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Encyclopedia > Chicago Ridge, Illinois

Chicago Ridge is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 14,127.


Chicago Ridge is located at 41°42'9" North, 87°46'43" West (41.702482, -87.778690)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.8 km˛ (2.2 mi˛). 5.8 km˛ (2.2 mi˛) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 14,127 people, 5,739 households, and 3,483 families residing in the village. The population density is 2,445.9/km˛ (6,336.3/mi˛). There are 5,897 housing units at an average density of 1,021.0/km˛ (2,645.0/mi˛). The racial makeup of the village is 89.13% White, 2.44% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 4.77% from two or more races. 6.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,739 households out of which 29.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% are married couples living together, 12.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% are non-families. 31.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.12.

In the village the population is spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 35.9% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $44,101, and the median income for a family is $56,314. Males have a median income of $38,464 versus $27,683 for females. The per capita income for the village is $20,278. 10.0% of the population and 8.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.5% of those under the age of 18 and 8.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.702482&longitude=-87.77869&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.702482&lon=-87.77869&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-87.77869&lat=41.702482&w=750&h=500)

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