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Hickory Hills, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Hickory Hills had a population of 14,263 as of July 1, 2017. Hickory Hills 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 Hickory Hills is located at latitude 41.7248 and longitude -87.8281 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hickory Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 679 feet.

The City of Hickory Hills (GNIS ID: 2394371) 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 Hickory Hills is located within Township of Palos, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hickory Hills 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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Hickory Hills, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,263
Daytime Population: Workers 3,989
Daytime Population: Residents 7,261
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,250
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 14,184
Population in Familes 11,983
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density2 5,045
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $61,441
Average Household Income $84,336
Per Capita Income $31,691


Total Housing Units 5,565 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,684 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,611 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 269 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $241,816
Average Home Value $260,441


Total Households 5,296
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 3,678
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 0.21% 0.16%
Households 0.19% 0.14%
Families 0.05% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Hickory Hills, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hickory Hills 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 # 170 88th
Population Density # 43 97th
Diversity Index # 227 83rd
Median Household Income # 399 71st
Per Capita Income # 338 75th

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