Lynwood, Illinois

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Lynwood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 7,377 at the 2000 census.

Lynwood was founded in 1959. The Village is surrounded by Lansing to the north, Glenwood to the west, Sauk Village to the south, and Munster and Dyer, Indiana to the east. The Indiana state line borders the entire eastern edge of Lynwood. Lynwood is currently a mix of suburban neighborhoods with a substantial amount of remaining farmland.



Lynwood is located at 41°31′35″N 87°32′53″W / 41.52639°N 87.54806°W / 41.52639; -87.54806 (41.526351, -87.548194)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²), of which, 4.9 square miles (12.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.40%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,377 people, 2,620 households, and 1,985 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,497.8 people per square mile (577.7/km²). There were 2,733 housing units at an average density of 554.9/sq mi (214.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 50.14% White, 45.40% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 1.55% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.57% of the population.

There were 2,620 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.27.

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