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Encyclopedia > Harwood Heights, Illinois

Harwood Heights is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 8,297.


Harwood Heights is located at 4157'58" North, 8748'20" West (41.966172, -87.805576)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.1 km (0.8 mi). 2.1 km (0.8 mi) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 8,297 people, 3,505 households, and 2,183 families residing in the village. The population density is 3,906.7/km (10,094.4/mi). There are 3,606 housing units at an average density of 1,697.9/km (4,387.2/mi). The racial makeup of the village is 92.13% White, 0.31% African American, 0.24% Native American, 4.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. 5.83% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,505 households out of which 23.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% are married couples living together, 10.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% are non-families. 33.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the village the population is spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $43,288, and the median income for a family is $52,169. Males have a median income of $40,329 versus $29,552 for females. The per capita income for the village is $22,558. 4.6% of the population and 4.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.1% of those under the age of 18 and 10.9% 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=41.966172&longitude=-87.805576&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.966172&lon=-87.805576&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-87.805576&lat=41.966172&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Village of Harwood Heights, Illinois (297 words)
The Village of Harwood Heights, nestled between the City of Chicago and O’Hare International Airport, was built in the 1940’s as the Chicago metropolitan area expanded to the northwest.
Harwood Heights is an inner-ring suburb of 8,300 people situated to the northwest of Chicago which enjoys excellent access to CTA rail and bus service.
Harwood Heights is greatly affected by the real estate forces affecting urban centers across the county.
Harwood Heights, IL (523 words)
Harwood Heights has often been referred to as an “island” surrounded by the city of Chicago.
Since Chi- cago rejected the suburb's bid for annexation in 1947, Harwood Heights has preferred to be on its own.
Harwood Heights has combined independent status with the convenience of the nearby city.
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