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Tinley Park is a village located primarily in Cook County, Illinois, United States with a small portion in Will County. The population was 48,401 at the 2000 census, and 58,322 in the 2007 census. It is one of the fastest growing suburbs south of Chicago. In 2009, Tinley Park was selected by BusinessWeek[2] as the best place to raise a family in America.

 History

Early History

Records show that prior to European settlement, the area was primarily occupied by the Potawatomi tribe.

19th Century

Settlement of the area which now comprises Tinley Park began in the 1820s by emigrants from the Eastern United States. German settlers became predominant in area by the 1840's, and the village was originally established in 1853 as "Bremen". Irish, English, Scottish, Canadian, and other American settlers were also common in the area.[3]

In the late 19th century, railroads expanded rapidly, and the village happened to be located on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad line. The influence of the railroad on Bremen was so great that, in 1890, its name was changed to Tinley Park in honor of the village's first railroad station agent, Samuel Tinley, Sr. Even the village's official incorporation took place at the train depot on June 27, 1892.

20th century

With the railroad came industry and commerce. 1905 saw the Diamond Spiral Washing Machine Company found its first factory in Tinley Park. Local businessmen established an electric utility in 1909. A bottling facility for soda was operated in Tinley Park until the 1950s. Inventor John Rauhoff developed and manufactured a waterproofing additive for cement called Ironite, later used in the construction of the Hoover Dam. In the latter part of the 20th century, Tinley Park was, and remains to be, an area of rapid suburban expansion (Urban sprawl) to the west and south of the original site with over 11,000 housing units constructed between 1970-1994 [4]

Today

After its centennial (1992), Tinley Park from the late 20th century to the present has been focused on renovation of its downtown historic district. The historic district is made up of the village's original 1892 boundaries. In this district, landowners are encouraged to maintain the historic edifices or to create new, historically friendly facades for otherwise non-historic buildings built in the last 30 years.

Downtown renovation projects include the creation of a park in the very center of this historic area, near the Tinley Park Rock Island train station, and the recent "North Street Project," a multimillion dollar project which will raise businesses and dwellings to create an area for more than 100 condominiums, over 40,000 square feet (4,000 m2) of commercial retail space, 10,000 square feet (1,000 m2) of office space, an underground parking facility, and an 11-screen theater which will seat 1,920.

Many arguably historic houses and buildings built before the 1930s, have been or are being lost with the intention to re-invent the 'historic' downtown center of Tinley Park. Buildings raised include; The original Tinley Park one room schoolhouse which has been 're-created' on a site adjacent to Old Zion Church and Tinley Park Historical Society building, Central Jr. High School's former building was demolished to make room for a vacant lot, 1920's and older houses along South Street have been demolished, and recently the Bremen Cash Store (built in the late 1800s) exists only as stacks of bricks on pallets of which it was formerly built. Several houses along north street are also threatened by the aforementioned "North Street Project."

The First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, (formerly named the "The World Music Theatre", also "Tweeter Center") an outdoor venue which seats 28,000, is located in Tinley Park.

Tinley Park was the site of the Tinley Park Lights, an anomalous multiple mass UFO sighting event in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

According to a recently taken special census, Tinley Park's population is now 58,322, eclipsing the population of its neighbor to the west, Orland Park.[5]

Geography

Tinley Park is located at 413426N 874814W / 41.57389N 87.80389W / 41.57389; -87.80389Coordinates: 413426N 874814W / 41.57389N 87.80389W / 41.57389; -87.80389 (41.573800, -87.803891)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 15.0 square miles (38.8 km), of which, 14.9 square miles (38.7 km) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km) of it (0.27%) is water. The village lies on the Tinley Moraine and/or the Valparaiso Moraine.

Demographics

As of the 2000 census[7], there were 48,401 people, 17,478 households, and 12,793 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,236.9 people per square mile (1,250.0/km). There were 18,037 housing units at an average density of 1,206.2/sq mi (465.8/km). The racial makeup of the village was 93.16% White, 1.92% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.13% of the population.

The top five ancestries reported in Tinley Park as of the 2000 census were Irish (25.5%), German (23.1%), Polish (19.7%), Italian (14.3%) and Dutch (5.3%).[8]

There were 17,478 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the affluent village was $61,648, and the median income for a family was $71,858 (these figures had risen to $70,480 and $84,072 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[9]). Males had a median income of $50,595 versus $34,401 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,207. About 1.1% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Tinley Park is divided between three congressional districts. Most of the village, including all the area in Bremen and Rich Townships, is in Illinois' 1st congressional district; the area in Will County is in the 11th district; the area in Orland Township south of 167th Street, as well as most of the area southwest of 163rd Street and Ozark Avenue, is in the 13th district.

Education

Tinley Park includes two public elementary school districts, Kirby School District 140 and Community Consolidated School District 146. The town also includes two parochial Pre-K through 8 elementary schools: St. George, which is Catholic, and Trinity Lutheran, affiliated with the LCMS.

