Hometown, Illinois

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Hometown, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hometown Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Hometown Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Hometown Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hometown Affordability of Rents
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Hometown People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Hometown Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Hometown, Illinois

Comparing Hometown 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
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Senior Citizens 8 8
Age of the Population 6 7
Racial Diversity 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Hometown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NE of Oak Lawn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60456
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.734
Longitude -87.731

Hometown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 7.6 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
Distance 16.4 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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Hometown Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,467 100%
Male 2,024 45.3%
Female 2,443 54.7%
Under 18 1,059 23.7%
18+ 3,408 76.3%
65+ 857 19.2%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.1
White 4,346 97.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 13 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.2%
Other 45 1%
Mixed Race 55 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 171 3.8%

Estimated Hometown Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,241
Growth -226
Growth % -5.1%

Hometown 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
Irish 27%
German 17.2%
Polish 13.2%
Italian 10.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
English 4.1%
Swedish 3%
US/American 2.7%
Lithuanian 2.4%
Czech 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Croatian 0.9%
Norwegian 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Danish 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Arab/Arabic 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Serbian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Lebanese 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Belizean 0.3%
Jamaican 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hometown 4,467 $49,911
Bridgeview 15,335 $52,490
Burbank 27,902 $56,279
Chicago Ridge 14,127 $56,314
Evergreen Park 20,821 $64,766
Merrionette Park 1,999 $47,143
Oak Lawn 55,245 $60,057

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  • Programs: Master of Public Health
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  • Programs: Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences
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