Richton Park, IL Population

Population: 12,533. Estimated population in July 2020: 12,998 (+3.7% change)
Males: 5,747 (45.9%), Females: 6,786 (54.1%)

Cook County

Zip code: 60471

Median resident age: 33.3 years
Median household income: $48,299
Median house value: $125,700

Races in Richton Park:

  • Black (59.1%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (33.8%)
  • Hispanic (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (10.5%), Irish (7.6%), Polish (4.8%), English (4.7%), Italian (3.3%), United States (1.3%).

Elevation: 710 feet

Land area: 3.4 square miles

Map of Richton Park, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Richton Park

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 40.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Richton Park village

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

4.6% Foreign born (1.9% Asia, 1.1% Latin America, 0.8% Europe, 0.6% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,025 (+19.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Richton Park:

  • ST JAMES HOSP & HLTH CTR-OLYMPIA FLDS (about 4 miles; OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; HAZEL CREST, IL)
  • TINLEY PK MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 9 miles; TINLEY PARK, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Richton Park:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 21 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 24 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 36 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Richton Park:

  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 7 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; Abbreviation: TF8)
  • FRANKFORT (about 8 miles; FRANKFORT, IL; Abbreviation: C18)
  • SANGER (about 9 miles; MONEE, IL; Abbreviation: C56)

Amtrak stations near Richton Park:

  • 7 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Richton Park:

  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 3 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,191)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,523)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 12 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,599)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,004)
  • MORAINE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; PALOS HILLS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,610)

Public high school in Richton Park:

  • RICH SOUTH CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,066; Location: 5000 SAUK TRL; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Richton Park:

  • NEIL ARMSTRONG ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 511; Location: 5030 IMPERIAL DR; Grades: PK – 08)
  • SAUK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 400; Location: 4435 S CHURCHILL DR; Grades: 03 – 05)

Private primary/middle school in Richton Park:

  • SOUTH SUBURBAN S D A SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 22700 RICHTON SQUARE RD; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Richton Park:

  • RICHTON PARK P.L.D. (Operating income: $703,259; Location: 4045 SAUK TRAIL; 35,477 books; 3,087 audio materials; 1,169 video materials; 178 serial subscriptions)

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