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Crest Hill, Illinois


Crest Hill, Illinois

Crest Hill, Illinois
City Hall - Fall 2011
Official name: City of Crest Hill
Country United States
State Illinois
County Will
Township Lockport, Plainfield
Area 9.17 sq mi (24 km2)
 - land 9.03 sq mi (23 km2)
 - water 0.14 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 20,837 (2010)
Density 1,861.2 / sq mi (719 / km2)
Date Incorporated, January 22, 1960
Government Mayor and City Council
 - location 1610 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403, Will County, Illinois
Mayor Raymond R. Soliman
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60403
Area code 815
Location in Will County and the state of Illinois.
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Website: .com.cityofcresthillwww

Crest Hill is a city in Will County, Illinois, United States. The 2010 census put Crest Hill's population at 20,837.[1]


  • Geography 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Government and infrastructure 3
  • Schools 4
  • Notable people 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Crest Hill is located at (41.564526, -88.108489).[2] Crest Hill decided to incorporate itself to avoid being annexed by the City of Joliet and became officially incorporated as the City of Crest Hill January 22, 1960.

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 9.17 square miles (23.8 km2), of which 9.03 square miles (23.4 km2) (or 98.47%) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) (or 1.53%) is water.[3]


At the 2000 census,[6] there were 13,329 people, 4,478 households and 2,758 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,861.2 per square mile (718.8/km²). There were 4,808 housing units at an average density of 671.4 per square mile (259.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.4% (White Non-Hispanic) 19.6% (African American), 8.8% (Hispanic), 3.2% (Other), 1.4% (Two or more races), .5% (American Indian). Total can be more than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races.

There were 4,478 households of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.

18.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 13.6% from 18 to 24, 41.2% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 147.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 157.8 males.

The median household income was $45,313 and the median family income was $54,709. Males had a median income of $41,715 compared with $27,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,317. About 2.6% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

A significant portion of the population resides at Stateville Correctional Center (see below). The 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data states that 3,160 residents of Crest Hill (15.2% of the population) are institutionalized.

Government and infrastructure

The Stateville Correctional Center of the Illinois Department of Corrections is in Crest Hill.[7][8] John Wayne Gacy was put to death by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center in 1994.[9]


Elementary school districts include:

Most of Crest Hill is zoned to Lockport Township High School.[10]

Notable people

  • Ron Coomer, Major League Baseball player and broadcaster[11]
  • John Wayne Gacy, serial killer, executed at Stateville prison in Crest Hill
  • Richard Loeb, convicted killer of Leopold and Loeb case, was murdered by a fellow inmate at Stateville prison in Crest Hill
  • Richard Speck, mass murderer, was imprisoned at Stateville and died at a hospital in Joliet


  1. ^ [2]
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files.  
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  7. ^ 2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Crest Hill city, IL." (Archive) U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
  8. ^ "Stateville Correctional Center." Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved October 27, 2012. "Business Mail: 16830 So. Broadway St. P.O. Box 112 Joliet, IL 60434 "
  9. ^ Smith, Sid. "John Wayne Gacy, the country's worst serial killer." Chicago Tribune. (Article shows the date December 22, 1978, but it also mentions "He was executed at the Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet in 1994.") Retrieved October 27, 2012.
  10. ^ "Lockport Township High School District 205" (Archive). Will County Regional Office of Education. Retrieved on July 30, 2015.
  11. ^ "Ron Coomer Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 

External links

  • City of Crest Hill
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