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Dolton, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Dolton had a population of 22,539 as of July 1, 2016. Dolton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dolton is located at latitude 41.6303 and longitude -87.5968 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dolton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Village of Dolton (GNIS ID: 2398734) 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 Village of Dolton is located within Township of Thornton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dolton 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 Dolton: Dalton, Dalton Station, Daltons Station, Dolton Station Village, Doltons, Doltons Station, Dolton's Station.

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


Total Population 22,539
Population in Households 22,357
Population in Familes 19,298
Population in Group Qrtrs 182
Population Density1 4,934
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 7,644
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 5,610
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,762 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,354 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,291 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,118 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $122,956
Average Home Value $135,352


Median Household Income $47,559
Average Household Income $58,091
Per Capita Income $20,173
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.25%
Households -0.39% -0.24%
Families -0.56% -0.31%
Median Household Income   -0.62%
Per Capita Income   0.98%
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.

Dolton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dolton 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 # 110 92nd
Population Density1 # 46 97th
Diversity Index2 # 405 70th
Median Household Income # 864 37th
Per Capita Income # 1209 12th

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