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South Chicago Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of South Chicago Heights had a population of 4,017 as of July 1, 2017. South Chicago Heights 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 South Chicago Heights is located at latitude 41.4834 and longitude -87.6372 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of South Chicago Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The Village of South Chicago Heights (GNIS ID: 2399845) 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 South Chicago Heights is located within Township of Bloom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Chicago Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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South Chicago Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,017
Daytime Population: Workers 2,114
Daytime Population: Residents 2,448
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,562
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 3,900
Population in Familes 3,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density2 2,541
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $42,636
Average Household Income $51,663
Per Capita Income $19,694


Total Housing Units 1,657 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 897 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 554 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 207 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $118,154
Average Home Value $129,553


Total Households 1,450
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 929
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.41% -0.36%
Households -0.62% -0.43%
Families -0.76% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.63%

South Chicago Heights, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Chicago Heights to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 381 72nd
Population Density # 178 87th
Diversity Index # 30 98th
Median Household Income # 1099 20th
Per Capita Income # 1278 7th

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