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Calumet City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Calumet City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cook County at latitude 41.6156 and longitude -87.5295. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Calumet City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Calumet City, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Calumet City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Calumet City (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Calumet City: New Hammond, West Hammond.

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Calumet City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 36,582
Population in Households 36,492
Population in Familes 29,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density1 5,091
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 13,754
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 8,904
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,792 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,962 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,914 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $134,002
Average Home Value $153,208


Median Household Income $43,032
Average Household Income $52,328
Per Capita Income $19,580
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.29% -0.11%
Households -0.38% -0.11%
Families -0.39% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Calumet City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calumet City to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 52 96th
Population Density1 # 41 97th
Diversity Index2 # 78 94th
Median Household Income # 1041 24th
Per Capita Income # 1193 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.