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Steger, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Steger had a population of 9,341 as of July 1, 2020. Steger 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 Steger is located at latitude 41.47 and longitude -87.6364 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Steger encompass a land area of 3.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Steger are located in Cook County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Will County.

The Village of Steger (GNIS ID: 2399892) 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 Steger is located within Township of Bloom, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.


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Steger, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 9,341 (100%)
Population in Households 9,335 (99.9%)
Population in Families 7,301 (78.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 2,744
Diversity Index2 66
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,822
Average Household Income $61,557
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $25,020
Wealth Index5 50
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 4,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,241 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,576 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 341 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $123,982
Average Home Value $166,176
Housing Affordability Index3 158
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,817
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 2,321
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.23% -0.1%
Households -0.1% -0.05%
Families -0.31% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
Owner Occupied HU   0.03%

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Steger, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Steger to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 230 83rd
Population Density # 154 89th
Median Household Income # 1082 21st
Housing Affordability Index # 252 18th
Per Capita Income # 1052 23rd
Diversity Index # 86 94th

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