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Hometown, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Hometown had a population of 4,269 as of July 1, 2016. Hometown 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 Hometown is located at latitude 41.7312 and longitude -87.7311 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hometown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of Hometown (GNIS ID: 2394413) 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 Hometown is located within Township of Worth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hometown 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 Hometown: Pleasant Hill.

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


Total Population 4,269
Population in Households 4,265
Population in Familes 3,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 8,914
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 1,823
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,060
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,953 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,438 (73.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 385 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $131,561
Average Home Value $128,807


Median Household Income $48,502
Average Household Income $58,420
Per Capita Income $24,982
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.15%
Households -0.22% -0.09%
Families -0.39% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Hometown, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hometown 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 # 369 73rd
Population Density1 # 9 99th
Diversity Index2 # 258 81st
Median Household Income # 839 39th
Per Capita Income # 758 45th

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