Bremen Township
Official seal of Bremen Township
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Cook County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°36′15″N 87°44′02″W / 41.60417°N 87.73389°W / 41.60417; -87.73389
CountryUnited States
 • Total37.8 sq mi (98.0 km2)
 • Land37.7 sq mi (97.7 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.30%
640 ft (195 m)
 • Total107,149
 • Density2,800/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60406, 60426, 60428, 60429, 60430, 60445, 60452, 60462, 60463, 60469, 60472, 60477, 60478
FIPS code17-031-07939

Bremen Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2020 census, its population was 107,149 and it contained 42,611 housing units.[1] It was organized in 1850 and is located southwest of Chicago in southern Cook County. An administrative office for Bremen Township is located at 16361 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham, Illinois. It is named after the State of the same name in Germany as this area was settled by primarily German settlers.


According to the United States Census Bureau, Bremen Township covers an area of 37.8 square miles (98.0 km2); of this, 37.7 square miles (97.7 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.30 percent, is water.[2]

Bremen Township is bordered by Harlem Avenue (Illinois Route 43) on the west, 135th Street on the north, Western Avenue on the east and 183rd Street on the south.

Cities, towns and villages

Unincorporated towns

Adjacent townships


The township contains six cemeteries: Bachelor Grove, County, Lewis Memorial Park, Saint Gabriel Catholic, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran and Zion Lutheran.

Major highways



Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the 2020 census[1] there were 107,149 people, 40,406 households, and 26,490 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,830.29 inhabitants per square mile (1,092.78/km2). There were 42,611 housing units at an average density of 1,125.55 per square mile (434.58/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 47.08% White, 32.61% African American, 0.62% Native American, 2.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 9.09% from other races, and 8.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.37% of the population.

There were 40,406 households, out of which 30.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.45% were married couples living together, 15.57% had a female householder with no spouse present, and 34.44% were non-families. 30.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.34.

The township's age distribution consisted of 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $62,191, and the median income for a family was $75,850. Males had a median income of $42,482 versus $34,843 for females. The per capita income for the township was $29,114. About 8.9% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.5% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.


The public high school district for most of Bremen Township is Bremen Community High School District 228 which includes Oak Forest High School, Bremen High School, Tinley Park High School, and Hillcrest High School.


  1. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". Retrieved January 22, 2023.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bremen township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.