Chicago Heights, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 30,436 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.1%
 
Males: 15,033  (49.4%)
Females: 15,403  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  33.7 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 60411, 60422, 60425, 60430, 60466.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,532 (it was $36,958 in 2000)
Chicago Heights:

$42,532
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,177 (it was $14,963 in 2000)

Chicago Heights city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,118 (it was $94,000 in 2000)
Chicago Heights:

$107,118
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $271,740; Detached houses: $289,664; Townhouses or other attached units: $245,879; In 2-unit structures: $219,304; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $264,262; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,756; Mobile homes: $26,256; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $50,705

Median gross rent in 2013: $805.

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  • Races in Chicago Heights, IL (2013)

    Chicago Heights races chart
    • 11,90139.0%Black alone
    • 10,71435.1%Hispanic
    • 6,86622.5%White alone
    • 8192.7%Two or more races
    • 950.3%American Indian alone
    • 930.3%Other race alone
    • 100.03%Asian alone

Races in Chicago Heights detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chicago Heights: 101.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (11.8%), German (5.6%), Irish (4.5%), Polish (3.5%), United States (1.9%), English (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/06/1893

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 9.57 square miles.

Population density: 3,180 people per square mile   (average).

Chicago Heights,IL real estate house value index trend

Chicago Heights, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Chicago Heights:

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chicago Heights city:

  • Never married: 43.2%
  • Now married: 39.0%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

3,597 residents are foreign born (11.1% Latin America).

This city:

11.8%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Chicago Heights, Illinois as of July 01, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Chicago Heights to the number of sex offenders is 633 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,887 (3.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,465 (3.5%)

Chicago Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hammond, IN (10.2 miles , pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (22.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: South Chicago Heights, IL (1.4 miles ), Glenwood, IL (1.6 miles ), Ford Heights, IL (1.6 miles ), Olympia Fields, IL (1.7 miles ), Steger, IL (1.7 miles ), Flossmoor, IL (1.8 miles ), Park Forest, IL (1.8 miles ), Homewood, IL (1.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $215,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.51 N, Longitude: 87.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,663 (+8.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,907 (25.4%)

Area code: 708

Chicago Heights household income distribution Chicago Heights home values distribution

Crime rates in Chicago Heights by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014
Murders 335788656437
per 100,000 9.29.215.522.125.525.819.516.320.113.29.923.0
Rapes 353544363532272628272633
per 100,000 106.8107.3136.2113.6111.6103.087.685.093.788.985.5108.4
Robberies 12112114514419418917113112288115120
per 100,000 369.2371.1449.0454.4618.4608.6554.9428.3408.4289.8378.0394.0
Assaults 26826821226117616413911212311510839
per 100,000 817.7821.8656.4823.7561.0528.1451.1366.2411.8378.7355.0128.1
Burglaries 387387406556341116152335494514480200
per 100,000 1,180.71,186.81,257.11,754.61,086.9373.5493.31,095.31,653.81,692.61,577.8656.7
Thefts 8348341,0507701,0511,3601,226903583609531639
per 100,000 2,544.52,557.53,251.12,429.93,350.04,379.33,978.72,952.31,951.82,005.51,745.42,098.1
Auto thefts 2932933042811732111741531071588876
per 100,000 893.9898.5941.3886.8551.4679.4564.7500.2358.2520.3289.3249.5
Arson 661034129625494228
per 100,000 18.318.431.09.512.738.629.219.683.7161.4138.191.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.1) 646.5649.8713.1741.4705.8691.2616.5547.8553.3510.4485.3434.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chicago Heights detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 108 (80 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
Illinois average:

2.78
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.3%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -255 (-0.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Chicago Heights: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chicago Heights, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chicago Heights-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.8 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 F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 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.

Earthquake activity:

Chicago Heights-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 186.6 miles away from Chicago Heights center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 243.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 210.3 miles away from Chicago Heights center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 203.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cook County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chicago Heights topographic map

Birthplace of: David S. Broder - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, John Stossel - John Stossel is a consumer reporter, Debbie Halvorson - Politician, 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), Johnny Pate - Composer, Mark Pfeil - Professional golfer, Ted Uhlaender - Baseball player and coach, Tom Erikson - Martial artist, Walter Young - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Dec 7, 1979).

