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Overview

Introduction to Highland Park, Illinois

Highland Park, Illinois, in Lake county, is 10 miles NE of Mount Prospect, Illinois (center to center) and 23 miles N of Chicago, Illinois. The city is in the Chicago area.

Highland Park History

The Pottawattomie Indians were the original inhabitants of the present day city of Highland Park. John and Peter Fennerty were the first settlers of the area and they visited the city on February 16, 1841. When the railroad station was built in this area in 1854, Walter S. Gurnee named it Highland Park. The first public school of Highland Park was opened in 1869 and a high school was established in 1887.

Highland Park and nearby Attractions

  • Highland Park Historical Society Museum
  • Sunset Woods Park
  • Ward W. Willits House
  • The American Toby Jug Museum
  • Six Flags Great America
  • Centennial Ice Arena

Things To Do In Highland Park

Highland Park offers a number of parks, playgrounds, and downtown shopping districts. You can enjoy shopping at the Port Clinton Square Shopping Center and Crossroads Shopping Center. The local parks include Jens Jensen Park, Danny Cunniff Park, Longview Park, Sherwood Park, Moroney Park, and Laurel Park and Memorial Gardens. You can also visit the Hidden Creek AquaPark, Sunset Valley Golf Course, Park Avenue Beach, and Centennial Ice Arena. In addition, the city of Highland Park is the site of the Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in the Unites States.

Highland Park Transportation

International flights are available from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Highland Park Higher Education

Trinity International University, Oakton Community College, and National - Louis University are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,780
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens21.5%
Employed Population 16+13,807
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married65.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher71%
Median Earnings25+$72,594
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,972
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,167

Wealth

Median Family Income$161,266
% Above Poverty Level94.2%
% Below Poverty Level5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home10.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation11.1%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$1,561
Median House Value$534,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.8%
German13.5%
Russian13%
Polish8.5%
Irish8.2%
Italian5.4%
English5%
Ukrainian2.1%
Lithuanian1.6%
Swedish1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Greek1.2%
Norwegian1.2%
French Except Basque1.2%
Hungarian1.2%
Romanian1%
Iranian0.8%
Israeli0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Czech0.5%
African0.4%
Arab0.4%
Slovak0.4%
South African0.3%
Jordanian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Cypriot0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Highland Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes60035, 60037
Phone Area Codes224,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.18
Approximate Longitude-87.8

Highland 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 BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationWAUKEGAN
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 55 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip34 inches
StationLAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance22.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bannockburn1,308$160,938
Deerfield18,686$171,907
Glencoe8,870$215,081
Highwood5,377$77,571
Northbrook33,538$142,887
Riverwoods3,759$199,148

Highland Park Public Libraries

Highland Park Public Library
494 LAUREL AVENUE
Highland Park, Illinois
(847) 432-0216

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Highland Park Hospitals

Highland Park Hospital
(Non-profit)
777 Park Avenue West
(847) 432-8000

Highland Park Public Schools

Braeside Elem School
150 Pierce Rd
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-3401
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
Edgewood Middle School
929 Edgewood Rd
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-3201
Middle
Total Enrollment 610
Elm Place School
2031 Sheridan Rd
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 377
Green Bay School
1936 Green Bay Rd
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-3060
Primary
Total Enrollment 202
Highland Park High School
433 Vine Ave
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-2001
High
Total Enrollment 2023
Indian Trail Elem School
2075 Saint Johns Ave
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Lincoln Elem School
711 Lincoln Ave W
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-3551
Primary
Total Enrollment 233
North Shore Academy
760 Red Oak Ln
ZIP: 60035
(847) 831-0603
High
Total Enrollment 95
Northwood Jr High School
945 North Ave
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 514
Nssed Ecp At Benard Weinger Jcc
300 Revere Dr
ZIP: 60035
(847) 831-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 8
Ravinia Elem School
763 Dean Ave
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 300
Red Oak Elem School
530 Red Oak Ln
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-3750
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Sherwood Elem School
1900 Stratford Rd
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Wayne Thomas Elem School
2939 Summit Ave
ZIP: 60035
(224) 765-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 319

Highland Park Private Schools

Highland Park Montessori
1301 Clavey Rd
ZIP: 60035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Montessori Connection West
1731 Deerfield Rd
ZIP: 60035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
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