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Overview

Introduction to Frankfort, Illinois

Frankfort, Illinois, in Will county, is 9 miles S of Orland Park, Illinois, and 27 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Frankfort History

Frankfort Township was originally a part of the Hickory Creek Precinct. In 1850, Frankfort Township was named by Frederick Cappel after his native city, Frankfurt-Am-Main, Germany. In 1855, the Joliet and Northern Indiana Railroad built a line through the area linking Joliet with Lake Station, Indiana. The J & NI Railroad was leased to the Michigan Central Railroad and service was implemented in July 1855. In 1879, the Village of Frankfort was incorporated.

Frankfort and nearby Attractions

  • Prestwick Country Club
  • Frankfort Town Center Shopping Center
  • Saint Peters United Church of Christ
  • Frankfort United Methodist Church
  • Saint Anthony’s Church
  • Hunters Woods County Forest Preserve

Things to do in Frankfort

Frankfort Town Center Shopping Center has some great deals for enthusiastic shoppers. Hunters Woods County Forest Preserve provides plenty of greenery and the opportunity to photograph wildlife in natural habitat.

Frankfort Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Frankfort Higher Education

Governors State University, Moraine Valley Community College and Prairie State College provide higher education to the people of Frankfort.

People

Total Population 18,295
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 8,359
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 65.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $125,486
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,808
Median House Value $350,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 23.4%

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

Frankfort Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60423
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.495
Longitude -87.848

Frankfort 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 PARK FOREST
Distance 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 23.7 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 WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income

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

Frankfort Public Libraries

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Frankfort P.l.d.
21119 S. PFEIFFER RD.
Frankfort, Illinois
(815) 469-2423
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Frankfort High Schools

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LINCOLN-WAY EAST HIGH SCHOOL
201 COLORADO AVENUE
815-464-4000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 3,230 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

SOWIC EDUC CENTER
9610 W MANHATTAN
815-464-2800
A Special Education School
Serves 22 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

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