Orland Hills, Illinois

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Orland Hills, Illinois

Introduction to Orland Hills, Illinois

Orland Hills, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles S of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center) and 21 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village contains a population of approximately 6,779.

Orland Hills History

Orland Hills is a village in Cook County. The area that is now Orland Hills was sold to land speculators in 1836-37. Farmlands and agricultural areas developed by the 1850s and caused significant poplulation growth. In 1961, the village was incorporated and in order to clarify that the village was a part of the Orland Township, the name was changed to Orland Hills in 1986.

Orland Hills and Nearby Attractions

  • Frankfort Historical Museum
  • Ashbourne Lake
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Lake Lorin
  • Millennium Park
  • Kelly Park

Things To Do In Orland Hills

People may visit museums like Warrenville Historical Museum, DuPage County Historical Museum, and Isle a la Cache Museum which are situauted not far from Orland Hills. Recreational opprtunities are available at Des Plaines State Fish & Wildlife Area, Channahon State Park, Channahon State Park, and Cantigny Park. The Chicago Portage National Historical Site, Robert S. Abbott House, and Lockport Pioneer Settlement are popular historical sites located nearby.

Orland Hills Transportation

Flights are available from Chicago Midway International Airport.

Orland Hills Higher Education

Governors State University, South Suburban College, Prairie State College, Moraine Valley Community College, and Benedictine University are colleges near Orland Hills.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Orland Hills People in Middle Class or Better
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Orland Hills Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 17% Orland Hills Racial Diversity
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 17% Orland Hills Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Orland Hills, Illinois

Comparing Orland Hills 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Racial Diversity 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 9
People Above Poverty 8 7
College Educated Adults 5 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 5 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
People Living Alone 1 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Orland Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60477
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.585
Longitude -87.843

Orland Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.2 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 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 19.7 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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Orland Hills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,779 100%
Male 3,345 49.3%
Female 3,434 50.7%
Under 18 2,312 34.1%
18+ 4,467 65.9%
65+ 278 4.1%
Median Age 30
Average Family Size 3.51
White 5,878 86.7%
African-American 346 5.1%
Asian 225 3.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 17 0.3%
Other 117 1.7%
Mixed Race 196 2.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 409 6%

Estimated Orland Hills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,273
Growth 494
Growth % 7.3%

Orland Hills 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 16.6%
German 15.2%
Irish 15%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
Italian 11.6%
Czech 2.8%
Greek 2.8%
US/American 2.6%
Arab/Arabic 2.3%
Norwegian 2%
English 1.6%
Lithuanian 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Swedish 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
European 0.9%
Hungarian 0.6%
Palestinian 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
African 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Nigerian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Orland Hills 6,779 $65,191
Mokena 14,583 $82,599
Oak Forest 28,051 $68,862
Orland Park 51,077 $77,507
Palos Heights 11,260 $81,100
Palos Park 4,689 $88,628
Tinley Park 48,401 $71,858

Wal-mart in Orland Hills

(As of 2006)
9265 West 159Th Street
(708) 349-4300
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