Homewood, Illinois

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Homewood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 19,543 at the 2000 census. Homewood is a sister city to Homewood, Alabama.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.6 km²), of which, 5.2 square miles (13.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.95%) is water. It lies on the Calumet Shoreline. The shoreline can be seen clearly as the sand ridge along Ridge Road.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 19,543 people, 7,552 households, and 5,256 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,755.5 people per square mile (1,451.1/km²). There were 7,827 housing units at an average density of 1,504.1/sq mi (581.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 78.14% White, 17.51% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.57% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.06% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.05% of the population.

There were 7,552 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

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