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Chicago Heights:

  • BROADWAY TERRACE (43 BROADWAY)
  • ST JAMES HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTERS (1423 CHICAGO ROAD)
  • GENCARE HEALTH SERVICES INC. (316 DIXIE HIGHWAY)
  • PRUDENTIAL HOME HEALTH CORPORATION (1010 DIXIE HIGHWAY, SUITE 30)
  • ST. JAMES HOME HEALTH SERVICE (1400 OTTO BLVD)
  • UCHANGE HOME HEALTH INC (1406 PARK AVENUE)
  • PRAIRIE MANOR NRSG AND REHAB CTR (345 DIXIE HIGHWAY)
  • RIVIERA CARE CENTER (490 WEST 16TH PLACE)
  • RIVIERA MANOR - ICF (490 W 16TH PLACE)
  • THORNTON HEIGHTS TERRACE LTD (160 W 10TH ST)

Heliports located in Chicago Heights:

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.
  • 7 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 15 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.

College/University in Chicago Heights:

  • Prairie State College (Full-time enrollment: 4,050; Location: 202 South Halsted Street; Public; Website: www.prairiestate.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Chicago Heights:

  • Governors State University (about 6 miles; University Park, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,043)
  • South Suburban College (about 7 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 10 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 14 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,576)
  • Chicago State University (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 16 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)

Public high schools in Chicago Heights:

Private high school in Chicago Heights:

  • MARIAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,444, Location: 700 ASHLAND AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Chicago Heights:

  • ROOSEVELT ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 472, Location: 1345 SUNNYSIDE AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • SERENA HILLS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 390, Location: 255 PLEASANT DR, Grades: PK-5)
  • JEFFERSON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 317, Location: 176 E 11TH ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • GREENBRIAR ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 296, Location: 101 W GREENBRIAR AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • KENNEDY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 253, Location: 1013 DIVISION ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • GARFIELD ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 140 E 23RD ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 1520 CENTER AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • WASHINGTON-MCKINLEY ELEM SCH (Location: 25 W 16TH PL, Grades: KG-8)
  • WILSON ELEM SCHOOL (Location: 422 W 16TH PL, Grades: KG-8)
  • BARACK OBAMA SCH OF LEADERSHIP AND STEM (Location: 401 CONCORD DR, Grades: 4-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Chicago Heights:

  • ST AGNES SCHOOL (Students: 280, Location: 1501 CHICAGO RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST KIERAN SCHOOL (Students: 133, Location: 700 195TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 118, Location: 330 W HIGHLAND DR, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Chicago Heights

Library in Chicago Heights:

  • CHICAGO HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,053,256; Location: 25 WEST FIFTEENTH STREET; 123,803 books; 5,139 audio materials; 2,074 video materials; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 225 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, M.I. (Pentecostal Church of God) 1325 Otto Blvd. Chicago Heights, IL 60411
  • Another church in Chicago Heights that has been there for over 30 years is Emmanuel SDA Church
  • Marion Cathloic High School is also in Chicago Heights and is not mentioned added by Gina
  • Under Churches please add First Presbyterian Church of Chciago Heights 900 Thomas Street Chicago Heights, IL 60411

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Notable locations in Chicago Heights: Chicago Heights Park District Golf Course (A), Chicago Heights Country Club (B), Chicago Heights Fire Department Station 5 (C), Chicago Heights Fire Department Station 1 (D), Chicago Heights Fire Department Station 4 (E), Chicago Heights Fire Department Station 2 (F), Chicago Heights Fire Department Station 3 (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Olympia Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Chicago Heights: CFC INTERNATIONAL INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chicago Heights include: Baker Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Saint Bethel Baptist Church (B), Elim Pentecostal Holiness Church (C), Saint Paul Catholic Church (D), Fellowship Baptist Church (E), Saint Rocco Church (F), Mount Zion Pentecostal Church (G), Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (H), Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Bloom Presbyterian Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Chicago Heights include: Commissioners Park (1), Landeen Park (2), North End Park (3), King Park (4), Seiter Park (5), Smith Memorial Park (6), Meidell Park (7), Euclid Park (8), Beacon Hill Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: CHGO Heights City - Emergency Management Agency (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1601 Chicago Road).

