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Population in 2012: 25,527 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +10.2%
 

Males: 13,103  (51.3%)
Females: 12,424  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  30.9 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60160.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,668 (it was $40,689 in 2000)
Melrose Park:

$42,668
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,075

Melrose Park village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $182,806 (it was $155,200 in 2000)
Melrose Park:

$182,806
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $212,535; Detached houses: $236,896; Townhouses or other attached units: $175,600; In 2-unit structures: $242,852; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $289,639; Mobile homes: $47,398

Median gross rent in 2012: $862.

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  • Hispanic - 17,958 (71.1%)
  • White alone - 5,487 (21.7%)
  • Black alone - 1,456 (5.8%)
  • Asian alone - 273 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 51 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.03%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Melrose Park: 105.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (16.0%), German (3.8%), Polish (3.0%), Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/21/1894

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 4.24 square miles.

Population density: 6,021 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

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For population 25 years and over in Melrose Park:

  • High school or higher: 67.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Melrose Park village:

  • Never married: 36.6%
  • Now married: 47.2%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

9,687 residents are foreign born

This village:  38.4%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Melrose Park, Illinois as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Melrose Park to the number of sex offenders is 1,064 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,369 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,496 (2.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Oak Park, IL (3.7 miles , pop. 52,524).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (10.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Stone Park, IL (1.1 miles ), Bellwood, IL (1.2 miles ), Maywood, IL (1.2 miles ), River Grove, IL (1.4 miles ), River Forest, IL (1.5 miles ), Northlake, IL (1.5 miles ), Franklin Park, IL (1.6 miles ), Hillside, IL (1.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $205,000
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $255,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $85,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.90 N, Longitude: 87.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,861 (+39.1%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 2,856 (26.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

Melrose Park household income distribution Melrose Park home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Melrose Park by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0600010201012
per 100,000 0.025.90.00.00.04.40.09.00.04.60.03.97.8
Rapes 046613514510109
per 100,000 0.017.325.926.14.313.222.24.518.222.946.739.235.2
Robberies 17161818138451320322618
per 100,000 73.469.177.778.256.435.217.822.559.091.5149.5102.070.5
Assaults 192399737191721151629
per 100,000 82.099.338.839.130.413.231.185.477.296.170.162.8113.6
Burglaries 161411118692952105939893
per 100,000 69.160.447.547.834.726.440.0130.3236.1480.5434.5384.5364.2
Thefts 849922808808685563627658462487439384327
per 100,000 3664.13979.13487.13508.62970.92476.52785.22957.32097.82228.52050.91506.71280.5
Auto thefts 1981931571571291321001149388779780
per 100,000 854.5832.9677.6681.7559.5580.6444.2512.4422.3402.7359.7380.6313.3
Arson 1111101213251
per 100,000 4.34.34.34.34.30.04.49.04.513.79.319.63.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 250.9326.7241.8243.2187.0174.8174.0207.7176.7222.6230.7194.4184.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Melrose Park detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 84 (74 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Illinois average:

2.76

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Melrose Park, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.6%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,273 (+10.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Melrose Park-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 115% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.1 miles away from the Melrose Park village center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.2 miles away from the village center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Melrose Park-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from Melrose Park center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Corey Maggette - NBA player (Los Angeles Clippers, born: Nov 12, 1979), Dennis Grimaldi - Stage and television Producer, Joseph Aiuppa - Mobster, Mark Lamos - Theatre director, Michael Finley - NBA player (San Antonio Spurs, born: Mar 6, 1973), Angelo Prisco - Mobster, Britt Davis - Football player, Carol Lawrence - Actress, Claire Schillace - Baseball player, Ed O'Bradovich - Football player.

Main business address for: MIDWEST BANC HOLDINGS INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), ALBERTO CULVER CO (RETAIL-RETAIL STORES, NEC).


Hospitals/medical centers in Melrose Park:

  • FMC - NEOMEDICA - MELROSE PARK (Dialysis Facility, 1111 SUPERIOR ST STE 204)
  • FMCNA - NORTH AVENUE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 911 W. NORTH AVENUE)
  • GOTTLIEB HOME HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 701 WEST NORTH AVENUE)
  • HANDS AND HEART HOME HEALTH, INC (Home Health Center, 153 1/2 N BROADWAY AVENUE)
  • SPRING MEADOWS HOME HEALTH CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, 1835 BROADWAY ST, SUITE 208)
  • LOYOLA GOTTLIEB MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 701 WEST NORTH AVE)
  • WESTLAKE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 1225 LAKE ST)
  • VILLA SCALABRINI (Nursing Home, 480 N WOLF RD)

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Heliports located in Melrose Park:


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Amtrak stations near Melrose Park:

  • 6 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 12 miles: CHICAGO (225 S. CANAL ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Melrose Park:

  • Lincoln College of Technology (Full-time enrollment: 1,670; Location: 8317 W North Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolncollegeoftechnology.com)

