Overview

Introduction to Crest Hill, Illinois

Crest Hill, Illinois, in Will county, is 2 miles N of Joliet, Illinois and 31 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area. Crest Hill contains a population of approximately 13,329.

Crest Hill History

Crest Hill was originally known as Stern Park. It was developed by Dominic Romano. Crest Hill was officially incorporated in 1960, because residents feared annexation by the City of Joliet. The city is famous as the place where the notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy was executed with lethal injection at the Stateville Correctional Center.

Crest Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Lidice Memorial
  • Police Memorial
  • Veterans Memorial Garden
  • Chaney Pool
  • Prairie Bluff Golf Course
  • Crest Hill Memorial Park

Things To Do In Crest Hill

The City of Crest Hill has satisfying provisions for entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining. The city has some excellent parks and a pool with a water slide. The Lidice Memorial is an important monument that was erected in the memory of the Czechoslovakian town of Lidice, which was decimated by the Nazis in 1942.

Crest Hill Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International is the closest airport.

Crest Hill Higher Education

University of St Francis, Lewis University and Joliet Junior College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,368
Male Share of the Population58.1%
Female Share of the Population41.9%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+7,941
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married38.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$35,259
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,926
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,243

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,848
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone35.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,043
Median House Value$160,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.6%
German13.7%
Irish11.9%
Italian9.8%
Polish9.7%
English4.1%
Swedish2.2%
African1.9%
Croatian1.9%
French Except Basque1.7%
Czech1.7%
Scottish1.3%
Slovene1%
Ghanaian1%
Hungarian1%
Dutch0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Latvian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Arab0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Crest Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
County Will County
Standard Zip Codes60403, 60435
Phone Area Codes815
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.55
Approximate Longitude-88.13

Crest Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationJOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance18.2 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
Distance21.8 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
Lockport25,198$98,528
Plainfield41,978$129,900
Shorewood16,809$107,375

Crest Hill Public Schools

Chaney-monge School
400 Elsie Ave
ZIP: 60403
(815) 722-6673
Primary
Total Enrollment 470
Monge Jr High School
400 Elsie Ave
ZIP: 60403
(815) 722-6673
Richland Elem School
1919 Caton Farm Rd
ZIP: 60403
(815) 725-8391
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Richland Jr High
1919 Caton Farm Rd
ZIP: 60403
(815) 744-6166
Middle
Total Enrollment 431

Crest Hill Private Schools

Joliet Montessori School
1600 Root St
ZIP: 60403
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 103
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