Hillside, Illinois

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Hillside is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 8,155 at the 2000 census.

One notable landmark in Hillside is the Mount Carmel Cemetery. On the grounds of the cemetery are the graves of a number of organized crime figures, such as Al Capone and Dion O'Bannion. A number of Bishops and Archbishops of the Archdiocese of Chicago are buried in the Bishop's Mausoleum at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Hillside is also the home and birth place of the famous rap group Do or Die.

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Geography

Hillside is located at 41°52′29″N 87°54′1″W / 41.87472°N 87.90028°W / 41.87472; -87.90028 (41.874797, -87.900372)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,155 people, 2,998 households, and 2,035 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,797.4 people per square mile (1,464.5/km²). There were 3,107 housing units at an average density of 1,446.8/sq mi (558.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 49.29% White, 36.89% African American, 0.17% Native American, 5.13% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 5.79% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.10% of the population, including 9.8% Mexican.

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