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Overview

Introduction to Calumet Park, Illinois

Calumet Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 6 miles SE of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 13 miles S of Chicago, Illinois.

Calumet Park History

Calumet Park was originally a part of Blue Island. It was known as Caswell until it was incorporated as the village of De Young in 1912. Polish immigrants soon took control over the area, and it was named Calumet Park in 1925 after the Native American calumet pipe.

Calumet Park and nearby Attractions

  • Balzekus Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Lemon Lake County Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • 31st Street Beach
  • Centennial Park

Things To Do In Calumet Park

Local museums include the Museum of Science and Industry, the Beverly Arts Center and the children's Museum in Oak Lawn. Local parks include the Millenium Park, Lincoln Park and the Centenial Park. The 31st Beach is located along the shoreline of Chicago’s Lake Michigan, and is a popular tourist destination.

Calumet Park Transportation

Chicago Midway International is the nearest major airport.

Calumet Park Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Chicago State University, South Suburban College, Olive Harvey College and Richard J. Daley College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,320
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+3,290
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married29.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,690
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,053
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,915

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,873
% Above Poverty Level82.6%
% Below Poverty Level17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation9.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.3%
Median Gross Rent$877
Median House Value$110,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)84.7%
African1.6%
Irish1.3%
Polish0.9%
Jamaican0.6%
German0.6%
English0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Dutch0.4%
French Except Basque0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Italian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Calumet Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60643, 60827
Phone Area Codes773,872, 708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.7
Approximate Longitude-87.66

Calumet Park 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 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
Distance8.9 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
Distance11.3 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
Blue Island22,446$48,355
Dixmoor3,614$43,281
Merrionette Park1,896$70,781
Posen6,251$54,399
Riverdale13,047$43,438
Robbins5,216$44,881

Calumet Park Public Libraries

Calumet Park Public Library
1500 WEST 127TH STREET
Calumet Park, Illinois
(708) 385-5768

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Calumet Park Public Schools

Burr Oak Academy
1441 W 124th St
ZIP: 60827
(708) 824-3090
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Burr Oak Elem School
1440 W 125th St
ZIP: 60827
(708) 388-8010
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Calumet Elem School
1440 W Vermont Ave
ZIP: 60827
(708) 388-8820
Middle
Total Enrollment 375
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