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Overview

Introduction to Bradley, Illinois

Bradley, Illinois, in Kankakee county, is 28 miles SE of Joliet, Illinois and 50 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located inside the Kankakee metropolitan area.

Bradley History

In 1891, the community of North Kankakee was established when the David Bradley Plow Works set up a factory in the area. In 1895, the town was renamed Bradley City, and the name was later changed to Bradley in honor of the company.

Bradley and nearby Attractions

  • Village Square Shopping Center
  • Bradley Public Library
  • Helgesen Park
  • Kankakee County Museum
  • Arcadian Games
  • Bradley First Church of the Nazarene

Things To Do In Bradley

The Village Square Shopping Center is the perfect spot for tourists to find some great deals. Bradley Sports Complex and Arcadian Games both provide ample provisions for a host of outdoor sports and games.

Bradley Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport, located nearby, provides air transportation facilities.

Bradley Higher Education

Olivet Nazarene University and Governors State University provide higher education to the citizens of Bradley.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,668
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+7,840
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.6%
Median Earnings25+$40,537
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,991
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,049

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,221
% Above Poverty Level89.7%
% Below Poverty Level10.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$920
Median House Value$130,500

Ancestry

German25.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.8%
Irish15.6%
French Except Basque10.6%
Italian6.9%
Polish6.5%
English6.3%
Dutch2.3%
Scottish2%
Swedish1.7%
Canadian1.6%
African0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Russian0.5%
Romanian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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Bradley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kankakee County
Standard Zip Codes60915
Phone Area Codes815
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.14
Approximate Longitude-87.85

Bradley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKANKAKEE METRO WASTWTR
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationWATSEKA 2 NW
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.2 inches
StationLOWELL
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aroma Park675$66,250
Bonfield337$81,250
Bourbonnais18,607$78,409
Chebanse1,167$68,125
Kankakee26,424$42,141
Manteno8,958$76,352

Bradley Public Libraries

Bradley Public Library District
296 NORTH FULTON AVENUE
Bradley, Illinois
(815) 932-6245

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Bradley Public Schools

Bradley Central Middle School
260 N Wabash Ave
ZIP: 60915
(815) 939-3564
Middle
Total Enrollment 471
Bradley East Elem School
610 Liberty St
ZIP: 60915
(815) 933-2233
Primary
Total Enrollment 665
Bradley West Elem School
200 W State St
ZIP: 60915
(815) 933-2216
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Bradley-bourbonnais C High School
700 W North St
ZIP: 60915
(815) 937-3707
High
Total Enrollment 2042
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