12 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Justice has a population of 12,193.

Justice History

The village of Justice was founded in 1911 along the I& M Canal. The earliest settlers in the area primarily consisted of German immigrants and Irish canal workers. After the I&M Canal opened in 1848, Justice became a very busy area with a number of important roads running through it. Soon, there was also a railroad running along one side of the canal. It was incorporated as a village in 1914.

Justice and nearby Attractions

  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Graue Mill and Museum
  • Spears Pioneer Woods
  • Edgewood valley Country Club
  • Brookfield Zoo

Things To Do In Justice

The vilage of Justice has a rich history, particularly regarding its connection to the I&M canal. There are several museums in the area which shed light on the local history. Further, the Sears Pioneer Wood Forest Preserve offers its visitors an opportunity to relax or pursue other recreational activities like biking and hiking.

Justice Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Justice Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College, Richard J. Daley College and Morton College are nearby.


Total Population 13,001
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 7.1%
Employed Population 16+ 6,251
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.5%
Median Earnings25+ $33,151
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,235
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,848


Median Family Income $60,586
% Above Poverty Level 84.9%
% Below Poverty Level 15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 5.2%


People Living Alone 19.1%
Median Gross Rent $922
Median House Value $179,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.2%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 9.8%

Justice Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60458
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.744
Longitude -87.837

Justice Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 12.6 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 12.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford Park 604 $63,750
Bridgeview 16,550 $58,696
Burbank 29,097 $64,555

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