Franklin Park, Illinois

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Franklin Park, Illinois
The Franklin Park B-12 Tower
The Franklin Park B-12 Tower
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; -87.87333Coordinates: 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 18,333 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 2010 census, Franklin Park has a total area of 4.77 square miles (12.35 km2), all land.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

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 inhabitants per square mile (1,483.9/km2). There were 6,569 housing units at an average density of 1,377.1 per square mile (531.7/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 people of any race were 43.1% of the population.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[5]


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.


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. 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:[7]

High school districts:[7]

Private Catholic schools in nearby River Grove (of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago):[7]

Triton College is the area community college.[7]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e "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. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (DP03): Franklin Park village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  6. ^ "Best Thin Crust Pizza in Chicago". Fox News Chicago. 2005. Archived from the original on 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2009-07-30.
  7. ^ a b c d "Schools." Franklin Park, Illinois. Retrieved on March 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "About". Schiller Park School District 81. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  9. ^ "Five Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic schools will close". Chicago Catholic. 2020-01-22. Retrieved 2020-05-08. - Spanish version

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