Northlake, Illinois
Official seal of Northlake, Illinois
"City of friendly people"
Location of Northlake in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Northlake in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°54′45″N 87°54′3″W / 41.91250°N 87.90083°W / 41.91250; -87.90083
CountryUnited States
 • MayorJeffrey T. Sherwin
 • Total3.18 sq mi (8.23 km2)
 • Land3.18 sq mi (8.23 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total12,840
 • Density4,042.82/sq mi (1,560.99/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code(s)
60164 (shared with Melrose Park)
Area code(s)708/464
FIPS code17-53871
Wikimedia CommonsNorthlake, Illinois
WebsiteCity of Northlake official website

Northlake is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 12,840 at the 2020 census. The city's moniker is "The City of Friendly People". The name "Northlake" comes from two streets, North Avenue (IL 64) and Lake Street (US 20), which intersect on the city's West border.


According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Northlake has a total area of 3.18 square miles (8.24 km2), all land.[2]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

As of the 2020 census[4] there were 12,840 people, 4,188 households, and 2,979 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,042.82 inhabitants per square mile (1,560.94/km2). There were 4,356 housing units at an average density of 1,371.54 per square mile (529.55/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 39.08% White, 3.81% African American, 2.27% Native American, 2.93% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 33.98% from other races, and 17.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 61.70% of the population.

There were 4,188 households, out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.29% were married couples living together, 19.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.87% were non-families. 24.12% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.91% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.48 and the average family size was 2.87.

The city's age distribution consisted of 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $60,495, and the median income for a family was $69,475. Males had a median income of $43,580 versus $32,003 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,813. About 15.3% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.


A Dominick's distribution center was located in Northlake until the supermarket chain's closure in December 2013.[5] Empire Today is headquartered in Northlake.


Northlake is serviced by two elementary school districts: District 87 (Berkeley) and District 83 (Mannheim).[6]

Two high school districts serve sections of Northlake:[6]

Private schools:[6]

Triton College is the designated community college.[6]

Centerpoint Preserve

The Centerpoint Preserve (Grant Park) is a 32-acre (13 ha) preserve that was donated to the City of Northlake by Centerpoint Properties. Located in the heart of Northlake, Centerpoint Preserve has become the center of activity for the city. The park has a walking/bicycle path and a dog park. Along the walking path there are many different workout stations for pull ups, wall hurdles, squat bars, sit-up benches and there is also beautiful metal art work along the path. The park is monitored by several cameras, and the Northlake police department surveys the area often, making it a safe place to work out at night. The city also has plans for a picnic area with running water.[citation needed]


Pace provides bus service on routes 309, 318, 319 and 330 connecting Northlake to destinations across the region.[9]

Notable people


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  2. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Gazetteer Files". Retrieved June 29, 2022.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  4. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  5. ^ "Distribution Centers Archived 15 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine." Safeway Inc. 2. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
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  7. ^ "District Boundaries & Maps". Leyden High School District 212. Retrieved February 24, 2024.
  8. ^ "About Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Archived April 12, 2017, at the Wayback Machine." Proviso Township High Schools District 209. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  9. ^ "RTA System Map" (PDF). Retrieved January 30, 2024.
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  11. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1983-1974,' Biographical Sketch of Eugene D. Doyle, pg. 85
  12. ^ Doc Rock. "2008 July to December". The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
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  14. ^ Miller, Sabrina L. (March 13, 2003). "Granato facing a tough runoff, Flores outpolled him in primary". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved March 4, 2017.
  15. ^ a b Kass, John (October 30, 1986). "Ex-classmates Battle Over State House Seat". Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  16. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1991–1992,' Geofrey S. Obrzut, pg. 93
  17. ^ "Mark Venturini". IMDb. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  18. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1989–1990,' Biographical Sketch of Linda Williamson, pg. 89