Calumet City, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Calumet City, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Calumet City had a population of 36,061 as of July 1, 2018. Calumet City 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 Calumet City is located at latitude 41.5965 and longitude -87.5386 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Calumet City (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The City of Calumet City (GNIS ID: 2393502) 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 City of Calumet City is located within Township of Thornton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Calumet City: New Hammond, West Hammond.

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


Total Population 36,061
Population in Households 35,971
Population in Familes 29,517
Population in Group Qrtrs 90
Population Density2 5,022
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $45,084
Average Household Income $57,293
Per Capita Income $21,357


Total Housing Units 15,648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,593 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,887 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,168 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $126,250
Average Home Value $140,165


Total Households 13,480
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 8,680
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 -0.32% -0.33%
Households -0.44% -0.39%
Families -0.51% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Calumet City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Calumet City 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 # 52 96th
Population Density # 41 97th
Diversity Index # 74 95th
Median Household Income # 1049 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1227 10th

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