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Steger is a village in Will County, in the Chicago metro area. (The community straddles Will and Cook counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The village was named for John V. Steger, factory owner.

The latitude of Steger is 41.47N. The longitude is -87.636W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 712 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,035.


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Median household income
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$43,275
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Steger demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Columbia Heights
In the late 19th century, John Valentine Steger opened a piano factory in the village. In short time, the operation was the largest piano-making facility in the world.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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21% of Steger residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Steger ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Steger was $19,816, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Steger residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Steger, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $563.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $988.


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Libraries in Steger include Steger South Chicago Heights Public Library ... View libraries

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Will County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Steger political report.

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The average commute time for Steger workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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