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South Chicago Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of South Chicago Heights had a population of 3,936 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.4809 and longitude -87.6378 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of South Chicago Heights 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.


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South Chicago Heights, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South Chicago Heights, IL Housing Affordability Index is 140
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

South Chicago Heights, IL Wealth Index is 39
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,936
Population in Households 3,819
Population in Familes 3,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density 2,490
Diversity Index1 79
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,019
Average Household Income $50,495
Per Capita Income $18,134
Wealth Index3 39

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,657 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 885 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 528 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 244 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $113,347
Housing Affordability Index2 140
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,413
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 906
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.54% -0.55%
Households -0.76% -0.63%
Families -0.87% -0.67%
Median Household Income   4.61%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

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

The table below compares South Chicago Heights to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 383 72nd
Population Density # 177 87th
Diversity Index # 28 98th
Median Household Income # 1250 9th
Per Capita Income # 1325 3rd

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