Overview

Introduction to Lincolnwood, Illinois

Lincolnwood, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles S of Skokie, Illinois and 10 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Lincolnwood History

This area was originally inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians, who vacated it after the Indian Boundary Treaty of 1816. The earliest European settler was Johann Tess, who purchased 30 acres of land in this area and settled down with his family in 1856. Initially, Lincolnwood was named after him. In 1911, the area was incorporated as the Village of Tessville. It went on to form a reputation for drinking and gambling, but the election of Henry A. Proesel changed that. He made efforts to regulate the sales of liquor and changed the name to Lincolnwood in 1936.

Lincolnwood and nearby Attractions

  • Bryn Mawr Country Club
  • Lincolnwood Town Center
  • Lincoln Park
  • Skokie Heritage Museum
  • Irish American Heritage Center
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Things To Do In Lincolnwood

The Village of Lincolnwood has a recreation department which regularly organizes a variety of entertainment and cultural programs. The village also has 13 parks that are spread across 34 acres of land. These parks offer facilities like baseball diamonds, tennis courts, a community center and an outdoor pool. County forest preserves are nearby and offer picnic areas, bike trails and golf courses.

Lincolnwood Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Lincolnwood Higher Education

Northeastern Illinois University, National-Louis University and the School of Art Institute of Chicago are institutes offering opportunities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,539
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens24.5%
Employed Population 16+5,234
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married62.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher57.4%
Median Earnings25+$48,110
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,286
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,019

Wealth

Median Family Income$106,481
% Above Poverty Level93.4%
% Below Poverty Level6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone25.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,868
Median House Value$393,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.1%
Polish6.8%
German6.4%
Romanian5.4%
Russian4.6%
Irish4.1%
Italian3.6%
Greek3.1%
Arab2.4%
African1.5%
Croatian1.5%
English1.3%
Lithuanian1.1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Hungarian0.9%
Syrian0.9%
Czech0.8%
US/American0.7%
Palestinian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Macedonian0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Austrian0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Serbian0.4%
Afghan)0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Iraqi0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Australian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Lincolnwood Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCook County
Standard Zip Codes60712, 60646
Phone Area Codes773, 38, 72, 708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42
Approximate Longitude-87.73

Lincolnwood 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
Distance9.3 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
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance21.7 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
StationLAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance34.3 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
Evanston75,157$117,805
Golf565$221,250
Morton Grove23,256$98,967
Niles29,640$76,391
Skokie64,395$91,294
Wilmette27,419$190,845

Lincolnwood Public Libraries

Lincolnwood Public Library District
4000 WEST PRATT AVENUE
Lincolnwood, Illinois
(847) 677-5277

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Lincolnwood Public Schools

Lincoln Hall Middle School
6855 N Crawford Ave
ZIP: 60712
(847) 675-8240
Middle
Total Enrollment 414
Rutledge Hall Elem School
6850 N East Prairie Rd
ZIP: 60712
(847) 675-8236
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Todd Hall Elem School
3925 W Lunt Ave
ZIP: 60712
(847) 675-8235
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
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