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

The latitude of Markham is 41.593N. The longitude is -87.694W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 620 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,531.


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Median household income
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$41,592
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Markham demographic reports
German immigrants planted 60 seedlings here from the Black Forest. One tree, which survived until 1985, is commemorated as a symbol on the city seal.
Nearby parks & recreation: Paintbrush Prairie Nature Preserve
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Markham 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 60469 ZIP code.

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5% of Markham residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Markham ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Markham was $14,870, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Markham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Markham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $633.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $894.


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Libraries in Markham include Markham Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Markham workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Markham between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 7.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Markham include Comfort Inn & Suites.

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