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Overview

Introduction to Northlake, Illinois

Northlake, Illinois, in Cook county, is 6 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois and 13 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area.

Northlake History

Northlake was developed on an area along Addison Creek. It was officially incorporated in July 1949. The 1950s saw significant developments in the area when sanitary sewers were installed and a water reservoir was erected. Noted chemical and electrical industries bought land in the city to set up their units.

Northlake and nearby Attractions

  • Millennium Park
  • Centerpoint Preserve & Recreational Facility
  • Cernan Earth & Space Center
  • Elmhurst Art Museum
  • River Forest Country Club
  • Indian Boundary Golf Course

Things To Do In Northlake

The city has 9 parks covering an area of 36 acres. These parks have picnic spaces, biking and walking paths, playground equipment for children, baseball and softball fields and volleyball courts. There are a few golf courses around the area which are very well maintained and provide all required services. There are also a number of museums and historic sites in and around the city where one can spend several interesting hours.

Northlake Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.

Northlake Higher Education

Elmhurst College, Triton College and Wilbur Wright College are all close to the city of Northlake.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,339
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+5,747
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married46.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11%
Median Earnings25+$32,912
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,056
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,274

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,836
% Above Poverty Level84.7%
% Below Poverty Level15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.4%
Median Gross Rent$853
Median House Value$160,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65.8%
German8.8%
Italian7.7%
Polish7.4%
Irish5.7%
English2.3%
Swedish1.2%
French Except Basque0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
African0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Russian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Arab0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Northlake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60164
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.92
Approximate Longitude-87.9

Northlake 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
Distance4.7 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
Distance11.2 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
StationAURORA
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellwood19,146$58,823
Berkeley5,201$81,553
Franklin Park18,290$70,473
Hillside8,165$52,117
Melrose Park25,422$49,914

Northlake Public Libraries

Northlake Public Library District
231 NORTH WOLF ROAD
Northlake, Illinois
(708) 562-2301

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Northlake Hospitals

Thc Chicago, Inc. - Dba Kindred Hospital - Northlake
(Proprietary)
365 East North Avenue
(708) 345-8100

Northlake Public Schools

J W Riley Elem School
123 S Wolf Rd
ZIP: 60164
(708) 449-3180
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Mannheim Early Childhood Center
101 W Diversey
ZIP: 60164
(847) 455-3611
Primary
Total Enrollment 191
Northlake Middle School
202 S Lakewood Ave
ZIP: 60164
(708) 449-3195
Middle
Total Enrollment 398
Roy Elem School
533 N Roy Ave
ZIP: 60164
(847) 451-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
West Leyden High School
1000 N Wolf Rd
ZIP: 60164
(847) 451-3154
High
Total Enrollment 1579
Westdale Elem School
99 Diversey Ave
ZIP: 60164
(847) 455-4060
Primary
Total Enrollment 563
Whittier Elementary School
338 Whitehall Ave
ZIP: 60164
(708) 449-3175
Primary
Total Enrollment 558

Northlake Private Schools

Parkview Baptist Academy
70 Golfview Dr
ZIP: 60164
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 69
St John Vianney School
27 N Lavergne Ave
ZIP: 60164
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
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