Country Club Hills
"The Crossroads of Opportunity"
"Honoring our heritage while embracing our future"
|• Type||Mayor-Aldermanic council|
|• Mayor||James W. Ford|
|• Total||4.99 sq mi (12.92 km2)|
|• Land||4.97 sq mi (12.87 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2) 0.41%|
|• Density||3,375.25/sq mi (1,303.14/km2)|
|Standard of living (2007-11)|
|• Per capita income||$25,563|
|• Median home value||$161,900|
Country Club Hills is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a suburb of Chicago. The City is also South of Chicago. The population was 16,775 at the 2020 census.
10,000 years ago, during a glacial period, this area was a shoreline, with a complex of moraines in the south and west parts in that same area, before modern times.
Country Club Hills was historically known as Copper's Grove, a German Farmer-based place, thoughout the 1800s. It was used for growing crops, and a lot more at that time.
In the 1950s, Copper's Grove started to transition into present-day Country Club Hills, where farms started to move away, and started to get more populated. As a result, Country Club Hills became a incorporated city in 1958. The first town hall was located on a farmhouse on the southeastern corner of present day Cicero Ave. and 183rd St. That building relocated to currently the Police Department building on 175th St in 1975.
The city has been developing rapidly since then, especially in 2006, where the city used a $16 million municipal bond to build a $5 million amphitheatre on the City Campus, a $2 million fire station, an upgraded community park, and various infrastructure improvement projects.
According to the 2010 census, Country Club Hills has a total area of 4.838 square miles (12.53 km2), of which 4.82 square miles (12.48 km2) (or 99.63%) is land and 0.018 square miles (0.05 km2) (or 0.37%) is water.
Country Club Hills is neighbored by Hazel Crest to the east, Flossmoor and Matteson to the south, Oak Forest to the northwest, Markham to the north, and the Cook County Forest Preserves and Tinley Park to the west.
Areas north and east lies on a flat plain and areas south and west on the Tinley Moraine.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2010||Pop 2020||% 2010||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||1,343||960||8.12%||5.72%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||14,299||14,365||86.45%||85.63%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||34||20||0.21%||0.12%|
|Asian alone (NH)||162||129||0.98%||0.77%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||2||1||0.01%||0.01%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||14||46||0.08%||0.27%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||226||408||1.37%||2.43%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||461||846||2.79%||5.04%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
As of the 2010 census, there were 16,541 people, 5,662 households, and 4,243 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,431.7 people per square mile (1,325.0/km2). There were 6,102 housing units at an average density of 1,266.0 per square mile (488.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 8.7% White, 87.1% Black, 2% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.04% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 1.1% some other race, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.
There were 5,662 households, out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were headed by married couples living together, 26.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92, and the average family size was 3.41.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.1 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.
For the period 2007–11, the estimated median annual income for a household in the city was $63,486. The per capita income for the city was $25,563. About 7.2% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.
In 2006, Country Club Hills became the location of Chicago metropolitan area's largest Wal-Mart Supercenter at over 203,000 square feet (18,900 m2). The development was an anchor to the first phase of the Gatling Square Mile, Cook County's largest parcel of undeveloped land at about 400 acres (1.6 km2).
Country Club Hills is part of the Grande Prairie Public Library District. The Grande Prairie Public Library is located in nearby Hazel Crest.
Country Club Hills is divided between two congressional districts. Nearly all of the city is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district, but some small areas along the city's western edge – primarily between 179th and 183rd Streets west of Lavergne Avenue – are in the 1st district.
Since 1967, Country Club Hills has been home to Bremen Community High School District 228's Hillcrest High School, located at 175th and Pulaski (Crawford). The school has been on an academic watch list for 6 years, and is currently in a "restructuring plan" to increase school academics.