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Chicago Heights is a city in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The latitude of Chicago Heights is 41.506N. The longitude is -87.635W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 32,297.


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Median household income
Local
$36,958
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chicago Heights demographic reports
Chicago Heights is near the Indiana line, on the relatively high ground of the Valparaiso Moraine.
The community houses the greatest concentration of industry in the southern portion of the metro area.
Former and merged names include:
· Bloom
· New Strasburg
· Thorn Grove
The Lincoln and Dixie highways intersected here.

Formerly, in the early 1900s, the community was predominantly Italian. Recently, it has become ethnically mixed.

Well-known residents have included:
· Brett Saberhagen, baseball player
· Bryant Young, football player
Historic routes: Sauk Trail
Colleges and universities: Prairie State College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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10% of Chicago Heights residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chicago Heights ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chicago Heights was $14,963, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Chicago Heights residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Chicago Heights, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $500.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,035.


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Libraries in Chicago Heights include Chicago Heights Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chicago Heights political report.

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The average commute time for Chicago Heights workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chicago Heights between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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