Markham, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 12,538 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 
Males: 5,539  (44.2%)
Females: 6,999  (55.8%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 60426.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,372 (it was $41,592 in 2000)
Markham:

$36,372
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,816 (it was $14,870 in 2000)

Markham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,402 (it was $75,200 in 2000)
Markham:

$94,402
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $318,646; detached houses: $328,836; townhouses or other attached units: $310,531; in 2-unit structures: $309,931; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $313,452; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $309,380; mobile homes: $43,489; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $660,183

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,161.

March 2019 cost of living index in Markham: 101.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.2%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.7% for Black residents, 18.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.5% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Markham, IL (2017)
    • 10,00379.5%Black alone
    • 1,1679.3%Hispanic
    • 1,0428.3%White alone
    • 1180.9%Asian alone
    • 1160.9%Two or more races
    • 130.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Markham, Illinois as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Markham is 340 to 1.


Crime rates in Markham by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(16.2)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(24.6)
3
(24.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(64.8)
11
(89.4)
4
(32.7)
9
(73.8)
5
(40.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
32
(259.2)
30
(243.8)
34
(277.6)
36
(295.3)
25
(204.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
41
(332.0)
37
(300.7)
29
(236.8)
15
(123.1)
31
(253.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
168
(1,361)
123
(999.7)
116
(947.1)
159
(1,304)
144
(1,176)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
161
(1,304)
110
(894.0)
121
(987.9)
136
(1,116)
140
(1,143)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
69
(558.8)
83
(674.6)
55
(449.1)
48
(393.8)
49
(400.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
14
(114.3)
10
(82.0)
9
(73.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)420.5380.8298.5388.9353.5

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City-data.com crime index in Markham, IL

Crime rate in Markham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 46 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.25
Illinois average:

2.76
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Ancestries: African (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/09/1925

Land area: 5.21 square miles.

Population density: 2,405 people per square mile   (low).

Markham, Illinois map

519 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 1.2% Asia, 0.5% Africa).

This city:

4.1%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,991 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,218 (3.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Orland Park, IL (8.5 miles , pop. 51,077).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (16.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hazel Crest, IL (1.3 miles ),
Posen, IL (1.5 miles ),
Harvey, IL (1.5 miles ),
East Hazel Crest, IL (1.6 miles ),
Midlothian, IL (1.6 miles ),
Dixmoor, IL (1.6 miles ),
Country Club Hills, IL (1.7 miles ),
Homewood, IL (1.8 miles )

Latitude: 41.60 N, Longitude: 87.69 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -315 (-2.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 521 (11.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $79,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $98,000
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $124,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Markham, IL residents
Average permit cost in Markham, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Markham, IL
Historical housing units in Markham, IL
Most common industries in Markham, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (5.1%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (7.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.1%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Markham, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)

Average climate in Markham, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Markham, 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 90.8. This is worse than average.

City:

90.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.275. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.275
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 13.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.43. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.43
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 23.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.37. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.37
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0186. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0186
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Markham-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 58% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the Markham 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 8.7 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:

Markham-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 217.8 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 192.3 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 63.3 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 249.8 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 216.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 209.0 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).
Markham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Markham:

  • SPAULDING TERRACE (16307 SPAULDING AVENUE)
  • DSI - MARKHAM (3053-3055 WEST 159TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Markham:

  • HEATHER HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HARVEY, IL)
  • CHILDRENS HABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HARVEY, IL)
  • NURSEFINDERS OF HAZEL CREST (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HAZEL CREST, IL)
  • NEW VISIONS HHC, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; HAZEL CREST, IL)
  • PINE CREST HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; HAZEL CREST, IL)
  • PLAZA NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MIDLOTHIAN, IL)
  • ADVOCATE SOUTH SUBURBAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; HAZEL CREST, IL)

Amtrak stations near Markham:

  • 3 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.
  • 12 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 12 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Markham:

  • South Suburban College (about 4 miles; South Holland, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,972)
  • Prairie State College (about 6 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; FT enrollment: 4,050)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 8 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,576)
  • Chicago State University (about 10 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,352)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 10 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (about 11 miles; Palos Hills, IL; FT enrollment: 12,008)
  • Governors State University (about 11 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)

Public elementary/middle schools in Markham:

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Library in Markham:

