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Hometown, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Hometown had a population of 4,250 as of July 1, 2017. Hometown 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 Hometown is located at latitude 41.7312 and longitude -87.7311 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hometown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 623 feet.

The City of Hometown (GNIS ID: 2394413) 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 Hometown is located within Township of Worth, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hometown: Pleasant Hill.

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


Total Population 4,250
Daytime Population: Workers 418
Daytime Population: Residents 2,087
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,505
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 4,246
Population in Familes 3,281
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 8,875
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $49,746
Average Household Income $61,076
Per Capita Income $26,161


Total Housing Units 1,958 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,427 (72.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 391 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $133,153
Average Home Value $131,482


Total Households 1,818
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,055
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 -0.32% -0.15%
Households -0.23% -0.1%
Families -0.4% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Hometown, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hometown 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 # 369 73rd
Population Density # 10 99th
Diversity Index # 255 82nd
Median Household Income # 860 37th
Per Capita Income # 727 47th

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