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Overview

Introduction to Northlake, Illinois

Northlake, Illinois, in Cook county, is 6 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois and 13 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area.

Northlake History

Northlake was developed on an area along Addison Creek. It was officially incorporated in July 1949. The 1950s saw significant developments in the area when sanitary sewers were installed and a water reservoir was erected. Noted chemical and electrical industries bought land in the city to set up their units.

Northlake and nearby Attractions

  • Millennium Park
  • Centerpoint Preserve & Recreational Facility
  • Cernan Earth & Space Center
  • Elmhurst Art Museum
  • River Forest Country Club
  • Indian Boundary Golf Course

Things To Do In Northlake

The city has 9 parks covering an area of 36 acres. These parks have picnic spaces, biking and walking paths, playground equipment for children, baseball and softball fields and volleyball courts. There are a few golf courses around the area which are very well maintained and provide all required services. There are also a number of museums and historic sites in and around the city where one can spend several interesting hours.

Northlake Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.

Northlake Higher Education

Elmhurst College, Triton College and Wilbur Wright College are all close to the city of Northlake.

People

Total Population 12,353
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 5,807
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 44.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.8%
Median Earnings25+ $32,527
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,032
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,300

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,483
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.9%
Median Gross Rent $819
Median House Value $159,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.1%
US/American 0%
English 2.8%
Irish 7.4%

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

Northlake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60164
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.917
Longitude -87.895

Northlake 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 OHARE INTL AP
Distance 4.7 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
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 11.2 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 AURORA
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellwood 19,190 $59,161
Berkeley 5,217 $77,704
Franklin Park 18,410 $67,097

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

Northlake Public Libraries

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Northlake P.l.d.
231 NORTH WOLF ROAD
Northlake, Illinois
(708) 562-2301

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Northlake High Schools

WEST LEYDEN HIGH SCHOOL
1000 N WOLF RD
847-451-3154
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,559 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

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