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Overview

Introduction to Evergreen Park, Illinois

Evergreen Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles E of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center) and 10 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village is included in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Evergreen Park History

The present day village of Evergreen Park was first settled in 1828. The Grand Trunk Railroad was the first railroad that arrived in the village in 1873. The first school of Evergreen Park was built in 1875. During the 1890s, the area became a major recreation center and attracted a number of Chicagoans to its beer gardens and picnic groves. In December, 1893, Evergreen Park was incorporated as a village. It was named after the park located on 97th Street and Homan Avenue.

Evergreen Park and nearby Attractions

  • Bronzeville Children's Museum
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Hollywood Park - Crestwood

Things To Do In Evergreen Park

Evergreen Park is also known as the "Village of Churches." The village has 13 churches including the Bethel Bible Church, Park Lane Christian Church, Evergreen Park Presbyterian Church, United By Faith Lutheran Church, First United Methodist Church, Evergreen Park Christian Church, Maranatha Chapel, and Saint Bernadette Church. You can also visit the Evergreen Aqua Park that offers a baby splash pool, a keyhole-shaped pool, and a kid’s play land. The other parks and playgrounds include Mini Park, Northwest Park, Evergreen Park, and Southeast Park.

Evergreen Park Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.

Evergreen Park Higher Education

City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College, City Colleges of Chicago - Olive - Harvey College, and Chicago State University are close to the village.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,849
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+9,267
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married49.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.7%
Median Earnings25+$45,874
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,914
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,987

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,913
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation13.2%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$966
Median House Value$180,400

Ancestry

Irish32.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.6%
German17.9%
Polish9.2%
Italian7.8%
English3.3%
Dutch1.8%
Lithuanian1.7%
Swedish1.6%
Greek1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
African1.3%
Czech0.9%
Croatian0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Russian0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Arab0.2%
US/American0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Evergreen Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60805
Phone Area Codes773
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.72
Approximate Longitude-87.7

Evergreen 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 MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance4.3 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
Distance6.8 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
Distance15.3 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
Burbank29,087$63,471
Chicago Ridge14,368$44,937
Hometown4,343$68,889
Merrionette Park1,896$70,781
Oak Lawn56,774$73,210

Evergreen Park Public Libraries

Evergreen Park Public Library
9400 SOUTH TROY AVENUE
Evergreen Park, Illinois
(708) 422-8522

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Evergreen Park Hospitals

Little Company Of Mary Hospital
(Non-profit)
2800 W 95th St
(708) 422-6200

Evergreen Park Public Schools

Central Jr High School
9400 S Sawyer Ave
ZIP: 60805
(708) 424-0148
Middle
Total Enrollment 383
Evergreen Park High School
9901 S Kedzie Ave
ZIP: 60805
(708) 424-7400
High
Total Enrollment 830
Northeast Elem School
9058 S California Ave
ZIP: 60805
(708) 422-6501
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
Northwest School
3630 W 92nd St
ZIP: 60805
(708) 425-9473
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Southeast Elem School
9800 S Francisco Ave
ZIP: 60805
(708) 422-1021
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Southwest Elem School
9900 S Central Park Ave
ZIP: 60805
(708) 424-2444
Primary
Total Enrollment 340

Evergreen Park Private Schools

Most Holy Redeemer Elementary School
9536 S Millard Ave
ZIP: 60805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 356
St Bernadette Catholic Academy
9311 S Francisco Ave
ZIP: 60805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 92
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