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Overview

Introduction to Tinley Park, Illinois

Tinley Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 5 miles SE of Orland Park, Illinois (center to center) and 21 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Tinley Park History

Tinley Park was first settled by Germans during the 1830s. The village was established in 1853 and was named "Bremen." The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad entered the village in the late 19th century. In 1890, the village was renamed "Tinley Park" in honor of Samuel Tinley Sr., its first railroad station agent. On June 27th, 1892, the Village of Tinley Park was officially incorporated. The Diamond Spiral Washing Machine Company, the first factory of Tinley Park, was established in 1905.

Tinley Park and nearby Attractions

  • Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum
  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
  • Hollywood Park - Crestwood
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Bronzeville Children's Museum
  • Gaylord Building

Things To Do In Tinley Park

You can enjoy a day trip to the Richard M. Gory Park, Filson Park, Saint Boniface Park, Pottawattomie Park, Corrine Deinert Park, and Rauhoff Park. You can also enjoy activities such as hiking and biking at Cook County Forest Preserve and Will County Forest Preserve. The White Water Canyon Water Park includes a 1 meter diving board, a flowing lazy river, a 3 meter drop slide, and water cannons. The Tinley Junction Mini Golf & Batting Cages at McCarthy Park offers an 18-hole course and 5 batting cages. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Tinley Place Plaza Shopping Center and Tinley Park Plaza Shopping Center.

Tinley Park Transportation

The nearest international airport is Chicago Midway International Airport.

Tinley Park Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Moraine Valley Community College, City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College, South Suburban College, Governors State University, and several other colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population57,125
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+29,036
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married52.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.2%
Median Earnings25+$46,612
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,775
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,384

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,569
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation8.2%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,067
Median House Value$220,400

Ancestry

Irish25.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.2%
German18.8%
Polish18.1%
Italian11.6%
Arab6.9%
Dutch4.6%
English4.2%
Swedish2.8%
Czech2.1%
Lithuanian2%
Palestinian1.4%
Egyptian1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Greek1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Croatian0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Russian0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
African0.4%
Jordanian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Luxemburger0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Tinley Park Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60477, 60487, 60478
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.57
Approximate Longitude-87.8

Tinley 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)

StationPARK FOREST
Distance7.3 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
StationJOLIET BRANDON RD DAM
Distance17.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance22.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Country Club Hills16,794$61,053
Hazel Crest13,924$59,418
Markham12,633$48,510
Midlothian14,830$74,217
Oak Forest28,055$85,901
Orland Hills7,241$87,375

Tinley Park Public Libraries

Tinley Park Public Library
7851 TIMBER DRIVE
Tinley Park, Illinois
(708) 532-0160

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Tinley Park Public Schools

Bert H Fulton School
6601 171st St
ZIP: 60477
(708) 614-4540
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Central Middle School
18146 Oak Park Ave
ZIP: 60477
(708) 614-4510
Middle
Total Enrollment 743
Helen Keller Elem School
7846 163rd St
ZIP: 60477
(708) 532-2144
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
John A Bannes Elem School
16835 Odell Ave
ZIP: 60477
(708) 532-6466
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Kimberly Heights Elem School
6141 Kimberly Dr
ZIP: 60477
(708) 532-6434
Primary
Total Enrollment 203
Memorial Elem School
6701 179th St
ZIP: 60477
(708) 614-4535
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Tinley Park High School
6111 175th St
ZIP: 60477
(708) 532-1900
High
Total Enrollment 1203
Virgil I Grissom Middle School
17000 80th Ave
ZIP: 60477
(708) 429-3030
Middle
Total Enrollment 603
Christa Mcauliffe School
8944 174th St
ZIP: 60487
(708) 429-4565
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
Millennium Elem School
17830 84th Ave
ZIP: 60487
(708) 532-3150
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Prairie View Middle School
8500 175th St
ZIP: 60487
(708) 532-8540
Middle
Total Enrollment 645
Walker Intermediate School
19900 80th Ave
ZIP: 60487
(815) 469-0564
Middle
Total Enrollment 756

Tinley Park Private Schools

Bobbie Noonan's Child Care
17051 Grissom Dr
ZIP: 60477
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Easter Seals Therapeutic Day School
17300 Ozark Ave
ZIP: 60477
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 100
Hope Montessori
17007 Oak Park Ave
ZIP: 60477
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
St George School
6700 176th St
ZIP: 60477
Elementary
Total Enrollment 293
Sw Chicago Christian School
17171 84th Ave
ZIP: 60477
Elementary
Total Enrollment 372
Trinity Lutheran School
6850 159th St Ste 1
ZIP: 60477
Elementary
Total Enrollment 246
Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Center
17100 69th Ave
ZIP: 60477
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Kindercare Learning Centers
9460 179th St
ZIP: 60487
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Lt Joseph P Kennedy Jr School
18350 Crossing Dr
ZIP: 60487
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
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