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Population in 2012: 30,392 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 

Males: 14,953  (49.2%)
Females: 15,439  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  31.2 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

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

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,014 (it was $36,958 in 2000)
Chicago Heights:

$41,014
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,934

Chicago Heights city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,795 (it was $94,000 in 2000)
Chicago Heights:

$108,795
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $141,067; Detached houses: $141,043; Townhouses or other attached units: $162,130; In 2-unit structures: $126,501; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $134,191; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $243,887; Mobile homes: $106,833

Median gross rent in 2012: $863.

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  • Black alone - 12,076 (39.8%)
  • Hispanic - 10,377 (34.2%)
  • White alone - 6,998 (23.1%)
  • Two or more races - 671 (2.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 93 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 58 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 55 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chicago Heights: 102.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (11.6%), German (6.4%), Polish (4.0%), Irish (4.0%), United States (1.7%), English (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/06/1893

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 9.57 square miles.

Population density: 3,175 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in Chicago Heights:

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 17.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chicago Heights city:

  • Never married: 42.2%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

3,782 residents are foreign born

This city:  12.5%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Chicago Heights, Illinois as of July 23, 2014.
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 2012: $3,473 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,047 (2.5%)

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
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 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: +2,764 (+9.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,737 (24.6%)

Area code: 708

Chicago Heights household income distribution Chicago Heights home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Chicago Heights by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 10333578865643
per 100,000 30.59.29.29.215.522.125.525.819.516.320.113.29.9
Rapes 42303535443635322726282726
per 100,000 128.191.5106.8107.3136.2113.6111.6103.087.685.093.788.985.5
Robberies 12714212112114514419418917113112288115
per 100,000 387.5433.2369.2371.1449.0454.4618.4608.6554.9428.3408.4289.8378.0
Assaults 286273268268212261176164139112123115108
per 100,000 872.6832.9817.7821.8656.4823.7561.0528.1451.1366.2411.8378.7355.0
Burglaries 492370387387406556341116152335494514480
per 100,000 1501.11128.91180.71186.81257.11754.61086.9373.5493.31095.31653.81692.61577.8
Thefts 1,0897658348341,0507701,0511,3601,226903583609531
per 100,000 3322.62334.02544.52557.53251.12429.93350.04379.33978.72952.31951.82005.51745.4
Auto thefts 37328429329330428117321117415310715888
per 100,000 1138.0866.5893.9898.5941.3886.8551.4679.4564.7500.2358.2520.3289.3
Arson 746610341296254942
per 100,000 21.412.218.318.431.09.512.738.629.219.683.7161.4138.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 798.7642.2646.5649.7713.0741.4705.8691.2616.5547.8553.2510.3485.3

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City-data.com crime rate 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

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Chicago Heights, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

14.2%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Chicago Heights-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 141% 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 significantly below Illinois state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 93.8 miles away from Chicago Heights center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 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/medical centers in Chicago Heights:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Chicago Heights, IL

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.

Local government website: www.chicagoheights.net

College/University in Chicago Heights:

  • Prairie State College (Full-time enrollment: 2,252; Location: 202 South Halsted Street; Public; Website: www.prairiestate.edu)

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

  • South Suburban College (about 7 miles; South Holland, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,553)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 11 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 6,151)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,346)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 2,797)
  • Chicago State University (about 15 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,206)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 15 miles; Palos Hills, IL; FT enrollment: 7,761)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 17 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 3,251)

Public high schools in Chicago Heights:

Private high school in Chicago Heights:

  • MARIAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,539; Location: 700 ASHLAND AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Chicago Heights:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chicago Heights:

  • ST AGNES SCHOOL (Students: 283; Location: 1501 CHICAGO RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST KIERA SCHOOL (Students: 189; Location: 700 W 195TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 330 W HIGHLAND DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NAZARENE NURSERY SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN (Students: 142; Location: 699 8TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Chicago Heights, map of school districts

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:

  • Another church in Chicago Heights that has been there for over 30 years is Emmanuel SDA Church
  • Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal, M.I. (Pentecostal Church of God) 1325 Otto Blvd. Chicago Heights, IL 60411
  • 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

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
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AQI  Pb  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.7. This is about average.
City:

37.7
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0155. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0155
U.S.:

0.0222
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.271. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.271
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.43
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 22.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

22.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 21.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

21.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.6

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

CHICAGO HEIGHTS (Address: 1601 CHICAGO RD , Population served: 33072, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.8%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.1% for Black residents, 31.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.9% for American Indian residents, 34.6% for other race residents, 14.1% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chicago Heights, IL

