Crest Hill, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Crest Hill, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Crest Hill had a population of 21,095 as of July 1, 2018. Crest Hill 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 Crest Hill is located at latitude 41.5548 and longitude -88.0987 in Will County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crest Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Will County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 643 feet.

The City of Crest Hill (GNIS ID: 2393670) 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 Crest Hill is located within Township of Lockport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Will County.

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Crest Hill, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,095
Population in Households 17,695
Population in Familes 14,034
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,400
Population Density2 2,333
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $55,478
Average Household Income $70,583
Per Capita Income $27,586


Total Housing Units 7,814 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,081 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,211 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 523 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $175,973
Average Home Value $193,161


Total Households 7,291
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 4,547
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 0.15% 0.23%
Households 0.04% 0.32%
Families -0.14% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.79%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

Crest Hill, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crest Hill 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 # 117 92nd
Population Density # 200 85th
Diversity Index # 65 95th
Median Household Income # 652 52nd
Per Capita Income # 691 50th

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