Franklin Park, Illinois

Coordinates: 41°56′2″N 87°52′24″W / 41.93389°N 87.87333°W / 41.93389; -87.87333
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Franklin Park
The Franklin Park B-12 Tower
The Franklin Park B-12 Tower
Flag of Franklin Park
Franklin Park Logo
Location of Franklin Park in Cook County, Illinois
Location of Franklin Park in Cook County, Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°56′2″N 87°52′24″W / 41.93389°N 87.87333°W / 41.93389; -87.87333
Country United States
 • TypeTrustee-village
 • PresidentBarrett F. Pedersen
 • Total4.77 sq mi (12.36 km2)
 • Land4.77 sq mi (12.36 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0%
 • Total18,467
 • Density3,868.24/sq mi (1,493.51/km2)
 Down 5.67%% from 2000
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income$20,925
 • Median home value$228,300
ZIP code(s)
60131, 60132
Area code(s)847/224
FIPS code17-27702
Demographics (2010)[2]
Demographic Proportion
White 74.7%
Black 1.3%
Asian 3.1%
Islander 0.02%
Native 0.4%
Other 20.5%
(any race)

Franklin Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 18,467 at the 2020 census, up from 18,333 at the 2010 census.[2] It was named for real estate broker Lesser Franklin who bought acres of the area when it was a majority of farming fields.


According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Franklin Park has a total area of 4.77 square miles (12.35 km2), all land.[3]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the 2020 census[5] there were 18,467 people, 5,747 households, and 4,165 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,868.24 inhabitants per square mile (1,493.54/km2). There were 6,604 housing units at an average density of 1,383.33 per square mile (534.11/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 48.15% White, 1.68% African American, 2.04% Native American, 3.95% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 26.00% from other races, and 18.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52.16% of the population.

There were 5,747 households, out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.82% were married couples living together, 19.89% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.53% were non-families. 23.98% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.67 and the average family size was 3.09.

The village's age distribution consisted of 22.0% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 27% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $67,755, and the median income for a family was $82,361. Males had a median income of $44,973 versus $30,943 for females. The per capita income for the village was $26,547. About 11.7% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.


Franklin Park Metra station for the Milwaukee District West Line

Franklin Park has three Metra stations: Belmont Avenue on Metra's North Central Service, which provides daily rail service between Antioch, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station); Franklin Park and Mannheim on the Milwaukee District West Line which connects Chicago to Elgin, Illinois. Franklin Park is in the close proximity of O'Hare International Airport; airplanes can be seen taking off and descending over the village. The village is served by three railroads: Canadian Pacific Kansas City Limited (formerly Milwaukee Road and Canadian Pacific), Canadian National Railway (formerly Wisconsin Central), and the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad.

Pace provides bus service on multiple routes connecting Franklin Park to destinations across the region.[6]


Grand Stand Pizza on Grand Ave.

Franklin Park is home to Grand Stand Pizza, in 2005 voted Best Thin Crust in Chicago by Fox News Chicago,[7] A.M. Castle & Co, R&M Trucking Co. Aerospace Manufacturer, Chucking Machine Products, Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium, Precision Steel Warehouse, Inc., and Ex-Cell Kaiser, manufacturers of waste and recycling products.

It was also home to Midway Manufacturing before the company relocated in 1991.


Elementary school districts:[8]

High school districts:[8]

Private Catholic schools in nearby River Grove (of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago):[8]

Triton College is the area community college.[8]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Franklin Park village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  3. ^ "Gazetteer Files". Retrieved June 29, 2022.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  6. ^ "RTA System Map" (PDF). Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  7. ^ "Best Thin Crust Pizza in Chicago". Fox News Chicago. 2005. Archived from the original on February 2, 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
  8. ^ a b c d "Schools." Franklin Park, Illinois. Retrieved on March 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "About". Schiller Park School District 81. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  10. ^ "Five Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools will close". Chicago Catholic. January 22, 2020. Retrieved May 8, 2020. - Spanish version

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