Markham, Illinois

Markham: A city located in Cook County, Illinois. It is known for its proximity to Chicago, its growing population, and its many attractions, such as the Markham Civic Center and the Markham Library.

About

Markham is a city located in the county of Cook in the U.S. state of Illinois. After 6 years in 2016 city had an estimated population of 328,966 inhabitants.

The city was created 99 years ago in 1924.

Markham is a city located about 25 miles south of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois. With a population of around 13,000 residents, it is a small Chicago suburb with its own unique identity.

Markham has grown from its origins as a railroad stop into a diverse residential community. Home to the Markham Courthouse, it also serves as the seat of government for Bremen Township.

Top Attractions and Activities

Markham Roller Rink

This fun roller skating rink hosts public skate sessions, arcade games, laser tag, skating lessons, and special theme events. The disco lights and music create a lively atmosphere.

Veterans Memorial Park

Located right in the city center, this park has a walking path, gazebo, playground, and sports fields. The Veterans Memorial pays tribute to those who served.

Sand Ridge Nature Center

Operated by the Cook County Forest Preserve District, this facility offers nature trails, educational exhibits, and programs about the area's ecosystem.

Zagat-rated Restaurants

Markham is home to many award-winning eateries like J and L Catering and Toasty Subs and Gyros serving diverse cuisines.

Markham Public Library

This modern facility houses over 52,000 items and offers amenities like meeting rooms, computer access, children's programs, and cultural events.

Planning Your Visit

Markham is easily accessible year-round just 25 miles south of Chicago.

Lodging options include Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels. Free parking is available throughout the city.

The Pace bus system offers service to Markham. Getting around by car is straightforward with ample parking.

Markham locator map
Location of Markham on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about Markham

Population : 13,400 (2016)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Cook County
Postal code : 60428
Phone Area Codes : 708
Area : 13752836 km2
Establishment : January 01, 1925 (99 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 23:21:59 (21st February 2024)
Cook County Illinois incorporated and unincorporated areas Markham highlighted locator map image
Cook County Illinois incorporated and unincorporated areas Markham highlighted
Cook County Illinois incorporated and unincorporated areas Markham highlighted locator map image

Geography

Markham is located at 41°35'37"N 87°41'41"W (41.5936500, -87.6947700).

Markham map

Demographics

Year Population % Change Method
2011 301,709 - census
2016 328,966 8.29% census

People born in Markham (5)

People born in Markham, including songwriter and music producer Tricky Stewart, Player of football Rodney Harrison, football player Floyd Fields, .

List

  • Norries Wilson (American football player) he was born in 01/01/1960
  • Julius Brown (American basketball player) he was born in 15/07/1993

Schools in Markham

College & universities near Markham, IL

Code Name City ZIP
401764 John Amico School of Hair Design Oak Forest (IL) 60452-2501
143552 Capri Beauty College Oak Forest (IL) 60452
149365 South Suburban College South Holland (IL) 60473-1200
401481 Cannella School of Hair Design-Blue Island Blue Island (IL) 60406-2130
148007 Prairie State College Chicago Heights (IL) 60411-8226

Stations (22)

Amtrak & bus stations near Markham, IL

Code Name Address Type
HMW Homewood 18015 Park Ave. RAIL
DYE Dyer station 913 Sheffield Avenue RAIL
HMI Hammond–Whiting station 1135 South Calumet Ave. RAIL
SMT Summit Archer Ave. and South Center Ave. RAIL
LAG La Grange Road 25 West Burlington St. RAIL

Post offices near Markham

Post Office Name City ZIP
Markham Post Office Markham (IL) 60428
Hazel Cr Post Office Hazel Crest (IL) 60429
Harvey Post Office Harvey (IL) 60426
Homewood Post Office Homewood (IL) 60430
Midlothian Post Office Midlothian (IL) 60445

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Markham , Illinois City in Morgan County, Illinois, United States with a population of 12,165 people.

Other cities in Cook County

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City Name Population Title
Cicero 79,727 Town in Illinois
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Evanston 72,683 A city in Cook County, Illinois.
Schaumburg 72,049 Large village located in Cook County in Illinois, USA
Palatine 66,830 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Skokie 62,404 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Des Plaines 58,179 The most populous city in Cook County, Illinois.
Orland Park 57,347 Village in Illinois
Tinley Park 55,221 Village located in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Oak Lawn 54,376 Village in Illinois, United States of America
Berwyn 53,701 A city in Cook County, Illinois.
Mount Prospect 53,299 Village in Elk Grove and Wheeling Townships in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Oak Park 51,852 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States; suburb of Chicago, Illinois
Hoffman Estates 50,495 A city in Cook County, Illinois.
Glenview 47,446 Village in Cook County, Illinois, United States
Buffalo Grove 41,496 Village in Illinois, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Markham distances to largest Illinois cities