Cook County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 116. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

116
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.449. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.449
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 15.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.61. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.61
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 20.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.4

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0149. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0149
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.6%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.5% for Black residents, 33.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.5% for American Indian residents, 39.1% for other race residents, 17.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.1 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.8%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Chicago Heights in 2010:

  • 502 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 73 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 39 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere

People in group quarters in Chicago Heights in 2000:

  • 236 people in nursing homes
  • 194 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 180 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in other group homes

Chicago Heights, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Chicago Heights (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Chicago Heights - Dixie Branch at 101 Dixie Highway, branch established on 1929/09/28. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • First Midwest Bank: Chicago Heights Branch at 1030 Dixie Highway, branch established on 1935/09/30. Info updated 2011/12/22: Bank assets: $7,848.0 mil, Deposits: $6,529.2 mil, headquarters in Itasca, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 100 total offices, Holding Company: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
  • Old Second National Bank: Chicago Heights Branch at 195 West Joe Road, branch established on 2005/06/30. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $1,939.3 mil, Deposits: $1,741.1 mil, headquarters in Aurora, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Old Second Bancorp, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Chicago Road Branch at 1630 Chicago Road, branch established on 1948/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Chicago Heights Branch at 225 West Joe Orr Road, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • TCF National Bank: Chicago Heights Cub Branch #2030 at 601 West 14th Street, branch established on 1993/11/08. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.3
Illinois average:

12.4

Chicago Heights travel time to work - commute Chicago Heights mode of transportation to work chart

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Neighborhood in Chicago Heights (Chicago Heights, Illinois Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Chicago Heights city (based on Cook County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,947,223376
Evangelical Protestant432,9751,484
Other312,636403
Mainline Protestant202,114630
Black Protestant148,895395
Orthodox53,27666
None2,097,556-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
Cook County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 23
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 490
Cook County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 806
Cook County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3,516
Here:

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cook County:

23.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.2%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.1%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.5%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.4%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chicago Heights:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chicago Heights:

33.8%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

54.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.4%
State:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chicago Heights, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 5$21,372$51,2930$0
Other Government Administration 23$72,658$37,90911$8,816
Judicial and Legal 1$11,666$139,9921$1,990
Police Protection - Officers 82$530,806$77,6790$0
Police - Other 27$95,206$42,3145$4,684
Firefighters 65$393,386$72,6250$0
Fire - Other 2$5,624$33,7440$0
Streets and Highways 19$65,682$41,4830$0
Health 6$19,538$39,0762$4,664
Sewerage 3$15,184$60,7360$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,216$50,5921$2,000
Water Supply 17$63,506$44,8280$0
Local Libraries 23$68,682$35,83425$17,920
Totals for Government 274$1,367,526$59,89245$40,074

Chicago Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,063,000 ($100.64)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,120,000 ($233.93)
    Fire Protection: $4,497,000 ($147.75)
    Water Utilities: $3,777,000 ($124.10)
    General - Other: $2,704,000 ($88.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,576,000 ($84.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,593,000 ($52.34)
    Sewerage: $1,447,000 ($47.54)
    Regular Highways: $1,412,000 ($46.39)
    Central Staff Services: $1,041,000 ($34.20)
    Libraries: $983,000 ($32.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $786,000 ($25.82)
    General Public Buildings: $659,000 ($21.65)
    Financial Administration: $378,000 ($12.42)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $8,892,000 ($292.15)
    Benefit Payments: $1,678,000 ($55.13)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $1,402,000 ($46.06)
    Withdrawals: $8,000 ($0.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,562,000 ($117.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $784,000 ($25.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,931,000 ($490.57)

Chicago Heights government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $1,904,000 ($62.56)
    Sewerage: $1,006,000 ($33.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $751,000 ($24.67)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $379,000 ($12.45)
    Interest Revenue: $349,000 ($11.47)
    Local Employee Contribution: $301,000 ($9.89)
    From Other Government: $53,000 ($1.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,012,000 ($33.25)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,620,000 ($53.23)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,260,000 ($41.40)
    General Revenue, NEC: $821,000 ($26.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,010,000 ($164.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,350,000 ($142.92)
    Highways: $912,000 ($29.96)
    All Other: $376,000 ($12.35)
  • Tax - Property: $10,760,000 ($353.53)
    NEC: $2,710,000 ($89.04)
    Public Utilities: $2,299,000 ($75.54)

