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Overview

Introduction to Stone Park, Illinois

Stone Park, Illinois is 5 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois and 12 miles W of Chicago, Illinois.

Stone Park History

Stone Park is located in Cook County, which was founded on January 15, 1831. It was created from parts of Putnam County by an act of the Illinois State Legislature. Cook County was the 54th county to be founded in the state of Illinois. It was named in honor of Daniel Cook, the first Attorney General of Illinois and the second U.S. representative from the state. In the 1960s, the Pranno brothers made Stone Park a center for organized crime.

City and nearby Attractions

  • Arlington Heights Historical Museum
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
  • Lombard Historical Society Museum
  • Millennium Park

Things To Do In Stone Park

Local museums include the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, the Lombard Historical Society Museum, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, the Niles Historical Museum and the Skokie Heritage Museum, among others. The Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and the Unity Temple are all accessible from Stone park as well. The 160-acre William W. Powers State Recreation Area offers facilities for fishing, boating and picnicking. The Millennium Park has a theater, gardens, pavilions and an ice rink. Other popular parks in the area include Lincoln Park, Grant Park and Cantigny Park.

Stone Park Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International is the closest major airport.

Stone Park Higher Education

Triton College, the Devry Institute of Technology and Elmhurst College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 4,947
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 6.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,098
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,282
% Above Poverty Level 77.1%
% Below Poverty Level 22.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,021
Median House Value $126,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 93.7%
US/American 0%
English 0.3%
Irish 0.8%

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

Stone Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60165
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.905
Longitude -87.883

Stone 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 5.6 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 11.3 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
Station AURORA
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellwood 19,190 $59,161
Berkeley 5,217 $77,704
Franklin Park 18,410 $67,097

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

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