Franklin Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 18,333 at the 2010 census.
Franklin Park is located at 41°56′2″N 87°52′24″W (41.933780, -87.873462).
According to the 2010 census, Franklin Park has a total area of 4.77 square miles (12.35 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 18,333 people, 6,178 households, and 4,486 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,843.4 people per square mile (1,483.9/km²). There were 6,569 housing units at an average density of 1,377.1 per square mile (529.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 74.7% White, 1.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 18.0% some other race, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.1% of the population.
There were 6,178 households, out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were headed by married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96, and the average family size was 3.51.
In the village, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.6 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.
For the period 2007-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the village was $55,500, and the median income for a family was $62,232. Male full-time workers had a median income of $44,502 versus $31,186 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,925. About 11.2% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.
Franklin Park has three Metra stations: Belmont Avenue on Metra's North Central Service, which provides daily rail service between Antioch, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station); Franklin Park and Mannheim on the Milwaukee District/West Line which connects Chicago to Elgin, Illinois.
Franklin Park is home to Grand Stand Pizza, in 2005 voted Best Thin Crust in Chicago by Fox News Chicago, A.M. Castle & Co, R&M Trucking Co. Aerospace Manufacturer,Chucking Machine Products.High schools
East Leyden High School
Hester Jr. High School
Passow Elementary School
Pietrini Elementary School
North Elementary School
East Early Childhood Center
Leo Bartoline, Illinois legislator and lawyer.
Ned Colletti, baseball executive. Former GM of Los Angeles Dodgers, winningest NL General Manager during his 9-year term from 2006-2014.
Glen Grunwald, only four-time high school All-State basketball player in Illinois history. Former GM of Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks.
Mike Shanahan, coach for the Los Angeles Raiders, Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins.