Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,923
Male Share of the Population52.3%
Female Share of the Population47.7%
Senior Citizens5.2%
Employed Population 16+2,332
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,393
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,132
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,644

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,300
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone10.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,099
Median House Value$121,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)91.2%
Hungarian1.2%
Polish1.2%
Irish1.2%
German0.8%
English0.7%
French Except Basque0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Italian0.2%
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Stone Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60165
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.9
Approximate Longitude-87.88

Stone Park 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
Distance5.6 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
StationWHEATON 3 SE
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
StationAURORA
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
Bellwood19,112$63,438
Berkeley5,171$73,575
Franklin Park18,138$79,044
Hillside8,096$65,083
Melrose Park25,311$54,199

Stone Park Public Schools

Grant Primary
1801 N 36th Ave
ZIP: 60165
(708) 345-3625
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