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

  • Triton College (about 2 miles; River Grove, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,960)
  • Dominican University (about 2 miles; River Forest, IL; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Elmhurst College (about 5 miles; Elmhurst, IL; FT enrollment: 2,875)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College (about 6 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,343)
  • Midwestern University (about 9 miles; Downers Grove, IL; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • DeVry University-Illinois (about 10 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 9,375)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (about 10 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 5,777)

Private high school in Melrose Park:

  • WALTHER LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 409; Location: 900 CHICAGO AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Melrose Park:

Private elementary/middle schools in Melrose Park:

  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 214; Location: 1025 W LAKE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 211; Location: 1025 W LAKE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • H MCNELTY SCHOOL OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (Students: 191; Location: 2100 MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: 815 N 16TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRACE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 1112 N 9TH AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Melrose Park, map of school districts

Library in Melrose Park:

  • MELROSE PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $875,284; Location: 801 NORTH BROADWAY STREET; 58,295 books; 2,520 audio materials; 1,703 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 99 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Melrose Park: Maywood Park Racetrack (A), Melrose Park Fire Department Station 2 (B), Melrose Park Fire Department Station 3 (C), Village Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Winston Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Melrose Park include: Saint Paul Lutheran Church (A), Christ Lutheran Church (B), Christian Assembly Church (C), Community Gospel Church (D), Cosmopolitan United Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Iglesia Evangelica de Melrose (G), Melrose Park Bible Church (H), Melrose Park Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Melrose Park include: Kiddieland Park (1), Eisenhower Park (2), Bulger Park (3), Bataan Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fitzpatrick Online University (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4612 West Lake Street), Allied Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1985 Anson Drive).

Hotels: Days Inn Melrose Park (1900 North Mannheim Road), Amerihost Management Inc (1900 North Mannheim Road), Garden Inn Suites (2623 North Mannheim Road), Econo Lodge O'Hare Airport (2080 North Mannheim Road).

 
Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.8. This is about average.
City:

34.8
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0147. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0147
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.255. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.255
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.04
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 16.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.3
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 20.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.9
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.1%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.9% for other race residents, 8.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  3.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  71.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Melrose Park, IL

People in group quarters in Melrose Park in 2010:

  • 30 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
27 people in religious group quarters in 2000
6 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Melrose Park compared to Illinois state average:

Melrose Park, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with most branches in Melrose Park (2011 data):

  • TCF National Bank: Melrose Park Jewel Branch #2213 at 800 West North Avenue, branch established on 1996/07/18; Melrose Park Branch #7100 at 1440 West North Avenue, branch established on 1993/11/08. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Guaranty Bank: 2525 W North Ave Melrose Park Branch at 2525 W North Ave, branch established on 2006/10/11. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,179.1 mil, Deposits: $1,102.7 mil, headquarters in Milwaukee, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 166 total offices
  • Pan American Bank: Melrose Park Branch at 1440 W North Ave, branch established on 2009/08/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $235.4 mil, Deposits: $219.1 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: American Bancorp Of Illinois, Inc.
  • First American Bank: Melrose Park Branch at 2001 North Manheim Road, branch established on 1988/12/03. Info updated 2010/01/19: Bank assets: $2,710.6 mil, Deposits: $2,213.4 mil, headquarters in Elk Grove Village, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 50 total offices, Holding Company: First American Bank Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Melrose Park Branch at 1 Winston Plaza, branch established on 2011/02/28. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Melrose Park Branch at 1718 Lake Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank: Melrose Park Branch at 2501 W. North Avenue, branch established on 2007/03/26. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Firstmerit Bank, National Association: Melrose Park Branch at 501 West North Avenue, branch established on 1978/08/21. Info updated 2010/05/17: Bank assets: $14,420.6 mil, Deposits: $11,497.6 mil, headquarters in Akron, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 213 total offices, Holding Company: Firstmerit Corporation
  • Banco Popular North America: Lake Street Branch at 1600 West Lake Street, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/27: Bank assets: $8,605.3 mil, Deposits: $6,167.7 mil, headquarters in New York, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 97 total offices, Holding Company: Popular, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Melrose Park, Illinois:

  • Kitchenette Motel O'hare, 2301 N Mannheim Rd, Melrose Park, IL 60160 , Phone: (708) 455-0100
  • Leyden Motel, 1445 W North Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160 , Phone: (708) 681-1600
  • Travelodge O'hare, 1900 N Mannheim Rd, Melrose Park, IL 60160 , Phone: (708) 681-3100, Fax: (708) 681-1362
  • Country Club Motel, 8303 W North Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160 , Phone: (708) 345-8300
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Melrose Park, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Melrose Park travel time to work - commute


Melrose Park mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Melrose Park village (based on Cook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.63%
Here57.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents69.3%7.6%3.1%2.1%2.0%
Congregations15.8%5.0%2.0%5.8%6.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.0%1.7%1.4%1.2%9.6%
Congregations6.4%4.7%6.1%4.3%43.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
Here:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 490
Cook County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 806
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3,516
Cook County:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cook County:

