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Chicago Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Chicago Heights had a population of 30,349 as of July 1, 2017. 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 Chicago Heights is located at latitude 41.5107 and longitude -87.6347 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chicago Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Chicago Heights (GNIS ID: 2393512) 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 Chicago Heights is located within Township of Bloom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chicago Heights: Bloom, Thorn Grove.

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


Total Population 30,349
Daytime Population: Workers 16,611
Daytime Population: Residents 18,658
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,269
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 29,569
Population in Familes 25,378
Population in Group Qrtrs 780
Population Density2 2,977
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $40,545
Average Household Income $55,333
Per Capita Income $18,430


Total Housing Units 11,167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,722 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,822 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,623 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $123,683
Average Home Value $146,234


Total Households 9,544
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 6,955
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 0.01% -0.02%
Households -0.08% -0.06%
Families -0.26% -0.12%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Chicago Heights, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 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 # 67 95th
Population Density # 139 90th
Diversity Index # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 1163 15th
Per Capita Income # 1313 4th

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