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 has a population of 11,047.

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.


Total Population 10,827
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,268
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 41.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.5%
Median Earnings25+ $36,265
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,010


Median Family Income $58,692
% Above Poverty Level 86.6%
% Below Poverty Level 13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 7.4%


People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $873
Median House Value $164,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
US/American 0%
English 3.7%
Irish 23%

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


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

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
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
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 14,410 $47,961
Crestwood 11,006 $69,066

Worth Public Libraries

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