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Overview

Introduction to Bridgeview, Illinois

Bridgeview, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles NW of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 11 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area.

Bridgeview History

Until the 1830s, the area now known as Bridgeview was populated by Native American people. German and Italian settlers began arriving by the 1870s, and they built up a farming community here. By the time the Dutch had migrated to the area in the 1920s, farming had begun to take a backseat. Instead, real estate and industries began to develop. With the availability of the water of Lake Michigan, the population of Bridgeview expanded rapidly. It was officially incorporated in 1947.

Bridgeview and nearby Attractions

  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Bridgeview Public Library
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Wierzba Park

Things To Do In Bridgeview

There are many historic sites in and around Bridgeview including the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, the Chicago Stock Exchange Building and Comiskey Park. There are also a number of museums in the neighborhood, including the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture and the American Police Center & Museum. In the village itself, one can pay a visit to the Bridgeview Public Library and the Bridgeview Village Hall. A variety of entertainment facilities are provided by the Southfield Plaza Shopping Center and the Bridgeview Court Shopping Center.

Bridgeview Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Bridgeview Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by the Moraine Valley Community College, the City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J. Daley College, Morton College and Loyola University Chicago.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,381
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+6,694
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.5%
Median Earnings25+$33,563
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,410
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,539

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,082
% Above Poverty Level79.7%
% Below Poverty Level20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$888
Median House Value$167,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.8%
Polish24.8%
Arab14.5%
German11.9%
Irish11.5%
Italian5.1%
Palestinian3.1%
Jordanian2.9%
Czech2.7%
Lithuanian2.4%
English1.8%
Egyptian1.8%
Greek1.5%
Swedish1.3%
Slovak1.2%
Dutch1.1%
French Except Basque0.8%
Albanian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Austrian0.4%
Scottish0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Bridgeview Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60455
Phone Area Codes708,630,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.73
Approximate Longitude-87.8

Bridgeview 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
Distance1.6 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
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 84 F
Oct Temp46 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bedford Park581$65,703
Burbank29,087$63,471
Hickory Hills13,858$64,829
Justice12,957$56,002

Bridgeview Public Libraries

Bridgeview Public Library
7840 WEST 79TH STREET
Bridgeview, Illinois
(708) 458-2880

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Bridgeview Public Schools

Bridgeview Elem School
7800 S Thomas Ave
ZIP: 60455
(708) 496-8713
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
George W Lieb Elem School
9101 Pembroke Ln
ZIP: 60455
(708) 599-1050
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Robina Lyle Elementary School
7801 W 75th St
ZIP: 60455
(708) 496-8722
Primary
Total Enrollment 439

Bridgeview Private Schools

Aqsa School
7361 W 92nd St
ZIP: 60455
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 232
Universal School
7350 W 93rd St
ZIP: 60455
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 576
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