Chicago Heights, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Chicago Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Chicago Heights had a population of 29,861 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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

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


Total Population 29,861
Population in Households 29,079
Population in Familes 25,071
Population in Group Qrtrs 782
Population Density1 2,929
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $41,823
Average Household Income $56,321
Per Capita Income $18,735


Total Housing Units 11,122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,674 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,702 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,746 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $128,538
Average Home Value $151,167


Total Households 9,376
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 6,841
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.19% -0.21%
Households -0.28% -0.28%
Families -0.43% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

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, 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 # 67 95th
Population Density # 140 90th
Diversity Index # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 1152 16th
Per Capita Income # 1317 4th

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