Elmwood Park, Illinois

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Elmwood Park is a village bordering the northwest side of the City of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 25,405 at the 2000 census. The community has long maintained a large Italian-American population, with a more recent influx of Polish-American and Hispanic residents. Peter N. Silvestri has presided as its village president since May 1, 1989.



Elmwood Park is located at 41°55′21″N 87°48′56″W / 41.9225°N 87.81556°W / 41.9225; -87.81556Coordinates: 41°55′21″N 87°48′56″W / 41.9225°N 87.81556°W / 41.9225; -87.81556 (41.922481, -87.815434).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 25,405 people, 9,858 households, and 6,525 families residing in the village. The population density was 13,328.4 people per square mile (5,135.6/km²). There were 10,150 housing units at an average density of 5,325.1/sq mi (2,051.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.54% White, 0.52% African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.09% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.31% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.01% of the population.

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