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Chicago Heights, IL
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Chicago Heights profile

Living in Chicago Heights

Chicago Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 26,465 people and nine associated neighborhoods, Chicago Heights is the 76th largest community in Illinois.

The education level of Chicago Heights citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.65% of adults 25 and older in Chicago Heights have a college degree.

The per capita income in Chicago Heights in 2018 was $26,041, 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 $104,164 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 36.61% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chicago Heights include Italian, German, Polish, Irish, and African.

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