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Encyclopedia > Olympia Fields, Illinois

Olympia Fields is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 4,732.


Olympia Fields is located at 41°31'6" North, 87°41'34" West (41.518290, -87.692744)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.4 km˛ (2.8 mi˛). 7.4 km˛ (2.8 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,732 people, 1,696 households, and 1,380 families residing in the village. The population density is 643.3/km˛ (1,665.3/mi˛). There are 1,915 housing units at an average density of 260.3/km˛ (673.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the village is 42.65% White, 52.11% African American, 0.04% Native American, 3.38% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 1.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,696 households out of which 28.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% are married couples living together, 7.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% are non-families. 15.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.75 and the average family size is 3.07.

In the village the population is spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 32.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $94,827, and the median income for a family is $100,121. Males have a median income of $62,170 versus $46,435 for females. The per capita income for the village is $46,698. 4.6% of the population and 3.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.4% of those under the age of 18 and 8.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.51829&longitude=-87.692744&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.51829&lon=-87.692744&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-87.692744&lat=41.51829&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Village Profile - Olympia Fields, Illinois (1450 words)
Olympia Fields is nestled amidst rolling prairie land, recalling a panorama of what Charles Beach saw in the fall of 1913, when he stepped off the train in Flossmoor and began walking in a southeasterly direction.
Olympia Fields is located approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago via Interstate 57, and an easy drive along east-west State Route 30 to Joliet and surrounding suburbs.
Olympia Fields’ homeowners associations are proactive in both maintaining the aesthetic appeal of their neighborhoods and communities, as well as ensuring they are safe places to raise a family.
cbs2chicago.com - Illinois State Trooper Hurt In Crash On I-57 (234 words)
(STNG) COUNTRY CLUB HILLS An Illinois State Police trooper has been released from the hospital after his squad car was struck Monday morning when he stopped to handle a rollover crash on outbound Interstate 57.
Apparently, the trooper had the right lane blocked as he was responding to a rollover semi-truck wreck when his squad car was struck by another car, a Chicago District state trooper said.
The trooper was taken to St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields.
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