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Overview

Introduction to Maywood, Illinois

Maywood, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center) and 10 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area.

Maywood History

The Village of Maywood was founded on April 6, 1869, and organized on October 22, 1881. The community was named after May Nichols, daughter of T. Nichols, founder of the village. Maywood was home to the 33rd Tank Company, Illinois National Guard (Company B). One hundred and twenty-two men from this Company became part of the famous 192nd Tank Battalion during World War II. The notorious "Bataan Death March" in April 1942 took the lives of most of these men with only around 40 of them returning to Maywood.

Maywood and nearby Attractions

  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Cernan Earth & Space Center
  • Silver Creek
  • Maywood Park

Things To Do In Maywood

The Chicago Portage National Historic Site is near the village of Maywood. One can also visit Unity Temple, an early 20th century church designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Cernan Earth & Space Center and the Ernest Hemingway Museum are also close by. Another museum called Wonder Works offers interactive exhibits ranging from stage and costumes to outdoor explorations. In addition, one can take a look around the various beautiful churches of this village. The banks of Silver Creek and local parks, such as Maywood Park and the Memorial Park, are other popular tourist haunts.

Maywood Transportation

Air transportation facilities are offered by Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Maywood Higher Education

For higher education, residents of Maywood can enroll at Triton College, City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College, Morton College, or Elmhurst College.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,029
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+9,784
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married33.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.7%
Median Earnings25+$26,755
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,220
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,399

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,816
% Above Poverty Level79.1%
% Below Poverty Level20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone24%
Median Gross Rent$918
Median House Value$133,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)84.1%
German1.4%
African1.3%
Irish1.2%
English0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Jamaican0.6%
Nigerian0.6%
Italian0.5%
Czech0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Bulgarian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Maywood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60153, 60155
Phone Area Codes630,708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.88
Approximate Longitude-87.84

Maywood 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
Distance8.1 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
Distance12.3 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
Distance17.8 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
Broadview7,915$64,589
Forest Park14,137$70,021
Melrose Park25,422$49,914
River Forest11,217$146,667

Maywood Public Libraries

Maywood Public Library District
121 SOUTH FIFTH AVENUE
Maywood, Illinois
(708) 343-1847

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Maywood Hospitals

Foster G. Mcgaw Hospital - Dba Loyola University Medical Center
(Government - State)
2160 South 1st Street
(708) 216-9000

Maywood Public Schools

Emerson Elem School
311 Washington Blvd
ZIP: 60153
(708) 450-2002
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Garfield Elem School
1514 S 9th Ave
ZIP: 60153
(708) 450-2009
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Irving Elem School
805 S 17th Ave
ZIP: 60153
(708) 450-2015
Middle
Total Enrollment 682
Lexington Elem School
415 Lexington St
ZIP: 60153
(708) 450-2030
Lincoln Elem School
811 Chicago Ave
ZIP: 60153
(708) 450-2036
Primary
Total Enrollment 681
Paec Alternative Elementary
1636 S 10th Ave
ZIP: 60153
(708) 338-3250
Primary
Total Enrollment 39
Paec Alternative High School
1636 S 10th Ave
ZIP: 60153
(708) 450-1515
Other
Total Enrollment 84
Paec Education Center Ec
1636 S 10th Ave
ZIP: 60153
(708) 338-3250
Primary
Total Enrollment 44
Proviso Area Except Child Center
1000 Van Buren St
ZIP: 60153
(708) 450-2129
Other
Total Enrollment 182
Proviso East High School
807 S 1st Ave
ZIP: 60153
(708) 344-7000
High
Total Enrollment 1623
Washington Elem School
1111 Washington Blvd
ZIP: 60153
(708) 450-2065
Primary
Total Enrollment 73

Maywood Private Schools

Cradle To The Classroom Child Care
1005 Adam St
ZIP: 60153
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Maywood Margery Daw Day Care
500 S 4th Ave
ZIP: 60153
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Plcca Early Childhood Development Center
1100 Madison St
ZIP: 60153
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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