Crest Hill, Illinois

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Crest Hill, Illinois

Introduction to Crest Hill, Illinois

Crest Hill, Illinois, in Will county, is 2 miles N of Joliet, Illinois and 31 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area. Crest Hill contains a population of approximately 13,329.

Crest Hill History

Crest Hill was originally known as Stern Park. It was developed by Dominic Romano. Crest Hill was officially incorporated in 1960, because residents feared annexation by the City of Joliet. The city is famous as the place where the notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy was executed with lethal injection at the Stateville Correctional Center.

Crest Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Lidice Memorial
  • Police Memorial
  • Veterans Memorial Garden
  • Chaney Pool
  • Prairie Bluff Golf Course
  • Crest Hill Memorial Park

Things To Do In Crest Hill

The City of Crest Hill has satisfying provisions for entertainment, recreation, shopping and dining. The city has some excellent parks and a pool with a water slide. The Lidice Memorial is an important monument that was erected in the memory of the Czechoslovakian town of Lidice, which was decimated by the Nazis in 1942.

Crest Hill Transportation

Chicago O’Hare International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Crest Hill Higher Education

University of St Francis, Lewis University and Joliet Junior College are nearby.

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High Points

Crest Hill strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Crest Hill Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Crest Hill Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Crest Hill, Illinois

Comparing Crest Hill to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Age of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 7 7
College Educated Adults 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 8
Housing Recently Built 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4
Affordability of Rents 4 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Crest Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles N of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60435
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.554
Longitude -88.098

Crest Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
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Crest Hill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,329 100%
Male 7,948 59.6%
Female 5,381 40.4%
Under 18 2,521 18.9%
18+ 10,808 81.1%
65+ 1,229 9.2%
Median Age 32.4
Average Family Size 3
White 9,912 74.4%
African-American 2,606 19.6%
Asian 150 1.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 0.2%
Other 425 3.2%
Mixed Race 193 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,174 8.8%

Estimated Crest Hill Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 19,438
Growth 6,109
Growth % 45.8%

Crest Hill Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 21.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.3%
Italian 10.3%
Polish 9.9%
Irish 9.2%
US/American 6.1%
English 4.2%
Croatian 3.9%
Slovene 2.4%
Swedish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
European 1.2%
French Canadian 1.2%
Slovak 1.1%
Norwegian 1.1%
Czech 1%
Scottish 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Crest Hill, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cresthill (60403, 60435)
Stateville (60435)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Crest Hill 13,329 $54,709
Joliet 106,221 $55,870
Lockport 15,191 $66,257
Plainfield 13,038 $86,417
Rockdale 1,888 $47,232
Romeoville 21,153 $63,320
Shorewood 7,686 $81,759
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