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Overview

Introduction to Hillside, Illinois

Hillside, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois and 13 miles W of Chicago, Illinois.

Hillside History

Hillside was incorporated in 1905. The earliest settlers in this area were Thomas Reed Covell and his family, who came to live here in of October 1833. In the 1840s, German Lutheran immigrants developed farms and established Hillside’s first school and church. Railroad construction contributed immensely to the development of this region.

Hillside and nearby Attractions

  • Adler Planetarium
  • Chicago children's Museum
  • Charles Gates Dawes House
  • Grant Park
  • Brookfield Zoological Park
  • Whealan Pool Aquatic Center

Things To Do In Hillside

Local museums include the Adler Planetarium, the Chicago children's Museum and the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art. The Turtle Island Children's Water Park, Adventure Bay Water Park and the Hillside Commons are some popular local recreational spots.

Hillside Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International is the nearest major airport.

Hillside Higher Education

Dominican University, Elmhurst College, the College of DuPage and Triton College are all accessible from Hillside.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,165
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+3,716
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married37.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.7%
Median Earnings25+$34,361
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,039

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,117
% Above Poverty Level84.6%
% Below Poverty Level15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation5.9%

Housing

People Living Alone34.4%
Median Gross Rent$998
Median House Value$151,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.8%
German9.7%
Italian6.8%
Polish4.8%
Irish4.4%
Romanian1.6%
English1.2%
African1.1%
French Except Basque1.1%
Ukrainian0.6%
Russian0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Arab0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Liberian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Hillside Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60162, 60163
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.87
Approximate Longitude-87.89

Hillside 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
Distance7.3 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
Distance9.4 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
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance18.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellwood19,146$58,823
Berkeley5,201$81,553
Broadview7,915$64,589
Elmhurst45,742$122,290

Hillside Public Libraries

Hillside Public Library
405 NORTH HILLSIDE AVENUE
Hillside, Illinois
(708) 449-7510

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Hillside Public Schools

Harbor Academy Reg Safe Sch Prg
605 N Hillside Ave
ZIP: 60162
(708) 236-3250
High
Total Enrollment 27
Hillside Elem School
4804 Harrison St
ZIP: 60162
(708) 449-6491
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Paec Academy
607 N Hillside Ave
ZIP: 60162
(708) 236-5153
Primary
Total Enrollment 119
Proviso West High School
4701 Harrison St
ZIP: 60162
(708) 449-6400
High
Total Enrollment 1970
Tapestry Alop
4413 Roosevelt Rd
ZIP: 60162
(708) 449-4284
High
West 40 Reg Safe Sch Middle Prg
605 N Hillside Ave
ZIP: 60162
(708) 236-3250
Middle
Total Enrollment 12

Hillside Private Schools

Hillside Montessori School
4600 Frontage Rd
ZIP: 60162
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Immanuel Lutheran School
2329 S Wolf Rd
ZIP: 60162
Elementary
Total Enrollment 44
St Domitilla School
605 N Hillside Ave Hillside
ZIP: 60162
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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