Norridge, Illinois

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Norridge, Illinois

Introduction to Norridge, Illinois

Norridge, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles SE of Des Plaines, Illinois and 11 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, Norridge is home to some 14,582 residents.

Norridge History

The village of Norridge was initially known by the names of "Goat Village," and "Swamp." On the suggestion of a resident, the name was later changed to Norridge. The village of Norridge was nearly annexed by Chicago in 1948 before it was incorporated as a village at the insistence of a local improvement association. In the 1950s, Norridge underwent a great deal of growth and development.

Norridge and nearby Attractions

  • Charles Gates Dawes House
  • Park Ridge Historical Museum
  • Irish American Heritage Center
  • Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Harlem-Irving Plaza Shopping Center

Things To Do In Norridge

Many historical locations are nearby, including the Charles Gates Dawes House, the Irish American Heritage Center, the Park Ridge Historical Museum, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and the Cernan Earth & Space Center. Some of the other attractions nearby are the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, the Friendship Park Conservatory and the Leaning Tower of Niles.

Norridge Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is close by.

Norridge Higher Education

Among the local institutes of higher education are the Lincoln Technical Institute and the J. Mars School of Real Estate Education. Other institutes nearby include the City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College, Triton College and Oakton Community College.

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High Points

Norridge strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Norridge Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 19% Norridge Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Norridge Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Norridge, Illinois

Comparing Norridge to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 8
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 7 8
College Educated Adults 4 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Short Commute Times 2 3
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 8
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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Norridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Des Plaines, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60634, 60656, 60706
Phone Area Codes 773
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.963
Longitude -87.827

Norridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 12 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
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 16 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
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Norridge Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 14,582 100%
Male 6,776 46.5%
Female 7,806 53.5%
Under 18 2,452 16.8%
18+ 12,130 83.2%
65+ 4,214 28.9%
Median Age 46.6
Average Family Size 3.04
White 13,829 94.8%
African-American 15 0.1%
Asian 399 2.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.1%
Other 180 1.2%
Mixed Race 147 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 553 3.8%

Estimated Norridge Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 14,054
Growth -528
Growth % -3.6%

Norridge Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Polish 32.4%
Italian 26.6%
German 9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
Irish 4.5%
Greek 4.1%
US/American 2.1%
English 1.4%
Swedish 1.2%
Czech 0.8%
Norwegian 0.8%
Serbian 0.8%
Austrian 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Russian 0.4%
Egyptian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Armenian 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Jordanian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Scottish 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Norridge 14,582 $57,007
Elmwood Park 25,405 $58,358
Franklin Park 19,434 $54,433
Harwood Heights 8,297 $52,169
Park Ridge 37,775 $87,795
River Grove 10,668 $48,022
Schiller Park 11,850 $48,525
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Norridge High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 838 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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