Rich Township
Location in Cook County
Location in Cook County
Cook County
Cook County's location in Illinois
Coordinates: 41°30′45″N 87°43′56″W / 41.51250°N 87.73222°W / 41.51250; -87.73222Coordinates: 41°30′45″N 87°43′56″W / 41.51250°N 87.73222°W / 41.51250; -87.73222
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
Area
 • Total36.59 sq mi (94.78 km2)
 • Land36.36 sq mi (94.17 km2)
 • Water0.24 sq mi (0.61 km2)  0.64%
Elevation
709 ft (216 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
76,470
 • Density2,110/sq mi (814.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
60422, 60423, 60429, 60430, 60443, 60461, 60466, 60471, 60477, 60478
FIPS code17-031-63498
Websitewww.richtownship.org

Rich Township is one of 29 townships in Cook County, Illinois, United States located south of Chicago. As of the 2020 census, its population was 76,138. Richton Park serves as the governmental seat for the township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Rich Township covers an area of 36.59 square miles (94.8 km2); of this, 36.36 square miles (94.2 km2) (99.36 percent) is land and 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) (0.64 percent) is water.

Cities, towns, villages

Adjacent townships

Cemeteries

The township contains these eight cemeteries: Coopers Grove, Elliott Family, Lutheran, New German Evangelical Zion, Saint Anne, Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran, Saint Pauls Evangelical Reform and Zion Evangelical Lutheran.

Major highways

Airports and landing strips

Other Places

Landmarks

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
200067,816
201076,72713.1%
202076,138−0.8%

As of 2020, the racial makeup of Rich Township was 74.1% African-American, 16.7% White, 1.1% Asian, 4.9% Multiracial, and 2.9% some other race. Hispanic or Latino of any race made up 6.1% of the population.[2]

Political districts

Education

References