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Overview

Introduction to Robbins, Illinois

Robbins, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles SE of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 15 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. As of the year 2000 census, 6,635 people lived in Robbins.

Robbins History

The first European settlers came to the present-day town of Robbins in 1892. Samuel Gaither was the first person to settle in the village. Henry E. Robbins sold tracts of land to these settlers and established his first sub-division in 1910. On December 14, 1917, Robbins was officially incorporated as a village.

Robbins and nearby Attractions

  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Lemon Lake County Park
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

Things To Do In Robbins

Nearby historical sites and museums include the American Police Center & Museum, the Chicago children's Museum, the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site and the Ernest Hemingway’ Birthplace. The William W. Powers State Recreation Area, spread across an area of 160 acres, offers opportunities for fishing, boating and picnicking. The Balmoral Race Track, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Shedd Aquarium and the Morton Arboretum are all accessible from Robbins as well.

Robbins Transportation

Chicago Midway International is the closest major airport.

Robbins Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Chicago State University, South Suburban College and Moraine Valley Community College.

People

Total Population 5,221
Male Share of the Population 53.8%
Female Share of the Population 46.2%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 1,617
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 18.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.1%
Median Earnings25+ $22,026
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,324
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,539

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,938
% Above Poverty Level 69.9%
% Below Poverty Level 30.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 9.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 44%
Median Gross Rent $775
Median House Value $74,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 84.8%
US/American 0%
English 2.5%
Irish 0.4%

Robbins Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60472
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.643
Longitude -87.703

Robbins 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 7.4 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 10 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 22.2 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
Alsip 19,385 $65,036
Blue Island 23,453 $50,552
Calumet Park 8,189 $54,247
Dixmoor 3,635 $37,401

Robbins Public Libraries

Library
William Leonard P.l.d.
13820 CENTRAL PARK AVE.
Robbins, Illinois
(708) 597-2760

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3940 W MIDLOTHIAN
708-371-1880
A Special Education School
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Student/teacher ratio: 11

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