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Harwood Heights, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Harwood Heights had a population of 8,852 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harwood Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 8,852
Daytime Population: Workers 4,479
Daytime Population: Residents 4,483
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,962
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 8,849
Population in Familes 7,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 10,732
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $57,969
Average Household Income $77,003
Per Capita Income $30,938


Total Housing Units 3,790 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,050 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,511 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 229 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $284,728
Average Home Value $296,864


Total Households 3,561
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,301
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.38% 0.25%
Households 0.28% 0.23%
Families 0.18% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

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, 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 # 243 82nd
Population Density # 7 100th
Diversity Index # 195 86th
Median Household Income # 496 64th
Per Capita Income # 377 73rd

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