Lynwood, Illinois
Village of Lynwood
"A progressive, growing community of families and friends"
Location of Lynwood in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°31′35″N 87°32′53″W / 41.52639°N 87.54806°W / 41.52639; -87.54806Coordinates: 41°31′35″N 87°32′53″W / 41.52639°N 87.54806°W / 41.52639; -87.54806
CountryUnited States
 • TypeVillage
 • MayorJada Curry
 • Total5.01 sq mi (12.97 km2)
 • Land4.93 sq mi (12.77 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
 • Total9,007
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,864.15/sq mi (719.79/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s)708
FIPS code17-45421
Wikimedia CommonsLynwood, Illinois

Lynwood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States and a suburb of Chicago. The population was 9,007 at the 2010 census.[3]

Lynwood was founded in 1959. The village is bordered by Lansing to the north, Glenwood to the west, Ford Heights and Sauk Village to the south, and Munster and Dyer, Indiana, to the east. The Indiana state line borders the entire eastern edge of Lynwood. Lynwood is currently a mix of suburban neighborhoods with a substantial amount of remaining farmland.


Lynwood is located at 41°31′35″N 87°32′53″W / 41.52639°N 87.54806°W / 41.52639; -87.54806 (41.526351, -87.548194).[4]

According to the 2010 census, Lynwood has a total area of 5.547 square miles (14.37 km2), of which 5.47 square miles (14.17 km2) (or 98.61%) is land and 0.077 square miles (0.20 km2) (or 1.39%) is water.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)9,194[2]2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 7,377 people, 2,620 households, and 1,985 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,497.8 people per square mile (577.7/km2). There were 2,733 housing units at an average density of 554.9 per square mile (214.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village in 2010 was 65.9% African American, 28.7% White, 0.29% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 2.4% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.2% of the population.

There were 2,620 households, out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82, and the average family size was 3.27.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 29.8% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $59,954, and the median income for a family was $77,967. Males had a median income of $41,509 versus $36,458 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,650. About 3.8% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin purchased land in the village near Illinois Route 394, and hopes to place the land into a trust. The ultimate goal of the tribe is to create a resort complete with casino gambling.[8]

Since the onset of the recent recession, the Ho-Chunk Indian Nation is now sitting with some of this land and the plans for a casino have been scrapped.[9]


Lynwood is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district and the Village Mayor is Jada Curry. The Police Chief is Dan Dempsy and the Fire Chief is Keenan Newton.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Lynwood village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-08-04.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ Quigley, Kelly (May 3, 2004). "Ho-Chunk tribe floats Lynwood casino plan". Chicago Business.
  9. ^ Burbridge, John (November 11, 2013). "Midwest Wings trying to bring outdoor game indoors". The Northwest Indiana Times.