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Village of Alsip, Illinois
Alsip Village Hall
Alsip Village Hall
Flag of Alsip, Illinois.svg
Location of Alsip in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Alsip in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Alsip is located in Illinois
Location in Illinois
Alsip is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Alsip is located in North America
Location in North America
Country  United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Worth
Incorporated 1840
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Total 6.63 sq mi (17.16 km2)
 • Land 6.53 sq mi (16.90 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)  1.54%
 • Total 19,063
 • Density 2,921.53/sq mi (1,127.97/km2)
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income $25,286
 • Median home value $202,100
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 708/464
Geocode 01010
FIPS code 17-01010

Alsip is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 19,063 at the 2020 census. It is a suburb of Chicago.

Alsip was settled in the 1830s by German and Dutch farmers. The village is named after Frank Alsip, the owner of a brickyard that opened there in 1885. The village began to grow after the Tri-State Tollway was built there in 1959.


This is one of the two water towers which are notable landmarks with their dark red color and fluted shaft. Both are visible to travelers on I-294.

Alsip is located at 41°40′14″N 87°43′56″W / 41.67056°N 87.73222°W / 41.67056; -87.73222 (41.670433, -87.732199).

According to the 2010 census, Alsip has a total area of 6.494 square miles (16.82 km2), of which 6.39 square miles (16.55 km2) (or 98.4%) is land and 0.104 square miles (0.27 km2) (or 1.6%) is water.

Alsip is bordered to the west by the villages of Worth and Palos Heights. To the south is Crestwood. Oak Lawn lies to the north. Merrionette Park, Blue Island, and Robbins lie to the east (north-south, respectively). The Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago lies to the north and east.

Most of the town lies to the north of the Cal-Sag Channel. However, Chippewa Ridge subdivision lies southwest of the Cal-Sag. In conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and the Water Reclamation District of Chicago, the village operates a boat launch on the canal, permitting inland access to Lake Michigan.

The Alsip area is home to two predominantly African-American cemeteries, Burr Oak and Restvale cemeteries, which are the resting places of many Chicago blues musicians (including Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Dinah Washington), athletes (Jimmie Crutchfield), and other celebrities. Emmett Till, whose murder in Mississippi at age 14 in 1955 was an important moment in the Civil Rights Movement, is buried at Burr Oak.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 327
1940 541 65.4%
1950 1,228 127.0%
1960 3,770 207.0%
1970 11,608 207.9%
1980 17,134 47.6%
1990 18,227 6.4%
2000 19,725 8.2%
2010 19,277 −2.3%
2020 19,063 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020
The municipal logo for the Village of Alsip; it denotes the importance of industry and education, as well as transportation and community unity.

2020 census

Alsip village, Illinois - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 11,272 8,895 58.47% 46.66%
Black or African American alone (NH) 3,451 4,235 17.90% 22.22%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 18 8 0.09% 0.04%
Asian alone (NH) 434 359 2.25% 1.88%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 5 8 0.03% 0.04%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 26 50 0.13% 0.26%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 229 452 1.19% 2.37%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 3,842 5,056 19.93% 26.52%
Total 19,277 19,063 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.


The public library district combines the municipalities of Alsip and neighboring Merrionette Park, though the library is located in Alsip on Pulaski Road.
Elementary school districts
  • Alsip-Hazelgreen-Oaklawn School District 126
    • Prairie Junior High School in Alsip
  • Atwood Heights School District 125
    • Lawn Manor Elementary School in Oak Lawn
    • Meadow Lane Intermediate School in Alsip
    • Hamlin Junior High School in Alsip
  • Cook County School District 130
Secondary School District
  • Community High School District 218
Community college
  • Moraine Valley Community College
Private schools
  • Marist High School, a coed Catholic school in Chicago affiliated with the Marist Brothers
  • Brother Rice High School, an all-male Catholic school in Chicago affiliated with the Congregation of Christian Brothers
  • Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, an all-female Catholic school in Chicago affiliated with the Sisters of Mercy
  • Chicago Christian High School

See also

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