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Harwood Heights

Village of Harwood Heights

  •   State: 
    Cook County
    Harwood Heights
      County FIPS: 
    41°57′58″N 87°48′20″W
      Area total: 
    0.82 sq mi (2.14 km²)
      Area land: 
    0.82 sq mi (2.14 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Harwood Heights, Cook County, Illinois, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    10,987.88 residents per square mile of area (4,243.39/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Harwood Heights is located at 41°5758N 87°4820W (41.966172, -87.805576) The population was 9,065 at the 2020 census. Harwood Heights and its neighbor Norridge form an enclave surrounded by the city of Chicago. It is located in Illinois's 5th congressional district which is represented in the 117th United States Congress by Mike Quigley (DChicago) In the Illinois General Assembly, Harwood. Heights is. located in the 10th Legislative District, 19th House District, and 20th General Assembly. In the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Har Wood Heights is in the 9th district (R-Elmwood Park). It is also located in 10th and 11th Judicial Subcircuits of Cook County, Subcircuit 11, and SubCircuits 12 and 15, Norwood Park 15, and Norwood.


Harwood Heights is located at 41°5758N 87°4820W (41.966172, -87.805576).According to the 2010 census, Harwood Heights has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km²), all land. It is located in the northern suburbs of the city of Chicago. The city of Norridge is just to the south. The town is in the northwest corner of the Chicago metropolitan area. It has a population of 1,816. It was founded in the 1880s and is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The area was once known as "Harwood Township" and was named after the town's founder, William H. Harwood, who was born in the area in 1881. The community is located on the Chicago River, which runs through the town. It also borders the city's southern suburbs, including Norridge and Chicago's suburbs, and is surrounded by the Chicago Medical Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago and University of Chicago, among other places. The population of the town was 1,715 at the time of the census in 2010, up from 1,087 in 2000. It had a population increase of 1.3% in 2000, up to 1,917 in 2000 and 1,091 in 2010. The U.S. Census Bureau recorded the town as having a total population of 2,071, down from 2,081 in 2000 (2,094 in 2000). The town's population was 2,097 in 2010 (3,082 in 2000), down from 3,093 in 2001.


As of the 2020 census there were 9,065 people, 3,282 households, and 2,331 families residing in the village. The village's age distribution consisted of 19.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.6 males. The per capita income for the village was $33,171. About 8.5% of families and 10.3%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 12.7 per cent of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 2.56. The population density was 10,987.88 inhabitants per square mile (4,242.44/km²). There were 3,790 housing units at an average density of 4,593.94 per squaremile (1,773.73/ km²) The racial makeup of the village is 74.59% White, 0.81% African American,0.51% Native American, 9.66% Asian, 6.92% from other races, and 7.51 per cent from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.09%.

Government and politics

Harwood Heights is located in the Eisenhower Public Library District, Triton Community College District 504, Ridgewood High School School District 234, School Districts 86, 79, and 80, and the Norwood Park Fire Protection District. In the 2020 presidential election, Harwood Heights cast 1,878 votes for Donald Trump and 1,692 votes for Joe Biden. Forty-six voters chose third party candidates and 42 voters pulled a ballot, but abstained from voting for any candidate for President. For the purposes of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, Har Wood Heights is in the 9th district represented by Peter Silvestri (R-Elmwood Park) In the 101st General Assembly, HarWood Heights is represented by Robert Martwick (DChicago) in the Illinois Senate and Lindsey LaPointe (D Chicago) and Bradley Stephens (RRosemont) inThe Illinois House of Representatives. It is in Illinois's 5th congressional district which is represented in the 117th U.S. Congress by Mike Quigley (DChicago). In the 10th Legislative District, 19th House District, and 20th House district, Har wood Heights is Located in the 10's 10th and 11th Judicial Subcircuits of theCook County Circuit Clerk. It has a population of 2,000 people. The mayor is Arlene Jezierny. She is the second woman to serve as mayor in Harwood heights, the first being Margaret Fuller. As of the 2021 election, the current elected officials of the village are:Marcia Pollowy - Village Clerk,Lawrence Steiner - Trustee, and Anna Brzozowski-Wegrecki.

Mayors of Harwood Heights

The mayor of Harwood Heights has been in office since 2008. The city has a population of 1.6 million people. Harwood is located in the central part of the city. It is located on the east bank of the Chicago River. The mayor's office is located at the intersection of two major arterial roads. The area is also known as "Harwood Heights" and "Hollywood Heights" The city is home to a number of high-profile politicians, including former mayors of Chicago and Los Angeles. It also has a large percentage of African-American residents, including two African-Americans and a Hispanic population. In 2008, the mayor was elected to a four-year term, and was re-elected in 2010. The current mayor is in his second term, having served two terms as mayor since 2010. He was first elected to office in 2008, and has served as mayor twice before in 2010 and 2012. He is currently in his third term and is running for a fourth term in 2014. He has been mayor since 2008 and is currently running for re-election in 2014 and 2015, both times as a Democrat. The town has a history of electing non-incumbents to the office of mayor. It has a high percentage of Hispanic residents, with more than 80 percent of the population in the last four years. The majority of its residents live in the city's downtown area. It's also one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the U.S.

