Lynwood, Illinois

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Coordinates: 41°31′35″N 87°32′53″W / 41.52639°N 87.54806°W / 41.52639; -87.54806
Lynwood, Illinois
Village
Motto: "A progressive, growing community of families and friends"
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Coordinates 41°31′35″N 87°32′53″W / 41.52639°N 87.54806°W / 41.52639; -87.54806
Area 5.54 sq mi (14 km2)
 - land 5.46 sq mi (14 km2)
 - water 0.08 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 9,007 (2010)
Density 1,649.6 / sq mi (637 / km2)
Founded 1959
Government Village
Mayor Eugene Williams
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60411
Area code 708
Location of Lynwood within Illinois
Location of Lynwood within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Lynwood, Illinois
Website: www.lynwoodil.us

Lynwood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 9,007 at the 2010 census.[1]

Lynwood was founded in 1959. The village is bordered by Lansing to the north, Glenwood to the west, Ford Heights and 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.

Geography[edit]

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).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 5.54 square miles (14.3 km2), of which 5.46 square miles (14.1 km2) (or 98.56%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 1.44%) is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] 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 per square mile (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.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.8% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $59,954, and the median income for a family was $77,967. Males had a median income of $41,509 versus $36,458 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,650. About 3.8% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

There was a plan in the works by the Ho-Chunk Indian Nation of Wisconsin to create a reservation within the village. The tribe has been purchasing land in the village near Illinois Route 394, and hopes to place the land into a trust. The ultimate goal of the tribe is to create a megaresort complete with casino gambling.[5]

Since the onset of the recent recession, the Ho-Chunk Indian Nation is now sitting with some of this land and the plans for a casino have been scrapped.[citation needed]

Government[edit]

Lynwood is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district.

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