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Encyclopedia > Calumet City, Illinois

Calumet City is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 39,071. The ZIP Code is 60409. This work is copyrighted. ... Organized with approximately 100 residents in 1831, Cook County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mr. ...


Calumet City (commonly referred to locally as "Cal City") was once known as West Hammond, since it lies west of the Illinois-Indiana border from Hammond, Indiana. Hammond is a city located in Lake County, Indiana. ...


In addition to being bordered to the east by Hammond, it is also bordered by Burnham to the north, Lansing to the south, and South Holland to the west. Burnham is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Lansing is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... South Holland is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...


A notable landmark and point of pride among Cal City residents is their two large water towers painted like the popular "Have a Nice Day" smiley faces: The Smiley Towers (http://www.calumetcity.org/water/h2owelcome.html) (external link)


Calumet City is featured or mentioned in a number of major movies. John Belushi's "Joliet Jake" character from the Blues Brothers was born in Calumet City. In "Silence of the Lams", Buffalo Bill is thought to be hiding in Calumet City, when he's actually in Ohio.


Geography

Calumet City is located at 41°36'51" North, 87°32'47" West (41.614188, -87.546389)1. Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.1 km² (7.4 mi²). 18.8 km² (7.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.63% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 39,071 people, 15,139 households, and 10,006 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,077.9/km² (5,378.0/mi²). There are 15,947 housing units at an average density of 848.1/km² (2,195.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 38.74% White, 52.91% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 5.37% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. 10.86% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 15,139 households out of which 34.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% are married couples living together, 22.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% are non-families. 29.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.21. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 80.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $38,902, and the median income for a family is $45,998. Males have a median income of $37,231 versus $30,555 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,123. 12.2% of the population and 9.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.3% of those under the age of 18 and 7.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External links

City of Calumet City homepage (http://www.calumetcity.org/index.html)

  • Maps and aerial photos (http://kvaleberg.com/extensions/mapsources/index.php?params=41.614188_N_-87.546389_E_type:city_region:US)
    • Street map from MapQuest  (http://mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.614188&longitude=-87.546389&zoom=6) or Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.614188,-87.546389&spn=0.11,0.18)
    • Topographic map from TopoZone  (http://topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.614188&lon=-87.546389&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100&datum=nad83)
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    • Satellite image from Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.614188,-87.546389&spn=0.11,0.18&t=k)


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Calumet City, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (544 words)
Calumet City (commonly referred to locally as "Cal City") was once known as West Hammond, since it lies west of the Illinois-Indiana border from Hammond, Indiana.
In the city the population is spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the city is $38,902, and the median income for a family is $45,998.
Calumet City :: Illinois (2517 words)
Calumet City residents that live near the Little Calumet River may be in a Special Flood Hazard Area.
Properties in Calumet City are subject to three flood problems: overbank flooding, local drainage, and sewer backup.
Every lot in Calumet City was originally designed so water would flow away from the building and along property lines to the street, storm sewer, or ditch.
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