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Country Club Hills
"Honoring our heritage while embracing our future"
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
Townships Bremen, Rich
Incorporated 1958
 • Type Mayor-Aldermanic council
 • Total 4.84 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Land 4.82 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)  0.41%
 • Total 16,541
 • Density 3,431.7/sq mi (1,325.0/km2)
  Up 2.30% from 2000
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income $25,563
 • Median home value $161,900
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 17-16691
Demographics (2010)
White Black Asian
8.7% 87.1% 1.0%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.04% 0.2% 2.9% 2.8%

Country Club Hills is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 16,541 at the 2010 census.


Country Club Hills is located at 41°33′44″N 87°43′15″W / 41.56222°N 87.72083°W / 41.56222; -87.72083 (41.562107, -87.720844).

According to the 2010 census, Country Club Hills has a total area of 4.838 square miles (12.53 km2), of which 4.82 square miles (12.48 km2) (or 99.63%) is land and 0.018 square miles (0.05 km2) (or 0.37%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 3,421
1970 6,920 102.3%
1980 14,676 112.1%
1990 15,431 5.1%
2000 16,169 4.8%
2010 16,541 2.3%
Est. 2015 16,795 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, there were 16,541 people, 5,662 households, and 4,243 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,431.7 people per square mile (1,325.0/km²). There were 6,102 housing units at an average density of 1,266.0 per square mile (488.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 8.7% White, 87.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 1.1% some other race, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 5,662 households, out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were headed by married couples living together, 26.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92, and the average family size was 3.41.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.1 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.

For the period 2007-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the city was $63,486. The per capita income for the city was $25,563. About 7.2% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.


Country Club Hills is part of the Grande Prairie Public Library District, which also includes Hazel Crest. The Grande Prairie Public Library is located at 3479 W. 183rd in Hazel Crest. The library is a member of the Metropolitan Library System. Residents of Country Club Hills and Hazel Crest are eligible for a free library card.


As of mid-2006, Country Club Hills is home to Chicago metropolitan area's largest Wal-Mart Supercenter at over 203,000 square feet (18,900 m2). The development serves as an anchor to the first phase of the "Gatling Square Mile", Cook County's largest parcel of undeveloped land at about 400 acres (1.6 km2).

During the first quarter of 2006, the City of Country Club Hills took out a $16 million municipal bond. With the bond, the city began construction on a $5 million amphitheatre on the City Campus on 183rd Street, a $2 million fire station constructed on 175th Street, an upgraded community park on 175th Street, and various infrastructure improvement projects.

Another ambitious project put forth by Mayor Dwight Welch and the City Council has been taking over the Country Club Hills Park District on December 15, 2005, with a water park and outlet mall soon to be developed in the near future.


Country Club Hills is neighbored by Hazel Crest to the east, Flossmoor and Matteson to the south, Oak Forest to the northwest, Markham to the north, and the Cook County Forest Preserves and Tinley Park to the west.

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