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Overview

Introduction to Norridge, Illinois

Norridge, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles SE of Des Plaines, Illinois and 11 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. Norridge is part of the surrounding Chicago metro area.

Norridge History

The village of Norridge was initially known by the names of "Goat Village," and "Swamp." On the suggestion of a resident, the name was later changed to Norridge. The village of Norridge was nearly annexed by Chicago in 1948 before it was incorporated as a village at the insistence of a local improvement association. In the 1950s, Norridge underwent a great deal of growth and development.

Norridge and nearby Attractions

  • Charles Gates Dawes House
  • Park Ridge Historical Museum
  • Irish American Heritage Center
  • Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Harlem-Irving Plaza Shopping Center

Things To Do In Norridge

Many historical locations are nearby, including the Charles Gates Dawes House, the Irish American Heritage Center, the Park Ridge Historical Museum, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and the Cernan Earth & Space Center. Some of the other attractions nearby are the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, the Friendship Park Conservatory and the Leaning Tower of Niles.

Norridge Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is close by.

Norridge Higher Education

Among the local institutes of higher education are the Lincoln Technical Institute and the J. Mars School of Real Estate Education. Other institutes nearby include the City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College, Triton College and Oakton Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,023
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens23.8%
Employed Population 16+6,541
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.8%
Median Earnings25+$40,851
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,734
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,411

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,247
% Above Poverty Level91.7%
% Below Poverty Level8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,106
Median House Value$265,100

Ancestry

Polish31.1%
Italian19%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.3%
German11.9%
Irish6.6%
Greek2.6%
Ukrainian2.4%
Norwegian2%
English1.9%
Serbian1.8%
Albanian1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Swedish1.3%
Arab0.9%
Austrian0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Czech0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Norridge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60656, 60706
Phone Area Codes708,224,773, 872
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.97
Approximate Longitude-87.83

Norridge 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
Distance4.8 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
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance12 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
Distance16 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elmwood Park24,845$69,468
Franklin Park18,290$70,473
Harwood Heights8,628$64,340
Park Ridge37,567$118,934
River Grove10,248$57,143

Norridge Public Schools

J Giles Elem School
4251 N Oriole Ave
ZIP: 60706
(708) 583-2068
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
J Leigh Elem School
8151 W Lawrence Ave
ZIP: 60706
(708) 456-8848
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Pennoyer Elem School
5200 N Cumberland Ave
ZIP: 60706
(708) 456-9094
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Ridgewood Comm High School
7500 W Montrose Ave
ZIP: 60706
(708) 456-4242
High
Total Enrollment 819

Norridge Private Schools

Academy Of St Priscilla At Divine Savior
7750 W Montrose Ave
ZIP: 60706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
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