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Overview

Introduction to Worth, Illinois

Worth, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles SW of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 14 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area.

Worth History

Incorporated in 1914, the village of Worth is surrounded by waterways of historical importance. Stony Creek, a 14,000-year-old waterway, borders Worth to the north. To the south, the Illinois Waterway and the Cal-Sag Channel border Worth. In 1858, Worth's first permanent European settler, John Crandall, built his home here. His descendants still reside in Worth.

Worth and nearby Attractions

  • Worth Village Hall
  • Worth Public Library
  • Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Beverly Cemetery
  • Altman Park

Things To Do In Worth

Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church is an architectural marvel and one of the more aesthetically pleasing buildings in Worth. Moore Park, Worthwoods Park and Altman Park also provide various recreational facilities.

Worth Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is close by.

Worth Higher Education

Loyola University Chicago and Moraine Valley Community College provide higher education opportunities to the people of Worth.

People

Total Population 10,829
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,185
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 42.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.8%
Median Earnings25+ $35,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,583
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,664

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,008
% Above Poverty Level 87.4%
% Below Poverty Level 12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 7.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $881
Median House Value $162,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.3%
US/American 0%
English 3%
Irish 22%

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

Worth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60482
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.689
Longitude -87.797

Worth 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 MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 3.1 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
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 12.1 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
Station PARK FOREST
Distance 14.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chicago Ridge 14,407 $47,790
Crestwood 11,027 $68,829

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

Worth Public Libraries

Library
Worth P.l.d.
6917 W. 111TH ST.
Worth, Illinois
(708) 448-2855
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