Victor J. Andrew High School (Consolidated High School District 230) and Tinley Park High School (Bremen Community High School District 228) are both secondary schools located in Tinley Park. A small portion of Tinley Park students go to Lincoln-Way North High School. Most residents of Tinley Park are located within the residency boundaries for Moraine Valley Community College; the rest reside in the community college district for South Suburban College. A very small portion of Tinley Park goes to Joliet Junior College.

People from Tinley Park, Illinois

Economic Data for Zip Code 60477

Household Income Graph

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Note: Household Income figures are based on total household income.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Demographics Data for Zip Code 60477

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* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Population Data for Zip Code 60477

  • 38,161
  • 39,894
  • 39,245
  • 2012 Census
  • 2014 Estimated
  • 2019 Projected

Households

  • Total (2010 Census):15,735
  • Estimated (Present):16,054
  • Projected (2019):15,743
  • Household Change (2010-Present) 2.03%
  • Household Change (2010-2017) 0.05%

Notes:

  • Figures in the Population Change graph represent total population for the zip code.
  • Estimated Change 2014 shows the percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2014.
  • Projected Change 2019 shows the projected percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2019.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Public Schools in Zip Code 60477

  • Name
  • District
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • TINLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL
  • BREMEN CHSD 228
  • 9th-12th
  • 6111-175TH ST
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 1,227

  • CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • TINLEY PARK CCSD 146
  • 6th-8th
  • 18146 SOUTH OAK PARK AVE
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 802
  • PRAIRIE VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • KIRBY SD 140
  • 6th-8th
  • 8500 WEST 175TH ST
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 746
  • VIRGIL I GRISSOM MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • KIRBY SD 140
  • 6th-8th
  • 17000 80TH AVE
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 742
  • WALKER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
  • SUMMIT HILL SD 161
  • 5th-6th
  • 19900 SOUTH 80TH AVE
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 836

  • PROJECT CHALLENGE
  • SOUTHWEST COOK COOP SPEC ED
  • -
  • 16531 OAK PARK AVE
  • TINLEY PARK
  • N/A
  • TRANSITION 1 AT SPRING CREEK
  • SOUTHWEST COOK COOP SPEC ED
  • -
  • 18521 SPRING CREEK
  • TINLEY PARK
  • N/A
  • TRANSITION 3 AT INFINITEC
  • SOUTHWEST COOK COOP SPEC ED
  • -
  • 7550 183RD ST
  • TINLEY PARK
  • N/A
  • TRANSITIONS 2 AT MAPLE CREEK
  • SOUTHWEST COOK COOP SPEC ED
  • -
  • 18501 MAPLACEE CREEK
  • TINLEY PARK
  • N/A

  • CHRISTA MCAULIFFE SCHOOL
  • KIRBY SD 140
  • PreK-5th
  • 8944 174TH ST
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 533
  • HELEN B SANDIDGE ELEM SCHOOL
  • TINLEY PARK CCSD 146
  • 1st-5th
  • 16600 SOUTH 66TH AVE
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 424
  • HELEN KELLER ELEM SCHOOL
  • KIRBY SD 140
  • PreK-5th
  • 7846 163RD ST
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 405
  • JOHN A BANNES ELEM SCHOOL
  • KIRBY SD 140
  • PreK-5th
  • 16835 ODELL AVE
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 467
  • KIMBERLY HEIGHTS ELEM SCHOOL
  • ARBOR PARK SD 145
  • PreK-K
  • 6141 KIMBERLY DR
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 250
  • MEMORIAL ELEM SCHOOL
  • TINLEY PARK CCSD 146
  • PreK-5th
  • 6701 179TH ST
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 436
  • MILLENNIUM ELEM SCHOOL
  • KIRBY SD 140
  • PreK-5th
  • 17830 SOUTH 84TH AVE
  • TINLEY PARK
  • 646

Private Schools in Zip Code 60477

  • Name
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • CHRISTIAN HILLS CHURCH SCHOOL
  • PreK-8th
  • 9001 W 159th St.
  • Orland Hills
  • 221
  • ANTICO ACADEMY
  • PreK-K
  • 7012 W 171St. St.
  • Tinley Park
  • 10
  • BOBBIE NOONANS CHILD CARE
  • PreK-K
  • 17051 SOUTH GRISSOM DR
  • Tinley Park
  • 99
  • HOPE MONTESSORI INC
  • PreK-K
  • Tinley Park
  • 16
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER
  • PreK-K
  • 6775 WEST 174TH STREET
  • Tinley Park
  • 41
  • ORCHARD HILL SCHOOL
  • PreK-8th
  • 16800 Kilpatrick Ave
  • Tinley Park
  • 142
  • SOUTHWEST CHRIST SCH-TINLEY PK
  • K-8th
  • 17171 S 84th Ave
  • Tinley Park
  • 463
  • ST. GEORGE SCHOOL
  • K-8th
  • 6700 176th St.
  • Tinley Park
  • 569
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL
  • PreK-8th
  • 6850 159th St.
  • Tinley Park
  • 314
  • ZION LUTHERAN EARLY CHC
  • PreK-K
  • Tinley Park
  • 102
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Schools listed are those in the Zip Code of the listing, but may not serve this address.
School Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
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