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Overview

Introduction to Glenwood, Illinois

Glenwood, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles SW of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 22 miles S of Chicago, Illinois.

Glenwood History

Glenwood is located in Cook County, which was created on January 15, 1831. The county, originally a part of Putnam County, was named in honor of Daniel Cook, the first Attorney General of Illinois. The Glenwood School for Boys was established in 1887. One of the founders of the school was Todd Lincoln, the son of Abraham Lincoln.

Glenwood and nearby Attractions

  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
  • Village of Thorton Historical Museum
  • Lemon Lake County Park
  • Midwest Carvers Museum
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

Things To Do In Glenwood

Glenwood offers easy access to various parks such as the Buckley Homestead County Park, the Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve, the Oak Ridge Prairie County Park, the Deep River County Park, and the William W. Powers State Recreation Area. History buffs can visit the Midwest Carvers Museum, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, and the Matteson Historical Museum. The Hickory Glen Park, Estates Park, and the George Arquilla Park are some of the local parks. The Glenwoodie Country Club provides opportunities for recreation for golf enthusiasts.

Glenwood Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.

Glenwood Higher Education

Prairie State College, Governors State University, and South Suburban College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,853
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+3,484
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$39,240
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,417

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,935
% Above Poverty Level87%
% Below Poverty Level13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation7.4%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$976
Median House Value$126,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.2%
German7%
Italian3.3%
Irish3.2%
Polish3.1%
English2.2%
African1.8%
Dutch1.3%
Nigerian1.3%
Swedish0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Lithuanian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Latvian0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Glenwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60425
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.54
Approximate Longitude-87.61

Glenwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPARK FOREST
Distance5.1 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
StationHOBART 2 WNW
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationLOWELL
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chicago Heights30,349$53,953
East Hazel Crest1,595$52,279
Ford Heights2,775$30,495
Homewood19,280$86,541
Lynwood9,232$66,484

Glenwood Public Schools

Brookwood Jr High School
201 E Glenwood Lansing Rd
ZIP: 60425
(708) 758-5190
Middle
Total Enrollment 281
Brookwood Middle School
200 E Glenwood Lansing Rd
ZIP: 60425
(708) 758-5350
Middle
Total Enrollment 266
Hickory Bend Elem School
600 E 191st Pl
ZIP: 60425
(708) 758-4520
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Longwood Elem School
441 N Longwood Dr
ZIP: 60425
(708) 757-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 360

Glenwood Private Schools

Glenwood School South Campus
500 W 187th St
ZIP: 60425
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
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