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Population (year 2000): 32,776. Estimated population in July 2005: 31,373 (-4.3% change)
Males: 15,947 (48.7%), Females: 16,829 (51.3%)

Cook County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 30.6 years
Median household income: $36,958 (year 2000)
Median house value: $94,800 (year 2000)

Chicago Heights, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Chicago Heights:

  • Black (37.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (36.8%)
  • Hispanic (23.8%)
  • Other race (13.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (11.5%), German (10.2%), Irish (6.6%), Polish (6.2%), English (2.5%), United States (1.6%).Heights, Illinois

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 9.6 square miles

Chicago

For population 25 years and over in Chicago Heights

  • High school or higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chicago Heights city

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 45.6%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

11.3% Foreign born (9.5% Latin America, 1.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -255 (-0.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Hammond, (12.2 miles pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (22.9 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Chicago Heights, IL (2.0 miles South IL (2.9 miles Steger, IL (3.0 miles Glenwood, IL (3.5 miles Homewood, Heights, IL (3.6 miles Ford Fields, IL (3.6 miles Olympia IL (3.7 miles Flossmoor, Forest, IL (3.8 miles Park


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 5 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $115,200
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $104,000

Latitude: 41.51 N, Longitude: 87.64 W

Area code: 708

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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.0%), Manufacturing (18.6%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,866 (+11.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,196 (26.3%)

Crime in Chicago Heights by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 8 10 3 3 3
    per 100,000 24.4 30.5 9.2 9.2 9.2
Rapes 38 42 35 30 35
    per 100,000 115.9 128.1 106.8 91.5 106.8
Robberies 92 127 121 142 121
    per 100,000 280.7 387.5 369.2 433.2 369.2
Assaults 407 286 268 273 268
    per 100,000 1241.8 872.6 817.7 832.9 817.7
Burglaries 397 492 387 370 387
    per 100,000 1211.3 1501.1 1180.7 1128.9 1180.7
Thefts 879 1,089 834 765 834
    per 100,000 2681.8 3322.6 2544.5 2334.0 2544.5
Auto thefts 322 373 293 284 293
    per 100,000 982.4 1138.0 893.9 866.5 893.9
674.0 701.5 582.1 584.0 582.1

Average climate in Chicago Heights, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chicago

Chicago Heights-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.6 miles away from the Chicago Heights city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Bret Prinz - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Los Angeles Angels, born: Jun 15, 1977), Bryant Young - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Jan 27, 1972), Walter Young - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Dec 7, 1979), Bret Saberhagen - (born 1964), baseball player, Antonio Cool - College basketball player (Jacksonville Dolphins), Cedrick Middleton - College basketball player (Akron Zips), Julian Wright - College basketball player (Kansas Jayhawks), Ken Barnes - College basketball player (San Francisco Dons).

Main business address for: CFC INTERNATIONAL INC (ADHESIVES & SEALANTS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Chicago Heights:
  • ST JAMES HOSP & HLTH CTR-OLYMPIA FLDS (about 4 miles; OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; HAZEL CREST, IL)
  • INGALLS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; HARVEY, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chicago Heights:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 18 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 21 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 37 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chicago Heights:
  • LANSING MUNI (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)
  • SANGER (about 11 miles; MONEE, IL; ID: C56)
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 12 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; ID: TF8)

Amtrak stations near Chicago Heights:
  • 4 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 16 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 1 $3,050 $36,600 1 $522
Firefighters 70 $337,762 $57,902 0 $0
Police - Other 32 $73,472 $27,552 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 84 $454,182 $64,883 0 $0
Other Government Administration 37 $79,408 $25,753 1 $830
Financial Administration 4 $12,098 $36,294 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $5,000 $60,000 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 7 $17,762 $30,449 0 $0
Local Libraries 29 $58,450 $24,186 36 $21,600
Water Supply 34 $101,012 $35,651 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11 $32,224 $35,153 9 $3,184
Sewerage 4 $13,120 $39,360 0 $0
Streets and Highways 18 $55,422 $36,948 0 $0
Totals for Government 332 $1,242,962 $44,926 47 $26,136
College/University in Chicago Heights:
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,523; Location: 202 HALSTED ST; Public; Website: WWW.PRAIRIE.CC.IL.US)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chicago Heights:
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,191)
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 7 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; FT enrollment: 3,599)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 14 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 5,536)
Public high schools in Chicago Heights:
  • BLOOM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,487; Location: 101 W 10TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BLOOM TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,468; Location: 22331 COTTAGE GROVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DIST 206 ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 100 W 10TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Chicago Heights:
  • ROOSEVELT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 487; Location: 1345 SUNNYSIDE AVE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • GARFIELD ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 430; Location: 140 E 23RD ST; Grades: KG - 08)
  • BEACON HILL PRIMARY CNTR (Students: 394; Location: 401 CONCORD DR; Grades: KG - 03)
  • SERENA HILLS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 255 PLEASANT DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WASHINGTON JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 362; Location: 25 W 16TH PLACE; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 176 E 11TH ST; Grades: KG - 08)
  • WILSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 329; Location: 422 W 16TH PLACE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • GREENBRIAR ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 101 GREENBRIAR AVE W; Grades: KG - 08)
  • MCKINLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 25 W 16TH PLACE; Grades: PK - 03)
  • KENNEDY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 1013 DIVISION ST; Grades: KG - 08)
Library in Chicago Heights:
  • CHICAGO HEIGHTS FREE P.L. (Operating income: $1,024,690; Location: 25 W. 15TH STREET; 123,809 books; 5,231 audio materials; 2,694 video materials; 272 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Chicago Heights: Chicago Heights Park District Golf Course (A), Chicago Heights Country Club (B).

Shopping Center: Olympia Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Chicago Heights include: Baker Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Saint Rocco Church (B), Saint Paul Catholic Church (C), Saint John United Methodist Church of Christ (D), Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (E), Elim Pentecostal Holiness Church (F), Mount Zion Pentecostal Church (G), Church of the Nazarene (H).

Cemetery: Bloom Presbyterian Cemetery (1).

Parks in Chicago Heights include: Euclid Park (1), North End Park (2), Jirtle Park (3), Petrarca Park (4), Commissioners Park (5), Landeen Park (6), Beacon Hill Park (7), Seiter Park (8), Smith Memorial Park (9).


Chicago Heights compared to Illinois state average:
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Chicago Heights:
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WCGO (1600 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WCFJ (1470 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: WCFJ, INC.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Chicago Heights:
  • WBMF (88.1 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, 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.)
TV broadcast stations around Chicago Heights:
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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