Harvey, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Harvey, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Harvey had a population of 23,777 as of July 1, 2018. Harvey 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 Harvey is located at latitude 41.6074 and longitude -87.6523 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harvey (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The City of Harvey (GNIS ID: 2394317) 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 Harvey is located within Township of Thornton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

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


Total Population 23,777
Population in Households 23,524
Population in Familes 19,932
Population in Group Qrtrs 253
Population Density2 3,769
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $31,221
Average Household Income $45,985
Per Capita Income $14,843


Total Housing Units 9,805 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,524 (35.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,936 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,345 (23.9%)
Median Home Value $94,457
Average Home Value $114,319


Total Households 7,460
Average Household Size 3.15
Family Households 5,271
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.74% -0.53%
Households -0.76% -0.57%
Families -0.87% -0.58%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

Harvey, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harvey 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 # 102 93rd
Population Density # 96 93rd
Diversity Index # 82 94th
Median Household Income # 1345 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1355 1st

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