Chicago Heights, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 29,901 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.8%
 
Males: 14,521  (48.6%)
Females: 15,380  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

34.5 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

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

Chicago Heights Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,370 (it was $36,958 in 2000)
Chicago Heights:

$47,370
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,785 (it was $14,963 in 2000)

Chicago Heights city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $107,032 (it was $94,000 in 2000)
Chicago Heights:

$107,032
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $130,689; detached houses: $129,170; townhouses or other attached units: $182,956; in 2-unit structures: $133,812; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $168,558; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $128,512; mobile homes: $105,970

Median gross rent in 2017: $918.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chicago Heights: 99.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.4%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.8% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.9% for American Indian residents, 29.3% for other race residents, 46.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Chicago Heights, IL (2017)
    • 12,51041.5%Black alone
    • 10,46334.7%Hispanic
    • 6,39021.2%White alone
    • 4751.6%Two or more races
    • 2620.9%Other race alone
    • 190.06%Asian alone
    • 50.02%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 60 registered sex offenders living in Chicago Heights, Illinois as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chicago Heights is 503 to 1.


Crime rates in Chicago Heights by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(22.1)
8
(25.5)
8
(25.8)
6
(19.5)
5
(16.3)
6
(20.1)
4
(13.2)
3
(9.9)
7
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(19.8)
9
(30.0)
2
(6.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
36
(113.6)
35
(111.6)
32
(103.0)
27
(87.6)
26
(85.0)
28
(93.7)
27
(88.9)
26
(85.5)
33
(108.4)
22
(72.2)
28
(92.5)
32
(106.8)
32
(107.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
144
(454.4)
194
(618.4)
189
(608.6)
171
(554.9)
131
(428.3)
122
(408.4)
88
(289.8)
115
(378.0)
120
(394.0)
105
(344.7)
74
(244.4)
118
(393.8)
106
(355.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
261
(823.7)
176
(561.0)
164
(528.1)
139
(451.1)
112
(366.2)
123
(411.8)
115
(378.7)
108
(355.0)
39
(128.1)
56
(183.8)
67
(221.3)
123
(410.5)
120
(402.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
556
(1,755)
341
(1,087)
116
(373.5)
152
(493.3)
335
(1,095)
494
(1,654)
514
(1,693)
480
(1,578)
200
(656.7)
125
(410.4)
126
(416.2)
218
(727.5)
N/A
Thefts
(per 100,000)
770
(2,430)
1,051
(3,350)
1,360
(4,379)
1,226
(3,979)
903
(2,952)
583
(1,952)
609
(2,005)
531
(1,745)
639
(2,098)
666
(2,186)
597
(1,972)
363
(1,211)
214
(717.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
281
(886.8)
173
(551.4)
211
(679.4)
174
(564.7)
153
(500.2)
107
(358.2)
158
(520.3)
88
(289.3)
76
(249.5)
70
(229.8)
82
(270.9)
121
(403.8)
105
(352.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(9.5)
4
(12.7)
12
(38.6)
9
(29.2)
6
(19.6)
25
(83.7)
49
(161.4)
42
(138.1)
28
(91.9)
25
(82.1)
37
(122.2)
9
(30.0)
2
(6.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)727.1692.2677.8604.6537.2542.6500.5475.9426.3332.5360.9477.4394.3

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City-data.com crime index in Chicago Heights, IL

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:

2.71
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Ancestries: Italian (4.2%), German (1.4%), American (1.2%), Polish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/06/1893

Elevation: 650 feet

Land area: 9.57 square miles.

Population density: 3,124 people per square mile   (average).

Chicago Heights, Illinois map

3,778 residents are foreign born (11.2% Latin America).

This city:

12.5%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,099 (3.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,244 (3.1%)

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 )

Latitude: 41.51 N, Longitude: 87.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,299 (+4.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,027 (25.0%)

Area code: 708

Distribution of median household income in Chicago Heights, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chicago Heights, IL in 2017
Chicago Heights satellite photo by USGS

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 Chicago Heights, IL residents
Average permit cost in Chicago Heights, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.8%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Chicago Heights, IL
Historical housing units in Chicago Heights, IL
Most common industries in Chicago Heights, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Educational services (12.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Chicago Heights, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)

Average climate in Chicago Heights, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Chicago Heights, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 97.2. This is worse than average.

