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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 57,802
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 19.4%
Employed Population 16+ 28,209
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 56.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.3%
Median Earnings25+ $50,853
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,576
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,098

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,803
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 7%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,089
Median House Value $275,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.2%
Irish 22%

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

Notes:

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

Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
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
Station PARK FOREST
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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Location Population Median Family Income

Orland Park Public Libraries

Library
Orland Park P.l.
14760 PARK LANE
Orland Park, Illinois
(708) 349-8138
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Orland Park High Schools

CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL
13300 LAGRANGE RD
708-671-3100
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 3,401 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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