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Worth, Illinois
Village
Motto: The Friendly Village, It's Worth a Trip
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 Worth, Palos
Incorporated 1914
Area
 • Total 2.38 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Land 2.37 sq mi (6.1 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.0 km2)  0.42%
Population (2010)
 • Total 10,789
 • Density 4,552.3/sq mi (1,757.7/km2)
  Down 2.34% from 2000
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income $27,271
 • Median home value $193,200
ZIP code(s) 60482
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 83518
Website www.villageofworth.com
Demographics (2010)
White Black Asian
90.0% 2.6% 1.9%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.01% 0.2% 5.3% 11.4%

Worth is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, a suburb of Chicago. The population was 10,789 at the 2010 census.

Geography

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According to the 2010 census, Worth has a total area of 2.383 square miles (6.17 km2), of which 2.37 square miles (6.14 km2) (or 99.45%) is land and 0.013 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.55%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 240
1930 411 71.3%
1940 702 70.8%
1950 1,472 109.7%
1960 8,196 456.8%
1970 11,999 46.4%
1980 11,592 −3.4%
1990 11,208 −3.3%
2000 11,047 −1.4%
2010 10,789 −2.3%
Est. 2015 10,784 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, there were 10,789 people, 4,304 households, 2,726 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,634.4 people per square mile (1,792.1/km²). There were 4,557 housing units at an average density of 1,893.3 per square mile (732.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 92.43% White, 1.59% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.18% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.06% of the population.

The top four ancestries reported in Worth as of the 2000 census were German (23.4%), Irish (22.7%), Polish (20.3%) and Italian (10.1%).

There were 4,304 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,723, and the median income for a family was $51,523. Males had a median income of $38,007 versus $28,492 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,449. About 7.0% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Township and county government

The village of Worth is located in the 6th and 17th County Board Districts. Worth is in two townships - east of Harlem Avenue is Worth Township, and west of Harlem Avenue is Palos Township.

Transportation

Worth has a station on Metra's SouthWest Service, which provides daily rail service between Manhattan, Illinois and Chicago Union Station.


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