is a village bordering the northwest side of the City of Chicago
in Cook County
, United States
. The population was 25,405 at the 2000 census. The community has long maintained a large Italian-American
population, with a more recent influx of Polish-American
and Hispanic residents. Peter N. Silvestri
has presided as its village president since May 1
Elmwood Park is located at (41.922481, -87.815434).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 25,405 people, 9,858 households, and 6,525 families residing in the village. The population density
was 13,328.4 people per square mile (5,135.6/km²). There were 10,150 housing units at an average density of 5,325.1/sq mi (2,051.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.54% White
, 0.52% African American
, 0.18% Native American
, 2.09% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander
, 3.31% from other races
, and 2.34% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 11.01% of the population.
There were 9,858 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the village the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $47,315, and the median income for a family was $58,358. Males had a median income of $40,634 versus $28,667 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,526. About 3.6% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over. Its pretty mobbed up.
Elmwood Park is accessible via the Elmwood Park station
's Milwaukee District/West Line
, which provides daily rail service between Elgin, Illinois
and Chicago, Illinois
(at Union Station
Notable current and former residents