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Overview

Introduction to Hickory Hills, Illinois

Hickory Hills, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 13 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is located in the Chicago metropolitan area. Hickory Hills has a population of 13,926.

Hickory Hills History

Hickory Hills was originally known as North Palos. It had a substantial population of Native Americans before the arrival of European settlers. Growth was slow in the initial years because farming was difficult on the hills of the area. The area started developing after World War II when cheap dwelling units were built along the southern edges of Hickory Hills. It was officially incorporated in 1951, and achieved cityhood in 1966. The name Hickory Hills was chosen because of the rolling hills that dominate the area, along with stands of Hickory trees.

Hickory Hills and nearby Attractions

  • Spears Pioneer Woods
  • Kasey meadow Park
  • Bridgeview Shopping Center
  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Graue Mill and Museum

Things To Do In Hickory Hills

Hickory Hills is rich with natural beauty, with vast areas of deep woods and parklands. It also offers major shopping opportunities with its three significant shopping districts.

Hickory Hills Transportation

Flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Hickory Hills Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College, Richard J. Daley College, Morton College and Loyola University of Chicago are nearby.

People

Total Population 13,933
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,199
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.1%
Median Earnings25+ $33,902
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,787
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,046

Wealth

Median Family Income $65,234
% Above Poverty Level 84.5%
% Below Poverty Level 15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.6%
Median Gross Rent $898
Median House Value $210,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.4%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 16.6%

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

Hickory Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60457
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.725
Longitude -87.825

Hickory Hills 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 CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 12.3 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 14 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
Bridgeview 16,359 $59,604
Burbank 29,157 $61,117
Chicago Ridge 14,407 $47,790

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

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