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Overview

Introduction to Skokie, Illinois

Skokie, Illinois, in Cook county, is 12 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The municipality is regarded as a suburb of Chicago. Numerous films have been made in Skokie including Risky Business, The Weather Man, She's Having a Baby and Sixteen Candles. Skokie is regarded as an upscale community and includes one of the most diverse populations in the suburbs of Chicago.

Downtown Chicago is approximately 30 minutes away by train. The workforce includes a large number of executives and professionals workers.

Manufacturing, retail, services and finance are some of the major factors for the economy. Kafco International, Rauland Borg, Lambert Technologies, Quartet Manufacturing, Thomas Industries, CFM, Harris Systems, Standard Grinding & Mfg. Co. and Welsh Vacuum are some the city's notable industrial and manufacturing companies. The city is also home to Rand McNally and Peapod, the online grocery delivery business.

Skokie History

The community took the name of the Village Skokie in 1940. The community experienced a significant population growth during the 1940s and 1950s due to the baby boomers moving to the suburbs.

Skokie and nearby Attractions

  • Skokie Festival of Cultures
  • North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
  • Northlight Theater
  • Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra
  • Wilmette Theatre
  • Ravina Festival Concerts
  • Skokie Theatre
  • Adler Planetarium
  • Centre East
  • Brauer Museum of Art
  • Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
  • Glessner House Museum
  • Naper Settlement
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Westfield Shoppingtown Old Orchard
  • Exploratorium Indoor Children's Playground for Art
  • Devonshire Cultural Center

Skokie Activities

The Skokie Park District includes a large number of parks, a rowing facility, two aquatic centers, a nature center, numerous athletic fields, an ice skating rink and other facilities. Residents participate in recreational activities at the nearby Lake Michigan.

Skokie Transportation

The city is served by the nearby O' Hare Airport. PACE buses serve the city.

Skokie Higher Education

The city is home to Knowledge Systems Institute, Hebrew Theological College and Oakton Community College. Residents can achieve their higher education goals at the numerous colleges located in Chicago.

Demographics

People

Total Population64,873
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+30,368
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married53.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.7%
Median Earnings25+$41,094
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,692
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,888

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,412
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation10%

Housing

People Living Alone23.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,160
Median House Value$282,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.8%
German7.9%
Russian5.5%
Irish4.8%
Polish4.4%
Italian3.4%
Arab3.2%
English2.5%
Romanian2%
Iraqi1.6%
Ukrainian1.5%
Greek1.4%
West Indian1.3%
Swedish1%
French Except Basque0.9%
African0.8%
Haitian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Serbian0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Syrian0.6%
Israeli0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Albanian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Czech0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
Finnish0.2%
US/American0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Skokie Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60076, 60077
Phone Area Codes224,847
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.03
Approximate Longitude-87.73

Skokie 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 BOTANICAL GARDEN
Distance7.2 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
Distance22.4 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
StationLAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance32.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Evanston75,472$104,409
Golf533$170,500
Lincolnwood12,637$105,758
Morton Grove23,413$85,636
Niles29,628$68,454

Skokie Public Libraries

Skokie Public Library
5215 OAKTON STREET
Skokie, Illinois
(847) 673-7774

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Skokie Hospitals

Northshore University Health System Skokie Hospital
(Non-profit)
9600 Gross Point Road
(847) 677-9600

Skokie Public Schools

Devonshire Elem School
9040 Kostner Ave
ZIP: 60076
(847) 676-9280
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Dr Bessie Rhodes Sch Global Studies
3701 Davis St
ZIP: 60076
(847) 859-8440
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
East Prairie Elem School
3907 Dobson St
ZIP: 60076
(847) 673-1141
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Elizabeth Meyer School
8100 Tripp Ave
ZIP: 60076
(847) 676-8311
Primary
Total Enrollment 169
Highland Elementary School
9700 Crawford Ave
ZIP: 60076
(847) 676-9380
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
John Middleton Elem School
8300 Saint Louis Ave
ZIP: 60076
(847) 676-8311
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Old Orchard Jr High School
9310 Kenton Ave
ZIP: 60076
(847) 676-9010
Middle
Total Enrollment 644
Oliver Mccracken Middle School
8000 E Prairie Rd
ZIP: 60076
(847) 676-8311
Middle
Total Enrollment 325
Fairview South Elementary School
7040 Laramie Ave
ZIP: 60077
(847) 929-1048
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Jane Stenson School
9201 Lockwood Ave
ZIP: 60077
(847) 676-9480
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Lincoln Jr High School
7839 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 60077
(847) 676-3545
Middle
Total Enrollment 574
Madison Elem School
5100 Madison St
ZIP: 60077
(847) 675-3048
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Niles Central
7700 Gross Point Rd
ZIP: 60077
(847) 626-3120
High
Total Enrollment 26
Niles North High School
9800 Lawler Ave
ZIP: 60077
(847) 626-2011
High
Total Enrollment 2127
Niles West High School
5701 Oakton St
ZIP: 60077
(847) 626-2510
High
Total Enrollment 2516

Skokie Private Schools

Arie Crown Hebrew Day School
4600 Main St
ZIP: 60076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 620
Att Ptach Special Education Program
4600 Main St
ZIP: 60076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
Keshet
8111 Saint Louis Ave
ZIP: 60076
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
Montessori School Of Skokie
8401 Karlov Ave
ZIP: 60076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Skokie Solomon Schechter Day School
9301 Gross Point Rd
ZIP: 60076
Elementary
Total Enrollment 39
Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School
5201 Howard St
ZIP: 60077
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
Fasman Yeshiva High School
7135 Carpenter Rd
ZIP: 60077
Secondary
Total Enrollment 136
Gesher Hatorah Day School
5130 W Touhy Ave
ZIP: 60077
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School
7120 Laramie Ave
ZIP: 60077
Elementary
Total Enrollment 380
Little People's Montessori School
7500 Skokie Blvd
ZIP: 60077
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Peter Elementary School
8140 Niles Center Rd
ZIP: 60077
Elementary
Total Enrollment 108
Swift Child Care Early Childhood Centers
8260 Elmwood Ave
ZIP: 60077
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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