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Overview

Introduction to La Grange Park, Illinois

La Grange Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois and 11 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.

La Grange Park History

There is a very unusual story behind the incorporation of La Grange Park. It was essentially a small rural area in the 1890s when a stone mason, Pete Swanson, decided to make extra money for himself by setting up an illegal tavern in his house. He went on with his plans, but the residents of the area became tired of his activities and decided to move ahead with incorporation. After incorporation the residents would be able to regulate the sale of alcohol, and control development of the community. La Grange Park was incorporated in 1892.

La Grange Park and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Graue Mill and Museum
  • Unity Temple
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum
  • Cernan Earth & Space Center
  • Bernis Woods

Things To Do In La Grange Park

The area around La Grange Park has facilities for a range of recreational activities. The nearby forest preserve is a great place to go hiking and observe the beauty of nature. The area also has two popular golf courses which would satisfy all golfers from amateurs to professionals.

La Grange Park Transportation

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

La Grange Park Higher Education

Elmhurst College, Triton College, Morton College and Wilbur Wright College are some institutions that provide facilities for higher education around La Grange Park.

People

Total Population 13,649
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,246
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 56%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $103,965
% Above Poverty Level 93.1%
% Below Poverty Level 6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 10.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $994
Median House Value $317,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 25.9%

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

La Grange Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60526
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.834
Longitude -87.861

La Grange Park 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 CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 8.1 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
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 10.6 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 CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Broadview 7,957 $63,484
Brookfield 18,964 $84,931

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

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555 N. LA GRANGE ROAD
La Grange Park, Illinois
(708) 352-0100

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