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Bellwood, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Bellwood had a population of 18,919 as of July 1, 2018. Bellwood 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 Bellwood is located at latitude 41.8829 and longitude -87.8762 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Bellwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Village of Bellwood (GNIS ID: 2398084) 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 Bellwood is located within Township of Proviso, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bellwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Bellwood, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 18,919
Population in Households 18,826
Population in Familes 16,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 93
Population Density2 7,889
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $57,966
Average Household Income $68,348
Per Capita Income $22,360


Total Housing Units 6,687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,417 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,725 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 545 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $162,622
Average Home Value $170,171


Total Households 6,142
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 4,708
Average Family Size 4
  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 -0.1% -0.11%
Households -0.05% -0.13%
Families -0.11% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Bellwood, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bellwood to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 135 90th
Population Density # 12 99th
Diversity Index # 78 94th
Median Household Income # 555 60th
Per Capita Income # 1154 16th

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