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Park Ridge

City of Park Ridge

  •   State: 
    Cook County
    Park Ridge
      County FIPS: 
    42°0′43″N 87°50′30″W
      Area total: 
    7.13 sq mi (18.48 km²)
      Area land: 
    7.09 sq mi (18.36 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.05 sq mi (0.12 km²)
    1873; Incorporated 1873
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    5,594.81 residents per square mile of area (2,160.32/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Park Ridge is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, and a Chicago suburb. Per the 2020 census, the population was 39,656. The soil is abundant with clay deposits, which made it a brick-making center for the developing city of Chicago. Park Ridge was originally called Pennyville to honor George Penny, the businessman who owned the local brickyard along with Robert Meacham. Later it was named Brickton. In 2016, graduate of the first class of Park Ridge's Maine Township High School South (1965) former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, campaigned as the Democratic candidate for President of the United States. The area was inhabited by the Potawatomie until they were removed in 1833. In the early 1830s, the first settlers arrived from New England and New York. In 1854 George Penny established a brickworks in the area. In 1910 Park Ridge had a population of 2,009. By 1970 the population had risen to 42,466. According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Park Ridge has a total area of 7.14 square miles (18.49 km²) (or 99.34%) is land and 0.05 sq miles (0.13 km²), (or 0.66%) is water. The city's age distribution consisted of 23.5% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 20.5%. from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older.


The area of Park Ridge was inhabited by the Potawatomie until they were removed in 1833. In 1854 George Penny established a brickworks in the area. In 1910 Park Ridge had a population of 2,009. By 1970 the population had risen to 42,466. In 2016 former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, campaigned as the Democratic candidate for President of the U.S. The area was a convenient portage between the Des Plaines and Chicago rivers for the French explorers and in the early 1830s, the first settlers arrived from New England and New York. In 1960 the population was 32,625, with 99.9% of the population white. There were five African-Americans and 31 people classed other than black or white. In 2016, graduate of the first class of Parkridge's Maine Township High School South (1965) former First lady Hillary RodhamClinton, campaigned for President. The population was 10,417 in 1930, 16,602 in 1950, and 32,000 in 1960. In 1970, the population of the area was 42,467. The area is located in the Chicago suburb of Lake County. The population of Lakewood, Illinois, is in the Lake County suburb of Mount Prospect, and in Lake County, Illinois is the city of Mount Vernon, the county seat of the Cook County, and the town of LaSalle, Illinois. It is located on the Chicago River. The town of Lake Ridge, Illinois was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1856.


According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Park Ridge has a total area of 7.14 square miles (18.49 km²) Of this, 99.34% is land and 0.05% is water. Park Ridge is located on the U.S. Interstate 90, just south of Interstate 90. The town has a population of 2,856. It is located at an elevation of 1,854.5 feet (457.7 meters) The town is located near the U S. Interstate 9, just north of the town of I-90. It has a elevation of 3,857.5 ft (1,858.5 meters) according to the 2011 census. The city's population is 2,764.5 people (1.8% of the city's total population). The town's population was 2,638 in the 2010 Census. The population of Park Ridge in the 2000 Census was 1,732. It had a growth rate of 1.7% in the 1990s, and 1.9% in 2000. The 2010 Census recorded a growth of 0.2% in Park Ridge's population, to 2,038.7 people (0.9%) in the decade from 2000 to 2010. The 2011 census recorded a population growth of 2.7%. The 2010 census reported a population increase of 1%. The 2011 Census reported a decrease in population by 0.3%.


Park Ridge falls under the USDA 5b Plant Hardiness zone. The area is in the 5b plant hardiness zone, which means it has a low risk of disease. It is located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 5th Army District, which is part of the Army National Guard. Park Ridge is located near the base of the Appalachian Mountains, which are in the 7th Army Ranger Training Area. It has a high risk of moldy mildew and mildew-caused disease, such as droughts, in the spring and summer. It also has a moderate to high chance of drought in the fall and winter, and a high probability of high winds in the summer and early spring. It's in the USDA's 5B Plant Hardier zone, meaning it is a high-risk area for disease-causing plants and insects, and has a higher risk of dry weather in the winter and early summer. The park is also in the 4th Army Rangers' Plant Hardiest Zone, which has a lower risk of droughty summers and early springs. It was established in the 1950s and is home to the Army's 7th Ranger Training area. It lies in the Army Corps' 5bplant hardier zone. In the spring, the area is considered to have a low-risk spring and early-summer growing season, and the summer months are dry and wetter. The spring and autumn months are the most productive.


As of the 2020 census, there were 39,656 people, 14,384 households, and 10,323 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 86.10% White, 4.87% Asian, 0.53% African American,0.16% Native American, 1.01% Pacific Islander, and 6.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.20% of the population. The city's age distribution consisted of 23.5% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 20.5 per cent from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.3 per cent who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in theCity was $113,809, and the median incomes for a family was $145,995. About 2.4% of families and 3.9 per cent of the town's population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and. 3.8% ofThose age 65 or over. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 2.56. There were 15,366 housing units at an average density of 2,153.61 per square mile (831.51/km²), with the city having a population of 39.6 million people. The per capita income for the City was $58,978.