  • BRADFORD ANDERSON OGLESBY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $588,660; Location: 16640 SOUTH KEDZIE AVENUE; 27,504 books; 608 audio materials; 138 video materials; 20 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Markham,Illinois is now a new zip code of 60428.
  • MARKHAM HAS RECEIVED IT'S OWN ZIPCODE 60428 AND IT WAS EFFECTIVE IN JULY, 2006

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Markham: Cook County Courthouse (A), Markham Public Library (B), Markham Fire Department Station 2 (C), Markham Fire Department Station 3 (D), Markham Fire Department Station 1 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Churches in Markham include: All Nation Church of God (A), Christ Bible Center (B), Community Mennonite Church (C), Saint Gerard Catholic Church (D), Victory Temple Church of God (E), Household of Faith Christian Church (F), Markham Islamic Center (G), Markham Lutheran Church (H), Kings Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Prairie Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Markham include: Markham Boys League Baseball Fields (1), Donnelly Park (2), Martin Luther King Park (3), Dresser Park (4), Lone Pine Park (5), McNeil Park (6), Roesner Park (7), Markham Park (8), Country Aire Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Costa Travel (Arcades & Amusements; 16527 Winchester).

Hotels: D-Lux Budget Motel (15555 Crawford Avenue), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2800 W 159th St).

Court: Cook County - Social Services- District No 6- Circuit Courts- Offical Court Repo (16501 Kedzie Avenue Ph).

Birthplace of: Tricky Stewart - Record producer, Kid Sister - Rapper, Norries Wilson - Football player, Rodney Harrison - 2005 NFL player (New England Patriots, born: Dec 15, 1972), Floyd Fields - Football player.

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

3.1 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

77.8%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
6 people in residential treatment centers for adults in 2010
19 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled in 2000

Banks with branches in Markham (2011 data):

  • Suburban Bank & Trust Company: Markham Branch at 3120 West 159th Street, branch established on 1984/03/22. Info updated 2011/04/06: Bank assets: $581.8 mil, Deposits: $499.5 mil, headquarters in Elmhurst, IL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Suburban Illinois Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Markham:

Marital status in Markham, IL
  • Never married: 48.8%
  • Now married: 29.1%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

For population 25 years and over in Markham:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Illinois average:

12.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Markham:

(Markham, Illinois Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Markham, 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
Cook County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

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.
Illinois:

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:
Cook County:

16.3%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Markham:

47.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Markham:

44.2%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Markham:

30.1
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Markham:

18.6%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Markham:

13.9%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Markham:

6.6
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Markham:

36.7%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Markham:

52.8%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Markham:

82.3%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Markham, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 53$252,642$57,2020$0
Firefighters 21$119,273$68,1560$0
Police - Other 13$31,512$29,0880$0
Other Government Administration 11$28,525$31,1180$0
Streets and Highways 9$28,975$38,6330$0
Water Supply 7$20,688$35,4650$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 6$20,648$41,2960$0
Other and Unallocable 5$12,494$29,9860$0
Local Libraries 3$10,007$40,0287$15,000
Financial Administration 2$4,003$24,0180$0
Judicial and Legal 2$2,462$14,7720$0
Welfare 2$3,748$22,4880$0
Fire - Other 1$1,362$16,3440$0
Natural Resources 1$5,451$65,4120$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 136$541,790$47,8057$15,000

Markham government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,374,000 ($269.10)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,271,000 ($420.40)
    Police Protection: $4,019,000 ($320.55)
    Water Utilities: $2,026,000 ($161.59)
    Central Staff Services: $1,984,000 ($158.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,942,000 ($154.89)
    Libraries: $854,000 ($68.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $848,000 ($67.63)
    Regular Highways: $614,000 ($48.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $286,000 ($22.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $261,000 ($20.82)
    Financial Administration: $229,000 ($18.26)
    Sewerage: $152,000 ($12.12)
    General Public Buildings: $146,000 ($11.64)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $3,229,000 ($257.54)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,610,000 ($128.41)
    Other Investments - Other: $1,055,000 ($84.14)
    Benefit Payments: $610,000 ($48.65)
    Withdrawals: $27,000 ($2.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,472,000 ($117.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,329,000 ($584.54)

