Stone Park, Illinois

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Coordinates: 41°54′16″N 87°52′50″W / 41.90444°N 87.88056°W / 41.90444; -87.88056
Stone Park, Illinois
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Coordinates 41°54′16″N 87°52′50″W / 41.90444°N 87.88056°W / 41.90444; -87.88056
Area 0.34 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.34 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 4,946 (2010)
Density 14,547.1 / sq mi (5,617 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60165
Area code 708
Location of Stone Park within Illinois
Location of Stone Park within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Stone Park, Illinois

Stone Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 4,946 at the 2010 census.[1] Incorporated in 1939, the town was named for insurance magnate Clement Stone, who bought most of the land when it was still corn fields.

Geography[edit]

Stone Park is located at 41°54′16″N 87°52′50″W / 41.90444°N 87.88056°W / 41.90444; -87.88056 (41.904330, -87.880486).[2]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all land.[3]

Politics[edit]

The current mayor is Beniamino Mazzulla.

Numerous village officials have been the target of various investigations by local, state and federal authorities on various corruption allegations.

In 2010, a strip owner sued, alleging that city officials had tried to extort cash and part ownership of the club in exchange for approval to build the facility.

Although most of the village ordinances were unchallenged by the suit, the village agreed to repeal or amend some ordinances as part of a settlement. These included a local ordinance similar to the state statute that created a 1,000-foot (300 m) buffer zone between adult entertainment businesses and schools, parks, churches and residential areas.[4][5][6]

On September 15, 2012, Jose Luis Suarez announced that he would run against Manzzula for mayor, in the general consolidated election scheduled for April 9, 2013.[7]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 5,127 people, 1,265 households, and 1,065 families residing in the village. The population density was 15,378.2 people per square mile (5,998.6/km²), making it the most densely populated municipality in Illinois. There were 1,315 housing units at an average density of 3,944.3 per square mile (1,538.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 53.99% White, 1.81% African American, 0.47% Native American, 2.03% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 38.85% from other races, and 2.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 79.13% of the population. The village was the first ever in Illinois to be more than 50% Hispanic.

There were 1,265 households out of which 52.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 11.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.05 and the average family size was 4.34.

In the village the population was spread out with 33.1% under the age of 18, 13.8% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 14.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 115.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 120.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,787, and the median income for a family was $40,789. Males had a median income of $25,236 versus $21,716 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,887. About 11.6% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 operates public high schools. The community is served by Proviso West High School in Hillside.[9]

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