|Incorporated||Village in 1947. A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet, but smaller than a Town or City. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.|
|County; State||Cook; Illinois|
|Township||Lyons, Palos, Stickney, Worth|
|Mayor||Steven M. A county of the United States is a local level of government created as a subdivision of a state by the state government or by the federal or territorial government as a subdivision A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Cook County is a county in the US state of Illinois. It is the second most populous county in the United States after Los Angeles The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. A civil township is a widely used unit of Local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. Lyons Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. The boundaries of Lyons Township are East Harlem Avenue West Palos Township is located in Cook County, Illinois. The population was 53419 at the 2000 census. Stickney Township is located in Cook County, Illinois, and has a total area of 12 Worth Township is a township in Cook County Illinois, United States to the southwest of Chicago Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a State. The Mayor-Council government system sometimes called the Mayor-Commission government system is one of two variations of Government used for the most part in modern A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government Landek|
|Population (2000)||15,335 (up 6. 48% from 1990)|
|Pop. density||1,433. In Mathematics, a percentage is a way of expressing a number as a Fraction of 100 ( per cent meaning "per hundred" Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 6/km² (3,716. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 5/mi²)|
|Land area||10. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS Area code 708 covers western and southern Cook County and eastern and southern Will County in Illinois. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 7 km² (4. 1 mi²)|
|Income||Per capita: $18,802|
|Home value||Mean: $125,065 (2000)|
Bridgeview is a village in Cook County, Illinois in the United States. Cook County is a county in the US state of Illinois. It is the second most populous county in the United States after Los Angeles The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It is located approximately 13 miles from the Chicago Loop. Population According to the 2000 Census, 16388 people live in the Loop As of the 2000 census, the village population was 15,335. The city of Bridgeview is home to the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. Major League Soccer ( MLS) is the top-flight professional Soccer league in the United States and Canada with 14 teams 13 in the U
Bridgeview is located at .(41. 742432, -87. 806789)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 1 square miles (10. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 7 km²), all of it land. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of
As of the census of 2000, there were 15,335 people, 5,631 households, and 3,812 families residing in the village. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 3,716. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5 people per square mile (1,433. 6/km²). There were 5,825 housing units at an average density of 1,411. 7/sq mi (544. 6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 87. 42% White, 0. White People is the second album by Handsome Boy Modeling School. 82% African American, 0. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa 30% Native American, 2. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States 22% Asian, 3. Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. They include sub-ethnic groups such as Chinese Americans Filipino Americans Indian 97% from other races, and 5. 26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9. Hispanic (hispano hispánico hispânico Hispānus adjective from ''Hispānia'', the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically 42% of the population, including 7. 7% of Mexican descent. See also History of Mexican-Americans Mexican Americans are Americans of Mexican ancestry
The top five non-Hispanic ancentries reported in Bridgeview as of the 2000 census were Polish (25. A Polish American is an American citizen of Polish descent There are an estimated 10 million Americans of Polish descent 7%), Irish (17. Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. 2%), German (15. German Americans ( German: Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of Ethnic German ancestry 1%), Italian (9. An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship 0%) and Arab (7. An Arab American is a United States citizen or resident of Arab cultural and linguistic heritage and/or Identity whose ancestry traces back to any of various 2%). 
There were 5,631 households out of which 32. 2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51. 6% were married couples living together, 11. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32. 3% were non-families. 27. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12. 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 65 and the average family size was 3. 30.
In the village the population was spread out with 24. 9% under the age of 18, 9. 0% from 18 to 24, 29. 6% from 25 to 44, 22. 1% from 45 to 64, and 14. 5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97. 6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93. 4 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $42,073, and the median income for a family was $52,490. Males had a median income of $38,843 versus $25,881 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,802. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 5. 3% of families and 7. 2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 5% of those under age 18 and 8. 1% of those age 65 or over.
Bridgeview is served by a few different grade school districts. Most elementary and middle school students attend schools in Indian Springs District 109. Other are split between Summit District 104, and North Palos District 117. Most high school students go on to Argo Community High School District 217. Argo Community High School District 217 is a school located in Summit Illinois, United States Others attend Consolidated High School District 230 Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Hickory Hills. The Consolidated High School District 230 is a Public High school district located 25 miles southwest of Chicago Illinois. Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Stagg, or AAS, is a public four-year High school located at the intersection of S Hickory Hills may refer to several places in the United States see also Hickory Hill Hickory Hills Alabama - two locations
Bridgeview is in Illinois' 3rd congressional district. The 3rd Congressional District of Illinois includes part of Cook County, and has been represented by Democrat Dan Lipinski since January
The earliest settlement in Bridgeview occurred in the 1830s, when the area was still populated by Native American groups. By the 1870s German settlers began moving into the area for farming purposes. Italians migrated to the area by the 1920s at which time farming began to decline; real estate and industry began to develop the area considerably. When Lake Michigan water became available to the area, the population began to grow significantly. Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one located entirely within the United States. Bridgeview was incorporated in 1947 with an initial population of approximately 500 residents.
