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Overview

Introduction to Alsip, Illinois

Alsip, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles S of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center) and 14 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Alsip History

Early white settlers arrived in this area in the 1830s. They were mostly Europeans of Dutch and German descent. Before the white settlers, this area was inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians and had been visited by French explorers and missionaries in the 15th and 16th centuries. They established a Catholic church in 1696. This village is named after an early industrialist, Frank Alsip, who established the first industries beginning with a brick factory and a clay quarry.

Alsip and nearby Attractions

  • Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
  • Midwest Carvers Museum
  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Waters Edge Golf Club
  • Aquatic Park
  • Apollo Park

Things To Do In Alsip

There are several parks in and around Alsip which provide ample opportunities for relaxation and recreational activities. The golf courses in the neighboring areas offer good facilities. There are museums nearby where one can get to know the local history, and several libraries which are well stocked with educational and recreational materials.

Alsip Transportation

The Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.

Alsip Higher Education

Richard J. Daley College, Moraine Valley Community College, and Chicago State University offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,335
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+9,084
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married39.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.9%
Median Earnings25+$36,370
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,600
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,649

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,352
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$895
Median House Value$163,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.5%
Irish19.5%
Polish12.5%
German12.4%
Italian7.2%
English3.2%
Swedish2.6%
Arab2.4%
Dutch2.2%
French Except Basque1.4%
Czech1.3%
Romanian1%
Greek1%
Lithuanian1%
Jordanian1%
Croatian0.9%
Austrian0.5%
Palestinian0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
African0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
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Alsip Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60803
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.67
Approximate Longitude-87.73

Alsip Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationCHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 84 F
Oct Temp46 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationPARK FOREST
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chicago Ridge14,368$44,937
Crestwood10,989$70,826

Alsip Public Libraries

Alsip-merrionette Park Public Library District
11960 SOUTH PULASKI ROAD
Alsip, Illinois
(708) 371-5666

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Alsip Public Schools

Hazelgreen Elem School
11751 S Lawler Ave
ZIP: 60803
(708) 371-5351
Primary
Total Enrollment 312
Hamlin Upper Grade Center
12150 S Hamlin Ave
ZIP: 60803
(708) 597-1550
Middle
Total Enrollment 220
Lane Elem School
4600 W 123rd St
ZIP: 60803
(708) 371-0720
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
Stony Creek Elem School
11700 S Kolin Ave
ZIP: 60803
(708) 371-0220
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Prairie Jr High School
11910 S Kostner Ave
ZIP: 60803
(708) 371-3080
Middle
Total Enrollment 338
George Washington Elementary Sch
12545 S Homan Ave
ZIP: 60803
(708) 489-3523
Primary
Total Enrollment 315

Alsip Private Schools

Bobbie Noonans Child Care Center
4951 W 115th St
ZIP: 60803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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