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Welcome to Berwyn ...

The city of Berwyn is located in Cook County<1>.

The pronunciation of Berwyn: BER-win<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Berwyn has a population of 54,336 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Berwyn.

Berwyn is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Berwyn lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Berwyn lies within the (708) area code.

The ZIP code for Berwyn: 60402<5>

Websites for Berwyn ...

Official Website: www.berwyn-il.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Berwyn had an population of 54,336 people. This is a decrease of 4.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Berwyn had a population of 56,657 people. This makes Berwyn the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Berwyn represents 0.44% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 56,657 people, the population of Berwyn increased 4.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 54,016 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Berwyn.

Communities Also Named Berwyn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Berwyn - they are located in Alberta, Maryland, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Berwyn.

Communities near Berwyn ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Berwyn.

  • Chicago [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicago
    • Chicago [Cook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Berwyn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,677,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicago
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chicago<7>
  • Naperville [DuPage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naperville
    • Naperville [DuPage County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Berwyn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 147,986 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naperville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naperville<7>
  • Bolingbrook [Will County]
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    • Bolingbrook [Will County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Berwyn
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolingbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolingbrook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolingbrook<7>
  • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
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    • Evanston [Cook County]
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      • Evanston [Cook County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Berwyn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,683 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<7>
    • Schaumburg [Cook County]
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      • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Berwyn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schaumburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<7>
    • Skokie [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skokie
      • Skokie [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Berwyn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skokie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skokie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skokie<7>
    • Des Plaines [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Plaines
      • Des Plaines [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Berwyn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Plaines have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Plaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Plaines<7>
    • Orland Park [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orland Park
      • Orland Park [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Berwyn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orland Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orland Park<7>
    • Tinley Park [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinley Park
      • Tinley Park [Cook County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Berwyn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tinley Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tinley Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tinley Park<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Berwyn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Berwyn.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Berwyn. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Berwyn.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Berwyn. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Berwyn.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Berwyn ...

Looking for more information about Berwyn? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Berwyn, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Berwyn.

Adding Berwyn to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Berwyn in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Berwyn was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Berwyn on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Illinois (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Berwyn on our Genealogy Page.

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About Cook County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Berwyn: www.berwyn-il.gov/

The official website for Cook County: www.co.cook.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Cook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Berwyn. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Berwyn.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Berwyn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Berwyn). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Berwyn or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Berwyn) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Berwyn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BerwynOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berwyn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8506, Longitude: -87.7933    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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