Markham government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $829,000 ($66.12)
    Other: $320,000 ($25.52)
    Sewerage: $128,000 ($10.21)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $464,000 ($37.01)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $121,000 ($9.65)
    Local Employee Contribution: $59,000 ($4.71)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $122,000 ($9.73)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $980,000 ($78.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $232,000 ($18.50)
    Interest Earnings: $207,000 ($16.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,842,000 ($146.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,090,000 ($246.45)
    Highways: $364,000 ($29.03)
  • Tax - Property: $10,437,000 ($832.43)
    Other License: $1,121,000 ($89.41)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,047,000 ($83.51)
    Other Selective Sales: $465,000 ($37.09)

Markham government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,910,000 ($3581.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,970,000 ($3506.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $940,000 ($74.97)

Markham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,632,000 ($130.16)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,641,000 ($1566.52)

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 Markham, IL
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Payless1
Baskin-Robbins1Penske1
Burger King1Popeyes1
Comfort Inn1Subway1
Cricket Wireless1Taco Bell1
Dunkin Donuts1The Athlete's Foot1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
McDonald's1Walgreens1
Nike1White Castle1

Strongest AM radio stations in Markham:

  • WBEE (1570 AM; 1 kW; HARVEY, IL)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WNWI (1080 AM; 3 kW; OAK LAWN, IL; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • WRDZ (1300 AM; 5 kW; LA GRANGE, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WGCI (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Markham:

  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WGCI-FM (107.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WDRV (97.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBEZ (91.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: THE WBEZ ALLIANCE, INC.)
  • WKQX (101.1 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLUP-FM (97.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WNND (100.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WOJO (105.1 FM; EVANSTON, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WUSN (99.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF CHICAGO)
  • WVAZ (102.7 FM; OAK PARK, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Markham:

  • 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.)
  • WYIN (Channel 56; GARY, IN; Owner: NORTHWEST INDIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOCH-LP (Channel 28; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-28, L.L.C.)
  • WYCC (Channel 20; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: COLLEGE DIST. #508, COUNTY OF COOK)
  • WOCK-CA (Channel 13; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: KM LPTV OF CHICAGO-13, L.L.C.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Markham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 814ft / 248mTotal length
  • $1,057,000Total costs
  • 1,321,000Total average daily traffic
  • 132,037Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Markham, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 12000-2009
  • 92010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Markham, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Markham)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Markham)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4033D , Serial Number: 34733, Year manufactured: 1957, Certificate Issue Date: 04/18/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Jacquin Aviation Inc, 3452 W 159th St, Markham, IL 60428
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4826D , Serial Number: 34926, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 01/17/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 03/28/2013
    Registrant (Corporation): Jacquin Aviation, 3452 W 159th St, Markham, IL 60428
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5792B , Serial Number: 33792, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 12/17/1999
    Registrant (Corporation): Jacquin Aviation Inc, 3452 W 159th St, Markham, IL 60428
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2706N , Serial Number: 12964, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Individual): Robert J Wykel, 3525 W 159th St, Markham, IL 60426
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/28/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$113,70612$84,97795$128,4607$56,7990$011$50,338
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$86,5101$111,63027$149,2912$22,5350$01$53,570
APPLICATIONS DENIED19$124,53412$72,664106$123,62713$14,6300$012$85,357
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$119,8762$46,74526$125,0941$114,0001$12,150,0004$51,650
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$110,1251$25,37021$117,5451$35,0000$04$60,165

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8249.00 , 8256.00, 8276.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$154,1303$112,9530$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$108,5682$124,8251$68,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$118,4000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$84,5700$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8249.00 , 8256.00, 8276.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Markham, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Markham, 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 101. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 156 took place in 2018, and the least - 8 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Markham, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (58.1%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (21.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Markham, IL
    • 1,00058.1%Structure Fires
    • 36421.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 34219.9%Outside Fires
    • 150.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Markham, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Markham, Illinois:

  • Hi Way Motel, 3524 W 159th St, Markham, Illinois 60428 , Phone: (708) 331-5866, Fax: (708) 333-3365
  • D-lux Budget Motel Markham, 15555 Crawford Ave, Markham, Illinois 60426 , Phone: (708) 596-4411
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Markham, Illinois
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Markham, IL
  • 96.0%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Markham, IL
  • 95.8%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Electricity
  • 0.6%Wood


Markham compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Markham on our top lists:

  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (2,000+ housing units)"
  • #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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