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Population (year 2000): 14,127. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,668 (-3.2% change)
Males: 6,846 (48.5%), Females: 7,281 (51.5%)

Cook County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 32.5 years
Median household income: $44,101 (year 2000)
Median house value: $138,500 (year 2000)

Chicago Ridge, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Chicago Ridge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.3%)
  • Hispanic (6.3%)
  • Two or more races (4.8%)
  • Black (2.4%)
  • Other race (2.0%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (25.0%), Polish (20.0%), German (18.8%), Italian (11.0%), Arab (6.8%), Lithuanian (3.8%).Ridge, Illinois

Elevation: 600 feet

Land area: 2.2 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Chicago Ridge

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chicago Ridge village

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

13.5% Foreign born (6.3% Europe, 5.1% Asia, 2.1% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +646 (+4.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawn, IL Oak (1.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (11.7 miles ChicagoRidge.Home-Listings.org )

Nearest cities: IL (1.3 miles Worth, Lawn, IL Oak (1.9 miles Heights, IL Palos (2.9 miles IL (2.9 miles Burbank, Hills, IL (3.3 miles Palos IL (3.4 miles Bridgeview, Hills, IL (3.6 miles Hickory IL (3.8 miles Hometown,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $143,300

Latitude: 41.70 N, Longitude: 87.78 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

Chicago Ridge, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (13.2%), Educational,health and social services (12.7%), Retail trade (12.4%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (12.3%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -957 (-6.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 592 (8.3%)

Crime in Chicago Ridge by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.1 0.0 7.1
Rapes 4 2 3 3 3 2
    per 100,000 28.3 14.2 21.2 21.2 21.2 14.2
Robberies 9 10 9 9 9 9
    per 100,000 63.7 70.8 63.7 63.7 63.7 63.7
Assaults 7 14 15 16 15 4
    per 100,000 49.6 99.1 106.2 113.3 106.2 28.3
Burglaries 67 44 59 77 59 45
    per 100,000 474.3 311.5 417.6 545.1 417.6 318.5
Thefts 442 521 629 574 629 561
    per 100,000 3128.8 3688.0 4452.5 4063.1 4452.5 3971.1
Auto thefts 47 47 40 51 40 42
    per 100,000 332.7 332.7 283.1 361.0 283.1 297.3
225.3 242.7 278.8 286.9 278.8 242.4

Average climate in Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chicago

Chicago Ridge-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.2 miles away from the Chicago Ridge city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Chicago Ridge:
  • EHS CHRIST HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (about 2 miles; OAK LAWN, IL)
  • PALOS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; PALOS HEIGHTS, IL)
  • LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; EVERGREEN PARK, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chicago Ridge:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 20 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 28 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chicago Ridge:
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 11 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; ID: TF8)
  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 16 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: CGX)
  • FRANKFORT (about 17 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; ID: C18)

Amtrak stations near Chicago Ridge:
  • 7 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Welfare 1 $2,311 $27,732 0 $0
Streets and Highways 3 $11,690 $46,760 3 $1,377
Police - Other 5 $13,970 $33,528 14 $11,719
Firefighters 19 $92,711 $58,554 0 $0
Water Supply 8 $39,015 $58,522 1 $589
Fire - Other 1 $2,314 $27,768 0 $0
Sewerage 2 $8,491 $50,946 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $9,332 $55,992 1 $580
Police Protection - Officers 33 $158,715 $57,714 14 $8,513
Other Government Administration 14 $41,962 $35,967 10 $3,186
Totals for Government 88 $380,511 $51,887 43 $25,964
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chicago Ridge:
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,610)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,536)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • MORTON COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CICERO, IL; FT enrollment: 2,085)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,942)
Public primary/middle schools in Chicago Ridge:
  • RIDGE CENTRAL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 473; Location: 10800 LYMAN AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RIDGE LAWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 5757 105TH ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ELDEN D FINLEY JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 383; Location: 10835 LOMBARD AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
Private primary/middle school in Chicago Ridge:
  • OUR LADY OF THE RIDGE SCHOOL (Students: 309; Location: 10859 S RIDGELAND AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Chicago Ridge:
  • CHICAGO RIDGE P.L. (Operating income: $876,195; Location: 6301 WEST BIRMINGHAM; 53,641 books; 2,490 audio materials; 1,105 video materials; 175 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Chicago Ridge: Stony Creek Golf Course (A), Chicago Ridge Fire Station Number 2 (B), Chicago Ridge Public Library (C), Chicago Ridge Village Hall (D).

Shopping Centers: Commons of Chicago Ridge Shopping Center (1), Chicago Ridge Mall (2), Bridgeview Shopping Center (3).

Church in Chicago Ridge: Southwest Church (A).

Parks in Chicago Ridge include: Commissioners Park (1), Chicago Ridge Prairie Nature Preserve (2), Freedom Park (3), Memorial Park (4).

Post office: (A).  


Chicago Ridge compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Chicago Ridge:
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Chicago Ridge:
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Chicago Ridge:
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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