Local culture and media

Ridgewood High School Multimedia Clubs claim to be "the only media outlet in Norridge and Harwood Heights" The radio club produces "Jack FM 89.7 WRHS-FM Norridge" and "Theatre of the Ears on Smooth 88.1 WRWX-FM Harwood. The television department runs in-house station "WRWX Television 4"; and the television club runs "WRHS Television 19".Ridgemoor Country Club is located on Gunnison Avenue and is one of the oldest Chicago area golf clubs originating in 1905. In 1942 the U.S. Open Golf Tournament was cancelled because of World War II and as a replacement the Chicago District Golf Association and the PGA sponsored a tournament called The Hale America National Open golf Tournament. The tournament was won by Ben Hogan and raised over $20,000 for the Navy Relief Society and the United States. O.O.C. was founded in 1903 and is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. The club has a membership of over 2,000 people and is home to a variety of sports teams and organizations, including the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, and Chicago Cubs D.C., Chicago Bears and Chicago Blackhawks. It is also home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Police Officers' Association. It also has a number of private businesses, including a restaurant, a bar, a bowling alley, and a bowling center.


Three elementary school districts serve Harwood Heights: Pennoyer Elementary School District 79, Norridge School District 80, and Union Ridge School District 86. Maine Township High School District 207 (Maine South High School) and Ridgewood High School are high school districts. Triton Junior College is a junior college that serves Harwood Height and Norridge. Eisenhower Public Library District is a public library district that serves both Harwood heights and Nor Ridge. The town has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located in the northern part of the state, near the border with Maine. The community is known as "Harwood Heights" and the name is derived from the name of the town's first post-secondary school, Harwood High School, which was founded in 1872. It was named after the town of Harwood, Maine, where the town was first established in 1874. The name Harwood is also used for the town in the United States. It has a history of being called "Harwoods" and "Harrods" in the past. It also has a reputation for being a good place to live and to visit. The area has a high percentage of residents who live in or near the town center. The majority of the population lives in or around the town centre. The city has a low percentage of people who live outside of the city center, and the majority of its residents live in the north or the east. The population is predominantly white and middle class.

Sister cities

Harwood Heights is twinned with two cities: Rocchetta a Volturno, Italy, and Dzieroniów, Poland. Harwood Heights also has a sister city in New Jersey, New Jersey. The town has a population of 3,000. It is located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It has a twin city with the city of New Jersey in the state of North Carolina. It also has sister cities with the cities of New Jersey and Rocchetta a Volturno in Italy, and Dzier oni w in Poland, in the state of Poland. The city has also a sister town with the town of New Jerome in North Caribbean America, which is also twinned with Harwood Heights. It also has a twin town with New Jersey, with which it is also twin cities on the island of N Carmen and the island of New Jersey on the East Bank of the Meridian River, and with Cleveland, Ohio, with which it has a twin city on-the-West river, the city of D Carpenter and its twin city, Clyde City, is on the West Bank of the Ohio.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Harwood Heights, Cook County, Illinois = 6.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 31. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Harwood Heights = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 9,065 individuals with a median age of 45 age the population dropped by -0.84% in Harwood Heights, Cook County, Illinois population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 10,987.88 residents per square mile of area (4,243.39/km²). There are average 2.4 people per household in the 3,421 households with an average household income of $50,328 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.80% of the available work force and has dropped -4.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 20.46%. The number of physicians in Harwood Heights per 100,000 population = 255.4.


The annual rainfall in Harwood Heights = 32 inches and the annual snowfall = 23.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 121. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 188. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Harwood Heights, Cook County, Illinois which are owned by the occupant = 58.13%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 45 years with median home cost = $289,670 and home appreciation of -7.93%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.10 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,980 per student. There are 19.4 students for each teacher in the school. 6204.91% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.31% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.30% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Harwood Heights's population in Cook County, Illinois of 4,922 residents in 1900 has increased 1,84-fold to 9,065 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.47% female residents and 47.53% male residents live in Harwood Heights, Cook County, Illinois.

    As of 2020 in Harwood Heights, Cook County, Illinois are married and the remaining 46.47% are single population.

  • 30.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Harwood Heights require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.66% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.97% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 9.23% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.78% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Harwood Heights, Cook County, Illinois, 58.13% are owner-occupied homes, another 37.43% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.45% are vacant.

  • The 56.06% of the population in Harwood Heights, Cook County, Illinois who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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