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Bellwood, Illinois
Village of Bellwood
Village
Motto: "Your Family Is Our Future"
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Proviso
Coordinates
Area 2.40 sq mi (6.22 km²)
 - land 2.40 sq mi (6 km²)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km²), 0%
Population 19,071 (2010)
Density 7,946.3 /sq mi (3,068.1 /km²)
Incorporated 1900
Mayor Frank A. Pasquale
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60104
Area code 708
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Website: www.vil.bellwood.il.us

Bellwood is a village in Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. Located 13 miles (21 km) west of Chicago's downtown Loop, the village of Bellwood is bounded by the Eisenhower Expressway (south), the Proviso yards of the Union Pacific Railroad (north), and the suburbs of Maywood (east) and Hillside and Berkeley (west). The population was 19,071 at the 2010 census.

History

Bellwood was incorporated on May 21, 1900.

Geography

Bellwood is located at (41.882924, -87.876428).

According to the 2010 census, Bellwood has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.22 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 943
1920 1,881 99.5%
1930 4,991 165.3%
1940 5,220 4.6%
1950 8,746 67.5%
1960 20,729 137.0%
1970 22,096 6.6%
1980 19,811 −10.3%
1990 20,241 2.2%
2000 20,535 1.5%
2010 19,071 −7.1%
Est. 2015 19,308 1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,535 people, 6,440 households, and 5,100 families residing in the village. The population density was 8,608.0 people per square mile (3,317.4/km²). There were 6,683 housing units at an average density of 2,801.4 per square mile (1,079.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 11.75% White, 81.73% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.79% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.94% of the population.

There were 6,440 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 25.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.18 and the average family size was 3.57.

In the village, the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $52,856, and the median income for a family was $57,037. Males had a median income of $38,015 versus $30,428 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,420. About 5.9% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

In television

In the Cartoon Network media franchise Ben 10, the protagonist's hometown (Ben Tennyson, among with Gwen Tennyson, Max Tennyson, Kevin Levin, and other franchise characters that resides in the said place) shares the same name of Bellwood.


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