Introduction to Stone Park, Illinois

Stone Park, Illinois is 5 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois and 12 miles W of Chicago, Illinois.

Stone Park History

Stone Park is located in Cook County, which was founded on January 15, 1831. It was created from parts of Putnam County by an act of the Illinois State Legislature. Cook County was the 54th county to be founded in the state of Illinois. It was named in honor of Daniel Cook, the first Attorney General of Illinois and the second U.S. representative from the state. In the 1960s, the Pranno brothers made Stone Park a center for organized crime.

City and nearby Attractions

  • Arlington Heights Historical Museum
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
  • Lombard Historical Society Museum
  • Millennium Park

Things To Do In Stone Park

Local museums include the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, the Lombard Historical Society Museum, the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, the Niles Historical Museum and the Skokie Heritage Museum, among others. The Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and the Unity Temple are all accessible from Stone park as well. The 160-acre William W. Powers State Recreation Area offers facilities for fishing, boating and picnicking. The Millennium Park has a theater, gardens, pavilions and an ice rink. Other popular parks in the area include Lincoln Park, Grant Park and Cantigny Park.

Stone Park Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International is the closest major airport.

Stone Park Higher Education

Triton College, the Devry Institute of Technology and Elmhurst College are all nearby.



Total Population4,947
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens6.9%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population31


% of people married44.9%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6.5%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$40,282
% Above Poverty Level77.1%
% Below Poverty Level22.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%


People Living Alone16.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,021
Median House Value$126,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)93.7%
French Except Basque0.3%
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Stone Park Almanac

Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Oak Park, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City12 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60165
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Stone Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance5.6 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
Distance11.3 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
Distance24.3 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
Franklin Park18,410$67,097
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Stone Park Public Schools

Grant Primary
1801 North 36th Ave
(708) 345-3625
Total Enrollment 98
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