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 compared to Illinois state average:

Chicago Heights, Illinois environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • 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 significantly above state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chicago Heights, Illinois:

  • Star Motel, 460 W 14TH St, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 , Phone: (708) 481-3050
  • Hacienda Inn, 1040 Dixie Hwy, Chicago Heights, IL 60411 , Phone: (708) 754-5700, Fax: (708) 754-1774
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chicago Heights, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chicago Heights travel time to work - commute


Chicago Heights mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (92%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.63%
Here57.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents69.3%7.6%3.1%2.1%2.0%
Congregations15.8%5.0%2.0%5.8%6.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.0%1.7%1.4%1.2%9.6%
Congregations6.4%4.7%6.1%4.3%43.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1,460
Here:

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.
Illinois:

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
This county:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cook County:

8.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.5%
State:

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

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$22,543$45,0860$0
Other Government Administration 4$17,163$51,4896$3,130
Police Protection - Officers 87$230,712$31,8220$0
Police - Other 28$76,655$32,8526$2,857
Firefighters 66$215,748$39,2270$0
Fire - Other 3$9,894$39,5760$0
Streets and Highways 19$69,015$43,5880$0
Welfare 8$25,556$38,3343$2,711
Health 1$2,982$35,7840$0
Sewerage 5$25,437$61,0490$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$10,147$60,8821$585
Water Supply 33$130,365$47,4050$0
Local Libraries 39$116,988$35,99615$6,781
Other and Unallocable 11$28,866$31,4902$783
Totals for Government 312$982,071$37,77233$16,847

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,063,000 ($100.78)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,120,000 ($234.27)
    Fire Protection: $4,497,000 ($147.97)
    Water Utilities: $3,777,000 ($124.28)
    General - Other: $2,704,000 ($88.97)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,576,000 ($84.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,593,000 ($52.42)
    Sewerage: $1,447,000 ($47.61)
    Regular Highways: $1,412,000 ($46.46)
    Central Staff Services: $1,041,000 ($34.25)
    Libraries: $983,000 ($32.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $786,000 ($25.86)
    General Public Buildings: $659,000 ($21.68)
    Financial Administration: $378,000 ($12.44)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $8,892,000 ($292.58)
    Benefit Payments: $1,678,000 ($55.21)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $1,402,000 ($46.13)
    Withdrawals: $8,000 ($0.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,562,000 ($117.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $784,000 ($25.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,931,000 ($491.28)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,904,000 ($62.65)
    Sewerage: $1,006,000 ($33.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $751,000 ($24.71)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $379,000 ($12.47)
    Interest Revenue: $349,000 ($11.48)
    Local Employee Contribution: $301,000 ($9.90)
    From Other Government: $53,000 ($1.74)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,012,000 ($33.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,620,000 ($53.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,260,000 ($41.46)
    General Revenue, NEC: $821,000 ($27.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,010,000 ($164.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,350,000 ($143.13)
    Highways: $912,000 ($30.01)
    All Other: $376,000 ($12.37)
  • Tax - Property: $10,760,000 ($354.04)
    NEC: $2,710,000 ($89.17)
    Public Utilities: $2,299,000 ($75.64)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $6,016,000 ($197.95)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $53,500,000 ($1760.33)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,460,000 ($245.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $52,585,000 ($1730.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,346,000 ($406.23)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,130,000 ($37.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $915,000 ($30.11)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,466,000 ($81.14)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $16,112,000 ($530.14)
    Total Other Securities: $3,692,000 ($121.48)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $14,755,000 ($485.49)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,569,000 ($479.37)

3.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($45,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($887 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.27%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from DuPage County, IL  0.48% ($52,869 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.25% ($62,810)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($42,313)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($56,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($743 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.09%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to DuPage County, IL  0.65% ($54,553 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.56% ($54,095)
to Lake County, IL  0.38% ($69,774)

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)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total costs: $781,000
Total average daily traffic: 143,959
Total average daily truck traffic: 10,348

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chicago Heights, IL



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

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
Businesses in Chicago Heights, IL
NameCountNameCount
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
Jones New York1

Chicago Heights on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest unemployment growth from 2000 to 2009"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest unemployment in 2009"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Construction and extraction occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Art and design workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Other race residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest 2006 city-data.com crime index per resident, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most Hispanic residents (pop 5,000+)"
  • #15 (60425) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of African first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #33 (60422) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Alsatian first ancestries"
  • #72 (60422) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Nigerian first ancestries"
  • #94 (60422) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ethiopian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Total of 38 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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