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Encyclopedia > South Chicago Heights, Illinois

South Chicago Heights is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 3,970.


South Chicago Heights is located at 41°29'0" North, 87°38'15" West (41.483375, -87.637461)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 km˛ (1.5 mi˛). 4.0 km˛ (1.5 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.29% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,970 people, 1,570 households, and 1,026 families residing in the village. The population density is 995.3/km˛ (2,586.1/mi˛). There are 1,628 housing units at an average density of 408.2/km˛ (1,060.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the village is 79.14% White, 7.25% African American, 0.50% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 8.97% from other races, and 3.02% from two or more races. 18.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,570 households out of which 27.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% are married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% are non-families. 29.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.05.

In the village the population is spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $39,639, and the median income for a family is $49,279. Males have a median income of $37,078 versus $25,919 for females. The per capita income for the village is $18,179. 6.7% of the population and 3.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.4% of those under the age of 18 and 10.2% 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=41.483375&longitude=-87.637461&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.483375&lon=-87.637461&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-87.637461&lat=41.483375&w=750&h=500)

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