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Overview

Introduction to Orland Park, Illinois

Orland Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 19 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village.

Orland Park History

The Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railroad entered the present day village of Orland Park around 1879. At that time the area served as a small station and included a few hundred residents. Orland Park was officially incorporated in 1892 as a village. It is the hometown of Buddy Guy, the celebrated Blues singer and guitarist.

Orland Park and nearby Attractions

  • Hostert Log Cabin
  • Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
  • John Humphrey House
  • Hollywood Park - Crestwood
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Bronzeville Children's Museum

Things To Do In Orland Park

Orland Park offers a number of recreational facilities. The local parks include Dogwood Park, Prairie Park, Park Hill Park, Pulte Park, Brown Park, Discovery Park, Cachey Park, Parkview Park, and Cameno Real Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at Orland Park Plaza Shopping Center, Park Pointe Plaza Shopping Center, Orland Square Mall Shopping Center, Village Green Shopping Center, and Lakeview Plaza Shopping Center. The Bronzeville Children's Museum, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, and Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum are also nearby.

Orland Park Transportation

International flights are available from Chicago Midway International Airport.

Orland Park Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College, Governors State University, City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College, and many other colleges and universities offer opportunities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population58,612
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+28,550
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married57.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.3%
Median Earnings25+$50,813
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,676
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,299

Wealth

Median Family Income$105,587
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation7%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,117
Median House Value$273,100

Ancestry

Irish21.7%
Polish17.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.4%
German16%
Italian12.5%
Arab6.7%
English4.5%
Greek3%
Dutch3%
Lithuanian2.7%
Swedish2.1%
French Except Basque1.8%
Palestinian1.7%
Czech1.7%
Croatian1.3%
Jordanian1.2%
Russian1%
Scottish1%
Welsh0.8%
Slovak0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Egyptian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Syrian0.5%
Albanian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Danishn0.2%
African0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Slovene0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Orland Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60462, 60467
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.61
Approximate Longitude-87.85

Orland Park 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
Distance8 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
StationPARK FOREST
Distance12.6 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
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance16.9 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
Orland Hills7,241$87,375
Palos Heights12,544$104,464
Palos Hills17,545$70,186
Palos Park4,934$111,985

Orland Park Public Libraries

Orland Park Public Library
14921 SOUTH RAVINIA AVENUE
Orland Park, Illinois
(708) 428-5100

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Orland Park Public Schools

Arnold W Kruse Ed Center
7617 Hemlock Dr
ZIP: 60462
(708) 614-4530
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Carl Sandburg High School
13300 S La Grange Rd
ZIP: 60462
(708) 671-3100
High
Total Enrollment 3244
Fernway Park Elem School
16600 S 88th Ave
ZIP: 60462
(708) 349-3810
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
High Point Elem School
14825 West Ave
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Jerling Junior High School
8851 W 151st St
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Middle
Total Enrollment 574
Liberty Elem School
8801 W 151st St
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Orland Center School
9407 W 151st St
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Orland Jr High School
14855 West Ave
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Middle
Total Enrollment 510
Orland Park Elem School
9960 W 143rd St
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Prairie Elem School
14200 S 82nd Ave
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-4835
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Transition
14535 John Humphrey Dr
ZIP: 60462
(708) 873-1600
High
Total Enrollment 127
Centennial School
14101 Creek Crossing Dr
ZIP: 60467
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Century Junior High School
10801 W 159th St
ZIP: 60467
(708) 364-3312
Middle
Total Enrollment 726
Meadow Ridge School
10959 W 159th St
ZIP: 60467
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 592

Orland Park Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
14632 John Humphrey Dr
ZIP: 60462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Sandbox Early Care & Education
14311 S 82nd Ave
ZIP: 60462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Sandbox Learning Center
9970 W 151st St
ZIP: 60462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Michael School
14355 Highland Ave
ZIP: 60462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 523
Mary Sears Childrens Academy
16807 108th Ave
ZIP: 60467
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Mi Sol Montessori Preschool
11300 W Southwest Hwy
ZIP: 60467
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
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