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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.

People

Total Population 14,856
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 22.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,498
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.4%
Median Earnings25+ $39,682
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,679
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,543

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,343
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 5.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,044
Median House Value $249,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.9%
US/American 0%
English 2%
Irish 6.4%

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

Norridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Des Plaines, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60634, 60656, 60706
Phone Area Codes 773
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.963
Longitude -87.827

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)

Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station CHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elmwood Park 24,971 $66,715
Franklin Park 18,410 $67,097
Harwood Heights 8,649 $62,185

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

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RIDGEWOOD COMM HIGH SCHOOL
7500 W MONTROSE AVE
708-456-4242
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 838 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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