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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,965
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+2,827
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married43.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.2%
Median Earnings25+$38,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,065
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,076

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,386
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone33.2%
Median Gross Rent$904
Median House Value$230,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.2%
German16.2%
Polish13.8%
Irish11.2%
Italian8.2%
English6.4%
Czech6.1%
Croatian4.8%
Serbian4.3%
Dutch3.3%
Scottish2.1%
Swedish2.1%
Lithuanian1.9%
Norwegian1.6%
Macedonian1%
Greek0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Danishn0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Arab0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Countryside Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60525
Phone Area Codes630,708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.8
Approximate Longitude-87.87

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)

StationCHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance6 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
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance10 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
StationPARK FOREST
Distance22 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
Brookfield18,966$88,594
Hodgkins1,960$54,844
Indian Head Park3,823$117,692
La Grange15,688$136,824

Countryside Public Schools

Ideal Elem School
9901 W 58th St
ZIP: 60525
(708) 482-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
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