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Worth is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Worth. For links to other places called Worth, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Worth is 41.689N. The longitude is -87.745W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 594 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 163,072.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Worth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60805 ZIP code.
16% of Worth residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Worth ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Worth was $22,015, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Worth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Worth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $609. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,190.
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Worth political report.
The average commute time for Worth workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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