Franklin Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 18,333 at the 2010 census.According to the 2010 census, Franklin Park has a total area of 4.77 square miles (12.35 km2), all land.As of the census of 2010, there were 18,333 people, 6,178 households, and 4,486 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,843.4 people per square mile (1,483.9/km2). There were 6,569 housing units at an average density of 1,377.1 per square mile (529.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 74.7% White, 1.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 18.0% some other race, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 43.1% of the population.
Franklin Park has three Metra stations: Belmont Avenue on Metra‘s North Central Service, which provides daily rail service between Antioch, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station); Franklin Park and Mannheim on the Milwaukee District/West Line which connects Chicago to Elgin, Illinois. Franklin Park is in the close proximity of O’Hare International Airport; airplanes can be seen taking off and descending over the village. Franklin Park is home to Grand Stand Pizza, in 2005 voted Best Thin Crust in Chicago by Fox News Chicago, A.M. Castle & Co, R&M Trucking Co. Aerospace Manufacturer, Chucking Machine Products, Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home & Crematorium, Precision Steel Warehouse, Inc., and Ex-Cell Kaiser, manufacturers of waste and recycling products.
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