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Countryside is a city in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The latitude of Countryside is 41.782N. The longitude is -87.878W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,938.


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Median household income
Local
$45,469
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Countryside demographic reports
Some early settlers had been displaced by the 1871 Chicago fire.
Well-known residents have included:
· Marx Brothers, owners of a local chicken farm
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Countryside demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60525 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Countryside residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Countryside ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Countryside was $25,449, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Countryside residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Countryside, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $667.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,413.


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Newspapers in Countryside include Desplaines Valley News

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Countryside political report.

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The average commute time for Countryside workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Countryside include Holiday Inn Hotels.

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