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Population (year 2000): 12,533. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,998 (+3.7% change)
Males: 5,747 (45.9%), Females: 6,786 (54.1%)

Cook County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.3 years
Median household income: $48,299 (year 2000)
Median house value: $125,700 (year 2000)

Richton Park, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Richton Park:

  • Black (59.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (33.8%)
  • Hispanic (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (10.5%), Irish (7.6%), Polish (4.8%), English (4.7%), Italian (3.3%), United States (1.3%).Park, Illinois

Elevation: 710 feet

Land area: 3.4 square miles

Richton

For population 25 years and over in Richton Park

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 40.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Richton Park village

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

4.6% Foreign born (1.9% Asia, 1.1% Latin America, 0.8% Europe, 0.6% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,025 (+19.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Park, IL Orland (12.6 miles pop. 51,077).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (25.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (2.1 miles Matteson, Forest, IL (2.6 miles Park Fields, IL (3.4 miles Olympia Park, IL (3.5 miles University IL (4.6 miles Monee, IL (5.0 miles Flossmoor, Club Hills, IL (5.5 miles Country Square, IL (5.9 miles Frankfort


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 117 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 1997: 95 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 1998: 78 buildings, average cost: $131,800
  • 1999: 74 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2000: 59 buildings, average cost: $95,500
  • 2001: 81 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2002: 75 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2005: 30 buildings, average cost: $100,300

Latitude: 41.48 N, Longitude: 87.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

Richton Park, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (11.5%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,841 (-30.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 547 (9.2%)

Crime in Richton Park by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 2 0 2 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 16.0 0.0 16.0 16.0
Rapes 6 8 5 2 5 9
    per 100,000 47.9 63.8 39.9 16.0 39.9 71.8
Robberies 7 13 16 10 16 10
    per 100,000 55.9 103.7 127.7 79.8 127.7 79.8
Assaults 17 37 33 37 33 44
    per 100,000 135.6 295.2 263.3 295.2 263.3 351.1
Burglaries 45 35 64 53 64 54
    per 100,000 359.1 279.3 510.7 422.9 510.7 430.9
Thefts 230 242 351 286 351 239
    per 100,000 1835.2 1930.9 2800.6 2282.0 2800.6 1907.0
Auto thefts 37 22 53 21 53 48
    per 100,000 295.2 175.5 422.9 167.6 422.9 383.0
185.2 226.5 304.5 223.6 304.5 275.9

Average climate in Richton Park, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Richton Park-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the Richton Park city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.9 miles away from the city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Brandon Cole - College basketball player (Xavier Musketeers).


Hospitals/medical centers near Richton Park:
  • ST JAMES HOSP & HLTH CTR-OLYMPIA FLDS (about 4 miles; OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; HAZEL CREST, IL)
  • TINLEY PK MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 9 miles; TINLEY PARK, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Richton Park:
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 21 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 24 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 36 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Richton Park:
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 7 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; ID: TF8)
  • FRANKFORT (about 8 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; ID: C18)
  • SANGER (about 9 miles; MONEE, IL; ID: C56)

Amtrak stations near Richton Park:
  • 7 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.
  • 15 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
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
Police Protection - Officers 26 $122,521 $56,548 0 $0
Other Government Administration 16 $52,959 $39,719 2 $1,240
Financial Administration 6 $12,162 $24,324 0 $0
Firefighters 1 $6,903 $82,836 41 $47,134
Police - Other 6 $16,060 $32,120 8 $4,645
Parks and Recreation 3 $8,533 $34,132 0 $0
Streets and Highways 9 $27,294 $36,392 2 $724
Sewerage 5 $16,556 $39,734 0 $0
Totals for Government 72 $262,988 $43,831 53 $53,743
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Richton Park:
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,191)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 12 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; FT enrollment: 7,610)
Public high school in Richton Park:
  • RICH SOUTH CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,066; Location: 5000 SAUK TRL; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Richton Park:
  • NEIL ARMSTRONG ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 511; Location: 5030 IMPERIAL DR; Grades: PK - 08)
  • SAUK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 400; Location: 4435 S CHURCHILL DR; Grades: 03 - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Richton Park:
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN S D A SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 22700 RICHTON SQUARE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Richton Park:
  • RICHTON PARK P.L.D. (Operating income: $703,259; Location: 4045 SAUK TRAIL; 35,477 books; 3,087 audio materials; 1,169 video materials; 178 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Richton Park: Richton Park Metrorail Station (A), Sinter Metals Industrial Park (B), Richton Park Public Library (C).

Churches in Richton Park include: South Suburban Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Sauk Trail Baptist Temple (B), House of Prayer Ministry (C), Christian Fellowship Church (D), Christ Church (E), Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church (F).

Cemeteries: Saint Pauls Evangelical Reform Cemetery (1), New German Evangelical Zion Cemetery (2).

Reservoirs: Richton Crossing Detention Reservoir (A), Lake George (B).

Parks in Richton Park include: Jones Park (1), Pierce Park (2), Klawitter Park (3), Glaeser Park (4).


Richton Park compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Richton Park:
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WCFJ (1470 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: WCFJ, INC.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Richton Park:
  • WBMF (88.1 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • 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.)
  • WYBA (102.3 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: DONTRON INC.)
  • 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)
TV broadcast stations around Richton Park:
  • 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)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, 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.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, 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.)

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