Glenwood, Illinois

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Glenwood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 9,000 at the 2000 census.



Glenwood is located at 41°32′42″N 87°36′43″W / 41.545°N 87.61194°W / 41.545; -87.61194Coordinates: 41°32′42″N 87°36′43″W / 41.545°N 87.61194°W / 41.545; -87.61194 (41.544943, -87.612052)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), all of it land.

The Glenwood Shoreline is within the village. The village is almost surrounded completely by forest preserves like the nearby town of Thornton.

Neighboring towns include Homewood, Illinois; Flossmoor, Illinois; East Hazel Crest, Illinois; Thornton, Illinois; Lansing, Illinois; Lynwood, Illinois; Ford Heights, Illinois; and Chicago Heights, Illinois.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,000 people, 3,373 households, and 2,472 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,350.1 people per square mile (1,291.8/km²). There were 3,461 housing units at an average density of 1,288.3/sq mi (496.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 51.28% White, 44.53% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.26% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.02% of the population.

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