McCook, Illinois

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McCook is a suburb of Chicago in Cook County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 254, which is the lowest population of all municipalities in the county. It was named for John J. McCook, a late 19th century director of the Santa Fe Railroad and a former American Civil War officer.



McCook is located at 41°47′55″N 87°49′57″W / 41.79861°N 87.8325°W / 41.79861; -87.8325 (41.798542, -87.832432)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.76%) is water.

McCook is home to a small population, but a large amount of heavy industry, resulting in a large tax base.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 254 people, 119 households, and 69 families residing in the village. The population density was 97.6 people per square mile (37.7/km²). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 48.0/sq mi (18.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.28% White, 4.72% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.87% of the population.

The top three ancentries reported in McCook as of the 2000 census were Polish (18.9%), Irish (16.3%) and Italian (16.3%).[3]

There were 119 households out of which 19.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.86.

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