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Overview

Introduction to Country Club Hills, Illinois

Country Club Hills, Illinois, in Cook county, is 8 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois and 20 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The city is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Country Club Hills History

This region was originally called Cooper’s Grove and was settled in by German farmers. Its transformation into Country Club Hills was the result of the vision of local developer J. E. Merrion. In 1955, Merrion developed this area with the intention of building affordable and spacious homes with country-like atmosphere for middle income people. Country Club Hills was officially incorporated as a city and had its first election in 1958.

Country Club Hills and nearby Attractions

  • Midwest Carvers Museum
  • Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
  • Matteson Historical Museum
  • George W Dunne National Golf Course
  • Dynasty Trails Park
  • Ravisloe Country Club

Things To Do In Country Club Hills

Country Club Hills has provisions for a diverse array of recreational activities. Those who love the outdoors would enjoy the parks and country clubs, which have a number of amenities that allow people to participate in a variety of sports, hold get-togethers with friends and family or simply relax. There are several museums in and around the area which offer interesting insights into the local history.

Country Club Hills Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Country Club Hills Higher Education

Prairie State College, South Suburban College and Trinity Christian College are all within 10 miles from Country Club Hills.

People

Total Population 16,806
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 6,344
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 34.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28%
Median Earnings25+ $41,809
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,458
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,086

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,752
% Above Poverty Level 81.6%
% Below Poverty Level 18.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 8.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,363
Median House Value $129,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 82.2%
US/American 0%
English 0.7%
Irish 1.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Country Club Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60478
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.568
Longitude -87.72

Country Club Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PARK FOREST
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station JOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Flossmoor 9,492 $107,891
Hazel Crest 14,195 $71,473

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Country Club Hills High Schools

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HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL
17401 PULASKI RD
708-799-7000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,194 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL
4187 W 183RD STREET
708-957-8200
A Special Education School
Serves 67 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

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