Park Ridge is served by the Park Ridge-Niles School District 64. Area middle schools include Lincoln Middle School and Emerson Middle School in Niles. At one point there were nine public K6 elementary schools: Oakton, Madison, Edison, Merrill, Carpenter, Field, Franklin, Roosevelt, and Washington. Actor Harrison Ford, known for his roles in the Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and Blade Runner movies, went to Maine East High School. Park Ridge is home to three American Youth Football National Champions (2006, 2007, 2009) and one American Youth Cheerleading National Champion (2007) The Maine South Hawks football team were State Champions in 1995, 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016, and Runners-up in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2021. The Park Ridge Falcons are the 2002 Pop Warner Football Tomlin Division Pee Wee National Champions. The town is a part of the Oakton Community College district. It is also home to a number of high schools, including Maine Township High School District 207, which includes Maine South and Maine East. Since 2007, WMTH Radio can be heard live on any of the district high school homepage. It also shares student-run radio and television stations operating with the call letters WMTH-FM (W Maine township High) The town's high school football team is the Maine South Falcons, who won the state championship in 1995 and were runners-up again in 2000, 2003, and 2010. The high school's cheerleading team won the national championship in 2007.


According to Park Ridge's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city were: McDonald's, McDonald's Corp. and McDonald's Inc. The city's unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2020. The unemployment rate for Park Ridge was 3 percent. In the first three months of the year, Park Ridge had a unemployment rate of 3.8 percent. The rate for the second quarter was 4.1 percent. Park Ridge has a population of 1,816. The economy is the city's largest industry. The top employers are McDonald's and McDonald’s Corp. The number of jobs created in Park Ridge in the past year was 1,715. The percentage of job growth in the last three months was 1.9 percent, according to the report. The U.S. unemployment rate has been 3.6 percent for the past three months. The state unemployment rate is 3.4 percent, and the city has a job growth rate of 1.7 per cent. The highest unemployment rate in the state was in the fourth quarter of 2013. The fourth quarter was the third quarter of 2012, with 1.8 per cent, the report says. The recession has been the worst for the city since the late 1990s and early 2000s. In 2012, the city had a jobless rate of 4.2 percent, the lowest since the mid-'00s. The lowest rate was 5.2 per cent in the third quarters.

Sister city

Park Ridge has one sister city: Kinver, Staffordshire, England. Park Ridge also has a sister city in Dorset, England, and one in Somerset, England and one elsewhere in the UK. The city of Park Ridge is located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. The sister city is Park Ridge, West Virginia, which is in the state of Wyoming. The town has a population of 2,000, with a population growth rate of 1.6 per cent over the past five years. It has a total of seven sister cities, including one in England. It also has one brother city in Wales, with the city of Dorset. It is also sister city to Dorset and Somerset in England, with one in Wales and two in the United States. The village of Kinver is in Staffordshire and the town of Dore, in the county of Somerset, is in West Yorkshire. It was founded in 1881. It's located in Stafford County and has a history of being part of the Staffordshire League of Social Clubs and the Dorset County Council. It had a town hall in the 19th century, and is now called Kinver Town. It dates back to the 13th century. The name Kinver means 'Kinver, or Kinver' in English, and means 'the village of the same name' or 'Kin ver' in the local dialect. It became Park Ridge in the 18th century and was known as Kinver in the early 19th Century.


Park Ridge's most recognizable landmark is the Pickwick Theatre, an Art Deco building dating back to 1928. In 1975, the theater was named to the National Register of Historic Places. The main auditorium can seat up to 1,400 people. The Pickwick's facade was one of many used as the backdrop for the opening credits of Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert's At the Movies. Up until 2017, it also had a restaurant next door. The Park Ridge Public Library is located in the city's historic district. The library is open seven days a week and is free to the public. It has a collection of 100 year-old homes and buildings that are 100 years old or older. It is also home to the Park Ridge Historic Preservation Commission's Historic Landmarks and 100 Year-Old Homes programs. The public library is also the home of the City of Park Ridge's Public Library, which is open six days per week and costs $2.50 to $3.50. It also has a private library, which costs $1.75 to $5.50 per year. The city's public library also has its own museum, which was built in the early 1900s and is open until the end of the 20th century. The museum's collection includes more than 1,000 pieces of art, many of which were created by local artists. The town's main library is on the second floor of a building that dates back to the early 1800s. It was built as a public library.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois = 6.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 31. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Park Ridge = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 39,656 individuals with a median age of 44.8 age the population dropped by -6.20% in Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 5,594.81 residents per square mile of area (2,160.32/km²). There are average 2.61 people per household in the 13,350 households with an average household income of $83,470 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.80% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.46%. The number of physicians in Park Ridge per 100,000 population = 255.4.


The annual rainfall in Park Ridge = 32 inches and the annual snowfall = 23.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 126. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 190. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 12 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 46, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 83.20%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 51 years with median home cost = $323,930 and home appreciation of -22.00%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.10 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $7,772 per student. There are 15.2 students for each teacher in the school, 842 students for each Librarian and 355 students for each Counselor. 6.03% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 27.96% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 18.19% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Park Ridge's population in Cook County, Illinois of 1,340 residents in 1900 has increased 29,59-fold to 39,656 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.34% female residents and 47.66% male residents live in Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois are married and the remaining 36.42% are single population.

  • 29.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Park Ridge require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.69% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.19% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 10.04% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.06% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois, 83.20% are owner-occupied homes, another 12.26% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.54% are vacant.

  • The 56.06% of the population in Park Ridge, Cook County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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