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Chicago Heights
City
Looking east across Chicago Road
Looking east across Chicago Road
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
Country  United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Township Bloom
Incorporated 1893
Area
 • Total 10.09 sq mi (26.1 km2)
 • Land 10.08 sq mi (26.1 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.0 km2)  0.10%
Population (2010)
 • Total 30,276
 • Density 3,003.6/sq mi (1,159.7/km2)
Standard of living (2009–11)
 • Per capita income $17,548
 • Median home value $125,400
ZIP code(s) 60411, 60412, 60413
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 17-14026
Website cityofchicagoheights.org


Chicago Heights is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 30,276 at the 2010 census.In earlier years, Chicago Heights was nicknamed "The Crossroads of the Nation". Currently, it is nicknamed "The Heights".

Geography

Chicago Heights lies on the high land of the Tinley Moraine, with the higher and older Valparaiso Moraine lying just to the south of the city.

According to the 2010 census, Chicago Heights has a total area of 10.083 square miles (26.11 km2), of which 10.07 square miles (26.08 km2) (or 99.87%) is land and 0.013 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.13%) is water.

The city's major crossroads are at Dixie Highway (Illinois Route 1) and Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30).

Chicago Heights is about 30 miles (48 km) south of the Chicago Loop.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 5,100
1910 14,525 184.8%
1920 19,653 35.3%
1930 22,321 13.6%
1940 22,461 0.6%
1950 24,551 9.3%
1960 34,331 39.8%
1970 40,900 19.1%
1980 37,026 −9.5%
1990 33,072 −10.7%
2000 32,776 −0.9%
2010 30,276 −7.6%
Est. 2015 30,284 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
Demographics (2010)
White Black Asian
38.0% 41.5% 0.4%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.03% 0.6% 19.5% 33.9%
Chicago Heights US 30
US 30 in Chicago Heights

As of the census of 2010, there were 30,276 people, 9,587 households, and 7,077 families in the city. The population density was 3,003.6 people per square mile (1,160.0/km²). There were 11,060 housing units at an average density of 1,097.2 per square mile (423.8/km²). The racial makeup was 38.0% White, 41.5% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 16.6% some other race, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 33.9% of the population.

There were 9,587 households, out of which 44.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were headed by married couples living together, 26.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.2% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.2% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09, and the average family size was 3.62.

The population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.2 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

For the period 2009–11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the city was $43,941, and the median income for a family was $46,463. Male full-time workers had a median income of $35,695 versus $30,039 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,548. About 21.3% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.8% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over.

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