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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.
Formerly, in the early 1900s, the community was predominantly Italian. Recently, it has become ethnically mixed.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chicago Heights demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60425 ZIP code.
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.
12% of Chicago Heights residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chicago Heights, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $500. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,035.
Libraries in Chicago Heights include Chicago Heights Free Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chicago Heights political report.
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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