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Orland Park

  •   State: 
    Cook County
    Orland Park
      County FIPS: 
    41°36′26″N 87°51′42″W
      Area total: 
    22.31 sq mi (57.79 km²)
      Area land: 
    22.03 sq mi (57.05 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.28 sq mi (0.74 km²)
    686 ft (209 m)
    1892; Incorporated May 31, 1892
  •   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: 

    Orland Park, Cook County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,664.93 residents per square mile of area (1,028.92/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Orland Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, with a small portion in Will County. Per the 2020 census, Orland Park had a population of 58,703. It is located 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Chicago. The Metra commuter rail system links it to the Chicago Loop and from there to O'Hare and Midway airports. The main bodies of water in Orland are two lakes: Lake Sedgewick and McGinnis Slough. The village was first settled in 1834, with Henry Taylor being the area's first settler. It was incorporated on May 31, 1892. A mall named Orland Square Mall opened at the central part of the village in 1976. As of the 2000 census, there were 51,077 people, 18,675 households, and 14,361 families residing in the village. Since the average household income in the area has risen substantially to an estimated $90,1717 in 2006, the village's economy has grown substantially. The top five ancestries reported in Orlands Park as of the2000 census were Irish (26.5%), German (19%), Polish (18.5%) and Italian (14.8%) and English (5.1%). The village has a total area of 22.167 square miles (57.41 km²) (or 98.71%) is land and 0.287 sq miles (0.74 km²), (or 1.29%) is water.


Orland Park was first settled in 1834, with Henry Taylor being the area's first settler. In 1879 the railroad was extended to Orland Park, leading way for the towns first train station, "Sedgwick Station" The village was incorporated on May 31, 1892. A mall named Orland Square Mall opened at the central part of the village in 1976. The town is now a commercial hub that provides shipping services to local farms. The village has a population of about 2,000 people, with the majority of the population living in the central area of the town. It is located on the banks of the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the city.


According to the 2015 census, Orland Park has a total area of 22.167 square miles (57.41 km²) of which 98.71% is land. The main bodies of water in Orland are two lakes: Lake Sedgewick and McGinnis Slough. Homer Glen (in Will County) and Orland Hills and Mokena (also in Will County), to the south, Tinley Park to the southeast, Oak Forest to the east, and Palos Park andPalos Heights to the north. The city is located in Cook County, but is part of the city of Orland, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. It is located on the Chicago River, which flows through the city. Orland is home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team, the Chicago Bears football team, and the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 1998 and 1998, and have won the Chicago World Series three times in a row (1998, 2002 and 2004). The Chicago Blackhawks won the Super Bowl in 1998, 2008, and 2012. They also won the Blackhawks' first World Series title in 1998. The Blackhawks won their second title in 2008, beating the Chicago Bulls in the final game of the season. The Bears won their third title in 2010, beating Chicago's Chicago Cubs team in the championship game. They won their fourth title in the 2010 World Series. The last time they won the title was in 1996, when they beat Chicago's rivals, the Cubs won their fifth title.


As of the 2000 census, there were 51,077 people, 18,675 households, and 14,361 families residing in the village. The top five ancestries reported in Orland Park were Irish, German, Polish, Italian and English. Since 2000, the average household income in the area has risen substantially to an estimated $90,917 in 2006. The median income for a household in thevillage was $67,574, and the median income. for a family was $77,507 (these figures had risen to $76,760 and $95,405 respectively as of a 2007 estimate) The per capita income for the village was $30,467. About 2.1% of families and 3.1%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and. 3.0%. of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.16. The population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.1 percent from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.4%. who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females, there are 91.7 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there there are 87.7 Males. The racial makeup of the village is 93.53% White, 0.73% African American, 3.47% Asian, 1.04% Pacific Islander, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.67%.


Orland Park's businesses and jobs include finance, retail, services and healthcare. Shopping complexes include Orland Park Crossing and Orland Square Mall. The city plans to develop a new downtown district, the Orlands Park Downtown, as well as the I-80 Business District. According to the 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city's top employers are: KPMG, UnitedHealthcare, United States Bank, and Texas Instruments, Inc. The City's top tax revenue source is the state of Texas, followed by Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Louisiana and Texas. It's the second-largest city in the state, after Dallas, with a population of more than 1.2 million, according to the City of Dallas' 2012 Comprehensive annual financial report. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see For support in the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255. For information on suicide prevention in the UK, visit the National suicide Prevention Helpline on 0845 90 90 95 or visit For help in the United States, call the Salvation Army on 0844 90 90 100 or click here.

