Harwood Heights, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Harwood Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Harwood Heights had a population of 8,598 as of July 1, 2018. Harwood 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 Harwood Heights is located at latitude 41.9663 and longitude -87.8056 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Harwood Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 650 feet.

The Village of Harwood Heights (GNIS ID: 2398264) 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 Harwood Heights is located within Township of Norwood Park, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

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


Total Population 8,598
Population in Households 8,595
Population in Familes 7,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 10,424
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $59,279
Average Household Income $79,842
Per Capita Income $32,053


Total Housing Units 3,731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,990 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,469 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $290,864
Average Home Value $305,902


Total Households 3,458
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,235
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.02% -0.13%
Households -0.11% -0.17%
Families -0.19% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Harwood Heights, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harwood 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 # 245 82nd
Population Density # 7 100th
Diversity Index # 196 86th
Median Household Income # 512 63rd
Per Capita Income # 391 71st

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