Harwood Heights, Illinois

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Harwood Heights is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 8,297 at the 2000 census. The current Mayor is Arlene Jezierny. She is the second woman to serve as mayor in Harwood Heights, the first being Mayor Margaret Fuller.[1] Harwood Heights is located at 41°57′58″N 87°48′20″W / 41.96611°N 87.80556°W / 41.96611; -87.80556 (41.966172, -87.805576)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.

Harwood Heights is surrounded by Chicago and Norridge.



As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,297 people, 3,505 households, and 2,183 families residing in the village. The population density was 10,094.4 people per square mile (3,906.7/km²). There were 3,606 housing units at an average density of 4,387.2/sq mi (1,697.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 92.13% White, 0.31% African American, 0.24% Native American, 4.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.83% of the population.

Harwood Heights has been listed as among the top 10 communities in the United States with the highest percentage of residents born in Italy (4.9%).[4] It is also listed as an Illinois community with a significant number of Polish Americans.

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