Stickney, Illinois

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Stickney, Illinois

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.

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High Points

Stickney strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Stickney Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 19% Stickney Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Stickney, Illinois

Comparing Stickney to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Racial Diversity 7 9
Age of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Female Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 6
Portion of People Married 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
Median Family Income 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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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
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Stickney Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,148 100%
Male 3,051 49.6%
Female 3,097 50.4%
Under 18 1,402 22.8%
18+ 4,746 77.2%
65+ 1,127 18.3%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.1
White 5,581 90.8%
African-American 26 0.4%
Asian 67 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.2%
Other 388 6.3%
Mixed Race 72 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,323 21.5%

Estimated Stickney Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,899
Growth -249
Growth % -4.1%

Stickney Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.1%
Polish 17.6%
Czech 11.2%
German 10.6%
Italian 8.3%
Irish 7.7%
Czechoslovakian 3.7%
US/American 3.1%
English 1.9%
Slovak 1.7%
Swedish 1.4%
Hungarian 1.1%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Slovene 1.1%
Brazilian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Serbian 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Stickney 6,148 $52,614
Berwyn 54,016 $51,767
Cicero 85,616 $40,883
Lyons 10,255 $51,384
North Riverside 6,688 $53,790
Riverside 8,895 $80,146
Summit 10,637 $44,063

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