- Lynwood, Illinois
name = Lynwood
category = Village
country = United States
state = Illinois
region = Cook
region_type = County
district_type = Township
lat_d = 41
lat_m = 31
lat_s = 35
lat_NS = N
long_d = 87
long_m = 32
long_s = 53
long_EW = W
coordinates_no_title = 1
area_imperial = 5.0
area_land_imperial = 5.0
population = 7377
population_date = 2000
population_density_imperial = 1497.8
established = 1959
government = Village
mayor = Eugene Williams
leader_type = Village president
timezone = CST
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code = 60411
area_code = 708
map_caption = Location of Lynwood within Illinois
map_background = Illinois - background map.png
map_locator = Illinois2
commons = Lynwood, Illinois
website = http://www.lynwoodil.us/
Lynwood is a village in Cook County,
Illinois, United States. The population was 7,377 at the 2000 census.
Lynwood was founded in 1959. The Village is surrounded by Lansing to the north, Glenwood to the west, Sauk Village to the south, and Munster and
Dyer, Indianato the east. The Indiana state line borders the entire eastern edge of Lynwood.
Lynwood is located at coor dms|41|31|35|N|87|32|53|W|city (41.526351, -87.548194)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²), of which, 4.9 square miles (12.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.40%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,377 people, 2,620 households, and 1,985 families residing in the village. The population densitywas 1,497.8 people per square mile (577.7/km²). There were 2,733 housing units at an average density of 554.9/sq mi (214.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 50.14% White, 45.40% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 1.55% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.57% 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 $56,554, and the median income for a family was $64,848. Males had a median income of $41,509 versus $36,458 for females. The
per capita incomefor 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 Village is currently in the midst of a housing boom. The new homes in the community are larger and more expensive than what had been previously developed. A requirement of all new homes to be built on at least .75 Acres will assure that all future development will be upscale in nature.
A plan is in the works by the Ho-Chunk Indian Nation of Wisconsin to create a reservation within the Village. The tribe has been purchasing land in the village near IL 394 and hopes to place the land into a trust. The ultimate goal of the tribe is to create a megaresort complete with casino gambling.
Lynwood is in
Illinois' 2nd congressional district.
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