Dolton, Illinois

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Dolton (pronounced "DAWL-ton") is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 25,614 at the 2000 census. Dolton is located just west of the expressway Interstate 94 and immediately south of the city limits of Chicago. Its most common ZIP code is 60419.

Dolton has one large water tower, visible from Sibley Boulevard, and also from Greenwood Avenue. It has a wide base & is painted powder blue with the word "DOLTON" on the top.

Dolton is bordered by Chicago to the north; South Holland to the south; Harvey and Riverdale to the west; and Calumet City to the east.

Dolton is the hometown of current NFL star Donovan McNabb, At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper co-host Richard Roeper, and actress Jane Lynch.



Dolton is located at 41°37′39″N 87°35′55″W / 41.6275°N 87.59861°W / 41.6275; -87.59861Coordinates: 41°37′39″N 87°35′55″W / 41.6275°N 87.59861°W / 41.6275; -87.59861 (41.627509, -87.598512)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (11.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.57%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 25,614 people, 8,512 households, and 6,494 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,627.6 people per square mile (2,173.5/km²). There were 8,944 housing units at an average density of 1,965.1/sq mi (759.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 82.4% African American, 14.3% White, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% Native American, 1.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

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