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Hometown, Illinois
City
Location of Hometown in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Hometown 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
Township Worth
Incorporated 1953
Government
 • Type Mayor–council
Area
 • Total 0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Land 0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0%
Elevation
623 ft (190 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 4,343
 • Density 9,066.81/sq mi (3,501.46/km2)
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income $21,626
 • Median home value $150,000
ZIP code(s)
60456
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 35866
FIPS code 17-35866

Hometown is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,343 at the 2020 census.

History

Joseph E. Merrion developed inexpensive duplex houses in Hometown after World War II, targeting former GIs and their families. Hometown incorporated in 1953, and its population peaked at over 7,000 in 1958. On April 21, 1967, an F4 rated tornado tore through Hometown, devastating the area , destroying 86 homes and damaging 500 others.

Geography

Hometown is located at 41°43′50″N 87°43′55″W / 41.73056°N 87.73194°W / 41.73056; -87.73194 (41.730533, -87.731982).

According to the 2010 census, Hometown has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), all land.

Hometown borders the city of Chicago along 87th Street between Cicero Avenue and Pulaski Road. The town's southern border is located one-half mile south of 87th, where 91st Street would be.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 7,479
1970 6,729 −10.0%
1980 5,324 −20.9%
1990 4,769 −10.4%
2000 4,467 −6.3%
2010 4,349 −2.6%
2020 4,343 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2010 2020

2020 census

Hometown city, Illinois - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010 Pop 2020 % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 3,665 2,979 84.27% 68.59%
Black or African American alone (NH) 38 86 0.87% 1.98%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 11 7 0.25% 0.16%
Asian alone (NH) 14 38 0.32% 0.87%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 2 0.00% 0.05%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 1 16 0.02% 0.37%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 32 97 0.74% 2.23%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 588 1,118 13.52% 25.74%
Total 4,349 4,343 100.00% 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.

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