Introduction to Lynwood, Illinois

Lynwood, Illinois is 4 miles S of Hammond, Indiana and 23 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. About 7,377 people live in Lynwood.

Lynwood History

Lynwood was established in 1959. It is located in Cook County, which was founded in 1831 out of Putnam County by an act of the Illinois State Legislature. Cook County was the fifty fourth county to be established in the state of Illinois. It was named in honor of Daniel Cook, one of the youngest and earliest statesmen in the history of Illinois. In 1839, a part of Cook County was carved out to form the DuPage County.

Lynwood and nearby Attractions

  • Deep River Waterpark
  • Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • DuSable Museum of African-American History
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

Things To Do In Lynwood

Local museums include the American Police Center & Museum, the DuSable Museum of African-American History, the Smart Museum of Art, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture and the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum. Local parks include the William W. Powers State Recreation Area, Lemon Lake County Park, Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve and Buckley Homestead County Park. Churches in the area include the Calvin Reformed Church, the Lynwood Christian Reform Church and Bethany Reform Church.

Lynwood Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.

Lynwood Higher Education

Chicago State University, Prairie State College, Northwestern University and Governors State University are some of the local colleges and universities.


Total Population 9,260
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,857
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 44.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.9%
Median Earnings25+ $40,411
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,594


Median Family Income $52,011
% Above Poverty Level 81.2%
% Below Poverty Level 18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 7.9%


People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $998
Median House Value $133,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 67%
US/American 0%
English 1.4%
Irish 3.1%

Lynwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60411
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.526
Longitude -87.538

Lynwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.7 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 LOWELL
Distance 19 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
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lynwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Otto Mall (60411)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Location Population Median Family Income
Chicago Heights 30,410 $50,981
Ford Heights 2,777 $31,354
Glenwood 9,040 $60,128
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