Introduction to Tinley Park, Illinois

Tinley Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center) and 21 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Tinley Park History

Tinley Park was first settled by Germans during the 1830s. The village was established in 1853 and was named "Bremen." The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad entered the village in the late 19th century. In 1890, the village was renamed "Tinley Park" in honor of Samuel Tinley Sr., its first railroad station agent. On June 27th, 1892, the Village of Tinley Park was officially incorporated. The Diamond Spiral Washing Machine Company, the first factory of Tinley Park, was established in 1905.

Tinley Park and nearby Attractions

  • Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
  • Hollywood Park - Crestwood
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Bronzeville Children's Museum
  • Gaylord Building

Things To Do In Tinley Park

You can enjoy a day trip to the Richard M. Gory Park, Filson Park, Saint Boniface Park, Pottawattomie Park, Corrine Deinert Park, and Rauhoff Park. You can also enjoy activities such as hiking and biking at Cook County Forest Preserve and Will County Forest Preserve. The White Water Canyon Water Park includes a 1 meter diving board, a flowing lazy river, a 3 meter drop slide, and water cannons. The Tinley Junction Mini Golf & Batting Cages at McCarthy Park offers an 18-hole course and 5 batting cages. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Tinley Place Plaza Shopping Center and Tinley Park Plaza Shopping Center.

Tinley Park Transportation

The nearest international airport is Chicago Midway International Airport.

Tinley Park Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Moraine Valley Community College, City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College, South Suburban College, Governors State University, and several other colleges.


Total Population 57,176
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 28,760
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 53.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.8%
Median Earnings25+ $45,182
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,504
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,638


Median Family Income $90,985
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 8.6%


People Living Alone 24.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,037
Median House Value $223,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 25.9%

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

Tinley Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60477
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.573
Longitude -87.784

Tinley Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.3 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
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 22.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Country Club Hills 16,806 $57,752
Hazel Crest 14,195 $71,473

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

Tinley Park Public Libraries

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Tinley Park, Illinois
(708) 532-0160
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Tinley Park P.l.
Tinley Park, Illinois
(708) 532-0160
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Tinley Park High Schools

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9001 W 171ST STREET
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,456 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

6111-175TH ST
Serves 1,099 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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