City:

97.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.35. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.35
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 22.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.53. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.53
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0209. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0209
U.S.:

0.0098

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 the city 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 Chicago Heights 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 Chicago Heights 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 (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chicago Heights topographic map

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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).

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

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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Chicago Heights:

Marital status in Chicago Heights, IL
  • Never married: 46.2%
  • Now married: 37.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

For population 25 years and over in Chicago Heights:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chicago Heights
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

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

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.5%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cook 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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 79$582,292$88,4498$5,514
Firefighters 56$414,060$88,7270$0
Police - Other 27$105,040$46,6842$1,840
Streets and Highways 22$92,782$50,6081$880
Water Supply 18$72,638$48,4250$0
Financial Administration 13$45,598$42,0902$1,396
Other and Unallocable 10$41,012$49,2143$5,526
Local Libraries 9$22,862$30,4839$5,882
Other Government Administration 6$27,496$54,99210$11,584
Sewerage 3$11,128$44,5120$0
Correction 3$11,534$46,1360$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$12,144$48,5761$170
Judicial and Legal 2$15,884$95,3042$2,514
Fire - Other 2$4,916$29,4960$0
Totals for Government 253$1,459,386$69,22038$35,306

Chicago Heights government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $849,000 ($28.39)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $13,326,000 ($445.67)
    Police Protection: $11,559,000 ($386.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,064,000 ($269.69)
    Financial Administration: $6,717,000 ($224.64)
    General - Other: $6,472,000 ($216.45)
    Central Staff Services: $2,492,000 ($83.34)
    Regular Highways: $2,156,000 ($72.10)
    Sewerage: $925,000 ($30.94)
    Libraries: $836,000 ($27.96)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,967,000 ($99.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $821,000 ($27.46)
    Central Staff Services: $547,000 ($18.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,356,000 ($613.89)

Chicago Heights government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,258,000 ($108.96)
    Other: $1,598,000 ($53.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,211,000 ($40.50)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,918,000 ($64.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,888,000 ($63.14)
    Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($0.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,693,000 ($424.50)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,854,000 ($296.11)
    Highways: $908,000 ($30.37)
  • Tax - Property: $18,853,000 ($630.51)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,397,000 ($80.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,801,000 ($60.23)
    Other License: $1,156,000 ($38.66)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $699,000 ($23.38)

Chicago Heights government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,456,000 ($1720.88)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,232,000 ($1679.94)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,346,000 ($412.90)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,346,000 ($412.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,224,000 ($40.94)

Chicago Heights government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,201,000 ($508.38)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,346,000 ($412.90)

3.60% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($69,375 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.60%
Illinois average:

4.69%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,407 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DuPage County, IL  0.46% ($77,836 average AGI)
from Lake County, IL  0.24% ($87,721)
from Will County, IL  0.24% ($52,993)


4.63% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($83,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Illinois average:

5.50%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,808 average AGI)
Cook County:

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DuPage County, IL  0.56% ($81,685 average AGI)
to Will County, IL  0.32% ($62,155)
to Lake County, IL  0.29% ($95,396)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Chicago Heights fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.3mTotal length
  • $509,000Total costs
  • 81,850Total average daily traffic
  • 9,790Total average daily truck traffic
  • 109,550Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

27 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BRITISH AEROSPACE BAE 125 SERIES 800A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 14, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: GARRETT TFE731 SERIES (3500 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 119ML , Serial Number: NA0445, Airworthiness Date: 02/01/1990, Certificate Issue Date: 04/21/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Merlo Logistics LLC, 330 Joe E Orr Rd, 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

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 in Chicago Heights, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chicago Heights, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 37. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 130 took place in 2017, and the least - 4 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chicago Heights, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (57.1%), and Outside Fires (21.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chicago Heights, IL
    • 35657.1%Structure Fires
    • 13521.6%Outside Fires
    • 8213.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 518.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chicago Heights, IL
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chicago Heights, IL
  • 95.0%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Electricity
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chicago Heights, IL
  • 80.8%Utility gas
  • 18.1%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Chicago Heights compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below 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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