Introduction to Stickney, Illinois

Stickney, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles S of Berwyn, Illinois and 7 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village’s population is 6,148.

Stickney History

This village was named Stickney in honor of Alpheus Beede Stickney, the president of a local railroad company. The Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, the world’s largest wastewater treatment plant, is located in Stickney.

Stickney and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Charles Gates Dawes House
  • Grant Park

Things To Do In Stickney

Local parks include Abbott Park, Abrahamsen Park and Ada Park, among others. The Dickson Mounds State Museum, the American Police Center & Museum and the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture are some of the local museums. The Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge, the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor and the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail are all accessible from Stickney as well. Local festivals include the Chicago Homecoming Weekend, the Metronome Celebration and Ribfest Chicago.

Stickney Transportation

Chicago Midway International is nearby.

Stickney Higher Education

Local colleges include the Moraine Valley Community College, Morton College and Richard J Daley College, among others.


Total Population 6,810
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 3,164
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.1%
Median Earnings25+ $32,957
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,461
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,129


Median Family Income $56,771
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 3.7%


People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $798
Median House Value $162,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.4%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 11.2%

Stickney Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60402, 60638
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.821
Longitude -87.782

Stickney Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.1 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
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Distance 13.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Stickney, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Clearing (60638)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berwyn 56,762 $61,525
Cicero 84,423 $45,490

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