"City of friendly people"
Location of Northlake in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
|• Total||3.17 sq mi (8.20 km2)|
|• Land||3.17 sq mi (8.20 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3,911.30/sq mi (1,510.39/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Wikimedia Commons||Northlake, Illinois|
|Website||City of Northlake official website|
Northlake is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 12,323 at the 2010 census. The city's moniker is "The City of Friendly People". The name "Northlake" came from two streets, North Avenue and Lake Street.
According to the 2010 census, Northlake has a total area of 3.17 square miles (8.21 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 12,323 people, 3,983 households, and 2,765 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,887.4 people per square mile (1,502.8/km²). There were 4,274 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 66.9% White, 3.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 23.7% some other race, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52.9% of the population.
There were 3,983 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were headed by married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were individuals, and 15.4% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.03, and the average family size was 3.72.
In the city, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.
For the period 2007-2011, the estimated median annual income for a household in the city was $54,066, and the median income for a family was $61,391. Male full-time workers had a median income of $42,713 versus $30,885 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,574. About 4.0% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.
- District 83: Operates Roy Elementary School and Westdale Elementary School in Northlake and Mannheim Middle School in Melrose Park
- District 87: Riley Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, and Northlake Middle School
Two high school districts serve sections of Northlake:
- West Leyden High School District 212
- North of North Ave, west of Mannheim Rd, and south of Belmont Ave is served by West Leyden High School District 212 (with few exceptions). 
- Proviso Township High Schools District 209; the section is served by Proviso West High School in Hillside.
- St. John Vianney
- Parkview Baptist Academy
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.
- Little Arthur Duncan, a Chicago blues and electric blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter. Duncan died in Northlake of complications following brain surgery.
- Tom Dore, retired American basketball player and former play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls. He is a native of Northlake.
- Richard Fegley, professional photographer who worked for Playboy magazine for 30 years. He died in Northlake.
- Manny Flores, Alderman for Chicago's 1st ward from 2003 to 2010. He was raised in Northlake.
- Geoffrey Obrzut, Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1991-1993. He was a Northlake resident while serving as State Representative.
- Mark Venturini, actor. He was a Northlake native and attended West Leyden High School.
- Linda Williamson, Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1985 to 1991. She was a Northlake resident while serving as State Representative.
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- Doc Rock. "2008 July to December". The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
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