Franklin Park, Illinois

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Franklin Park, Illinois
Village
The Franklin Park B-12 Tower
The Franklin Park B-12 Tower
FranklinPark is located in Illinois
FranklinPark
Franklin
Park
Coordinates: 41°56′2″N 87°52′24″W / 41.93389°N 87.87333°W / 41.93389; -87.87333Coordinates: 41°56′2″N 87°52′24″W / 41.93389°N 87.87333°W / 41.93389; -87.87333
Country  United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Leyden
Incorporated 1892
Government
 • Type Trustee-village
 • President Barrett F. Pedersen
Area
 • Total 4.77 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Land 4.77 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)  0%
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,333
 • Density 3,843.4/sq mi (1,483.9/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
Geocode 27702
Website vofp.com
Demographics (2010)[1]
White Black Asian
74.7% 1.3% 3.1%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.02% 0.4% 20.5% 43.1%

Franklin Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 18,333 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Franklin Park is located at 41°56′2″N 87°52′24″W / 41.93389°N 87.87333°W / 41.93389; -87.87333 (41.933780, -87.873462).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 4.77 square miles (12.4 km2), all land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 18,333 people, 6,178 households, and 4,486 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,843.4 people per square mile (1,483.9/km²). There were 6,569 housing units at an average density of 1,377.1 per square mile (529.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 74.7% White, 1.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 18.0% some other race, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.1% of the population.[1]

There were 6,178 households, out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were headed by married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96, and the average family size was 3.51.[1]

In the village the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.6 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.[1]

For the period 2007-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the village was $55,500, and the median income for a family was $62,232. Male full-time workers had a median income of $44,502 versus $31,186 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,925. About 11.2% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.[4]

History[edit]

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Transportation[edit]

Franklin Park Metra station for the Milwaukee District 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.

Businesses[edit]

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,[6] A.M. Castle & Co, R&M Trucking Co.

Schools[edit]

  • Middle schools
    • Hester Jr. High School
  • Elementary schools
    • Passow Elementary School
    • Pietrini Elementary School
    • North Elementary School
    • East Early Childhood Center

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

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