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Overview

Introduction to Berwyn, Illinois

Berwyn, Illinois, in Cook county, is 7 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city is in the Chicago area.

Berwyn History

The present day city of Berwyn was originally a marshy land. Thomas F. Baldwin purchased the land in 1856 and named it "LaVergne." The Burlington and Quincy Railroad line entered the city in 1864. The LaVergne Station was built in 1874. Post 1901, the area was renamed Berwyn after a beautiful town in Pennsylvania. The area was incorporated in 1902 as a village and on June 6, 1908, was reincorporated as a city.

Berwyn and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

Things To Do In Berwyn

There are several parks and playgrounds in Berwyn. You can spend your leisure hours at the Mraz Park, Berwyn Park, Freedom Park, Janura Park, and Smirz Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Cermak Plaza Shopping Center. The Brookfield Zoo, with an exhibit of more than 400 species of birds and animals, is nearby. You can also visit the Kiddieland Amusement Park, Altgeld Park, and the McFetridge Sports Center at California Park.

Berwyn Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is close to the city.

Berwyn Higher Education

Morton College, Triton College, and City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population56,414
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens9.7%
Employed Population 16+26,266
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married43%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.2%
Median Earnings25+$33,122
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,104
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,914

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,738
% Above Poverty Level86.1%
% Below Poverty Level13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation10.4%

Housing

People Living Alone23.5%
Median Gross Rent$928
Median House Value$175,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.9%
Irish6.3%
German5.8%
Italian5.7%
Polish5.6%
Czech2.4%
English1.5%
Swedish0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Greek0.8%
Croatian0.5%
Brazilian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Scottish0.3%
African0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Berwyn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60402
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.84
Approximate Longitude-87.79

Berwyn 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
Distance8.1 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
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 84 F
Oct Temp46 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cicero83,972$44,869
Forest Park14,137$70,021
North Riverside6,983$76,153
Oak Park51,989$123,328
Riverside8,779$122,446

Berwyn Public Libraries

Berwyn Public Library
2701 SOUTH HARLEM AVENUE
Berwyn, Illinois
(708) 795-8000

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Berwyn Hospitals

Vhs Of Illinois - Dba Macneal Hospital
3249 South Oak Park Avenue
(708) 783-9100

Berwyn Public Schools

Emerson Elem School
3105 Clinton Ave
ZIP: 60402
(708) 795-2322
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Freedom Middle School
3016 Ridgeland Ave
ZIP: 60402
(708) 795-5800
Middle
Total Enrollment 676
Heritage Middle School
6850 31st St
ZIP: 60402
(708) 749-6110
Middle
Total Enrollment 606
Hiawatha Elem School
6539 26th St
ZIP: 60402
(708) 795-2327
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Irving Elem School
3501 Clinton Ave
ZIP: 60402
(708) 795-2334
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
J Sterling Morton West High Sch
2400 Home Ave
ZIP: 60402
(708) 780-4100
High
Total Enrollment 3472
Jefferson Elem School
7035 16th St
ZIP: 60402
(708) 795-2454
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Karel Havlicek Elem School
6401 15th St
ZIP: 60402
(708) 795-2451
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Komensky Elem School
2515 Cuyler Ave
ZIP: 60402
(708) 795-2342
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Lincoln Middle School
6432 16th St
ZIP: 60402
(708) 795-2475
Middle
Total Enrollment 1088
Pershing Elem School
6537 37th St
ZIP: 60402
(708) 795-2349
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Piper School
2435 Kenilworth Ave
ZIP: 60402
(708) 795-2364
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Prairie Oak School
1427 Oak Park Ave
ZIP: 60402
(708) 795-2442
Primary
Total Enrollment 982

Berwyn Private Schools

Children's School Of Oak Park
Corner Of 15th & Euclid Ave
ZIP: 60402
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Lectura Montessori School
6823 W Rossevelt Rd
ZIP: 60402
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
St Leonard School
3322 Clarence
ZIP: 60402
Elementary
Total Enrollment 172
St Odilo Elementary School
6617 23rd St
ZIP: 60402
Elementary
Total Enrollment 177
The Angels Child Development Center
6732 34th St
ZIP: 60402
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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