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Population (year 2000): 25,614. Estimated population in July 2005: 24,504 (-4.3% change)
Males: 11,891 (46.4%), Females: 13,723 (53.6%)

Cook County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 33.3 years
Median household income: $48,020 (year 2000)
Median house value: $92,800 (year 2000)

Dolton, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Dolton:

  • Black (82.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (13.2%)
  • Hispanic (3.1%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)

Ancestries: German (3.7%), Polish (2.6%), Subsaharan African (2.6%), Irish (2.4%), Italian (1.4%), Swedish (1.3%).Illinois

Elevation: 605 feet

Land area: 4.6 square miles

Dolton,

For population 25 years and over in Dolton

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 39.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dolton village

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 44.8%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

3.7% Foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.8% Africa, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,631 (+6.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IN Hammond, (7.3 miles pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: IL Chicago, (15.8 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Holland, IL (2.1 miles South IL (2.4 miles Riverdale, IL (2.4 miles Phoenix, IL (3.3 miles Burnham, City, IL (3.7 miles Calumet IL (3.8 miles Harvey, IL (4.0 miles Thornton, IL (4.7 miles Dixmoor,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 3 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $74,000
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $81,400
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,200

Latitude: 41.63 N, Longitude: 87.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.6%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (14.3%), Manufacturing (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,028 (-23.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,038 (9.2%)

Crime in Dolton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 3 0 3 2
    per 100,000 3.9 0.0 11.7 0.0 11.7 7.8
Rapes 23 12 12 16 12 12
    per 100,000 89.8 46.8 46.8 62.5 46.8 46.8
Robberies 41 36 34 44 35 26
    per 100,000 160.1 140.5 132.7 171.8 136.6 101.5
Assaults 22 23 5 17 5 10
    per 100,000 85.9 89.8 19.5 66.4 19.5 39.0
Burglaries 193 232 198 227 198 183
    per 100,000 753.5 905.8 773.0 886.2 773.0 714.5
Thefts 840 1,034 754 994 754 783
    per 100,000 3279.5 4036.9 2943.7 3880.7 2943.7 3056.9
Auto thefts 409 447 337 455 343 245
    per 100,000 1596.8 1745.1 1315.7 1776.4 1339.1 956.5
416.7 443.4 351.3 449.2 354.3 313.6

Average climate in Dolton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dolton,

Dolton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.8 miles away from the Dolton city center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.2 miles away from the city center killed 29 people and injured 350 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Tristan Parham - College basketball player (Santa Clara Broncos).


Hospitals/medical centers near Dolton:
  • INGALLS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; HARVEY, IL)
  • ROSELAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; CHICAGO, IL)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL & HEALTH CENTER (about 7 miles; BLUE ISLAND, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dolton:
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 14 miles; GARY, IN; ID: GYY)
  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O'HARE INTL (about 32 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: ORD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dolton:
  • LANSING MUNI (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: IGQ)
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 15 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; ID: TF8)
  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 16 miles; CHICAGO, IL; ID: CGX)

Amtrak stations near Dolton:
  • 7 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.
  • 8 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.
  • 11 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

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
Other and Unallocable 0 $0   4 $4,968
Water Supply 11 $36,828 $40,176 0 $0
Streets and Highways 10 $33,480 $40,176 5 $6,618
Sewerage 11 $36,828 $40,176 0 $0
Financial Administration 25 $43,962 $21,101 7 $7,290
Other Government Administration 34 $75,854 $26,772 2 $2,790
Firefighters 15 $64,544 $51,635 20 $14,126
Fire - Other 2 $5,762 $34,572 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 35 $134,008 $45,945 5 $4,740
Judicial and Legal 5 $15,890 $38,136 0 $0
Totals for Government 148 $447,156 $36,255 43 $40,532
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dolton:
  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 3 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,599)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 4,004)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; FT enrollment: 2,523)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 3,161)
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY-CALUMET CAMPUS (about 11 miles; HAMMOND, IN; FT enrollment: 6,312)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; FT enrollment: 11,188)
Public high school in Dolton:
  • THORNRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,800; Location: 15000 COTTAGE GROVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dolton:
  • DIEKMAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 530; Location: 15121 DORCHESTER AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 461; Location: 14151 LINCOLN AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ROOSEVELT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 458; Location: 111 WEST 146TH ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • BERGER-VANDENBERG ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 406; Location: 14833 AVALON AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HARRIET TUBMAN SCHOOL (Students: 392; Location: 333 EAST 142ND ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ROOSEVELT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 374; Location: 111 WEST 146TH ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LINCOLN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 14151 LINCOLN AVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: 14701 CHICAGO RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EARLY CHLDHD CNTR AT H TUBMAN SCH (Students: 54; Location: 333 EAST 142ND ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Dolton:
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 152; Location: 233 E 138TH STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BIG BEAR DAY CARE (Students: 67; Location: 1630 E 154TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KIDDY KORNER DAY NURSERY (Students: 60; Location: 14226 GRANT ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • DISCOVERY CHILD CARE INC (Students: 35; Location: 1515 E 154TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Dolton:
  • DOLTON P.L.D. (Operating income: $1,006,612; Location: 14037 LINCOLN AVE.; 104,925 books; 4,371 audio materials; 2,999 video materials; 225 serial subscriptions)

Cemeteries: Berger Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2).

Lakes: Victory, Lake (A), Cottage Grove, Lake (B).

Parks in Dolton include: Needles Park (1), Dolton Park (2).


Dolton compared to Illinois state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Dolton:
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • 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.)
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBEE (1570 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, IL)
Strongest FM radio stations in Dolton:
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • 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 Dolton:
  • 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)
  • WCPX (Channel 38; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: PAXSON CHICAGO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCIU-TV (Channel 26; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WCIU-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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