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Orland Park, Illinois

Overview

Introduction to Orland Park, Illinois

Orland Park, Illinois, in Cook county, is 19 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. Part of the surrounding Chicago metro area, the village is not an isolated village.

Orland Park History

The Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railroad entered the present day village of Orland Park around 1879. At that time the area served as a small station and included a few hundred residents. Orland Park was officially incorporated in 1892 as a village. It is the hometown of Buddy Guy, the celebrated Blues singer and guitarist.

Orland Park and nearby Attractions

  • Hostert Log Cabin

  • Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum

  • John Humphrey House

  • Hollywood Park - Crestwood

  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

  • Bronzeville Children's Museum

Things To Do In Orland Park

Orland Park offers a number of recreational facilities. The local parks include Dogwood Park, Prairie Park, Park Hill Park, Pulte Park, Brown Park, Discovery Park, Cachey Park, Parkview Park, and Cameno Real Park. Shopping can be enjoyed at Orland Park Plaza Shopping Center, Park Pointe Plaza Shopping Center, Orland Square Mall Shopping Center, Village Green Shopping Center, and Lakeview Plaza Shopping Center. The Bronzeville Children's Museum, Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, and Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum are also nearby.

Orland Park Transportation

International flights are available from Chicago Midway International Airport.

Orland Park Higher Education

Moraine Valley Community College, Governors State University, City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J Daley College, and many other colleges and universities offer opportunities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population59,100

Male Share of the Population48.1%

Female Share of the Population51.9%

Senior Citizens21.9%

Employed Population 16+28,136

Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married57.9%

Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53%

Median Earnings25+$51,640

Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,967

Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,391

Wealth

Median Family Income$106,565

% Above Poverty Level95.7%

% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes

% Working from Home4.6%

% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%

% Using Public Transportation6.7%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%

Median Gross Rent$1,203

Median House Value$283,500

Ancestry

Irish20.9%

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.5%

Polish17.4%

German15.3%

Italian11.5%

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Orland Park Almanac

CategoryValue

CountyCook County

Standard Zip Codes60462, 60467

Phone Area Codes708

Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago

Approximate Latitude41.61

Approximate Longitude-87.85

Orland 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 MIDWAY AP 3 SW

Distance8 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

StationPARK FOREST

Distance12.6 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

StationWHEATON 3 SE

Distance16.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Orland Hills7,181$95,767

Palos Heights12,534$100,729

Orland Park Public Libraries

Orland Park Public Library
14921 SOUTH RAVINIA AVENUE
Orland Park, Illinois
(708) 428-5100

 

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Orland Park Public Schools

Arnold W Kruse Ed Center
7617 Hemlock Dr
ZIP: 60462
(708) 614-4530
Primary
Total Enrollment 348

Carl Sandburg High School
13300 S La Grange Rd
ZIP: 60462
(708) 671-3100
High
Total Enrollment 3244

Fernway Park Elem School
16600 S 88th Ave
ZIP: 60462
(708) 349-3810
Primary
Total Enrollment 463

High Point Elem School
14825 West Ave
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 453

Jerling Junior High School
8851 W 151st St
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Middle
Total Enrollment 574

Liberty Elem School
8801 W 151st St
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 505

Orland Center School
9407 W 151st St
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 320

Orland Jr High School
14855 West Ave
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Middle
Total Enrollment 510

Orland Park Elem School
9960 W 143rd St
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 393

Prairie Elem School
14200 S 82nd Ave
ZIP: 60462
(708) 364-4835
Primary
Total Enrollment 455

Transition
14535 John Humphrey Dr
ZIP: 60462
(708) 873-1600
High
Total Enrollment 127

Centennial School
14101 Creek Crossing Dr
ZIP: 60467
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 444

Century Junior High School
10801 W 159th St
ZIP: 60467
(708) 364-3312
Middle
Total Enrollment 726

Meadow Ridge School
10959 W 159th St
ZIP: 60467
(708) 364-3312
Primary
Total Enrollment 592

Orland Park Private Schools

Kindercare Learning Center
14632 John Humphrey Dr
ZIP: 60462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37

Sandbox Early Care & Education
14311 S 82nd Ave
ZIP: 60462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10

Sandbox Learning Center
9970 W 151st St
ZIP: 60462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11

St Michael School
14355 Highland Ave
ZIP: 60462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 523

Mary Sears Childrens Academy
16807 108th Ave
ZIP: 60467
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25

Mi Sol Montessori Preschool
11300 W Southwest Hwy
ZIP: 60467
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18

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