Richton Park, Illinois

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Village of Richton Park
Village
Motto: "Proud Past; Bright Future"
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Coordinates 41°28′55″N 87°43′31″W / 41.48194°N 87.72528°W / 41.48194; -87.72528Coordinates: 41°28′55″N 87°43′31″W / 41.48194°N 87.72528°W / 41.48194; -87.72528
Area 3.99 sq mi (10 km2)
 - land 3.98 sq mi (10 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 13,646 (2010)
Density 3,428.6/sq mi (1,324/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60471
Area code 708
Cook County Illinois incorporated and unincorporated areas Richton Park highlighted.svg
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
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Location of Illinois in the United States
Wikimedia Commons: Richton Park, Illinois
Website: www.richtonpark.org

Richton Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 13,646 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Richton Park is located at 41°28′55″N 87°43′31″W / 41.48194°N 87.72528°W / 41.48194; -87.72528 (41.481992, -87.725352).[2]

According to the 2010 census, Richton Park has a total area of 3.992 square miles (10.34 km2), of which 3.98 square miles (10.31 km2) (or 99.7%) is land and 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.3%) is water.[3] It is bordered by Matteson to the north, Park Forest to the east, and University Park to the south. Frankfort is the closest neighbor to the west.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 137
1940 107 −21.9%
1950 232 116.8%
1960 933 302.2%
1970 2,558 174.2%
1980 9,403 267.6%
1990 10,523 11.9%
2000 12,533 19.1%
2010 13,646 8.9%
Est. 2016 13,557 [4] −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the 2010 census,[6] there were 13,646 people, 5,391 households, and 2.54 persons living per household. The population density was 3,426.9 people per square mile (1,435.9/km²) according to 2010 census. There were 4,730 housing units at an average density of 1,401.9 per square mile (541.9/km²) in 2000. By 2010, the racial makeup of the village was 82.4% African American, 12.7% White, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

According to 2000 census data, there were 4,578 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.25. Between 2010 and 2014, there were 5,304 households, with an estimated 60.8% ownership rate.

The 2010 Census estimated the population was spread out with 34.3% under the age of 18 and 8.6% of persons 65 years and over. These estimates were a change from those of 2000, with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age in 2000 was 33 years. In 2010, 54.7% of the village was female persons.

In 2010-2014, the median household income was $54,887, an increase from the 2000 Census estimate of $48,299, and the median income for a family was $58,661. In 2000, males had a median income of $44,637 versus $35,231 for females. The per capita income for the village in 2010-2014 was $26,566. In 2000, about 4.2% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over. By 2010 estimates, 14.6% of persons were in poverty.

Education[edit]

Matteson School District 162 has its headquarters in Richton Park.[7]

Elementary School District 159 serves portions of Richton Park.

  • Neil A. Armstrong School [1]
  • Colin Powell Middle School [2]
  • Woodgate Elementary School [3]
  • Sieden Prairie Elementary School [4]
  • Marya Yates Elementary School [5]

Rich Township High School District 227 serves the community. Rich South High School [6] is the designated high school. Southland College Preparatory Charter High School is also located in the village.

Government[edit]

Richton Park is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district.

2008 tornado[edit]

On June 7, 2008, a tornado ripped through Richton Park. The tornado tore apart the Richton Square Apartments, damaging 40 units and leaving at least 80 residents homeless. The tornado went through the town around 5:00 P.M. that day. It was rated as an EF2 tornado and was also responsible for knocking down two transmission towers on Interstate 57 near Monee.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Richton Park village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 7, 2016. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Home page. Matteson School District 162. Retrieved on December 8, 2012. "4601 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, IL 60471"

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