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Overview

Introduction to Park Ridge, Illinois

Park Ridge, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles SE of Des Plaines, Illinois (center to center) and 14 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The city is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area.

Park Ridge History

The Pottawatomie Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the city now known as Park Ridge. The Yankee settlers arrived after 1833. Mancel Talcott was one of the early settlers of Park Ridge. George Penny's brickworks factory was opened in 1854 and the community was informally named Pennyville. The name was later changed to Brickton by George Penny. In 1873, the area was incorporated as a village and was renamed Park Ridge. In 1910, Park Ridge was reincorporated as a city.

Park Ridge and nearby Attractions

  • Park Ridge Historical Museum
  • Leaning Tower of Niles
  • Friendship Park Conservatory
  • Kiddieland Amusement Park
  • The American Toby Jug Museum
  • Lincoln Park

Things To Do In Park Ridge

While staying in Park Ridge you can spend your leisure time at Maine Park, Morgan Park, Ni - Ridge Park, Northwest Park, Cumberland Park, Jaycee Park, Woodland Park, Northeast Park, and Oakton Park. You can also visit the Donald E. Stephens Museum of Hummel's and the Park Ridge Public Library. The Lincoln Park Zoo, American Toby Jug Museum, and the Kiddieland Amusement Park are also nearby.

Park Ridge Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is nearby.

Park Ridge Higher Education

Oakton Community College, Triton College, Northeastern Illinois University, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,567
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+18,016
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married57.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.5%
Median Earnings25+$57,839
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,222
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,194

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,934
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation12.8%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,235
Median House Value$397,400

Ancestry

German22.5%
Irish20.7%
Polish18.1%
Italian15.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%
English5.5%
Greek4.7%
Swedish3.5%
Norwegian2.2%
Ukrainian1.8%
French Except Basque1.3%
Scottish1.3%
Czech1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Serbian1.1%
Austrian0.8%
Russian0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Arab0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Belgian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Turkish0.4%
US/American0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Welsh0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Park Ridge Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SE of Des Plaines, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City14 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60068
Phone Area Codes224,773,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.011
Longitude-87.84

Park Ridge 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
Distance4.4 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
StationCHICAGO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance17.8 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
Des Plaines58,755$80,973
Harwood Heights8,628$64,340

Park Ridge Public Libraries

Park Ridge Public Library
20 SOUTH PROSPECT AVENUE
Park Ridge, Illinois
(847) 825-3123

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Park Ridge Hospitals

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
(Non-profit)
1775 Dempster St
(847) 723-2210
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Park Ridge Public Schools

The Youth Campus School
733 North Prospect Ave
(847) 692-6130
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Theodore Roosevelt Elem School
1001 South Fairview Ave
(847) 318-4235
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
Lincoln Middle School
200 South Lincoln Ave
(847) 318-4215
Middle
Total Enrollment 682
Alternative Resource Center Arc
1111 South Dee Rd
(847) 692-8262
Other
Total Enrollment 25
Maine East High School
2601 Dempster St
(847) 825-4484
High
Total Enrollment 1368
Maine South High School
1111 South Dee Rd
(847) 825-7711
High
Total Enrollment 1901
Franklin Elementary School
2401 Manor Ln
(847) 318-4390
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Eugene Field Elem School
707 Wisner St
(847) 318-4385
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
George B Carpenter Elem School
300 North Hamlin Ave
(847) 318-4370
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
George Washington Elem School
1500 Stewart Ave
(847) 318-4360
Primary
Total Enrollment 607

Park Ridge Private Schools

Mary Seat Of Wisdom School
1352 S Cumberland Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 408
Embers Elementary School
2000 W Sibley St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 109
Jeanine Schultz School
2101 Oakton St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
St Andrews Lutheran School
260 N Northwest Hwy
Elementary
Total Enrollment 148
Messiah Lutheran Child Care
1605 Vernon Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Montessori Academy Of Illinois
418 W Touhy Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
St Paul Of The Cross School
140 S Northwest Hwy
Elementary
Total Enrollment 616
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