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Welcome to Skokie ...

The village of Skokie is located in Cook County<1>.

The location of Skokie has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Skokie: SKOH-kee<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Skokie has a population of 62,628 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Skokie is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Area codes for Skokie: (847) & (224)<6>

The ZIP codes for Skokie: 60076-60077<7>

Websites for Skokie ...

Official Website: www.skokie.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Skokie had an population of 62,628 people. This is a decrease of 3.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Skokie had a population of 64,784 people. This makes Skokie the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Skokie represents 0.5% of the total population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 64,784 people, the population of Skokie increased 2.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 63,348 people).

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

Communities near Skokie ...

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

  • Chicago [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicago
    • Chicago [Cook County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<8> to the southeast of Skokie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,677,643 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicago
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chicago<9>
  • Cicero [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicero
    • Cicero [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the south of Skokie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,727 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cicero have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicero
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cicero<9>
  • Arlington Heights [Cook County]
  • Schaumburg [Cook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schaumburg
    • Schaumburg [Cook County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the west of Skokie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,049 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schaumburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schaumburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schaumburg<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Palatine [Cook County]
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      • Palatine [Cook County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<8> to the west of Skokie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palatine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palatine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palatine<9>
    • Des Plaines [Cook County]
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      • Des Plaines [Cook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the west of Skokie
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Plaines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Plaines<9>
    • Berwyn [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwyn
      • Berwyn [Cook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the south of Skokie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwyn
    • Mount Prospect [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Prospect
      • Mount Prospect [Cook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the west of Skokie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Prospect
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Prospect<9>
    • Oak Park [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Park
      • Oak Park [Cook County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<8> to the south of Skokie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Park<9>
    • Elmhurst [DuPage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmhurst
      • Elmhurst [DuPage County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<8> to the southwest of Skokie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmhurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmhurst<9>

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 Skokie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Skokie.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Skokie. 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 Skokie.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Skokie. Our list includes 44 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Skokie.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Skokie ...

Looking for more information about Skokie? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Skokie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Skokie.

Adding Skokie to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Skokie 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 Skokie was on a map titled Road Map for Illinois (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

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The official website for Skokie: www.skokie.com/

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 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.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Skokie. 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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Skokie.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Skokie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (224) is an overlay for area code (847).
<7>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 village (such as Skokie). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Skokie or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Skokie includes: 60076 & 60077.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Skokie) 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 Skokie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SkokieOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skokie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0359, Longitude: -87.7402       In this case, the coordinates for Skokie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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