Village of Richton Park
Richton Park welcome sign
Motto(s): 
"Proud Past; Bright Future"
Location of Richton Park in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°28′55″N 87°43′31″W / 41.48194°N 87.72528°W / 41.48194; -87.72528Coordinates: 41°28′55″N 87°43′31″W / 41.48194°N 87.72528°W / 41.48194; -87.72528
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
TownshipRich
Area
 • Total4.40 sq mi (11.41 km2)
 • Land4.39 sq mi (11.37 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total13,646
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
13,292
 • Density3,026.41/sq mi (1,168.56/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
60471, 60443
Area code(s)708
FIPS code17-63706
Wikimedia CommonsRichton Park, Illinois
Websitewww.richtonpark.org
Demographics (2010)[3]
White Black Asian
12.7% 82.4% 1.0%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.1% 0.1% 2.6% 3.5%

Richton Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 12,775 at the 2020 census.[4] The village is in the Chicago metropolitan area.

History

The community was named after a Richton in Vermont, the native home of a first settler.[5]

Geography

Richton Park is located at 41°28′55″N 87°43′31″W / 41.48194°N 87.72528°W / 41.48194; -87.72528 (41.481992, -87.725352).[6]

According to the 2010 census, Richton Park has a total area of 3.992 square miles (10.34 km2), of which 3.98 square miles (10.31 km2) (or 99.7%) is land and 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.3%) is water.[7] It is bordered by Matteson to the north, Park Forest to the east, and University Park to the south.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930137
1940107−21.9%
1950232116.8%
1960933302.2%
19702,558174.2%
19809,403267.6%
199010,52311.9%
200012,53319.1%
201013,6468.9%
202012,775−6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the 2010 census,[9] there were 13,646 people, 5,391 households, and 2.54 persons living per household. The population density was 3,426.9 people per square mile (1,435.9/km2) according to 2010 census. There were 4,730 housing units at an average density of 1,401.9 per square mile (541.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 82.4% African American, 12.7% White, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

According to 2000 census data, there were 12,581 people, 4,578 households, out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 18.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.25. The racial makeup of the village was 59.02% African American, 35.77% White, 0.24% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 1.36% from other races, and 2.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.88% of the population.

The 2010 Census estimated the population was spread out, with 34.3% under the age of 18 and 8.6% of persons 65 years and over. These estimates were a change from those of 2000, with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age in 2000 was 33 years. In 2010, 54.7% of the village was female persons.

In 2010-2014, the median household income was $54,887, an increase from the 2000 Census estimate of $48,299, and the median income for a family was $58,661. In 2000, males had a median income of $44,637 versus $35,231 for females. The per capita income for the village in 2010-2014 was $26,566. In 2000, about 4.2% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Matteson School District 162 is headquartered in Richton Park and serves as the primary district.[10]

Elementary School District 159 serves portions of Richton Park.

Rich Township High School and Southland College Preparatory Charter High School are the two public high schools that serve Richton Park, both schools are located in the village.

The Richton Park Public Library District has served the village since 1972.

Notable people

Government

Richton Park is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district.

See also

References

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference USCensusEst2019CenPopScriptOnlyDirtyFixDoNotUse was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ "Demographics, Statistics, Quick Facts: 2010 Demographic Profile Data: Richton Park village, Illinois". CensusViewer. Retrieved March 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2020 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Richton Park village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on August 13, 2021. Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Illinois Central Magazine. Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1922. p. 45.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-25.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "Home page Archived 2013-04-15 at archive.today. Matteson School District 162. Retrieved on December 8, 2012. "4601 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, IL 60471"