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Overview

Introduction to Oak Lawn, Illinois

Oak Lawn, Illinois, in Cook county, is 11 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is in the Chicago area.

Oak Lawn History

The area now known as Oak Lawn was originally called Black Oaks Grove. Julian Hatch, a land broker, purchased the land in 1842. John Simpson, a farmer, was the first settler of Oak Lawn. The first school was established around 1860. It was officially incorporated in 1909. Oak Lawn adopted a city manager form of government in 1953.

Oak Lawn and nearby Attractions

  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Bronzeville Children's Museum
  • Hollywood Park - Crestwood
  • Brookfield Zoo
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

Things To Do In Oak Lawn

Oak Lawn boasts of more than 300 acres of parks, playgrounds, and open land including Centennial Park, Lewandowski Park, Worthbrook Park, Columbus Manor Park, Oak Meadows Park, and Wolfe Wildlife Refuge. The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn and the Arcade Amusement are ideal for a day trip with family and friends. You can also enjoy shopping at Oak Lawn Shopping Center and State Road Plaza Shopping Center.

Oak Lawn Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.

Oak Lawn Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are offered by City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College, Loyola University Chicago, Lincoln Technical Institute, and Moraine Valley Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population56,774
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+25,575
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.2%
Median Earnings25+$41,392
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,401
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,382

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,210
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation8.9%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,002
Median House Value$187,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.9%
Irish21.1%
Polish17%
German14.2%
Italian8.5%
Arab6.5%
Lithuanian2.9%
English2.4%
Greek1.8%
Czech1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Palestinian1.3%
Swedish1.3%
Dutch1.1%
Croatian1%
Hungarian0.8%
Jordanian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Danishn0.3%
African0.3%
Welsh0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Oak Lawn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60453, 60456, 60457, 60455, 60458, 60459
P.O. Box Zip Codes60454
Phone Area Codes708, 630, 847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.71
Approximate Longitude-87.75

Oak Lawn 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 MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationCHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance9.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 32 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 84 F
Oct Temp46 to 64 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationPARK FOREST
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgeview16,381$61,082
Burbank29,087$63,471
Chicago Ridge14,368$44,937
Evergreen Park19,849$84,913
Hometown4,343$68,889

Oak Lawn Public Libraries

Oak Lawn Public Library
9427 SOUTH RAYMOND AVENUE
Oak Lawn, Illinois
(708) 422-4990

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Oak Lawn Hospitals

Advocate Christ Hospital & Medical Center
(Non-profit)
4440 W 95th Street
(708) 684-8000

Oak Lawn Public Schools

Columbus Manor Elem School
9700 Mayfield Ave
ZIP: 60453
(708) 424-3481
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Ernest F Kolb Elem School
9620 Normandy Ave
ZIP: 60453
(708) 598-8090
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
H L Richards High Sch(campus)
10601 Central Ave
ZIP: 60453
(708) 499-2550
High
Total Enrollment 1659
Harnew Elem School
9101 Meade Ave
ZIP: 60453
(708) 599-7070
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
J Covington Elem School
9130 S 52nd Ave
ZIP: 60453
(708) 423-1530
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
J M Hannum Elem School
9800 S Tripp Ave
ZIP: 60453
(708) 423-1690
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Kolmar Avenue Elem School
10425 S Kolmar Ave
ZIP: 60453
(708) 422-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Lawn Manor School
4300 W 108th Pl
ZIP: 60453
(708) 423-3078
Primary
Total Enrollment 250
Oak Lawn Comm High School
9400 Southwest Hwy
ZIP: 60453
(708) 424-5200
High
Total Enrollment 1824
Oak Lawn-hometown Middle Sch
5345 W 99th St
ZIP: 60453
(708) 499-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1025
P R I D E School
4201 W 93rd St
ZIP: 60453
(708) 598-4530
Other
Total Enrollment 94
Simmons Middle School
6450 W 95th St
ZIP: 60453
(708) 599-8540
Middle
Total Enrollment 746
Sward Elem School
9830 Brandt Ave
ZIP: 60453
(708) 423-7820
Primary
Total Enrollment 446

Oak Lawn Private Schools

Oak Lawn Montessori School
4625 W 110th St
ZIP: 60453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Papoose Childrens Center
5354 W 95th St
ZIP: 60453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Penny Lane School Ltd
4527 Southwest Hwy
ZIP: 60453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
South Side Baptist School
5220 W. 105th St.
ZIP: 60453
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 124
St Catherine Of Alexandria School
10621 S Kedvale Ave
ZIP: 60453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 384
St Gerald School
9320 S 55th Ct
ZIP: 60453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 342
St Germaine School
9735 S Kolin Ave
ZIP: 60453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 281
St Linus Elementary School
10400 Lawler Ave
ZIP: 60453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 326
St Louis De Montfort School
8840 Ridgeland Ave
ZIP: 60453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 185
St Paul Lutheran School
4660 W 94th St
ZIP: 60453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 93
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