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Homewood, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Homewood had a population of 19,656 as of July 1, 2016. Homewood 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 Homewood is located at latitude 41.5594 and longitude -87.662 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Homewood (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The Village of Homewood (GNIS ID: 2398537) 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 Homewood is located within Township of Thornton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

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

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


Total Population 19,656
Population in Households 19,402
Population in Familes 16,370
Population in Group Qrtrs 254
Population Density1 3,767
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 7,697
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 5,279
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,300 (77.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,397 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 419 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $174,297
Average Home Value $187,343


Median Household Income $70,324
Average Household Income $86,592
Per Capita Income $34,014
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.25%
Households 0.29% 0.25%
Families 0.42% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Homewood, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Homewood 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 # 125 91st
Population Density1 # 97 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 107 92nd
Median Household Income # 235 83rd
Per Capita Income # 210 85th

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