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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.
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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Park Ridge 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 60631 ZIP code.
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.
46% of Park Ridge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Park Ridge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $797. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,806.
Libraries in Park Ridge include Park Ridge Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Park Ridge include Park Ridge Journal
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Park Ridge political report.
Park Ridge restaurants taking online reservations include Piano Piano ... View restaurants
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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