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Dolton, Illinois - Basic Facts

Dolton is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Dolton.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cook County at latitude 41.6389 and longitude -87.6073. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Dolton (see map) encompass a land area of 4.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

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, 2014)


Total Population 22,714
Population in Households 22,532
Population in Familes 19,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 182
Population Density1 4,976
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 7,716
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 5,682
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,738 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,435 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,281 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,022 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $131,577
Average Home Value $141,507


Median Household Income $51,852
Average Household Income $61,419
Per Capita Income $21,149
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.45% -0.22%
Households -0.36% -0.15%
Families -0.53% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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 1,367 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 # 107 92nd
Population Density1 # 44 97th
Diversity Index2 # 406 70th
Median Household Income # 695 49th
Per Capita Income # 1057 23rd

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