Country Club Hills, Illinois
|Country Club Hills|
|Motto: "Honoring our heritage while embracing our future"|
|• Type||Mayor-Aldermanic council|
|• Mayor||Dwight Welch|
|• Total||4.84 sq mi (12.5 km2)|
|• Land||4.82 sq mi (12.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2) 0.41%|
|• Density||3,431.7/sq mi (1,325.0/km2)|
|Up 2.30% from 2000|
|Standard of living (2007-11)|
|• Per capita income||$25,563|
|• Median home value||$161,900|
Country Club Hills is located at (41.562107, -87.720844).
According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 4.84 square miles (12.5 km2), of which 4.82 square miles (12.5 km2) (or 99.59%) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) (or 0.41%) is water.
As of the 2010 census, there were 16,541 people, 5,662 households, and 4,243 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,431.7 people per square mile (1,325.0/km²). There were 6,102 housing units at an average density of 1,266.0 per square mile (488.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 8.7% White, 87.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 1.1% some other race, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.
There were 5,662 households, out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were headed by married couples living together, 26.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92, and the average family size was 3.41.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.1 years. For every 100 females there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.
For the period 2007-11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the city was $63,486. The per capita income for the city was $25,563. About 7.2% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.
Country Club Hills is divided between two congressional districts. Nearly all of the city is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district, but some small areas along the city's western edge – primarily between 179th and 183rd Streets west of Lavergne Avenue – are in the 1st district.
Country Club Hills is part of the Grande Prairie Public Library District, which also includes Hazel Crest. The Grande Prairie Public Library is located at 3479 W. 183rd in Hazel Crest. The library is a member of the Metropolitan Library System. Residents of Country Club Hills and Hazel Crest are eligible for a free library card.
As of mid-2006, Country Club Hills is home to Chicago metropolitan area's largest Wal-Mart Supercenter at over 203,000 square feet (18,900 m2). The development serves as an anchor to the first phase of the "Gatling Square Mile", Cook County's largest parcel of undeveloped land at about 400 acres (1.6 km2).
During the first quarter of 2006, the City of Country Club Hills took out a $16 million municipal bond. With the bond, the city began construction on a $5 million amphitheatre on the City Campus on 183rd Street, a $2 million fire station to be constructed on 175th Street, an upgraded community park on 175th Street, and various infrastructure improvement projects.
Another ambitious project put forth by Mayor Dwight Welch and the City Council has been taking over the Country Club Hills Park District on December 15, 2005, with a water park and outlet mall soon to be developed in the near future.
- Danny Clark, linebacker for the New York Giants
- Marquice Cole, defensive back for the New York Jets
- Koko Taylor, blues singer
In the Southland
Country Club Hills is neighbored by Hazel Crest to the east, Flossmoor and Matteson to the south, Oak Forest to the northwest, Markham to the north, and the Cook County Forest Preserves and Tinley Park to the west. Since 1967, Country Club Hills has been home to Bremen Community High School District 228's Hillcrest High School, located at 175th and Pulaski (Crawford). The school has been on an academic watch list for 6 years, and is currently in a "restructuring plan" to increase school academics.
In 2003 and 2004, Country Club Hills was the base of a potential casino development on the Square Mile on 167th Street and Pulaski. After the Illinois Gaming Board's long awaited decision process, the village of Des Plaines to the north near O'Hare International Airport was awarded the final casino license.
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