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Encyclopedia > Maywood, Illinois

Maywood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 26,987 at the 2000 census. Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...


Long a blue collar community, Maywood had experienced many changes since the closing of American Can Company in the late '70s. It is currently in the process of being rediscovered as a gem of the near west suburbs. There is a Metra commuter railroad station in the village. Since the current administration took over in 2005, the crime rate has gone down significantly, and many professional families are moving into the area. Maywood has an ideal central loaction 10 miles from downtown Chicago, and is close to all major Interstates. It is also ideally located between O'Hare and Midway Airports. Property values are rising sharply in the recent 3 years, at a rate of approx 15% per year. There are many century old gracious homes in relatively unaltered condition, and Maywood boasts 16 homes and properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A blue-collar worker is a working class employee who performs manual or technical labor, such as in a factory or in technical maintenance trades, in contrast to a white-collar worker, who does non-manual work generally at a desk. ... Metra (officially the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on 11 lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys six-county service area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) providing over 67 million rides annually. ... Maywood is a Metra commuter railroad station in Maywood, a western suburb of Chicago. ...

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Geography

Maywood is located at 41°52′52″N, 87°50′36″W (41.881181, -87.843309)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 77.0 km² (122.7 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 26,987 people, 7,937 households, and 6,151 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,844.9/km² (9,965.7/mi²). There were 8,475 housing units at an average density of 1,207.5/km² (3,129.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was, 85% African American, 15% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.56% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... 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 were 7,937 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 30.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.38 and the average family size was 3.84. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 31.7% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $41,942, and the median income for a family was $46,776. Males had a median income of $41,638 versus $37,316 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,915. About 9.2% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 1.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Irving Elementary School is an elementary school in Maywood.Enrollment as of 2006 was 565 students [1]. The school teaches grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Other elementary schools in Maywood include: Lincoln, Garfield, Lexington, Washington and Emerson Elementary.


Proviso East High School is in Maywood.


The Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine is also located in Maywood. The Jesuit school is home to around 600 medical students.


Famous residents

Dee Brown - Utah Jazz; Shannon Brown - Cleveland Cavs; Steven Hunter - Philadelphia 76ers; Michael Finley - San Antonio Spurs; Glenn "Doc" Rivers - Former NBA player, current Boston Celtics coach; Fred Hampton - Black Panther Party


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