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Village of Homewood

  •   State: 
    Cook County
      County FIPS: 
    41°33′26″N 87°39′56″W
      Area total: 
    5.26 sq mi (13.63 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.22 sq mi (13.51 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.05 sq mi (0.12 km²)
    659 ft (201 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,731.40 residents per square mile of area (1,440.74/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Homewood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 19,463 at the 2020 census. It is bordered by Chicago Heights and Flossmoor to the south, Hazel Crest to the west, East Hazel Crest and Harvey to the north, Glenwood to the east, and South Holland to the northeast. Its historic downtown centered at the intersections of Dixie Highway and Ridge road has a number of small businesses including coffee shops and restaurants, salons, a music shop, bookstore, La Banque boutique hotel, and the Homewood Science Center. The majority of students in the area go to the local public high school, which has its own school district, 233-time winner of U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best High Schools" award. The Izaak Walton Preserve is a 193 acre open space filled with woodland, lakes, and diverse wildlife carved out from an ancient glacial lake and sandy shoreline. The village is 22 miles (35 km) due south of The Loop/downtown Chicago at 800 west and 18300 south on the Chicago grid system. It has a total area of 5.26 square miles (13.62 km²) (or 99.11%) is land and 0.05 sq miles (0.13 km²), (or 0.89%) is water. It lies on the Calumet Shoreline and the ancient shoreline can be seen clearly as the sand ridge along Ridge Road.


According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Homewood has a total area of 5.26 square miles (13.62 km²) The village is 22 miles (35 km) due south of The Loop/downtown Chicago at 800 west and 18300 south on the Chicago grid system. The ancient shoreline can be seen clearly as the sand ridge along Ridge Road. It is located on the Calumet Shoreline, which is part of the Chicago River watershed. The village has a population of 2,816. It has a ZIP code of 4,715. The city is located in the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMA), which includes the suburbs of Chicago, Evanston, Winthrop Harbor, and Mount Greenwood. The CMA covers an area of 6.2 square miles, of which 5.22 square miles is land and 0.05 square miles are water. The population of the CMA is 2,716, with the majority of its residents living in the city of Chicago. The area of land is 99.11% land, and the remaining 0.13% is water. It lies on the Illinois River, which runs through the center of the village. The Chicago River is a tributary of the Illinois and Illinois rivers, which run through the village and into Lake Michigan. The town's name is derived from the word homewood, which means "home" or "town" in German. It was once known as "Homewood" and "Hewood".


Historic downtown centered at the intersections of Dixie Highway and Ridge road has a number of small businesses including coffee shops and restaurants. Homewood's other main commercial corridor is located along Halsted street between 183rd and 175th street. American headquarters for Canadian National Railways has hosted over 15,000 CN employees and has a training facility. Global Headquarters for Tempo Global Resources (formerly Hunter Douglas Metals).Corporate offices for Carl Buddig & Company.Headquarters for HomewOOD Disposal Residential, Commercial, and Industrial waste service. The city has a population of around 4,000. It is located on the banks of the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the city. The town is home to the Ohio State University, which was founded in 1883. It also has the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which opened its doors in 1894. It has also been the site of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Air Force Air and Space Command, which were both based in the town. It was also the location of the World War II Memorial, which is located in the middle of the town's downtown area. The community is also the home of the National Museum of American History, which dates back to the early 20th century. The museum is a National Historic Landmark, and was built in the early 1900s. It contains a collection of historic buildings, many of which are still standing today.

Parks and Greenspaces

Homewood's "H-F Park District" spans over 365 acres with 32 parks and recreation spaces. Izaak Walton Preserve is a 193 acre open space filled with woodland, lakes, and diverse wildlife carved out from an ancient glacial lake and sandy shoreline. Homewood's unique parks include Lion's Club Park and Pool, H-F Ice Arena, Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, and Rover's Run Dog Park, Extreme Scene Skate park, Millennium Park Splash Pad, Patriots Park Frisbee Golf Course, and Dolphin Lake Park and Clubhouse. The city is home to the U.S. Open, the World Series of Baseball, and the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship. The World Series is held every year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The final game of the season will be held on Sunday, October 28. The game will be a rematch between the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco 49ers. It will be the first time the city has hosted the final game since the 1998 World Series. The first game was held on October 8, 1998. The second game will take place on October 9, 1998, and will be played on the same day as the opening game. The third game will occur on October 10, 1998 at the same time as the second game. It is the first World Series game to be held in the city since the 1988 World Series, which was held in New York City. The last game was played on October 11, 1998 and was won by the Chicago Bulls.


Homewood Village Board is made up of four members. The village is located in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Homewood is in the state of Illinois. The state legislature is the most powerful body in the U.S. government. The U. S. House of Representatives is the second most powerful House in the country. The Illinois State Senate is the third most powerful state legislature in the United States, after California and New Jersey. The State House of Representative is the fourth most powerful chamber in the nation, after New Jersey and California. The University of Illinois is the fifth most powerful college in Illinois, after the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of California-San Francisco. It is the state's largest employer, with more than 1,000 employees. The town has a population of 3,000. The Village is home to the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Chicago Bulls. The Chicago Cubs are one of the most successful sports teams in the world, winning the World Series three times in a row from 1996 to 1998. The Blackhawks also won the World Cup in 1998 and 2000. The Cubs won the Winter Olympics in 2000 and the World Championship in 2000. In 2002, the Blackhawks won the Democratic National Committee's first gold medal in the history of the Winter Games. In 2004, the Illinois Democratic Party won its first Democratic National Convention (DNC) in 20 years. The Republican National Committee won the Republican National Convention in 1998. In 2000, the Democrats won their first Democratic nomination for the White House.


