Chicago Heights, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Chicago Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Chicago Heights had a population of 30,419 as of July 1, 2016. Chicago Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chicago Heights is located at latitude 41.5107 and longitude -87.6347 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chicago Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Chicago Heights (GNIS ID: 2393512) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Chicago Heights is located within Township of Bloom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chicago Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chicago Heights: Bloom, Thorn Grove.


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Chicago Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 30,419
Population in Households 29,642
Population in Familes 25,436
Population in Group Qrtrs 777
Population Density1 2,984
Diversity Index2 84
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,585
Average Household Size 3.09
Family Households 6,991
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,750 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,835 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,605 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $122,233
Average Home Value $143,041
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,924
Average Household Income $52,920
Per Capita Income $17,692
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.04%
Households -0.02% 0.01%
Families -0.22% -0.05%
Median Household Income   -1.72%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
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.

Chicago Heights, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chicago Heights to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 66 95th
Population Density1 # 139 90th
Diversity Index2 # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 1136 17th
Per Capita Income # 1315 4th

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