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Overview

Introduction to Willow Springs, Illinois

Located in Cook county, Willow Springs, Illinois, is 5 miles W of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center) and 13 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village has a population of 5,027 residents.

Willow Springs History

The Village of Willow Springs was created on January 15, 1831; the area now covered by the village was originally used by the Native Americans as their hunting and burial ground. The Joliet and Chicago railroad built a line to the area after 1854, and the Chicago, St. Louis & South - Western Railroad arrived in the fall of 1883. Willow Springs was incorporated into the state in 1892. At that time, the village was named Spring Forest. Later, in 1937, Willow Springs adopted its present name.

Willow Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Brookfield Zoo
  • Graue Mill and Museum
  • Lockport Pioneer Settlement
  • American Police Center & Museum
  • Chicago Portage National Historic Site
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Willow Springs

Willow Springs is close to the Brookfield Zoo. Museums in the area include the Graue Mill and Museum, Lemont Area Historical Society and Museum, Cernan Earth and Space Center, Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum, American Police Center and Museum, and Chicago Portage National Historic Site. The William W. Powers State Recreation Area, Grant Park, Millennium Park, and Cantigny Park are less than half an hour's drive away. The churches in the area are the Grace Lutheran Church and First Baptist Church of Willow Springs.

Willow Springs Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Willow Springs Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College, Elmhurst College, and Morton College are the local schools for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,677
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+2,920
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.3%
Median Earnings25+$47,727
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$53,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,711

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,115
% Above Poverty Level94.1%
% Below Poverty Level5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation5.9%

Housing

People Living Alone26%
Median Gross Rent$1,019
Median House Value$347,400

Ancestry

Polish23%
Irish18.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.3%
German14.9%
Italian10.8%
Czech5.8%
Swedish3.6%
English3.2%
Lithuanian1.7%
Russian1.5%
Serbian1.4%
Arab1.2%
Canadian1.1%
US/American1%
Welsh1%
Norwegian1%
Lebanese0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Greek0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Bulgarian0.5%
African0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Egyptian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Willow Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cook County
Standard Zip Codes60480
Phone Area Codes708
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.73
Approximate Longitude-87.88

Willow Springs 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 MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance4 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
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance11.9 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
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance17 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgeview16,381$61,082
Countryside5,965$67,386
Hickory Hills13,858$64,829
Hodgkins1,960$54,844
Indian Head Park3,823$117,692
Justice12,957$56,002

Willow Springs Public Schools

Willow Springs Elem School
8345 Archer Ave
ZIP: 60480
(708) 839-6828
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Sources :
Study Online in Willow Springs
Historic Willow Springs

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Station at Willow Springs between 1900 and 1905
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