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PARK RIDGE PROFILE
Population: 37,480 (2010 Census)
Size: 7.1 square miles
Residential land: 48%
Commercial: 5%
Public, institutional, park, open spaces: 24%
Transportation & utilities: 23%
Location: Adjacent to the City of Chicago; 14 miles northwest of downtown Chicago;
2 miles east of O’Hare International Airport
Government: Mayor/city manager/city council; 1 alderman elected from each of 7 wards

PARK RIDGE DEMOGRAPHICS
Median household income: $97,583
Median age: 44.7
Median home value: $423,797
Number of housing units: 15,030
Owner occupied: 82%
Average household size: 2.6 persons
Housing stock: Single-family detached,
77; Multi-family & townhomes, 23%

CITY PARTICULARS
Area code: 847 and 224; Zip code: 60068

Transportation: Metra Commuter Train Stations, Uptown, Dee Road; Metra buses, 209,
241, 290, 68; CTA Rapid Transit; Park Ridge Taxi; Kennedy Expressway; Tri-State Tollway;
Pink Taxi; Uber; Lyft

Largest employers: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Children’s Hospital,
School District 207, School District 64, City of Park Ridge, Park Ridge Public Library

Employment: 1,752 businesses located in Park Ridge with 18,563 employees and an
unemployment rate of 8.2% August 2011

Main shopping areas: Uptown; Summit Mall, South Park, Village Green; Crossroads

Local newspapers: Park Ridge Herald-Advocate (Pioneer Press), Park Ridge Journal
(Journal & Topics)

School districts: Oakton Community College District 535; Maine Township
High School District 207; Elementary Consolidated School District 63 & 64; various
parochial/private schools

OTHER GOVERNMENTAL UNITS
Township governments: Leyden, Maine, Norwood Park District: Park Ridge Park District

GOVERNOR HOME TOWN AWARDS
2011: Kalo Foundation
2001: Brickton Art Center
1998: Park Ridge Civic Orchestra
1997: Park Ridge Center of Concern
1992: Park Ridge Economic Development Corporation