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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,845
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+11,942
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married47%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.5%
Median Earnings25+$37,194
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,293
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,897

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,468
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation9.7%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$963
Median House Value$222,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.4%
Polish19.4%
Italian15.7%
German9.8%
Irish9.8%
Arab2%
Greek1.9%
English1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Ukrainian1.4%
Albanian1.3%
French Except Basque1.3%
Czech1.1%
Swedish0.9%
Brazilian0.8%
Croatian0.6%
Iranian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Russian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
African0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Elmwood Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60707
Phone Area Codes773
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.92
Approximate Longitude-87.81

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)

StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationCHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 84 F
Oct Temp46 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Forest Park14,137$70,021
Melrose Park25,422$49,914
Norridge15,023$73,247
Oak Park51,989$123,328
River Forest11,217$146,667
River Grove10,248$57,143

Elmwood Park Public Libraries

Elmwood Park Public Library
1 CONTI PARKWAY
Elmwood Park, Illinois
(708) 453-7645

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Elmwood Park Public Schools

Early Childhood Center
4 W Conti Pkwy
ZIP: 60707
(708) 583-5860
Primary
Total Enrollment 221
Elm Middle School
7607 W Cortland St
ZIP: 60707
(708) 452-3550
Middle
Total Enrollment 402
Elmwood Elem School
2319 N 76th Ave
ZIP: 60707
(708) 452-3558
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Elmwood Park High School
8201 W Fullerton Ave
ZIP: 60707
(708) 452-7272
High
Total Enrollment 969
John Mills Elem School
2824 N 76th Ave
ZIP: 60707
(708) 452-3560
Primary
Total Enrollment 650

Elmwood Park Private Schools

St Celestine School
3017 N 77th Ave
ZIP: 60707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 394
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