Parks and recreation

The village has over 60 parks, with plenty of options for recreation, from sports complexes to nature trails. The Centennial Park Aquatic Center is a 192-acre (78 ha) park with a public pool. Lake Segdewick has hiking paths, nature trails, boardwalks, boat ramps, and pedal boats and kayaks for rent. Orland Park is the touted "World's Golf Center", with 1,089 golf holes within a 15-mile radius of the village. The Recreation and Parks Department also helps organize many public events, including the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot, a 5K run held on Thanksgiving morning at the John Humphrey Complex. The Winter Wonderland Ice Rink is also open from November to March, free of charge, and has a small warming hut where you can rent ice skates. It has three full-sized basketball courts, an indoor soccer field, and a full weight room with free weights, plenty of cardio options and a ¼-mile indoor track. The Sportsplex also has a 35-foot (11 m) rock wall with six different routes for all skill levels, and personal trainers are available, along with fitness classes, including Pilates, yoga, cycling, and Zumba. It is also home to Carl Sandburg High School, where students organize many charity events and seasonal events, such as the Thanksgiving turkey trot, which is held every year on the first day of November. The village has seven water towers, and the town's flag is plastered with the village flag and painted on the water towers.


The village maintained an Aa2 bond rating from Moody's and an AA+ rating from Standard and Poor's. Orland Park is divided between two Congressional districts, the 1st and the 3rd. The elected officials include the village president (who also serves as mayor), village clerk, and six village trustees, each of whom is elected at large to a four-year term.Orland Park and its mayor, Keith Pekau, were defiant against state and county mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic. When Cook County passed a mandate requiring restaurants, gyms, and other businesses to verify the vaccination status of customers, the board passed a resolution opposing the mandate and refusing to enforce it in Orlands Park. The village is among the best bond ratings in the Chicago suburbs, according to Moody's, S&P, and the ratings agency Moody's. The city has a population of about 4,000 people, with about 2,000 of them living in the village. It is located in the northern part of the city, near the Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates and the city's lakefront. It has a ZIP code of 8054. The town's population is about 3,000. It's located in a congressional district, the 2nd, and it's in the state's 1st, 3rd, and 4th congressional districts. It also has a city council of about 1,200 people, who are elected to four four year terms.


Orland Park is served by four grammar school districts. Carl Sandburg High School, Victor J. Andrew High School and Amos Alonzo Stagg High School are the village's major high schools. St. Xavier University operates a satellite campus in Orland Park, as did the ITT Technical Institute until its closing in September 2016. Community college education is offered at Moraine Valley Community College, in nearby Palos Hills. Sixty percent of Orland park households have someone with at least a bachelor's degree, with a significant number of residents having completed postgraduate work. The village is home to St. Michael School, which is a parochial school for children in the Orland School District #135. The town is also home to Orland High School which has a little less than 4,000 students. The high school has won several Regional, Sectional, and State sports titles over the years. The school's ACT composite score for 2007-08 was 22.7 with SAT scores averaging 635, 644 and 630 for Critical Reading, Math and Writing, respectively. It is also the home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, which won the World Series in 2008. The Orland Police Department is based in the village and has a station in the center of the village. The police department has a substation in the town, which was once the site of the town's police station. The city's fire department is located in the nearby town of Palos Heights.


Orland Park has three stops on Metra's SouthWest Service. The service provides weekday and weekend rail service between Manhattan, Illinois, and Chicago Union Station.Major highway transportation corridors are: I-80 southern border of Orland Park, US 45 (La Grange Road), US 43 (Harlem Avenue), US 6 (159th Street) and IL 7. The city is located on the Illinois River, which flows into the Chicago River. It is also on the Chicago-Illinois Turnpike, which runs through the city. The Chicago River flows through the town, which is on the edge of the Chicago metropolitan area. It also provides the city with a major north-south thoroughfare, IL 43. The town is also home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team, which plays in Chicago's Wrigley Field. The team's home field is Soldier Field, which has a capacity of more than 1,000,000 fans. The game's home games are held at Soldier Field's Soldier Field Stadium, which also serves as a baseball field. The park also has a baseball diamonds, which are used by the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Cubs. The baseball team also uses Soldier Field as a training ground for the Chicago Bulls football team. The stadium is located in the city's South Side, near the eastern border of the town. It's also near the northern border of Chicago's Lake County, where the Cubs play their home games in the Chicago White Sox baseball team. It has a population of about 3,000.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Orland Park, 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 Orland Park = 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 58,703 individuals with a median age of 42.9 age the population grows by 12.25% in Orland Park, Cook County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,664.93 residents per square mile of area (1,028.92/km²). There are average 2.68 people per household in the 21,211 households with an average household income of $81,443 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.50% 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 22.76%. The number of physicians in Orland Park per 100,000 population = 255.4.


The annual rainfall in Orland Park = 38.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 27.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 120. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 188. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.9 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 Orland Park, Cook County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 88.60%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 20 years with median home cost = $236,020 and home appreciation of -14.76%. 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 $5,948 per student. There are 18.4 students for each teacher in the school, 914 students for each Librarian and 443 students for each Counselor. 6.28% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 19.75% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.97% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Orland Park's population in Cook County, Illinois of 90,426 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,65-fold to 58,703 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.00% female residents and 48.00% male residents live in Orland Park, Cook County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Orland Park, Cook County, Illinois are married and the remaining 35.94% are single population.

  • 38.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Orland Park 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.

    82.90% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.83% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 6.58% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.05% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Orland Park, Cook County, Illinois, 88.60% are owner-occupied homes, another 8.30% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.09% are vacant.

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

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