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Population (year 2000): 20,535. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,517 (-5.0% change)
Males: 9,612 (46.8%), Females: 10,923 (53.2%)

Cook County

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Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $52,856 (year 2000)
Median house value: $116,300 (year 2000)

Bellwood, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Bellwood:

  • Black (81.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (8.8%)
  • Hispanic (7.9%)
  • Other race (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (3.2%), Subsaharan African (2.0%), Italian (1.9%), Irish (1.8%), Polish (1.3%).Illinois

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Bellwood,

For population 25 years and over in Bellwood

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bellwood village

  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

6.1% Foreign born (4.7% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +319 (+1.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Park, IL Oak (5.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (13.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Park, IL (1.5 miles Stone Park, IL Melrose (1.6 miles IL (1.7 miles Hillside, IL Westchester, (2.1 miles IL (2.2 miles Broadview, IL (2.3 miles Maywood, IL (2.4 miles Berkeley, IL (2.6 miles Northlake,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $104,300
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $168,200

Latitude: 41.88 N, Longitude: 87.88 W

Area code: 708

Bellwood, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.0%), Manufacturing (18.9%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (16.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,748 (-13.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 734 (8.2%)

Crime in Bellwood by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 1 2 7 5 3
    per 100,000 0.0 4.9 9.7 34.1 24.3 14.6
Rapes 12 19 17 15 17 7
    per 100,000 58.4 92.5 82.8 73.0 82.8 34.1
Robberies 50 52 88 57 88 21
    per 100,000 243.5 253.2 428.5 277.6 428.5 102.3
Assaults 71 72 87 52 87 44
    per 100,000 345.8 350.6 423.7 253.2 423.7 214.3
Burglaries 108 73 94 81 94 103
    per 100,000 525.9 355.5 457.8 394.4 457.8 501.6
Thefts 454 494 565 567 565 602
    per 100,000 2210.9 2405.6 2751.4 2761.1 2751.4 2931.6
Auto thefts 130 171 140 139 140 126
    per 100,000 633.1 832.7 681.8 676.9 681.8 613.6
341.5 375.7 452.8 389.4 467.4 303.2

Average climate in Bellwood, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Bellwood,

Bellwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.4 miles away from the Bellwood city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1976, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Bellwood:
  • GOTTLIEB MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; MELROSE PARK, IL)
  • WESTLAKE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 2 miles; MELROSE PARK, IL)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; MAYWOOD, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bellwood:
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 12 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 39 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bellwood:
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 16 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; ID: PWK)
  • SCHAUMBURG MUNICIPAL HELISTOP (about 16 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 4H1)
  • SCHAUMBURG REGIONAL (about 17 miles; CHICAGO/SCHAUMBURG, IL; ID: 06C)

Amtrak stations near Bellwood:
  • 5 miles: LA GRANGE ROAD (LA GRANGE, 25 W. BURLINGTON AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: SUMMIT (ARCHER & CENTER AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: GLENVIEW (1116 DEPOT ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 10 $25,656 $30,787 17 $13,388
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bellwood:
  • TRITON COLLEGE (about 4 miles; RIVER GROVE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 8,007)
  • ELMHURST COLLEGE (about 5 miles; ELMHURST, IL; FT enrollment: 2,188)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (about 7 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,618)
  • MORTON COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CICERO, IL; FT enrollment: 2,085)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 10 miles; ADDISON, IL; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; DES PLAINES, IL; FT enrollment: 5,749)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,201)
Public primary/middle schools in Bellwood:
  • ROOSEVELT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,055; Location: 2500 OAK ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 436; Location: 225 46TH AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MCKINLEY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 427; Location: 3317 BUTTERFIELD RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 405; Location: 3420 JACKSON; Grades: KG - 05)
  • THURGOOD MARSHALL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: 2501 OAK ST; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 1136 24TH AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TALENTS PROGRAM WEST (Location: 4000 ST PAUL; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Bellwood:
  • MIDWEST EVAGELICAL CHRISTIAN A (Students: 155; Location: 425 BOHLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 7)
  • ST SIMEON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 501 BELLWOOD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRUE VINE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 97; Location: 400 S 23RD AVE; Grades: KG - 11)
  • BELLWOOD-MARGERY DAW DAY CARE CENTER (Students: 7; Location: 407 S 25 AVE; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Bellwood:
  • BELLWOOD P.L. (Operating income: $1,079,128; Location: 600 BOHLAND AVENUE; 93,561 books; 6,762 audio materials; 1,857 video materials; 261 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Bellwood Public Library (A).

Churches in Bellwood include: Saint Simeon's Church (A), Logos Evangelistic Church (B), Saint John The Baptist Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church (C), Covenant of Peace Ministry (D), Pentecostal Deliverance Temple (E).

Parks in Bellwood include: Flippinger Park (1), Cerran Park (2), Babe Ruth Park (3), Stevenson Park (4), Memorial Park (5), Kennedy Park (6).


Bellwood compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Bellwood:
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WJJG (1530 AM; daytime; 2 kW; ELMHURST, IL; Owner: JOSEPH J. GENTILE, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCSN (820 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WYPA, INC.)
  • WMBI (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WPNA (1490 AM; 1 kW; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: ALLIANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Bellwood:
  • WLEY-FM (107.9 FM; AURORA, IL; Owner: WLEY LICENSING, INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WXRT-FM (93.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Bellwood:
  • WLS-TV (Channel 7; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMAQ-TV (Channel 5; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WMAQ-TV), INC.)
  • WTTW (Channel 11; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN-TV (Channel 9; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBO-TV (Channel 66; JOLIET, IL; Owner: WGBO LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WBBM-TV (Channel 2; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPWR-TV (Channel 50; GARY, IN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WXFT (Channel 60; AURORA, IL; Owner: TELEFUTURA CHICAGO LLC)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFLD (Channel 32; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W68DO (Channel 68; PALATINE, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WFBT-CA (Channel 23; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: CHANNEL 23 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJYS (Channel 62; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: JOVON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WSNS-TV (Channel 44; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF CHICAGO, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57DN (Channel 57; ELGIN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W24AJ (Channel 24; AURORA, IL; Owner: NELSON TV, INC.)

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