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

The latitude of Park Ridge is 42.011N. The longitude is -87.84W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 37,460.


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Median household income
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$73,154
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Park Ridge demographic reports
Park Ridge is on the Des Plaines River.
Former and merged names include:
· Brickton
· Pennyville
Two early settlers started a brickyard, in 1853, providing much of the impetus for the community's initial growth.

The community was incorporated in 1873.

Subdivisions sprang up in large numbers in the 1920s.

During WWII, housing shortages plagued the area due to the increased employment at Douglas Field, currently O'Hare International Airport.

Ranked No. 1 healthiest town (among communities of 25,000-49,999 population), by Chicago magazine, October 2005
Filming location for:
· 1980 movie, "The Blues Brothers"
Well-known residents have included:
· Karen Black, actress
· Hillary Clinton, first lady, U.S. senator
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Park Ridge Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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19% of Park Ridge residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Park Ridge ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Park Ridge was $36,046, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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46% of Park Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Park Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $797.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,806.


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Libraries in Park Ridge include Park Ridge Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Park Ridge include Park Ridge Journal

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

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Park Ridge restaurants taking online reservations include Piano Piano ... View restaurants

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

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Park Ridge between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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