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Overview

Introduction to Riverside, Illinois

Riverside, Illinois is 1 miles SW of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center) and 9 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. Riverside is located in Cook County.

Riverside History

Riverside is a planned suburban community of Cook County, which was created on January 15, 1831. The county was formed out of Putnam County and was named for Daniel Cook. The village, first settled in 1836 by the Forbes family, was originally named as Aux Plaines. The village of Riverside was incorporated on June 25, 1875, and Carol Gaytes was elected as the first Village President on August 8, 1875.

Riverside and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Riverside Museum
  • Avery Coonley House
  • Unity Temple
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

Things To Do In Riverside

There are several parks in Riverside such as the Longcommon Park, Robinson Park, Blythe Park, and Guthrie Park. The village also offers easy access to Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Graue Mill and Museum, the Ernest Hemingway Museum, Unity Temple. The Riverside Public Library is an ideal destination for book lovers. The Riverside United Methodist Church, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, and Saints Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church are some of the local churches.

Riverside Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.

Riverside Higher Education

Morton College, City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College, and Triton College are nearby.

People

Total Population 8,859
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 4,207
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 57.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $120,385
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 18.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.2%
Median Gross Rent $931
Median House Value $379,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.6%
Irish 23.1%

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

Riverside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles SW of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60546
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.835
Longitude -87.822

Riverside 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 7.3 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 CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 11.3 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 12.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berwyn 56,706 $63,151
Brookfield 18,964 $84,931

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

Riverside Public Libraries

Library
Riverside P.l.
1 BURLING ROAD
Riverside, Illinois
(708) 442-6366
Library Web Site

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Riverside High Schools

RIVERSIDE BROOKFIELD TWP HS
160 RIDGEWOOD ROAD
708-442-7500
Serves 1,252 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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