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Hazel Crest is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The community was named for hazelnut bushes growing nearby.

The latitude of Hazel Crest is 41.571N. The longitude is -87.694W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,745.


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Median household income
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$50,576
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hazel Crest demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· South Harvey
Newspaper editor William McClintock moved to the area in 1890 and built a depot for the local milk train.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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4% of Hazel Crest residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hazel Crest ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hazel Crest was $19,908, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Hazel Crest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hazel Crest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $763.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,158.


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Libraries in Hazel Crest include Grande Prairie Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Hazel Crest workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hazel Crest between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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