Richton Park, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Richton Park, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Richton Park had a population of 13,573 as of July 1, 2016. Richton Park 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 Richton Park is located at latitude 41.4807 and longitude -87.7356 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Richton Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 725 feet.

The Village of Richton Park (GNIS ID: 2399068) 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 Richton Park is located within Township of Rich, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Richton Park 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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Richton Park, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,573
Population in Households 13,383
Population in Familes 11,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density1 3,414
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 4,982
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 3,442
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,391 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,923 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,059 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 409 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $157,433
Average Home Value $171,862


Median Household Income $53,749
Average Household Income $65,841
Per Capita Income $24,653
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.09% 0.3%
Households -0.05% 0.31%
Families -0.19% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.92%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

Richton Park, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Richton Park 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 # 181 87th
Population Density1 # 116 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 233 83rd
Median Household Income # 626 54th
Per Capita Income # 792 42nd

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