Chicago Heights is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 26,920, it is the 82nd largest city in Illinois and the 1707th largest city in the United States. Chicago Heights is currently declining at a rate of -1.03% annually and its population has decreased by -9.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,598 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Chicago Heights has a population density of 2,618 people per square mile.
The average household income in Chicago Heights is $63,167 with a poverty rate of 24.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $918 per month, and the median house value is $107,700. The median age in Chicago Heights is 33.8 years, 32.9 years for males, and 35 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chicago Heightswas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.08%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 42.96%.
67.63% of Chicago Heights residents speak only English, while 32.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.03% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Chicago Heights is Asian, with 41.18% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Chicago Heights is Hispanic, with 22.29% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.49%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Chicago Heights
85.22% of Chicago Heights residents were born in the United States, with 71.69% having been born in Illinois. 8.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.