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Overview

Introduction to Crestwood, Illinois

Crestwood, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles S of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 14 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Crestwood History

The area now known as Crestwood once consisted of many farming communities scattered throughout the region. In the early twentieth century, the rate of residential development increased in the area with the establishment of large forest preserves in the west, and the Midlothian Country Club in the south. In 1927, residents around the club incorporated the area as the village of Midlothian. It was incorporated as the village of Crestwood in 1928.

Crestwood and nearby Attractions

  • Crestwood Village Hall
  • Crestwood Public Library
  • Rivercrest Shopping Center
  • Game Connection Inc
  • Caesar Park
  • Midwest Carvers Museum

Things To Do In Crestwood

Crestwood Village Hall is the administrative center of the village, and a must-see for tourists. Tourists can visit the Rivercrest Shopping Center while Game Connection Inc. has plenty of amusement and recreational facilities. Caesar Park and Walker Park both present tourists with the option of spending the day in peace.

Crestwood Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport, located nearby, provides air transportation facilities.

Crestwood Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College and Chicago State University provide opportunities for higher education to the people of Crestwood.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,989
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens23.9%
Employed Population 16+5,105
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.2%
Median Earnings25+$41,887
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$51,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,826
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone47.2%
Median Gross Rent$843
Median House Value$133,800

Ancestry

German25.9%
Irish22.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
Polish17.1%
Italian12.6%
English3.7%
Dutch3.6%
Czech2.9%
Swedish2.6%
Greek1.7%
French Except Basque1.3%
Slovak1.1%
Lithuanian1.1%
Croatian0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Russian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Norwegian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Luxemburger0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
African0.1%
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Crestwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60445
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.62
Approximate Longitude-87.72

Crestwood 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
Distance5.2 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
Distance11.6 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
Distance11.7 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
Alsip19,335$62,352
Chicago Ridge14,368$44,937
Midlothian14,830$74,217
Palos Heights12,544$104,464
Robbins5,216$44,881

Crestwood Public Libraries

Crestwood Public Library District
4955 WEST 135TH STREET
Crestwood, Illinois
(708) 371-4090

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Crestwood Public Schools

Care Program
5318 135th St
ZIP: 60445
(708) 389-9955
Primary
Total Enrollment 34
Nathan Hale Intermediate
5312 135th St
ZIP: 60445
(708) 385-6110
Middle
Total Enrollment 201
Nathan Hale Middle School
5220 135th St
ZIP: 60445
(708) 385-6690
Middle
Total Enrollment 395
Nathan Hale Primary School
5324 135th St
ZIP: 60445
(708) 385-4690
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
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