Bridgeview's motto is "A Well Balanced Community," as the village's zoning is divided equally into residential, commercial, and industrial areas. Its proximity to Chicago's Midway Airport and downtown, along with access to major highways, has made it a crossroads of the inner southwest suburbs. Chicago Midway International Airport, also known simply as Midway Airport or Midway, is an Airport in Chicago Illinois, United States
The Fifth District Circuit Court of Cook County is located in Bridgeview near 103rd Street and 76th Avenue.
Bridgeview has recently become the home of the Chicago Fire professional Major League Soccer team, whose stadium was funded by the village of Bridgeview and will be operated by the Fire's parent company, Anschutz Entertainment Group. Major League Soccer ( MLS) is the top-flight professional Soccer league in the United States and Canada with 14 teams 13 in the U The Anschutz Entertainment Group ( AEG) is a sporting and music entertainment presenter and a subsidiary of The Anschutz Corporation. Toyota Park is home to not only the Fire, but also the Fire Reserves and Chicago Fire Premier teams as well. Toyota Park is the home stadium for the Chicago Fire, members of Major League Soccer (MLS Chicago Fire Premier are an American Soccer team founded in 2001 as part of the development system for the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer Toyota Park hosted the 2006 Major League Soccer All-Star Game, and continues to be a premier venue for important concerts. The MLS All-Star Game has been held each season that Major League Soccer has existed The village has also developed a plan to have mixed commercial and residential zone near the stadium to give the town a commercial and residential hub near the stadium. Development has not yet been approved.
Today, Bridgeview, particularly Harlem Avenue, is a major center of Arab American cultural life in America. An Arab American is a United States citizen or resident of Arab cultural and linguistic heritage and/or Identity whose ancestry traces back to any of various Bobby Roeback was the first leader of the Arabs. Numerous self-owned businesses create an atmosphere similar to that of many Arab diaspora communities across the world. Arab diaspora refers to the numbers of Arab immigrants, and their descendants who voluntarily or as Refugees emigrated from their native countries Some businesses include: ethnic grocery stores (containing imported groceries and appliances used to cook regional dishes, cultural souvenirs, and calling cards used specifically for customers to use when speaking to relatives overseas, Hookah lounges, Middle Eastern sweets, and mosques and Christian Arab Churches. A hookah (हुक़्क़ा حقّہ hukkah) is a single or multi-stemmed (often glass-based water pipe for Smoking. A "mosque" in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller privately owned mosque and the larger  The area has been nicknamed by many as the "Arab Projects," due to the large number of Arabs that reside in apartment buildings alongside Harlem Avenue. The nickname “Arab Projects” has a special significance since the nickname is an analogue being figuratively compared to Cabrini-Green's housing projects, including some of the problems that arose within Cabrini-Green's neighborhood. Cabrini-Green is a Chicago Housing Authority (CHA Public housing development on Chicago 's North Side, bordered by Evergreen Avenue One of the most notorious incidents in this neighborhood occurred in early 1996, when three members of The Arabian Posse were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting by rival members of the Satan Disciples gang at 92nd and Harlem Avenue. []The area was also the site of protests following the September 11, 2001 attacks. On September 12, an estimated crowd of 300 people marched from neighboring Oak Lawn to the Bridgeview mosque at 93rd Street and Harlem and was met by a police presence from Bridgeview and Oak Lawn, and the Illinois State Police. Events 1213 - Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Oak Lawn is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The Illinois State Police (ISP is the State police force of Illinois.
Land value has skyrocketed in the area surrounding the Bridgeview Mosque Foundation (home to the largest Arab-Muslim community in the Midwestern U. S. outside Metro Detroit), reflecting high demand by Muslims to live near the mosque and adjacent private schools. The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in Southeast On average, a vacant lot sells for $250K-$300K, which is comparable to wealthier southern and southwestern Chicago suburbs such as Orland Hills and Palos Park. Orland Hills is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Palos Park is an affluent village in southwestern Cook County, Illinois, United States. Despite the increase in land values, the mosque has also brought in traffic problems. On Saturdays the mosque brings in so many people, the streets get backed up, causing major traffic jams on Harlem Ave. and on the side streets of Bridgeview.