Chicago Heights government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $6,016,000 ($197.66)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $53,500,000 ($1757.79)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,460,000 ($245.10)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $52,585,000 ($1727.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,346,000 ($405.64)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,130,000 ($37.13)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $915,000 ($30.06)

Chicago Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,466,000 ($81.02)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $16,112,000 ($529.37)
    Total Other Securities: $3,692,000 ($121.30)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $14,755,000 ($484.79)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,569,000 ($478.68)

3.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,108 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.54%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($558 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from DuPage County, IL  0.42% ($46,315 average AGI)
from Will County, IL  0.23% ($40,173)
from Lake County, IL  0.23% ($56,212)


3.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,782 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,216 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to DuPage County, IL  0.47% ($56,473 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.26% ($47,918)
to Lake County, IL  0.23% ($70,503)

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)
  • WCGO (1600 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCFJ (1470 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: WCFJ, 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.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; 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.)
  • 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.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chicago Heights fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 21m69ftTotal length
  • $509,000Total costs
  • 151,950Total average daily traffic
  • 12,405Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 31920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 61980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chicago Heights, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chicago Heights)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chicago Heights, IL)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chicago Heights)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: BRITISH AEROSPACE BAE 125 SERIES 800A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 14, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: GARRETT TFE 731 SER (3500 HP) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 119ML , Serial Number: NA0445, Airworthiness Date: 02/01/1990
    Registrant (Corporation): Merlo Logistics LLC, 330 Joe E Orr Rd, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
  • Aircraft: SANDERS THEODORE L RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 184TS , Serial Number: 83209
    Registrant (Individual): Theodore L Sanders, 3005 Commercial Ave, S Chicago Hts, IL 60411
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T210N (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 210MS , Serial Number: 21063411, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 06/01/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Lester L Beste, 19838 S Halsted St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
  • Aircraft: PORTERFIELD CP-50 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 76 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A50 SERIES (50 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21982 , Serial Number: 565, Year manufactured: 1939
    Registrant (Individual): Robert K Harrold, 3129 Miller Ave, S Chicago Heights, IL 60411
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-360 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 446CD , Serial Number: 1446, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 08/12/2004
    Registrant (Corporation): Simpleflight Inc, 2521 State St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
  • Aircraft: WITLOCK DALE R FOKKER DVII (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 465BW , Serial Number: 465-18, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 06/09/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Dale R Witlock, 1136 Scott Ave, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 78294 , Serial Number: 17257555, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Tyree Sr Miller, 309 W 16th St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED73$129,18736$95,701263$134,29425$38,3983$176,32742$85,2130$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$113,1406$90,90232$137,7655$25,0700$04$83,2130$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$114,54727$68,313157$129,84462$25,9140$026$73,9411$152,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$120,3563$77,92367$134,3154$56,6680$08$113,7300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$109,1304$69,87544$143,5665$58,8900$07$93,4300$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Chicago Heights, IL

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$134,7602$176,5250$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$106,4434$226,0902$101,645
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$241,6901$197,1000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chicago Heights and their reported violations in the past:

CHICAGO HEIGHTS (Population served: 30,996, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
T&J MEAT PACKING (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
Most common first names in Chicago Heights, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John45172.4 years
Mary38877.4 years
Joseph30474.5 years
Robert26466.9 years
James26368.1 years
William26270.1 years
Frank20573.3 years
Charles18771.6 years
Helen17378.3 years
George16673.4 years
Most common last names in Chicago Heights, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson14069.8 years
Smith11966.8 years
Williams11470.8 years
Jones8670.4 years
Brown7169.6 years
Jackson6368.8 years
Miller6174.5 years
Thomas5170.6 years
Davis5072.0 years
Wilson4568.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (9%)
Businesses in Chicago Heights, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Jones New York1
AutoZone2KFC1
Baskin-Robbins1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King2Long John Silver's1
CVS1McDonald's1
Church's Chicken1Payless1
Cricket Wireless2Sprint Nextel1
Curves1U-Haul3
Dunkin Donuts2U.S. Cellular1
FedEx2UPS2
GNC1Walgreens2
H&R Block1White Castle1

Chicago Heights compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Chicago Heights on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time local library workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 (60425) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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