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Overview

Introduction to Harvey, Illinois

Harvey, Illinois, in Cook county, is 7 miles W of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 17 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The city is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Harvey has a population of 30,000.

Harvey History

Christian leader Turlington W. Harvey founded the city of Harvey in 1891. In fact, the community was named 'Harvey' in his honor. The town was modeled after the company town of Pullman. It was initially conceptualized as a model town for Christian values and ethics.

Harvey and nearby Attractions

  • Matteson Historical Museum
  • South Suburban Missionary Baptist Church
  • Dixie Square Mall Shopping Center
  • Briggs-Ellis Park

Things To Do In Harvey

There are a number of museums near Harvey. The Matteson Historical Museum houses a variety of exhibits of local interest. The American Police Center & Museum, Midwest Carvers Museum, and Tinley Park Historical Society and Museum are also close by. The city also has a large number of beautiful churches. One can plan a day trip to Lexington Park, New Holmes Park, Lincoln Park, Briggs-Ellis Park, or Ashland Park. The Dixie Square Mall Shopping Center offers excellent entertainment facilities to visitors.

Harvey Transportation

Chicago Midway International is the local airport.

Harvey Higher Education

Higher educational institutes near Harvey include South Suburban College, Chicago State University, City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College, and Prairie State College.

People

Total Population 25,225
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,555
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 26.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,753
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,870
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,106

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,383
% Above Poverty Level 65%
% Below Poverty Level 35%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 9.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.3%
Median Gross Rent $822
Median House Value $81,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 91%
US/American 0%
English 0.2%
Irish 0.5%

Harvey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles W of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60426, 60428
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.61
Longitude -87.646

Harvey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PARK FOREST
Distance 7.8 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
Station CHICAGO UNIVERSITY
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station HOBART 2 WNW
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dixmoor 3,635 $37,401

Harvey Public Libraries

Library
Harvey P.l.d.
15441 TURLINGTON AVENUE
Harvey, Illinois
(708) 331-0757
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Harvey Hospitals

INGALLS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
ONE INGALLS DRIVE
(708) 333-2300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Harvey High Schools

THORNTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
15001 BROADWAY
708-225-4101
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,507 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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