Overview

Introduction to Orland Hills, Illinois

Orland Hills, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles S of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center) and 21 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois.

Orland Hills History

Orland Hills is a village in Cook County. The area that is now Orland Hills was sold to land speculators in 1836-37. Farmlands and agricultural areas developed by the 1850s and caused significant population growth. In 1961, the village was incorporated and in order to clarify that the village was a part of the Orland Township, the name was changed to Orland Hills in 1986.

Orland Hills and Nearby Attractions

  • Frankfort Historical Museum
  • Ashbourne Lake
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Lake Lorin
  • Millennium Park
  • Kelly Park

Things To Do In Orland Hills

People may visit museums like Warrenville Historical Museum, DuPage County Historical Museum, and Isle a la Cache Museum which are situauted not far from Orland Hills. Recreational opprtunities are available at Des Plaines State Fish & Wildlife Area, Channahon State Park, Channahon State Park, and Cantigny Park. The Chicago Portage National Historical Site, Robert S. Abbott House, and Lockport Pioneer Settlement are popular historical sites located nearby.

Orland Hills Transportation

Flights are available from Chicago Midway International Airport.

Orland Hills Higher Education

Governors State University, South Suburban College, Prairie State College, Moraine Valley Community College, and Benedictine University are colleges near Orland Hills.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,181
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens7.5%
Employed Population 16+3,839
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married56.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.9%
Median Earnings25+$48,429
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,898

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,767
% Above Poverty Level84.4%
% Below Poverty Level15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone17.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,082
Median House Value$226,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.7%
German20.3%
Polish19.9%
Irish17.3%
Italian10.3%
Arab3.7%
Dutch2.1%
Lithuanian2%
Greek2%
Slovak1.5%
Ukrainian1.5%
French Except Basque1.3%
Czech1.2%
Syrian1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Jordanian1.1%
Russian1%
English0.8%
Slovene0.6%
Croatian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Turkish0.2%
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Orland Hills Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCook County
Standard Zip Codes60477, 60487
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.57
Approximate Longitude-87.8

Orland Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPARK FOREST
Distance10.2 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
StationJOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance19.7 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
Oak Forest27,843$87,382
Palos Heights12,534$100,729

Orland Hills Public Schools

Victor J Andrew High School
9001 171st St
ZIP: 60487
(708) 342-5800
High
Total Enrollment 2036

Orland Hills Private Schools

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic School
9250 W 167th St
ZIP: 60487
Elementary
Total Enrollment 606
Christian Hills School
9001 159th St
ZIP: 60487
Elementary
Total Enrollment 102
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