Rich Township, Cook County, Illinois

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Rich Township
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Cook County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°30′45″N 87°43′56″W / 41.51250°N 87.73222°W / 41.51250; -87.73222Coordinates: 41°30′45″N 87°43′56″W / 41.51250°N 87.73222°W / 41.51250; -87.73222
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.59 sq mi (94.78 km2)
 • Land36.36 sq mi (94.17 km2)
 • Water0.24 sq mi (0.61 km2)  0.64%
709 ft (216 m)
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,110/sq mi (814.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60422, 60423, 60429, 60430, 60443, 60461, 60466, 60471, 60477, 60478
FIPS code17-031-63498

Rich Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 76,727.[2]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Rich Township covers an area of 36.59 square miles (94.8 km2); of this, 36.36 square miles (94.2 km2) (99.36 percent) is land and 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) (0.64 percent) is water.

Cities, towns, villages[edit]

Adjacent townships[edit]


The township contains these eight cemeteries: Coopers Grove, Elliott Family, Lutheran, New German Evangelical Zion, Saint Anne, Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran, Saint Pauls Evangelical Reform and Zion Evangelical Lutheran.

Major highways[edit]

Airports and landing strips[edit]

  • Olympia Fields Osteopathic Medical Center Heliport
  • Prosperi Airport (historical)


  • Augustinian Seminary
  • South Green Belt Forest Preserve (vast majority)


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201676,470[1]
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Political districts[edit]


Rich Township High School District 227 serves high school students.


  • "Rich Township, Cook County, Illinois". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
  • United States Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles
  • United States National Atlas
  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Rich township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.

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