Children in grades K-8 attend schools under the jurisdiction of Homewood public school district 153. Some may attend Flossmoor School District 161 if they live west of Western Avenue and south of 183rd street. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago operated a Catholic school, St. Joseph School. It had 64 students in 2017. H-F is a three-time winner of the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award for excellence. HF also owns WHFH 88.5, the highest powered high school radio station with 1,500 watts. The majority of students in the area then go on to attend the local public high school, HomewOOD-Floss moor High School. The school district has three schools: Winston Churchill Elementary, Willow Elementary, and James Hart Junior High School, for children in grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. It is located in the heart of the Chicago suburb of Chicago's Englewood. The district also has its own school district, school district 233, for students in grades 9-14. It closed in 2017 and is located near the University of Illinois at Chicago, where students are enrolled in the college preparatory program. It also has a school district for high school students, which opened in 2009. It has three elementary schools and a junior high school. The high school is in the center of the district, with grades 7-12 in the middle of the school year, and grades 5-8 in the fall.


As of the 2020 census there were 19,463 people, 6,964 households, and 4,910 families residing in the village. There were 8,003 housing units at an average density of 1,520.62 per square mile (587.11/km²) The racial makeup of the village was 44.87% African American, 43.17% White, 1.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.23% from other races, and 7.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.35% of the population. The village's age distribution consisted of 26.1% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 25%.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in theVillage was $77,013, and the median income. for a family was $91,704. Males had a median income of $58,214 versus $40,314 for females. The per capita income for the Village was $33,243. About 5.8% of families and 7%.9% of residents were below the poverty line, including 7.8%. of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 3.26 and the average family size was 2.63. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males.

Rail transportation

Amtrak provides rail service to Homewood. Metra also provides commuter rail service on the Metra Electric line between Millennium Station and University Park. Canadian National Railways has a large freight classification yard and major shop facilities in the city. The city is home to the American headquarters of Canadian National railways. The City of New Orleans is served by two Amtrak trains, the Saluki and the Illini. The Saluki operates between Chicago and Carbondale, Illinois. The Illini operates from Chicago to Kankakee and points south through Tennessee and Mississippi to New Orleans. It is also served by Amtrak trains 390/391 and 392/393 daily in the morning and afternoon/evening. It also serves Amtrak Train 58, the northbound City of NEW Orleans, daily with service to Chicago Union Station. The train is scheduled to depart the city at 7:44 am daily and at 8:54 pm daily. It operates between the city and the city of KANKakee, Illinois, and points north through Mississippi and Tennessee. It has service to the City of N.O. and points east and south through the state of Mississippi and Alabama. It stops at Chicago Union station at 7.44 am and 8.54pm daily for the return trip. It leaves the city every day at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., and again at 8.30pm and 8:50pm. It travels between the cities of Chicago and Kankakese and New Orleans on the Chicago-New Orleans rail line.

Notable residents

Sarah Bloom Raskin, 13th United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, was born and raised in Homewood. Video game designer Brian Colin is a native of the area. Singer Jermaine Stewart, best known for "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", was born in the neighborhood. Former Mayor Manny Hoffman is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives. 1st United States Ambassador to South Sudan, Susan Page, was raised in the area, as was rapper Juice Wrld, who was raised and raised by his family in the city. The city is also home to the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Cubs baseball teams, as well as the Chicago Bulls football team and Chicago Bulls basketball team. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2008 and the Chicago Bears won the Stanley Cup in 2010. The Cubs also won the Super Bowl in 2010 and 2011. The Blackhawks won the National Championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The Bulls won the Chicago Series in 2012 and 2013, and the National League Championship in 2013 and 2014. The Illinois State Series in 2014 and 2015 was held in the Chicago suburb of Chicago. The State Series was also held in Chicago in 2014, 2015, and 2016. The City Series in 2016 and 2017 will be held at the Chicago Convention Center in Chicago, Chicago, and Chicago's Wrigley Field in Chicago. It will also be held in 2008 in Chicago's Grant Park, Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Homewood, Cook County, Illinois = 6.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 31. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 11. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Homewood = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 19,463 individuals with a median age of 41.2 age the population dropped by -4.27% in Homewood, Cook County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,731.40 residents per square mile of area (1,440.74/km²). There are average 2.56 people per household in the 7,205 households with an average household income of $64,360 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.80% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.46%. The number of physicians in Homewood per 100,000 population = 255.4.


The annual rainfall in Homewood = 36.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 28.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 110. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 192. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 13.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Homewood, Cook County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 80.43%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 45 years with median home cost = $144,540 and home appreciation of -10.59%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.10 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,545 per student. There are 14.2 students for each teacher in the school. 6928.54% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 24.65% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 16.23% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Homewood's population in Cook County, Illinois of 20,942 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,93-fold to 19,463 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.40% female residents and 46.60% male residents live in Homewood, Cook County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Homewood, Cook County, Illinois are married and the remaining 40.43% are single population.

  • 36.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Homewood require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    70.62% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.09% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 15.90% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.67% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, 80.43% are owner-occupied homes, another 14.09% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.48% are vacant.

  • The 56.06% of the population in Homewood, Cook County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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