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Overview

Introduction to Elmwood Park, Illinois

Elmwood Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center) and 9 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Elmwood Park History

The Native Americans once inhabited the present day village of Elmwood Park. At that time, the area was known as Orison. During the 1840s, Elmwood Park was first settled in by the whites. The Chicago and Pacific Railroad ran through the village around 1870. The Village of Elmwood Park was incorporated in 1914 and Merritt Marwood became the first mayor. In 1953, Elmer Conti was elected as the first village president of Elmwood Park.

Elmwood Park and nearby Attractions

  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • Irish American Heritage Center
  • Leaning Tower of Niles
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Ernest Hemingway Museum

Things To Do In Elmwood Park

While staying in Elmwood Park, you can spend your leisure time at the Kathy Torpe Park, Kiddie Korale Park, Triangle Park, Bambi Park, and Mills Park. You can visit the Elmwood Park Public Library if you are interested in exploring the history of the village. The United Methodist Church of Elmwood Park, Grace Lutheran Church, and Zoar Lutheran Church are also worth visiting. The Village of Elmwood Park also offers a Family Aquatic Center.

Elmwood Park Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.

Elmwood Park Higher Education

Triton College and City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College are very close to the village.

People

Total Population 24,971
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 11,954
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,776
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,174
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,149

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,715
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 9.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.4%
Median Gross Rent $944
Median House Value $216,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.8%
Irish 11.6%

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

Elmwood Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60707
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.921
Longitude -87.809

Elmwood Park 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 OHARE INTL AP
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 14.4 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 CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Forest Park 14,194 $68,068

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

Elmwood Park Public Libraries

Library
Elmwood Park P.l.
1 CONTI PARKWAY
Elmwood Park, Illinois
(708) 453-7645
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8201 W FULLERTON AVE
708-583-6211
Serves 936 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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