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Overview

Introduction to Franklin Park, Illinois

Franklin Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center) and 12 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

Franklin Park History

The first white settlers, who were of German origin, arrived in the area in the 1840s. Lesser Franklin, who settled here in the 1890s, came with the intention of developing this region into an industrial center that would blend in with residential neighborhoods. He successfully develop the area and named it Franklin. It was officially incorporated in 1892.

Franklin Park and nearby Attractions

  • Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummels
  • Cernan Earth & Space Center
  • Leaning Tower of Niles
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Indian Boundary Golf Course
  • Gouin Park

Things To Do In Franklin Park

The Village of Franklin Park provides opportunities for a diverse array of recreational activities. There are several parks in and around the village. One can also play golf at any of the golf courses in the neighborhood. Moreover, the area has many museums which shed light on the different aspects of local history.

Franklin Park Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is nearby.

Franklin Park Higher Education

Triton College, Wilbur Wright College, and Elmhurst College are a short distance away.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,290
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+9,545
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married48.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.3%
Median Earnings25+$37,173
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,065
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,284

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,473
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation5.5%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$804
Median House Value$171,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.2%
Polish17.7%
Italian10.2%
German9.5%
Irish8.2%
Czech2.4%
French Except Basque1.8%
English1.8%
Ukrainian1%
Swedish0.7%
Greek0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Bulgarian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
African0.2%
Russian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Franklin Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60131
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.93
Approximate Longitude-87.87

Franklin 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
Distance4.2 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
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationAURORA
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Melrose Park25,422$49,914
Norridge15,023$73,247
Northlake12,339$69,836
River Grove10,248$57,143

Franklin Park Public Libraries

Franklin Park Public Library District
10311 GRAND AVENUE
Franklin Park, Illinois
(847) 455-6016

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Franklin Park Public Schools

Dan H Pietrini Elem School
9750 Fullerton Ave
ZIP: 60131
(847) 455-7960
Primary
Total Enrollment 257
East Leyden High School
3400 Rose St
ZIP: 60131
(847) 451-3023
High
Total Enrollment 1760
Enger School
10401 Grand Ave
ZIP: 60131
(847) 455-5299
Other
Total Enrollment 77
Hester Jr High School
2836 Gustav St
ZIP: 60131
(847) 455-2150
Middle
Total Enrollment 424
North Elem School
9500 Gage Ave
ZIP: 60131
(847) 678-7962
Primary
Total Enrollment 237
Passow Elementary School
2838 Calwagner St
ZIP: 60131
(847) 455-6781
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
West 40 Alop Achievers
9857 Schiller Blvd, Dr. Hans Schuller
ZIP: 60131
(847) 455-2435
High

Franklin Park Private Schools

Small World Learning Center
9750 Grand Ave
ZIP: 60131
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
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