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Alsip, Illinois

Overview

Introduction to Alsip, Illinois

Alsip, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles S of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center) and 14 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The people of the village are in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Alsip History

Early white settlers arrived in this area in the 1830s. They were mostly Europeans of Dutch and German descent. Before the white settlers, this area was inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians and had been visited by French explorers and missionaries in the 15th and 16th centuries. They established a Catholic church in 1696. This village is named after an early industrialist, Frank Alsip, who established the first industries beginning with a brick factory and a clay quarry.

Alsip and nearby Attractions

  • Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum

  • Midwest Carvers Museum

  • American Police Center & Museum

  • Waters Edge Golf Club

  • Aquatic Park

  • Apollo Park

Things To Do In Alsip

There are several parks in and around Alsip which provide ample opportunities for relaxation and recreational activities. The golf courses in the neighboring areas offer good facilities. There are museums nearby where one can get to know the local history, and several libraries which are well stocked with educational and recreational materials.

Alsip Transportation

The Chicago Midway International Airport is nearby.

Alsip Higher Education

Richard J. Daley College, Moraine Valley Community College, and Chicago State University offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,179

Male Share of the Population49.9%

Female Share of the Population50.1%

Senior Citizens15%

Employed Population 16+9,214

Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married41.9%

Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.5%

Median Earnings25+$41,446

Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,685

Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,685

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,847

% Above Poverty Level89.8%

% Below Poverty Level10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes

% Working from Home0.9%

% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%

% Using Public Transportation5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%

Median Gross Rent$947

Median House Value$172,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.6%

Irish18.9%

German13.6%

Polish12.7%

Italian7.7%

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Alsip Almanac

CategoryValue

CountyCook County

Standard Zip Codes60803

Phone Area Codes

Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago

Approximate Latitude41.67

Approximate Longitude-87.73

Alsip 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

Distance5 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

StationCHICAGO UNIVERSITY

Distance10.7 miles

Jan Temp18 to 32 F

Apr Temp42 to 59 F

Jul Temp66 to 84 F

Oct Temp46 to 64 F

Annual Precip38 inches

StationPARK FOREST

Distance12 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Chicago Ridge14,254$48,958

Crestwood10,901$75,188

Merrionette Park2,163$81,964

Oak Lawn56,420$79,666

Palos Heights12,534$100,729

Robbins5,003$50,139

Alsip Public Libraries

Alsip-merrionette Park Public Library District
11960 SOUTH PULASKI ROAD
Alsip, Illinois
(708) 371-5666

 

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Alsip Public Schools

George Washington Elementary Sch
12545 S Homan Ave
ZIP: 60803
(708) 489-3523
Primary
Total Enrollment 315

Hamlin Upper Grade Center
12150 S Hamlin Ave
ZIP: 60803
(708) 597-1550
Middle
Total Enrollment 220

Hazelgreen Elem School
11751 S Lawler Ave
ZIP: 60803
(708) 371-5351
Primary
Total Enrollment 312

Lane Elem School
4600 W 123rd St
ZIP: 60803
(708) 371-0720
Primary
Total Enrollment 261

Prairie Jr High School
11910 S Kostner Ave
ZIP: 60803
(708) 371-3080
Middle
Total Enrollment 338

Stony Creek Elem School
11700 S Kolin Ave
ZIP: 60803
(708) 371-0220
Primary
Total Enrollment 651

Alsip Private Schools

Bobbie Noonans Child Care Center
4951 W 115th St
ZIP: 60803
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13

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