Bedford Park, Illinois

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Bedford Park, Illinois
Village
Location of Bedford Park in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Bedford Park in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°45′9″N 87°47′9″W / 41.75250°N 87.78583°W / 41.75250; -87.78583Coordinates: 41°45′9″N 87°47′9″W / 41.75250°N 87.78583°W / 41.75250; -87.78583
Country  United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Lyons, Stickney
Incorporated 1940
Government
 • Type Council-manager
 • President David R. Brady
Area[1]
 • Total 6.04 sq mi (15.64 km2)
 • Land 5.93 sq mi (15.37 km2)
 • Water 0.11 sq mi (0.27 km2)  1.82%
Population (2010)
 • Total 580
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 582
 • Density 98.08/sq mi (37.87/km2)
  Up 1.04% from 2000
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income $23,925
 • Median home value $218,900
ZIP code(s) 60455, 60458, 60459, 60499, 60501, 60638
Area code(s) 708, 773
Geocode 04572
FIPS code 17-04572
Website www.villageofbedfordpark.com
Demographics (2010)[3]
White Black Asian
83.8% 0.7% 0.0%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.0% 0.3% 15.1% 24.3%

Bedford Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 580 at the 2010 census.[3] Bedford Park consists of a small residential area and vast amounts of heavy industry sprawling to the east and a small amount to the west. A large FedEx Ground facility is located in Bedford Park at 6833 West 75th Street.

Geography[edit]

Bedford Park is located at 41°45′9″N 87°47′9″W / 41.75250°N 87.78583°W / 41.75250; -87.78583 (41.768508, -87.785803).[4]

According to the 2010 census, Bedford Park has a total area of 6.036 square miles (15.63 km2), of which 5.93 square miles (15.36 km2) (or 98.24%) is land and 0.106 square miles (0.27 km2) (or 1.76%) is water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 651
1960 737 13.2%
1970 583 −20.9%
1980 988 69.5%
1990 566 −42.7%
2000 574 1.4%
2010 580 1.0%
Est. 2016 582 [2] 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 574 people, 211 households, and 160 families residing in the village. The population density was 96.2 people per square mile (37.1/km²). There were 218 housing units at an average density of 36.5 per square mile (14.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.86% White, 1.05% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.62% of the population.

The top three ancestries reported in Bedford Park as of the 2000 census were Irish (26.2%), German (24.9%) and Polish (19.6%).[8]

There were 211 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the village, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $49,722, and the median income for a family was $57,250. Males had a median income of $37,438 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,887. About 2.9% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Bedford Park is in Illinois' 3rd congressional district.

Education[edit]

Elementary and middle school students attend school in Cook County School District 104, which operates Walker Elementary School in Bedford Park.[9] High school students move onto Argo Community High School District 217 in Summit.

The Bedford Park Public Library is in the community.[10]

Parks and recreation[edit]

The Bedford Park District operates public parks in Bedford Park and Bridgeview Gardens.[11]

Business[edit]

The Institute for Food Safety and Health is located in Bedford Park, and is adjacent to the Corn Products International plant. It is affiliated with the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bedford Park village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, Bedford Park, Illinois" (PDF).  (38.2 KiB). U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed 2007-04-03.
  9. ^ Home. Walker Elementary School. Retrieved on January 19, 2017.
  10. ^ Home. Bedford Park Public Library. Retrieved on January 19, 2017.
  11. ^ Home. Bedford Park District. Retrieved on January 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "About". IIT IFSH. Illinois Institute of Technology. Archived from the original on 28 June 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 

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