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Harvey, IL
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Harvey profile

Living in Harvey

Harvey is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,590 people and seven associated neighborhoods, Harvey is the 120th largest community in Illinois.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Harvey has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The percentage of people in Harvey with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.70% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Harvey in 2022 was $23,472, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,888 for a family of four. However, Harvey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harvey is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Harvey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harvey residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Harvey also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harvey include German, Irish, Polish, African, and Haitian.

Harvey also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.86%.

The most common language spoken in Harvey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.