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Population (year 2000): 6,662. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,102 (+21.6% change)
Males: 3,059 (45.9%), Females: 3,603 (54.1%)

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Median resident age: 29.8 years
Median household income: $50,652 (year 2000)
Median house value: $94,000 (year 2000)

University Park, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in University Park:

  • Black (83.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (11.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (3.2%), United States (2.9%), West Indian (2.3%).

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Land area: 9.8 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in University Park

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 39.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in University Park village

  • Never married: 36.2%
  • Now married: 42.5%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

3.6% Foreign born (3.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +214 (+3.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Park, IL Orland (16.1 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (27.8 miles )

Nearest cities: Forest, IL (3.2 miles Park Park, IL (3.5 miles Richton IL (3.6 miles Monee, IL (5.0 miles Steger, Chicago Heights, IL (5.1 miles South Fields, IL (5.5 miles Olympia IL Crete, (5.5 miles IL (5.7 miles Matteson,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 17 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2000: 27 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 2001: 39 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2002: 33 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $162,000

Latitude: 41.44 N, Longitude: 87.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 708


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.8%), Manufacturing (10.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,104 (+16.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 196 (7.0%)


 

Crime in University Park by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 5 10 10 10
    per 100,000 60.0 75.1 150.1 150.1 150.1
Robberies 3 3 3 4 3
    per 100,000 45.0 45.0 45.0 60.0 45.0
Assaults 108 116 140 151 140
    per 100,000 1621.1 1741.2 2101.5 2266.6 2101.5
Burglaries 26 58 51 38 51
    per 100,000 390.3 870.6 765.5 570.4 765.5
Thefts 146 134 136 98 136
    per 100,000 2191.5 2011.4 2041.4 1471.0 2041.4
Auto thefts 39 33 27 33 27
    per 100,000 585.4 495.3 405.3 495.3 405.3
523.6 572.8 661.5 669.8 661.5


Average climate in University Park, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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University Park-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.2 miles away from the University 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 18.4 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: Roderick Middleton - College basketball player (Buffalo Bulls).


Hospitals/medical centers near University Park:
  • ST JAMES HOSP & HLTH CTR-OLYMPIA FLDS (about 6 miles; OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; HAZEL CREST, IL)
  • TINLEY PK MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 12 miles; TINLEY PARK, IL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to University Park:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 24 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 24 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 39 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to University Park:
  • SANGER (about 6 miles; MONEE, IL; ID: C56)
  • FRANKFORT (about 10 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; ID: C18)
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 11 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; ID: TF8)

Amtrak stations near University Park:
  • 9 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.
  • 14 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 19 $77,942 $49,226 5 $3,381
Other and Unallocable 10 $34,797 $41,756 1 $1,018
Police - Other 4 $10,457 $31,371 1 $554
Firefighters 14 $65,530 $56,168 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $9,657 $38,628 1 $221
Parks and Recreation 7 $20,550 $35,228 2 $1,041
Other Government Administration 3 $12,961 $51,844 7 $9,040
Totals for Government 60 $231,894 $46,378 17 $15,254


College/University in University Park:
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 3,191; Location: 1 UNIVERSITY PKY; Public; Website: www.govst.edu; Offers Master's degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near University Park:
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 8 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,523)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 13 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 18 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 20 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; FT enrollment: 7,610)
Public primary/middle schools in University Park:
  • CRETE-MONEE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 726; Location: 635 OLMSTED RD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • HICKORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 539; Location: 1009 BLACKHAWK DR; Grades: KG - 04)
Library in University Park:
  • UNIVERSITY PARK P.L.D. (Operating income: $278,021; Location: 1100 BLACKHAWK DRIVE; 25,166 books; 804 audio materials; 912 video materials; 112 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in University Park: University Park Metrorail Station (A), Deer Creek Golf Course (B).

Cemetery: Skyline Memorial Park (1).

Lake: Pine Lake (A).

Parks in University Park include: Craig Park (1), Pine Lake Park (2), Riegel Farm Park (3), Thorn Creek Forest Preserve (4).


University Park compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in University 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.)
  • WCFJ (1470 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: WCFJ, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in University Park:
  • WBMF (88.1 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WYBA (102.3 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: DONTRON INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WRZA (99.9 FM; PARK FOREST, IL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around University Park:
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, 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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