Chicago Heights, IL

Chicago Heights profile

Living in Chicago Heights

Chicago Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 29,322 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Chicago Heights is the 65th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chicago Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chicago Heights is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chicago Heights who work in office and administrative support (12.61%), food service (8.15%), and sales jobs (6.64%).

For the size of the city, public transportation in Chicago Heights is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Chicago Heights, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Chicago Heights are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.70% of adults in Chicago Heights have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Chicago Heights in 2018 was $21,481, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,924 for a family of four. However, Chicago Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chicago Heights is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chicago Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chicago Heights residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Chicago Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chicago Heights include Italian, German, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Chicago Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.