South Chicago Heights, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 4,158 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.7%
 
Males: 2,127  (51.2%)
Females: 2,031  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 60411.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,742 (it was $39,639 in 2000)
South Chicago Heights:

$46,742
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,253 (it was $18,179 in 2000)

South Chicago Heights village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $98,625 (it was $93,000 in 2000)
South Chicago Heights:

$98,625
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $138,524; Detached houses: $140,929; Townhouses or other attached units: $158,224; In 2-unit structures: $132,909; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $137,398; Mobile homes: $37,505

Median gross rent in 2012: $950.

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South Chicago Heights races chart
  • White alone - 1,938 (46.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,440 (34.8%)
  • Black alone - 643 (15.5%)
  • Two or more races - 55 (1.3%)
  • Asian alone - 46 (1.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in South Chicago Heights: 102.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (14.7%), German (10.6%), Irish (6.0%), Polish (5.6%), Swedish (2.8%), United States (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 717 feet

Land area: 1.54 square miles.

Population density: 2,709 people per square mile   (average).

South Chicago Heights,IL real estate house value index trend

South Chicago Heights, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in South Chicago Heights:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Chicago Heights village:

  • Never married: 36.4%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

604 residents are foreign born (2.7% Europe).

This village:  14.6%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in South Chicago Heights, Illinois as of May 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in South Chicago Heights to the number of sex offenders is 4,157 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,968 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,490 (2.3%)

South Chicago Heights satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hammond, IN (11.6 miles , pop. 83,048).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Chicago, IL (24.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Steger, IL (1.0 miles ), Chicago Heights, IL (1.4 miles ), Crete, IL (1.5 miles ), Park Forest, IL (1.6 miles ), Ford Heights, IL (1.8 miles ), Sauk Village, IL (1.9 miles ), Olympia Fields, IL (1.9 miles ), University Park, IL (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2001: 9 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.48 N, Longitude: 87.64 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 708

South Chicago Heights household income distribution South Chicago Heights home values distribution

Crime rates in South Chicago Heights by Year
Type 2010 2011 2012
Murders 001
per 100,000 0.00.024.0
Rapes 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
Robberies 1264
per 100,000 324.2144.596.2
Assaults 855
per 100,000 216.2120.5120.2
Burglaries 222719
per 100,000 594.4650.4456.7
Thefts 117113135
per 100,000 3161.32722.23245.2
Auto thefts 15108
per 100,000 405.3240.9192.3
Arson 021
per 100,000 0.048.224.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 261.1) 354.0250.3288.7

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Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 11 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Illinois average:

2.78
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.5%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +343 (+9.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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

Average climate in South Chicago Heights, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

South Chicago Heights-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the South Chicago Heights village 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 16.3 miles away from the village center killed 33 people and injured 500 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South 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 210.1 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 184.6 miles away from South Chicago Heights center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 65.5 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 242.0 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 208.3 miles away from South Chicago Heights center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 201.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

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

Birthplace of: George Barnes (musician) - Jazz guitarist, Lauren Storm - Child actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in South Chicago Heights:

  • RIVER OAKS TERRACE (120 W 26TH ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near South Chicago Heights:

  • WOODSIDE EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHT, IL)
  • FMC - STEGER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; STEGER, IL)
  • UCHANGE HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • ST. JAMES HOME HEALTH SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • RIVIERA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • RIVIERA MANOR - ICF (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • FOREST HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; PARK FOREST, IL)

Amtrak stations near South Chicago Heights:

  • 6 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.
  • 16 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 South Chicago Heights:

  • Prairie State College (about 3 miles; Chicago Heights, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,050)
  • Governors State University (about 5 miles; University Park, IL; FT enrollment: 4,043)
  • South Suburban College (about 9 miles; South Holland, IL; FT enrollment: 3,972)
  • Purdue University-Calumet Campus (about 11 miles; Hammond, IN; FT enrollment: 7,343)
  • City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College (about 16 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 4,110)
  • Saint Xavier University (about 17 miles; Chicago, IL; FT enrollment: 3,576)
  • Indiana University-Northwest (about 17 miles; Gary, IN; FT enrollment: 4,390)
See full list of schools located in South Chicago Heights, map of school districts: STEGER SCHOOL DISTRICT 194

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Notable locations in South Chicago Heights: South Chicago Heights Fire Department (A), Chicago Heights Village Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Chicago Heights include: Temple Baptist Church (A), Cornerstone Christian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in South Chicago Heights: Jackson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 161. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

161
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.568. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.568
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.39. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.39
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0167. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0167
U.S.:

0.0147
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.5%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.6% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 6.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.7%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  9.8%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
116 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
113 people in nursing homes in 2000

