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Elmwood Park, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Elmwood Park had a population of 24,908 as of July 1, 2020. Elmwood Park 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 Elmwood Park is located at latitude 41.9211 and longitude -87.8092 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Elmwood Park encompass a land area of 1.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 643 feet.

The Village of Elmwood Park (GNIS ID: 2398817) 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 Elmwood Park is located within Township of Leyden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.


Elmwood Park, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 24,908 (100%)
Population in Households 24,717 (99.2%)
Population in Families 20,301 (81.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 191 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 13,052
Diversity Index2 59


Median Household Income $60,832
Average Household Income $83,472
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $31,759
Wealth Index5 87


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,226 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,247 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 705 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $265,162
Average Home Value $287,673
Housing Affordability Index3 99


Total Households 9,473
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 6,302
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.01% -0.21%
Households 0.01% -0.22%
Families -0.08% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.07%


Elmwood Park, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elmwood Park to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 93 93rd
Population Density # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 573 58th
Housing Affordability Index # 114 8th
Per Capita Income # 514 63rd
Diversity Index # 138 90th

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