Orland Park, Illinois

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Orland Park, Illinois

Introduction to Orland Park, Illinois

Orland Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 19 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village. Orland Park is home to some 51,077 residents.

Orland Park History

The Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railroad entered the present day village of Orland Park around 1879. At that time the area served as a small station and included a few hundred residents. Orland Park was officially incorporated in 1892 as a village. It is the hometown of Buddy Guy, the celebrated Blues singer and guitarist. Orland Park won the title of "45th Best Place to Live In America" in 2006. This title was awarded by Money Magazine.

Orland Park and nearby Attractions

  • Hostert Log Cabin
  • Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
  • John Humphrey House
  • Hollywood Park - Crestwood
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Bronzeville Children's Museum

Things To Do In Orland Park

Orland Park offers a number of recreational facilities. The local parks include Dogwood Park, Prairie Park, Park Hill Park, Pulte Park, Brown Park, Discovery Park, Cachey Park, Parkview Park, and Cameno Real Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at Orland Park Plaza Shopping Center, Park Pointe Plaza Shopping Center, Orland Square Mall Shopping Center, Village Green Shopping Center, and Lakeview Plaza Shopping Center. The Bronzeville Children's Museum, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, and Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum are also nearby.

Orland Park Transportation

International flights are available from Chicago Midway International Airport.

Orland Park Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College, Governors State University, City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College, and many other colleges and universities offer opportunities for higher studies.

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High Points

Orland Park 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 4% trophy Orland Park People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Orland Park Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 10% Orland Park Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 12% Orland Park Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Orland Park Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Orland Park Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 15% Orland Park College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Orland Park, Illinois

Comparing Orland Park 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
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 9
Median Family Income 9 10
College Educated Adults 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 6
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Rents 4 2
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Orland Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 19 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60462, 60467
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.63
Longitude -87.853

Orland Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 12.6 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 WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 16.9 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 Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 51,077 100%
Male 24,431 47.8%
Female 26,646 52.2%
Under 18 12,438 24.4%
18+ 38,639 75.6%
65+ 8,372 16.4%
Median Age 41.4
Average Family Size 3.16
White 47,772 93.5%
African-American 374 0.7%
Asian 1,770 3.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 34 0.1%
Other 530 1%
Mixed Race 579 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,874 3.7%

Estimated Orland Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 55,461
Growth 4,384
Growth % 8.6%

Orland Park 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
Irish 21.6%
Polish 16.2%
Italian 13.5%
German 12.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
Greek 3.7%
Dutch 2.8%
English 2.7%
Lithuanian 2.3%
Swedish 1.7%
Czech 1.4%
US/American 1.4%
Croatian 1.4%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Arab/Arabic 0.9%
Palestinian 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
Austrian 0.7%
Scottish 0.7%
Norwegian 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Slovak 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Slovene 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Jordanian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Orland Park 51,077 $77,507
Orland Hills 6,779 $65,191
Palos Heights 11,260 $81,100
Palos Hills 17,665 $61,764
Palos Park 4,689 $88,628
Tinley Park 48,401 $71,858
Worth 11,047 $51,523

Orland Park Public Libraries

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Serves 3,401 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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