Midlothian is a village located in southwestern Cook County, Illinois, and is a suburb of Chicago. The village is bordered on its northern and eastern boundaries by U.S. Highway 294; its nearest neighbors are Tinley Park, Crestwood, Blue Island and Oak Forest. Midlothian is located in Illinois’ 1st Congressional District.
The village is accessible from Chicago via the Metra rail’s Rock Island line, which stops in Chicago at the LaSalle Street station. The elevation of the village is 615 feet, while the land area is 2.83 miles.
The population of Midlothian in 2012 was 14,896, according to the U.S. census report. That is a 4.1 percent increase from 2000. In Midlothian, 62 percent of the residents are white, 26 percent are Hispanic, 8.8 percent are African American, 1.5 percent is Asian and 1.2 percent is two or more races.
Most of the residents of Midlothian are of European descent; 18.9 percent are Irish, 17.4 percent are German, 9.6 percent are Italian, 2.9 percent are English and 1.8 percent is Lithuanian.
The estimated income in the village in 2011 was $55,459, compared to $53,234 for Illinois as a whole. The estimated median home or condo value in 2011 was $157,491, while the value statewide was $178,500 statewide.
High school students in Midlothian attend Bremen High School, which had an enrollment of 1,275 in 2012. There are also five elementary and middle schools, which are in District 143. South Suburban College and St. Xavier University are the nearest institutions of post-secondary education. The village also has a park district and public library.
Midlothian was first settled in the late 1890s when a group of prominent businessmen in Chicago discovered the area’s rolling meadows and grassy flatlands; they decided it would provide a quiet escape from bustling, noisy Chicago. The group established a country club and golf course and used the area as a quick getaway, often with their families. The Midlothian Country Club and Golf Course hosted the U.S. Open in 1914.
The founders of the golf course and country club petitioned the Rock Island Railroad to build a spur track there in the early 1900s. The railroad also built a depot there soon after.
Around 1915, developers began buying up farms and building housing tracts in the area. By 1927, there were so many people living there that the town fathers decided to incorporate. Because the area had grown up around the local golf course, they incorporated as Midlothian, which is an ancient borough in Scotland. Because it was known that golf was first played in Scotland, the name Midlothian was also considered appropriate.
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