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Dolton, Illinois
Village
Motto: "A community working together"
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 Thornton
Incorporated 1893
Area
 • Total 4.68 sq mi (12.1 km2)
 • Land 4.56 sq mi (11.8 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.3 km2)  2.56%
Population (2010)
 • Total 23,153
 • Density 5,077.4/sq mi (1,960.4/km2)
  Down 9.61% from 2000
Standard of living (2009-11)
 • Per capita income $21,742
 • Median home value $131,600
ZIP code(s) 60419
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 17-20292
Website vodolton.org
Demographics (2010)
White Black Asian
6.2% 90.9% 0.3%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.01% 0.1% 2.4% 2.7%

Dolton (pronounced "DAWL-ton") is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 23,153 at the 2010 census. Dolton is located just west of the expressway Interstate 94 and immediately south of the city limits of Chicago. Its most common ZIP code is 60419.

Dolton is bordered by Chicago to the north, Riverdale and Harvey to the west, South Holland to the south and Calumet City to the east.

History

A post office has been in operation in Dolton since 1854. The village was named for a family of early settlers.

Geography

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According to the 2010 census, Dolton has a total area of 4.68 square miles (12.12 km2), of which 4.56 square miles (11.81 km2) (or 97.44%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 2.56%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 448
1890 1,110 147.8%
1900 1,229 10.7%
1910 1,869 52.1%
1920 2,076 11.1%
1930 2,923 40.8%
1940 3,058 4.6%
1950 5,338 74.6%
1960 18,746 251.2%
1970 25,937 38.4%
1980 24,766 −4.5%
1990 23,956 −3.3%
2000 25,614 6.9%
2010 23,153 −9.6%
Est. 2015 23,197 0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 25,614 people, 8,512 households, and 6,494 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,627.6 people per square mile (2,173.5/km²). There were 8,944 housing units at an average density of 1,965.1 per square mile (759.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 82.4% African American, 14.3% White, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 1.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 8,512 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 26.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the village, the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $48,020, and the median income for a family was $52,725. Males had a median income of $38,646 versus $31,773 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,102. About 6.7% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.


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