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.5%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$7,166$85,9920$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$3,500
Judicial and Legal 1$2,916$34,9920$0
Police Protection - Officers 74$385,978$62,5910$0
Police - Other 29$104,882$43,39924$28,448
Firefighters 62$325,344$62,9700$0
Fire - Other 2$4,924$29,5440$0
Streets and Highways 20$57,350$34,4100$0
Sewerage 8$37,806$56,7090$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$13,048$78,2880$0
Water Supply 15$51,224$40,9790$0
Local Libraries 28$56,680$24,29115$13,148
Other and Unallocable 47$107,888$27,54628$24,172
Totals for Government 289$1,155,206$47,96773$69,268


3.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($887 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.27%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from DuPage County, IL  0.48% ($52,869 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.25% ($62,810)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($42,313)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($743 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.09%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to DuPage County, IL  0.65% ($54,553 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.56% ($54,095)
to Lake County, IL  0.38% ($69,774)

Strongest AM radio stations in Melrose Park:

  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WJJG (1530 AM; daytime; 2 kW; ELMHURST, IL; Owner: JOSEPH J. GENTILE, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WPNA (1490 AM; 1 kW; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: ALLIANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSBC (1240 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WSBC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Melrose Park:

  • WRRG (88.9 FM; RIVER GROVE, IL; Owner: TRITON COLLEGE)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Melrose Park:

  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Melrose Park fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 109 meters (358ft)
Total costs: $27,077,000
Total average daily traffic: 272,409
Total average daily truck traffic: 17,369

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 4
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 3
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Melrose Park, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Melrose Park)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Melrose Park, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Melrose Park)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A1B6D (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1571H , Serial Number: 177RG0745, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 06/05/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Robert C Enlow, 1502 N 12th Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160
  • Aircraft: STITS PLAYBOY PLAYBOY (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 175D , Serial Number: 1001, Year manufactured: 1955
    Registrant (Individual): Charles N Williams, 1517 N Roberta, Melrose Park, IL 60160
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-23 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 303EB , Serial Number: 23-950, Year manufactured: 1957
    Registrant (Individual): Paul S Svrlinga, 10518 Nevada, Melrose Pk, IL 60164
  • Aircraft: FRANKLIN EAA BIPLANE P-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3428 , Serial Number: 24610, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 03/29/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Edward S Jr Zaraza, 3119 Sandra Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60164
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3756D , Serial Number: 34456, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 06/14/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Louise A Baron, 3000 Wolf Road, Melrose Park, IL 60164
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95464 , Serial Number: 28-25974, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1969
    Registrant (Individual): William R Thomas, 2008 18th Street, Melrose Park, IL 60160
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-1B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 100 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9892L , Serial Number: AA1B-0492, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 11/23/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Robert H Jr Clevenger, 2058 N 19th Ave, Melrose Park, IL 60160



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED70$157,40632$114,628202$184,99917$66,6164$581,36015$170,8772$11,950
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$147,3707$97,60633$191,2713$12,3330$01$144,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$139,10143$65,347149$182,60920$61,3632$753,64514$167,93024$28,674
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$142,7625$180,18055$193,8844$161,5281$180,0008$211,9500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$122,0595$120,42226$198,9892$102,5000$03$155,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8113.01 , 8113.02, 8162.00, 8163.00, 8164.01, 8164.02, 8165.00, 8166.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$153,4791$251,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$179,70510$228,8371$199,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$138,5653$214,9670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$277,5300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$152,0000$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8113.01 , 8113.02, 8162.00, 8163.00, 8164.01, 8164.02, 8165.00, 8166.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 59
  • Hazardous Condition: 47
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Melrose Park


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Melrose Park, IL

Most common first names in Melrose Park, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John35174.4 years
Mary34780.9 years
Joseph33975.1 years
Frank23475.9 years
William18771.6 years
Robert18568.6 years
Edward16872.4 years
James15772.2 years
George15374.3 years
Rose15081.1 years
Most common last names in Melrose Park, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6473.9 years
Smith4978.4 years
Miller4476.8 years
Anderson3076.5 years
Martin2476.4 years
Nelson2477.6 years
Jones2275.9 years
Williams2170.1 years
Hansen2078.6 years
Brown1969.3 years
Businesses in Melrose Park, IL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1Marshalls1
Bakers Square1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Bally Total Fitness1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins2Menards1
Burger King2Nike5
Burlington Coat Factory1OfficeMax1
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless1
Costco1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless4Popeyes1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1Sears3
Dunkin Donuts3Starbucks1
Famous Footwear1Subway3
FedEx4Taco Bell1
Foot Locker1Target1
GameStop1Toys"R"Us1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
IHOP1UPS2
Jewel-Osco1Walgreens1
Jimmy John's1Wendy's1
Kroger1White Castle1
LA Fitness1
Browse common businesses in Melrose Park, IL


Melrose Park on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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