South Chicago Heights, Illinois Population 2021

3,939
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South Chicago Heights is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 3,939, it is the 373rd largest city in Illinois and the 5462nd largest city in the United States . South Chicago Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.81% annually and its population has decreased by -4.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,139 in 2010. South Chicago Heights reached it's highest population of 4,923 in 1970. Spanning over 2 miles, South Chicago Heights has a population density of 2,492 people per square mile.

The average household income in South Chicago Heights is $48,734 with a poverty rate of 24.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,046 per month, and the median house value is $103,200. The median age in South Chicago Heights is 34.8 years, 36.9 years for males, and 32.4 years for females.

South Chicago Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South Chicago Heights was:

  • White: 40.21%
  • Other race: 32.09%
  • Black or African American: 24.53%
  • Two or more races: 2.89%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South Chicago Heights, Illinois is 3,939 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,035.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,139.

South Chicago Heights, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,63940.21%
Some Other Race1,30832.09%
Black or African American1,00024.53%
Two or More Races1182.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.27%
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South Chicago Heights Population by Race

South Chicago Heights Population Pyramid $2021

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South Chicago Heights Median Age

34.8


Total

36.9


Male

32.4


Female

South Chicago Heights Adults

There are 2,874 adults, (520 of whom are seniors) in South Chicago Heights.

South Chicago Heights Age Dependency

73.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.1

Child Dependency Ratio

South Chicago Heights Sex Ratio

Female

2,309

56.65%

Male

1,767

43.35%

South Chicago Heights Population by Age

South Chicago Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Chicago Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All67.1%32.9%
Non Family64.1%35.9%
Female63%37%
Male44.2%55.8%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

South Chicago Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4672.767.1
Non Family4931.1264.1
Female440463
Married3963.1683.3
Male1382.9144.2

3.34

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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South Chicago Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2629.74%
9th to 12th Grade2017.47%
High School Graduate1,21345.08%
Some College66624.75%
Associates Degree1676.21%
Bachelors Degree1505.57%
Graduate Degree321.19%
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South Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,11998433
Hispanic1,08076421
Other Race796608
Black469457116
2+ Races121212
Native American1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

South Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,133$47,365$22,123
Less Than 9th Grade$26,136$32,436$20,385
High School Graduate$41,544$62,618$17,083
Some College$38,542$57,799$27,321
Bachelors Degree$41,611$$41,154
Graduate Degree$$$

$40,133

Average Earnings

$47,365

Average Male

$22,123

Average Female

South Chicago Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Chicago Heights Language by Age

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South Chicago Heights Language

62.82% of South Chicago Heights residents speak only English, while 37.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.77% of the population.

South Chicago Heights Language

South Chicago Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,71234820.33%
White1,18730125.36%
Black94027729.47%
Other1,30523317.85%
Multiple1183428.81%

24.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.24%

Male Poverty Rate

29.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Chicago Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Chicago Heights is Black, with 29.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Chicago Heights is Other, with 17.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.03%.

South Chicago Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School34.96%
Some College22.45%
Less Than 9th Grade11.01%
Bachelors or Greater5.99%

South Chicago Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.52%
Male Unemployed32.71%
Female Employed19.66%
Male Employed4.19%

South Chicago Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Chicago Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,138$48,734
Families$44,375$52,623
Married Families$57,667-
Non Families$20,694$29,706
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Income by Household Type

South Chicago Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.4%

Male Marriage Rate

30.8%

Female Marriage Rate

South Chicago Heights Married by Age and Sex

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South Chicago Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

South Chicago Heights Marital Status by Race

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South Chicago Heights Marital Status

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196

Number of Veterans

159

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War43
Vietnam38
World War II28
Korea14
Second Gulf War

South Chicago Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+68
55 to 6460
35 to 5448
65 to 7420
18 to 34

South Chicago Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1057.27%
Black8014.95%
Native American11100.00%

South Chicago Heights Veterans by Race

South Chicago Heights Veterans by Education

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4.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Chicago Heights Veterans by Education

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58.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

South Chicago Heights Employment by Age

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South Chicago Heights Employment by Race

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South Chicago Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.61%

Born in South Chicago Heights

81.87%

Native Born

18.13%

Foreign Born

11.78%

Non Citizen

6.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.87% of South Chicago Heights residents were born in the United States, with 71.61% having been born in Illinois. 11.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South Chicago Heights Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,939-32-0.81%
20203,971-32-0.80%
20194,003-32-0.79%
20184,035-42-1.03%
20174,077-37-0.90%
20164,114-29-0.70%
20154,143-23-0.55%
20144,166-7-0.17%
20134,17370.17%
20124,16680.19%
20114,158130.31%
20104,1451750.43%
20003,9703730.99%
19903,597-335-0.89%
19803,932-991-2.22%
19704,9238801.99%
19604,0430.00%

South Chicago Heights Population by Year