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Overview

Introduction to River Grove, Illinois

River Grove, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois and 10 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area.

River Grove History

In 1905, the Norge Ski Club purchased land in Fox River Grove and erected a ski jump on the land where the village of River Grove stands today. River Grove was incorporated in 1919 and in the same year, Louis Cernocky, Sr., a Czech immigrant and harnessmaker, established Louis's Place, a Bohemian restaurant and bar.

River Grove and nearby Attractions

  • River Grove Village Hall
  • River Grove Public Library
  • Thatcher Woods Shopping Center
  • Holy Transfiguration Chapel
  • Cernan Earth and Space Center
  • Oak Park Country Club

Things To Do In River Grove

Thatcher Woods Shopping Center provides opportunities to the enthusiastic shoppers of River Grove. Oak Park Country Club has a variety of recreational facilities for tourists. The Cernan Earth and Space Center is a major attraction for tourists because of its astronomical and laser shows.

River Grove Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.

River Grove Higher Education

Triton College, the City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College, Morton College and Elmhurst College provide higher education to the people of River Grove.

People

Total Population 10,260
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,065
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.9%
Median Earnings25+ $31,402
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,985
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,549

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,326
% Above Poverty Level 87%
% Below Poverty Level 13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 6.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $875
Median House Value $186,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 2.5%
Irish 9.1%

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

River Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60171
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.925
Longitude -87.835

River Grove 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 OHARE INTL AP
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 14.1 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
Station AURORA
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elmwood Park 24,971 $66,715
Franklin Park 18,410 $67,097

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

River Grove Public Libraries

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River Grove P.l.d.
8638 W. GRAND AVENUE
River Grove, Illinois
(708) 453-4484
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