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|Village of Hillside|
Queen of Heaven Mausoleum at corners of Wolf and Roosevelt roads
Location of Hillside in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
|• Total||3.17 sq mi (8.20 km2)|
|• Land||3.17 sq mi (8.20 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|• Density||2,626.26/sq mi (1,014.11/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Wikimedia Commons||Hillside, Illinois|
Hillside is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2020 census it had a population of 8,320.
Hillside is located at 41°52′29″N 87°54′1″W / 41.87472°N 87.90028°W (41.874797, −87.900372).
According to the 2010 census, Hillside has a total area of 3.18 square miles (8.24 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||2,022||1,414||24.79%||17.00%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||3,485||3,519||42.72%||42.30%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||6||10||0.07%||0.12%|
|Asian alone (NH)||269||253||3.30%||3.04%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||3||2||0.04%||0.02%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||12||35||0.15%||0.42%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||108||129||1.32%||1.55%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||2,252||2,958||27.61%||35.55%|
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.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,157 people, 2,914 households, and 1,975 families living in the village. The population density was 2,565.1 people per square mile (994.8/km2). There were 3,138 housing units at an average density of 986.8 per square mile (382.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 37.7% White, 43.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.3% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 12.3% some other race, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.6% of the population, of which 23.6% of the total population were Mexican.
There were 2,914 households, out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were headed by married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71, and the average family size was 3.35.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.
For the period 2007–11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the village was $53,236, and the median income for a family was $61,933. Male full-time workers had a median income of $51,033 versus $44,819 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,047. About 9.3% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
Commercial Light Company, located at 245 Fencl Lane, is one of the village's largest employers.
Primary and secondary schools
Hillside residents are served by various school districts for elementary and middle school .
Hillside School District 93 :
- Hillside Public School (Hillside)
Berkeley School District 87 :
- Sunnyside School (Berkeley)
- MacArthur Middle School (Berkeley)
Bellwood School District 88 :
- Lincoln Primary School (Bellwood)
- Lincoln Elementary School (Bellwood)
- Roosevelt Middle School (Bellwood)
All residents are served by Proviso Township High Schools District 209's Proviso West High School in Hillside, though qualified students may also attend the Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy in nearby Forest Park.
Hillside is also the home and birthplace of the famous rap group Do or Die.
Colleges and universities
Nearby colleges and universities include:
- Triton College (River Grove)
- College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn)
- Elmhurst University (Elmhurst)
- Dominican University (River Forest)
- Skip Pitlock, pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants; born in Hillside
- Al Capone, famous Chicago gangster in the 1930s, is buried at Mount Carmel a Chicago Archdiocese Cemetery in Hillside. His grave has become a tourist attraction.
- Dennis Farina, actor and police officer, is also buried at Mount Carmel.