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.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,018
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+6,419
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.6%
Median Earnings25+$41,400
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,620
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,868

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,839
% Above Poverty Level90.8%
% Below Poverty Level9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.8%

Housing

People Living Alone23.3%
Median Gross Rent$942
Median House Value$223,700

Ancestry

Polish30.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.5%
Irish11.8%
Arab7.2%
Italian6.2%
Lithuanian4.4%
Jordanian3.2%
English1.9%
Greek1.5%
Czech1.3%
Croatian1.3%
French Except Basque1%
Palestinian0.9%
Russian0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
German0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Hickory Hills Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCook County
Standard Zip Codes60457
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.72
Approximate Longitude-87.82

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)

StationCHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance2.2 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
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 84 F
Oct Temp46 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance14 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burbank28,947$70,938
Chicago Ridge14,254$48,958
Justice12,919$55,167
Willow Springs5,696$107,179

Hickory Hills Public Schools

Dorn Primary Center
7840 W 92nd St
ZIP: 60457
(708) 233-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Glen Oaks Elem School
9045 S 88th Ave
ZIP: 60457
(708) 233-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
H H Conrady Jr High School
7950 W 97th St
ZIP: 60457
(708) 233-4500
Middle
Total Enrollment 947

Hickory Hills Private Schools

St Patricia Elementary School
9000 S 86th Ave
ZIP: 60457
Elementary
Total Enrollment 195
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