Calumet Township
Official seal of Calumet Township
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Cook County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°39′28″N 87°39′13″W / 41.65778°N 87.65361°W / 41.65778; -87.65361
CountryUnited States
 • Total4.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)
 • Land4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2)
 • Water0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)  5.79%
597 ft (182 m)
 • Total18,609
 • Density4,000/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60406 60827
FIPS code17-031-10474

Calumet Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2020 census, its population was 18,609 and it contained 8,210 housing units.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, Calumet Township covers an area of 4.7 square miles (12.1 km2); of this, 4.4 square miles (11.4 km2), or 94.21 percent, is land and 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), or 5.79 percent, is water.[2]

Cities, towns, villages

Adjacent townships


The township contains Cedar Park Cemetery.

Major highways




As of the 2020 census[1] there were 18,609 people, 7,590 households, and 4,797 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,975.43 inhabitants per square mile (1,534.92/km2). There were 8,210 housing units at an average density of 1,753.90 per square mile (677.18/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 11.52% White, 60.22% African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 15.62% from other races, and 11.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.54% of the population.

There were 7,590 households, out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.93% were married couples living together, 26.90% had a female householder with no spouse present, and 36.80% were non-families. 32.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.48.

The township's age distribution consisted of 23.1% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 26% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $48,012, and the median income for a family was $59,016. Males had a median income of $31,522 versus $30,942 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,215. About 13.6% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Political districts


  1. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". Retrieved January 22, 2023.
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Calumet township, Cook County, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 10, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.