Justice, Illinois
Village of Justice, Illinois
Official seal of Justice, Illinois
Motto(s): 
Peaceful, pretty, and proud
Location of Justice in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Justice in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°44′47″N 87°50′4″W / 41.74639°N 87.83444°W / 41.74639; -87.83444
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
Area
 • Total2.88 sq mi (7.47 km2)
 • Land2.84 sq mi (7.35 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total12,600
 • Density4,436.62/sq mi (1,713.15/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
60458[2]
Area code708
FIPS code17-38830
Wikimedia CommonsJustice, Illinois
Websitewww.villageofjustice.org

Justice is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States, established in 1911.[3] Per the 2020 census, the population was 12,600.[4]

Geography

According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Justice has a total area of 2.89 square miles (7.49 km2), of which 2.84 square miles (7.36 km2) (or 98.44%) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) (or 1.56%) is water.[5]

A major road running through the town is Archer Avenue (Illinois Route 171); in addition, Justice lies close to Interstate 55 (also called the Stevenson Expressway, after Adlai Stevenson) and Interstate 294 just east of La Grange Road (U.S. Route 45).

Demographics

As of the 2020 census[6] there were 12,600 people, 4,644 households, and 3,119 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,367.42 inhabitants per square mile (1,686.27/km2). There were 5,160 housing units at an average density of 1,788.56 per square mile (690.57/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 62.45% White, 20.35% African American, 0.71% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 5.69% from other races, and 8.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.48% of the population.

There were 4,644 households, out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.56% were married couples living together, 17.01% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.84% were non-families. 29.59% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.61% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.28 and the average family size was 2.73.

The village's age distribution consisted of 23.0% under the age of 18, 13.9% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $57,523, and the median income for a family was $64,258. Males had a median income of $40,647 versus $30,441 for females. The per capita income for the village was $27,526. About 16.1% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.6% of those under age 18 and 20.2% of those age 65 or over.

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1920183
1930377106.0%
194049932.4%
195085471.1%
19602,803228.2%
19709,473238.0%
198010,55211.4%
199011,1375.5%
200012,1939.5%
201012,9266.0%
202012,600−2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2010[8] 2020[9]
Justice village, Illinois – Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[8] Pop 2020[9] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 8,038 7,442 62.18% 59.06%
Black or African American alone (NH) 2,863 2,516 22.15% 19.97%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 15 18 0.12% 0.14%
Asian alone (NH) 222 224 1.72% 1.78%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 1 0 0.01% 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 11 29 0.09% 0.23%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 181 294 1.40% 2.33%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,595 2,077 12.34% 16.48%
Total 12,926 12,600 100.00% 100.00%

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.

Government

The Village President is Krzysztof (Kris) Wasowicz. The Village Clerk is David R. Kroll. Village Trustees are Jeffrey Allen, Gabriel Lopez, Melanie Kuban, Frances Mills, John Obrochta, and Stanislaw Ogorek.

Justice is in Illinois's 3rd congressional district.

Education

Elementary and middle school students from Justice attend schools in Indian Springs School District 109. High school students go on to Argo Community High School District 217 in neighboring Summit.

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "Justice IL ZIP Code". zipdatamaps.com. 2023. Retrieved January 26, 2023.
  3. ^ Village of Justice, IL. "About Us". Archived from the original on May 31, 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2009.
  4. ^ "Justice village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 15, 2022.
  5. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Gazetteer Files". Census.gov. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  7. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  8. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Justice village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  9. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Justice village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.