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Harvey, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Harvey had a population of 24,727 as of July 1, 2015. Harvey 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 Harvey is located at latitude 41.6074 and longitude -87.6523 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harvey (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The City of Harvey (GNIS ID: 2394317) 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 Harvey is located within Township of Thornton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harvey population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Harvey, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 24,727
Population in Households 24,477
Population in Familes 20,645
Population in Group Qrtrs 250
Population Density1 3,923
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 7,831
Average Household Size 3.13
Family Households 5,522
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 9,820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,657 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,174 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,989 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $97,505
Average Home Value $109,167


Median Household Income $29,406
Average Household Income $40,439
Per Capita Income $12,998
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.21%
Households -0.28% -0.14%
Families -0.48% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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.


Harvey, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harvey to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 95 93rd
Population Density1 # 89 94th
Diversity Index2 # 86 94th
Median Household Income # 1348 1st
Per Capita Income # 1352 1st

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