Orland Hills, Illinois

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Orland Hills, Illinois
Westhaven, Illinois
The Village of Orland Hills
"The best kept secret in the southwest"
Location of Orland Hills in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Orland Hills in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°35′19″N 87°50′27″W / 41.58861°N 87.84083°W / 41.58861; -87.84083Coordinates: 41°35′19″N 87°50′27″W / 41.58861°N 87.84083°W / 41.58861; -87.84083
Country United States
IncorporatedJune 30, 1961
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorKyle R. Hastings
 • Total1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Land1.15 sq mi (2.96 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)  0.87%
 • Total6,893
 • Density6,020.09/sq mi (2,324.97/km2)
 Up 5.46% from 2000
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income$28,411
 • Median home value$240,800
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)708
FIPS code17-56627

Orland Hills (formerly Westhaven) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 6,893.[2]


Orland Hills is located at between Orland Park and Tinley Park. Orland Hills has two lakes: Lake Ashbourne and Lake Lorin. It is also home to Kelly Park. According to the 2010 census, Orland Hills has a total area of 1.148 square miles (2.97 km2), of which 1.14 square miles (2.95 km2) (or 99.3%) is land and 0.008 square miles (0.02 km2) (or 0.7%) is water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2010[5] 2020[6]

2020 census[edit]

Orland Hills village, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[5] Pop 2020[6] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 5,353 4,897 74.88% 71.04%
Black or African American alone (NH) 538 604 7.53% 8.76%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 9 4 0.13% 0.06%
Asian alone (NH) 343 336 4.80% 4.87%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 3 0 0.04% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 14 15 0.20% 0.22%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 90 183 1.26% 2.65%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 799 854 11.18% 12.39%
Total 7,149 6,893 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

2000 Census[edit]

As of the 2000 census,[7] there were 6,779 people, 2,153 households, and 1,767 families living in the village. As of 2012, there is 7,206 residents. The population density was 6,217.2 inhabitants per square mile (2,400.5/km2). There were 2,182 housing units at an average density of 2,001.2 per square mile (772.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 86.71% White, 5.10% African American, 0.25% Native American, 3.32% Asian, 1.73% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.03% of the population, including 5.0% of Mexican descent.

The top five non-African, non-Hispanic ancestries reported in Orland Hills as of the 2000 census were Irish (22.9%), German (21.9%), Polish (21.7%), Italian (13.4%) and Czech (3.8%).[8]

There were 2,153 households, out of which 53.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.51.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 34.1% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 35.7% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 4.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $61,884, and the median income for a family was $65,191. Males had a median income of $47,074 versus $33,477 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,415. About 4.3% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


As of 2023, Orland Hills is apart of Illinois' 6th Congressional District which is represented by democrat Sean Casten. Orland Hills has a village board with a mayor. The current mayor of Orland Hills is Kyle R. Hastings, Sr. Hastings has been the mayor of Orland Hills since 1993.[9]

It is widely viewed that the Hastings family has a south suburban political dynasty with Hastings Sr as the mayor of Orland Hills, one son, Kyle Hastings II, is a trustee on the village board of Orland Hills. Hastings II is also widely viewed as the most likely successor to his father for the mayoral seat. Michael Hastings is a state senator from Illinois' 19th state senate district, who also briefly ran for the Illinois Secretary of State position in the 2022 elections, he later dropped out of the election. The Hastings family also has a daughter who sits of the board of Moraine Valley Community College, Kimberly Hastings. The family is also connected to numerous other political figures in the south suburbs.

As of 2023, Orland Hills will be represented by Tim Ozinga, a republican in the Illinois House of Representatives. Orland Hills is a part of the 37th legislative district.


A majority of students from Orland Hills attend Victor J. Andrew High School (residents who live south of Meadowview Ave, while the rest attend Carl Sandburg High School (residents who live north of Meadowview Ave).

There are two elementary school districts that serve Orland Hills: Kirby School District 140 and the Orland School District 135.

Orland Hills is also home to Cardinal Joseph Bernadine Catholic School, or CJB for short. The school is run by the Archdioceses of Chicago.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "Orland Hills village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  3. ^ |url=http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/G001/1600000US1756627 |title=G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1 |access-date=2015-12-25 |publisher=United States Census Bureau |archive-url=https://archive.today/20200213052852/http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/G001/1600000US1756627 |archive-date=2020-02-13 |url-status=dead }}
  4. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  5. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Orland Hills village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  6. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Orland Hills village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, Orland Hills, Illinois" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2007-07-11. (38.9 KiB). U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed 2007-07-11.
  9. ^ "Historical Information". Village of Orland Hills. Retrieved August 16, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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