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Alsip is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community is named after a former business in the area, the Alsip Brickyard.
The latitude of Alsip is 41.668N. The longitude is -87.738W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,503.
In 1926, when it appeared that the community was going to become surrounded by cemeteries, residents voted to incorporate.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Alsip 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 60655 ZIP code.
16% of Alsip residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Alsip ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Alsip was $20,498, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Alsip residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Alsip, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $601. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,196.
Libraries in Alsip include Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Alsip political report.
The average commute time for Alsip workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Alsip between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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