Park Ridge Illinois Overview and Crime Rate Statistics
The city of Park Ridge is a part of the Cook County in the state of Illinois, USA. It is located to the west of Niles and northwest of Chicago.
The original settlers of the land were the Pottawatomie Indians. It was in the 1830s that it was first inhabited by people from New York and New England. The first house built in the region belonged to Captain Mancel Talcott. The village was initially named Pennyville after George Penny who had started a brickyard in the region. In 1858, it was renamed Brickton. In 1922, the city of Park Ridge started purchasing water from Chicago City.
In 1873, the population of the town included just 405 people. The population then grew to 1,340 people in 1900, 10,417 people in 1930, 32,659 people by 1960, 43,166 by 1971 and 37,775 people at the turn of the millennium.
Park Ridge Illinois Population
The United States Census Bureau has noted in its records that there were about 37,480 people living in the city of Park Ridge in 2010. The latest estimates state that the population is approximately 37,479 as on July 1, 2017. There are more women than men in Park Ridge with 51.8 percent of the population comprising of females. Children below the age of 18 make up 25.3 percent of the population of Park Ridge while about 18.9 percent of the people here are senior citizens above the age of 65.
The racial-ethnic demographic indicates that about 86.1 percent of the population identifies as white alone while 6.6 percent of the people identify as Hispanic or Latino. Meanwhile, an approximate of 0.4 percent of the population in Park Ridge identify as African American, 4.9 percent identify themselves to be Asian and 0.3 percent are persons of mixed races. Further, there are about 1,283 veterans in the city of Park Ridge and 14.6 percent of the people in Park Ridge are foreign-born.
There are a total of 14,117 households in the town as recorded during the period from 2012 to 2016. Each household has an average of 2.64 members. About 21.6 percent of the people of Park Ridge speak a language other than English at home.
Among the residents older than 25 years, about 95.8 percent are high school graduates or have pursued further studies. Among them, 87.4 percent have attained bachelors' degrees or have sought higher education.
About 64.2 percent of the overall population above the age of 16 are in the civilian labor force. The median household income in the region is $ 98,219 and the per capita income of Park Ridge city is $ 51,808. About 4.4 percent of the population is earning below the levels of poverty.
Park Ridge Illinois Crime
According to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the city of Park Ridge noted a total of 777 criminal incidences in 2016. Among them, there were 12 cases of violent crime, no cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, one case of rape, eight cases of robbery and three cases of aggravated assault. There were also 375 cases of property crime in Park Ridge along with 67 cases of burglary, 294 cases of larceny-theft, 14 cases of motor vehicle theft and three cases of arson.
In 2012, there were a total of 969 criminal incidences reported in Park Ridge. Among them were 22 cases of violent crime, one case of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 12 cases of rape, nine cases of robbery, nine cases of aggravated assault, 459 cases of property crime, 118 cases of burglary, 328 cases of larceny-theft, 13 cases of motor vehicle theft and seven cases of arson.
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