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Encyclopedia > Justice, Illinois
Location: Cook County, Illinois, United States of America
41°44'47" North, 87°50'4" West
Land Area: 7.6 km˛
Population: 12,193

Justice is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 12,193.


Justice is located at 41°44'47" North, 87°50'4" West (41.746382, -87.834402)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.6 km˛ (3.0 mi˛). 7.5 km˛ (2.9 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.36% water.

A major road running through the town is Archer Avenue; in addition, Justice lies close to Interstate 55 (also called the Stevenson expressway, after Adlai E. Stevenson) and Interstate 294.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,193 people, 4,402 households, and 3,103 families residing in the village. The population density is 1,617.8/km˛ (4,187.5/mi˛). There are 4,772 housing units at an average density of 633.2/km˛ (1,638.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the village is 70.85% White, 20.14% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.75% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.76% from other races, and 4.29% from two or more races. 7.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,402 households out of which 39.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% are married couples living together, 15.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% are non-families. 22.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.28.

In the village the population is spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $50,254, and the median income for a family is $55,323. Males have a median income of $40,340 versus $28,507 for females. The per capita income for the village is $20,714. 7.3% of the population and 6.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.0% of those under the age of 18 and 3.8% 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=41.746382&longitude=-87.834402&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.746382&lon=-87.834402&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-87.834402&lat=41.746382&w=750&h=500)

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