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Overview

Introduction to Schiller Park, Illinois

Schiller Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles S of Des Plaines, Illinois and 13 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Schiller Park History

Alexander Robinson bought two square miles of land in the late 19th century, on which the foundation of Schiller Park was laid. The village was first incorporated in 1914 under the name of Kolze. In 1926, it was renamed Schiller Park. The village is mostly occupied by farming communities.

Schiller Park and nearby Attractions

  • Schiller Park Village Hall
  • Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church
  • Att Limo
  • Eden Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Schiller Park Public Library

Things To Do In Schiller Park

The Village Hall is the administrative center of the village. Att Limo is a popular limousine rental service where tourists can rent limos and tour Schiller Park.

Schiller Park Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Schiller Park Higher Education

Triton College and Oakton Community College provide higher education to the people of Schiller Park.

People

Total Population 11,834
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 10.5%
Employed Population 16+ 5,922
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.5%
Median Earnings25+ $32,165
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,111
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,418

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,074
% Above Poverty Level 88.4%
% Below Poverty Level 11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 6.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.4%
Median Gross Rent $873
Median House Value $183,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.3%
US/American 0%
English 0.6%
Irish 7.2%

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

Schiller Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles S of Des Plaines, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60131, 60176
Phone Area Codes 847
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.955
Longitude -87.87

Schiller 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 OHARE INTL AP
Distance 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 CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 13.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 13.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Franklin Park 18,410 $67,097
Harwood Heights 8,649 $62,185

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

Schiller Park Public Libraries

Library
Schiller Park P.l.
4200 OLD RIVER ROAD
Schiller Park, Illinois
(847) 678-0433

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