Introduction to Robbins, Illinois

Robbins, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles SE of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 15 miles S of Chicago, Illinois.

Robbins History

The first European settlers came to the present-day town of Robbins in 1892. Samuel Gaither was the first person to settle in the village. Henry E. Robbins sold tracts of land to these settlers and established his first sub-division in 1910. On December 14, 1917, Robbins was officially incorporated as a village.

Robbins and nearby Attractions

  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Lemon Lake County Park
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

Things To Do In Robbins

Nearby historical sites and museums include the American Police Center & Museum, the Chicago children's Museum, the Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site and the Ernest Hemingway’ Birthplace. The William W. Powers State Recreation Area, spread across an area of 160 acres, offers opportunities for fishing, boating and picnicking. The Balmoral Race Track, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, Shedd Aquarium and the Morton Arboretum are all accessible from Robbins as well.

Robbins Transportation

Chicago Midway International is the closest major airport.

Robbins Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Chicago State University, South Suburban College and Moraine Valley Community College.


Total Population5,157
Male Share of the Population54.2%
Female Share of the Population45.8%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+1,471
Age of the Population39


% of people married19.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.5%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$44,803
% Above Poverty Level68%
% Below Poverty Level32%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation7.3%


People Living Alone47.2%
Median Gross Rent$814
Median House Value$71,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)86.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Robbins Almanac

Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City15 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
Standard Zip Codes60472
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Robbins Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance7.4 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
Distance10 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
Distance22.2 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
Blue Island23,096$44,854
Calumet Park8,367$51,720

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 77 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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