Olympia Fields, Illinois

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Olympia Fields, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Olympia Fields Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Olympia Fields Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 2% trophy Olympia Fields People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 3% trophy Olympia Fields Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
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Top 3% trophy Olympia Fields College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 4% trophy Olympia Fields Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
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Top 5% trophy Olympia Fields Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 15% Olympia Fields Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Olympia Fields, Illinois

Comparing Olympia Fields 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 8
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Olympia Fields Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60461
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.513
Longitude -87.674

Olympia Fields Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1 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
Distance 19.1 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 HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
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Olympia Fields Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,732 100%
Male 2,259 47.7%
Female 2,473 52.3%
Under 18 1,095 23.1%
18+ 3,637 76.9%
65+ 903 19.1%
Median Age 46.2
Average Family Size 3.07
White 2,018 42.6%
African-American 2,466 52.1%
Asian 160 3.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0%
Other 27 0.6%
Mixed Race 58 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 86 1.8%

Estimated Olympia Fields Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,673
Growth -59
Growth % -1.2%

Olympia Fields 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 50.1%
German 7.3%
Irish 7%
Italian 5.7%
Nigerian 3.8%
US/American 3.5%
English 3.5%
Polish 2.8%
Haitian 1.6%
Russian 1.5%
Swedish 1.3%
African 1.1%
Ghanian 1%
Jamaican 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Dutch 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Slovak 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Armenian 0.3%
European 0.2%
South African 0.2%
Serbian 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Olympia Fields 4,732 $100,121
Chicago Heights 32,776 $42,681
Flossmoor 9,301 $103,539
Matteson 12,928 $65,666
Park Forest 23,462 $55,801
Richton Park 12,533 $58,661
South Chicago Heights 3,970 $49,279

Olympia Fields Hospitals

(708) 747-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Olympia Fields High Schools (2004)

3600 W 203RD ST
Serves 1,198 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

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