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Overview

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.

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 population 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.

People

Total Population 7,259
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,683
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,875
% Above Poverty Level 88.1%
% Below Poverty Level 11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.7%
Median Gross Rent $978
Median House Value $215,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.7%
US/American 0%
English 2.1%
Irish 26.6%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station PARK FOREST
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
Station JOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
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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Location Population Median Family Income

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

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