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A bridge over the Cal-Sag Channel on 127th Street.
A bridge over the Cal-Sag Channel on 127th Street.
Location of Crestwood in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Crestwood in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Townships Worth, Bremen
Incorporated 1928
 • Type Trustee-village
 • Total 3.08 sq mi (7.97 km2)
 • Land 3.05 sq mi (7.90 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)  0.98%
 • Total 10,826
 • Density 3,550.67/sq mi (1,370.84/km2)
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income $28,662
 • Median home value $172,400
ZIP code(s)
60418 (as of May 2017) 60445 (2017 and prior)
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 17-17497
FIPS code 17-17497

Crestwood is a village about 24 miles southwest of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Per the 2020 census, the population was 10,826.


According to the 2010 census, Crestwood has a total area of 3.078 square miles (7.97 km2), of which 3.05 square miles (7.90 km2) (or 99.09%) is land and 0.028 square miles (0.07 km2) (or 0.91%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 458
1950 739 61.4%
1960 1,213 64.1%
1970 5,770 375.7%
1980 10,852 88.1%
1990 10,823 −0.3%
2000 11,251 4.0%
2010 10,950 −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Georgetown CDP, Georgia – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 9,073 7,710 82.86% 71.22%
Black or African American alone (NH) 740 1,084 6.76% 10.01%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 13 2 0.12% 0.02%
Asian alone (NH) 105 186 0.96% 1.72%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 1 0 0.01% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 10 30 0.09% 0.28%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 116 266 1.06% 2.46%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 892 1,548 8.15% 14.30%
Total 10,950 10,826 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

Water contamination

In April 2009, the Chicago Tribune in an investigative article titled "Poison in the Well", reported that the water from a well used to supply residents with drinking water had been contaminated with chemicals (including two linked to the known carcinogen perchloroethylene) from dry cleaning solvents. Village of Crestwood officials, including Mayor Robert Stranczek, and the former mayor Chester Stranczek, were accused of secretly and illegally using the well and lying to regulatory authorities in order to cover that up. The ensuing investigation has generated three class-action lawsuits, two wrongful death lawsuits, and several federal raids. Tricia Krause, a mother of a son who had leukemia for six years and a daughter who had a brain tumor alerted the USEPA of the wrongdoings of the Village of Crestwood officials.

In April 2013, certified water operator Frank Scaccia pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement. Crestwood's police chief and former water supervisor, Theresa Neubauer, was also found guilty of making false statements to regulators. Former Mayor Chester Stranczek was declared not fit to stand trial due to dementia.


Delia M. Turner Elementary School, a Pre-K - Kindergarten school of the Posen-Robbins School District 143½, is within Crestwood.

Notable people

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