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Encyclopedia > Richton Park, Illinois

Richton Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 12,533.


Geography

Richton Park is located at 41°28'55" North, 87°43'31" West (41.481992, -87.725352)1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.8 km˛ (3.4 mi˛). 8.7 km˛ (3.4 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.59% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,533 people, 4,578 households, and 3,200 families residing in the village. The population density is 1,435.9/km˛ (3,714.7/mi˛). There are 4,730 housing units at an average density of 541.9/km˛ (1,401.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the village is 35.70% White, 59.10% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.33% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. 3.86% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 4,578 households out of which 39.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% are married couples living together, 18.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% are non-families. 26.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.68 and the average family size is 3.25.


In the village the population is spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.2 males.


The median income for a household in the village is $48,299, and the median income for a family is $58,661. Males have a median income of $44,637 versus $35,231 for females. The per capita income for the village is $22,626. 7.0% of the population and 4.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.2% of those under the age of 18 and 14.4% 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=41.481992&longitude=-87.725352&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.481992&lon=-87.725352&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-87.725352&lat=41.481992&w=750&h=500)

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