Introduction to Midlothian, Illinois

Midlothian, Illinois, in Cook county, is 6 miles S of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 16 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village is conveniently located inside the Chicago metropolitan area.

Midlothian History

The area now known as Midlothian was initially a milk stop along the Rock Island Railroad. One of the early names of this region was 'Rexford Crossing.' It was later renamed Midlothian after an ancient borough in Scotland. A group of wealthy Chicago industrialists arrived in this area in 1900. Soon after, passenger trains started running through the area, which brought large numbers of people in its wake. Land developers had begun arriving by 1915, and farms were turned into land for housing developments. The Village of Midlothian was officially incorporated on March 17, 1927.

Midlothian and nearby Attractions

  • Matteson Historical Museum
  • Midlothian Village Hall
  • Concordia Lutheran Church
  • Bremen Heights Park

Things To Do In Midlothian

While in Midlothian, one can visit any of the many nearby museums, including the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum, the Midwest Carvers Museum, the American Police Center & Museum and the Matteson Historical Museum. Among the local attractions are the Midlothian Village Hall, the Saint Stephen Lutheran Church, the Concordia Lutheran Church and the Midlothian Bible Church. The Midlothian Country Club, the Bremen Heights Park and the Memorial Park offer a host of recreational opportunities for the enjoyment of the visitors. The village also hosts the annual Scottish Fair & Celtic Celebration which features a number of events like dances, games, and performances by Celtic bands.

Midlothian Transportation

International flights are available from the Chicago Midway International Airport.

Midlothian Higher Education

For higher education, residents of Midlothian can enroll at the City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J. Daley College, the Chicago State University, the City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College, and the South Suburban College.


Total Population 14,906
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 7,236
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 44.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.8%
Median Earnings25+ $40,051
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,518
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,378


Median Family Income $70,748
% Above Poverty Level 88.4%
% Below Poverty Level 11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 6.7%


People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $959
Median House Value $151,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.3%
Irish 22.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Midlothian Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles S of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60445
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.625
Longitude -87.717

Midlothian Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blue Island 23,096 $44,854

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Midlothian Public Libraries

Midlothian P.l.
14701 S. KENTON AVE.
Midlothian, Illinois
(708) 535-2027
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Midlothian High Schools

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,117 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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