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Overview

Introduction to River Grove, Illinois

River Grove, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois and 10 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area.

River Grove History

In 1905, the Norge Ski Club purchased land in Fox River Grove and erected a ski jump on the land where the village of River Grove stands today. River Grove was incorporated in 1919 and in the same year, Louis Cernocky, Sr., a Czech immigrant and harnessmaker, established Louis's Place, a Bohemian restaurant and bar.

River Grove and nearby Attractions

  • River Grove Village Hall
  • River Grove Public Library
  • Thatcher Woods Shopping Center
  • Holy Transfiguration Chapel
  • Cernan Earth and Space Center
  • Oak Park Country Club

Things To Do In River Grove

Thatcher Woods Shopping Center provides opportunities to the enthusiastic shoppers of River Grove. Oak Park Country Club has a variety of recreational facilities for tourists. The Cernan Earth and Space Center is a major attraction for tourists because of its astronomical and laser shows.

River Grove Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.

River Grove Higher Education

Triton College, the City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College, Morton College and Elmhurst College provide higher education to the people of River Grove.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,248
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+5,255
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.3%
Median Earnings25+$35,512
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,491

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,143
% Above Poverty Level87.5%
% Below Poverty Level12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation6%

Housing

People Living Alone34.7%
Median Gross Rent$888
Median House Value$188,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.1%
Polish27%
Italian12.6%
Irish9.8%
German9.6%
Ukrainian4.2%
English2.6%
French Except Basque1.7%
Greek1.7%
Arab1.7%
Czech1.6%
Palestinian1.6%
African1.5%
Russian1%
Swedish0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Bulgarian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Israeli0.3%
Romanian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Albanian0.1%
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River Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60171
Phone Area Codes708,773
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.92
Approximate Longitude-87.83

River Grove 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
Distance5.8 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
Distance14.1 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
Distance27.1 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
Elmwood Park24,845$69,468
Franklin Park18,290$70,473
Melrose Park25,422$49,914
Norridge15,023$73,247
River Forest11,217$146,667

River Grove Public Libraries

River Grove Public Library District
8638 WEST GRAND AVENUE
River Grove, Illinois
(708) 453-4484

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River Grove Public Schools

Rhodes Elem School
8931 Fullerton Ave
ZIP: 60171
(708) 453-6813
Primary
Total Enrollment 702
River Grove Elem School
2650 Thatcher Ave
ZIP: 60171
(708) 453-6172
Primary
Total Enrollment 679

River Grove Private Schools

Guerin Prep High School
8001 Belmont Ave
ZIP: 60171
Secondary
Total Enrollment 513
St Cyprian Elementary School
2561 Clinton St
ZIP: 60171
Elementary
Total Enrollment 92
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