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Overview

Introduction to Riverside, Illinois

Riverside, Illinois is 1 miles SW of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center) and 9 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. Riverside is located in Cook County.

Riverside History

Riverside is a planned suburban community of Cook County, which was created on January 15, 1831. The county was formed out of Putnam County and was named for Daniel Cook. The village, first settled in 1836 by the Forbes family, was originally named as Aux Plaines. The village of Riverside was incorporated on June 25, 1875, and Carol Gaytes was elected as the first Village President on August 8, 1875.

Riverside and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Riverside Museum
  • Avery Coonley House
  • Unity Temple
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site

Things To Do In Riverside

There are several parks in Riverside such as the Longcommon Park, Robinson Park, Blythe Park, and Guthrie Park. The village also offers easy access to Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, Graue Mill and Museum, the Ernest Hemingway Museum, Unity Temple. The Riverside Public Library is an ideal destination for book lovers. The Riverside United Methodist Church, Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, and Saints Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church are some of the local churches.

Riverside Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.

Riverside Higher Education

Morton College, City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College, and Triton College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,779
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+4,184
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married57.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61.5%
Median Earnings25+$52,697
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,452

Wealth

Median Family Income$122,446
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation21.1%

Housing

People Living Alone20.2%
Median Gross Rent$955
Median House Value$387,100

Ancestry

Irish24.1%
German20%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
Polish12.6%
Italian10.1%
English9.7%
Czech6.1%
Austrian3.6%
Swedish2.5%
French Except Basque2.2%
Russian2.1%
Lithuanian2.1%
Dutch1.9%
Serbian1.8%
Ukrainian1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Slovak1.2%
Greek1%
Hungarian0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Romanian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Welsh0.5%
South African0.4%
African0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Arab0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Riverside Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60546
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.83
Approximate Longitude-87.81

Riverside 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
Distance7.3 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 OHARE INTL AP
Distance11.3 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
Distance12.6 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
Berwyn56,414$67,738
Brookfield18,966$88,594
La Grange Park13,596$108,803
Lyons10,571$58,388
North Riverside6,983$76,153

Riverside Public Libraries

Riverside Public Library
1 BURLING ROAD
Riverside, Illinois
(708) 442-6366

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Riverside Public Schools

A F Ames Elem School
86 Southcote Rd
ZIP: 60546
(708) 447-5007
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Blythe Park Elem School
735 Leesley Rd
ZIP: 60546
(708) 447-5007
Primary
Total Enrollment 154
Central Elem School
61 Woodside Rd
ZIP: 60546
(708) 447-5007
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
L J Hauser Jr High School
65 Woodside Rd
ZIP: 60546
(708) 447-5007
Middle
Total Enrollment 588
Riverside Brookfield Twp Hs
160 Ridgewood Rd
ZIP: 60546
(708) 442-7500
High
Total Enrollment 1571

Riverside Private Schools

St Mary Elementary School
97 Herrick Rd
ZIP: 60546
Elementary
Total Enrollment 347
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