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Overview

Introduction to Countryside, Illinois

Countryside, Illinois, in Cook county, is 6 miles SW of Berwyn, Illinois and 12 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois.

Countryside History

The city of Countryside was officially incorporated in 1960. In 1833, Joseph Vial and his family became the first permanent settlers in the area. The Patawatamie Indians and early American pioneers were the first inhabitants of the land. Most of the initial settlers of the area were displaced due to the Chicago fire of 1871.

Countryside and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Finn & City Park
  • Charles Gates Dawes House
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Graue Mill and Museum

Things To Do In Countryside

The Kiddieland Amusement Park, the Brookstone Zoo and the Whirly Ball Amusement Parks are all popular destinations for local children. Local parks include Finn City Park and Millennium Park, which offer outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping and picnicking, among others. Local museums include the Museum of Science and Industry, the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, the Field Museum of Natural History and the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Flagg Creek Golf Course or at the Fresh Meadow Golf Course.

Countryside Transportation

Air transportation is available from Chicago Midway International Airport.

Countryside Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College, Elmhurst College, Morton College and Triton College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 5,984
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,933
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 43.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.2%
Median Earnings25+ $38,889
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,491
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,458

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,467
% Above Poverty Level 86.7%
% Below Poverty Level 13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 5.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.2%
Median Gross Rent $934
Median House Value $225,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 12.8%

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

Countryside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60525
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.782
Longitude -87.878

Countryside 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 CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Station PARK FOREST
Distance 22 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Countryside, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Ind Head Park (60525)

Indianhead Park (60525)

La Grange Highlands (60525)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookfield 18,964 $84,931

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

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