South Chicago Heights, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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South Chicago Heights compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in South Chicago Heights (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: South Chicago Heights Branch at 3307 Chicago Road, branch established on 1990/04/14. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: South Chicago Heights - Chicago & Sa at 3200 South Chicago Road, Suite A, branch established on 2005/07/25. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • TCF National Bank: South Chicago Heights Jewel Br #2291 at 3220 Chicago Road, branch established on 1999/03/25. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

South Chicago Heights travel time to work - commute South 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 South Chicago Heights village (based on Cook County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.63%
Here: 57.6%
USA: 50.2%

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
Cook County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cook County:

23.5%
Illinois:

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

16.3%
State:

14.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$2,013
Other Government Administration 0$0 23$6,832
Police Protection - Officers 7$19,833$33,9997$3,016
Streets and Highways 7$19,417$33,2860$0
Sewerage 0$0 10$32,818
Gas Supply 7$12,395$21,2490$0
Local Libraries 1$2,813$33,7560$0
Totals for Government 22$54,458$29,70441$44,679

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

  • Construction - General: $255,000 ($61.33)
    Water Utilities: $255,000 ($61.33)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $813,000 ($195.53)
    Financial Administration: $662,000 ($159.21)
    Regular Highways: $649,000 ($156.08)
    Water Utilities: $331,000 ($79.61)
    Fire Protection: $306,000 ($73.59)
    General - Other: $210,000 ($50.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $127,000 ($30.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $117,000 ($28.14)
    Central Staff Services: $116,000 ($27.90)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $55,000 ($13.23)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($4.09)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $177,000 ($42.57)
    Benefit Payments: $57,000 ($13.71)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $49,000 ($11.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($10.82)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($2.16)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($1.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,300,000 ($312.65)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $282,000 ($67.82)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $28,000 ($6.73)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $108,000 ($25.97)
    Local Employee Contribution: $30,000 ($7.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $246,000 ($59.16)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($4.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $446,000 ($107.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,169,000 ($281.14)
    Highways: $109,000 ($26.21)
    All Other: $106,000 ($25.49)
  • Tax - Property: $933,000 ($224.39)
    Public Utilities: $313,000 ($75.28)
    NEC: $309,000 ($74.31)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $4,693,000 ($1128.67)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $4,573,000 ($1099.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $120,000 ($28.86)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $82,000 ($19.72)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $1,918,000 ($461.28)
    Total Other Securities: $306,000 ($73.59)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $472,000 ($113.52)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $122,000 ($29.34)

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

Here:

3.54%
Illinois average:

4.45%

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

0.04%
Illinois average:

0.03%

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


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

Here:

3.93%
Illinois average:

4.96%

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

0.07%
Illinois average:

0.07%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in South Chicago Heights:

  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVIV (1200 AM; 20 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLXX-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIND (560 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • WCGO (1600 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCFJ (1470 AM; 1 kW; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: WCFJ, INC.)
  • WNTD (950 AM; 5 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF CHICAGO LICENSE CORP.)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Chicago Heights:

  • WBMF (88.1 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WYCA (106.3 FM; LANSING, IL; Owner: DONTRON, INC.)
  • WYBA (102.3 FM; CRETE, IL; Owner: DONTRON INC.)
  • WCKG (105.9 FM; ELMWOOD PARK, IL; Owner: INFINITY HOLDINGS CORPORATION OF ORLANDO)
  • WLIT-FM (93.9 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WJMK (104.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WNUA (95.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WTMX (101.9 FM; SKOKIE, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WBBM-FM (96.3 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSC-FM (103.5 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFMT (98.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WINDOW TO THE WORLD COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WZZN (94.7 FM; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC CHICAGO FM RADIO,INC.)
  • WPWX (92.3 FM; HAMMOND, IN; Owner: DONTRON, 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)

TV broadcast stations around South 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.)
  • W54AP (Channel 54; BLUE ISLAND, IL; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, 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.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • W18AT (Channel 18; GARY, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

South Chicago Heights, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 25
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 38
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 12
  • Fatalities: 26
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 66
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 313
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20
See more detailed statistics of South Chicago Heights fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 24,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 815
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 25,441
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 ORIGINATED11$103,3707$76,09432$118,6921$90,2601$88,7806$92,5981$49,570
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$65,8402$124,6550$01$125,7702$83,5951$27,370
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$83,5950$021$122,31412$21,3921$125,7704$63,9931$2,220
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$05$135,6801$18,5000$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$04$105,4231$21,4500$01$93,9500$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 8295.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$59,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 8295.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Businesses in South Chicago Heights, IL
NameCountNameCount
AMF Bowling1Jewel-Osco1
FedEx1U-Haul1

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  • #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 2 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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