See E. Saunders, The Age of Worth (1955).
See biography by E. S. Wallace (1953).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.83%) is water.
There were 4,383 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $42,723, and the median income for a family was $51,523. Males had a median income of $38,007 versus $28,492 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,449. About 7.0% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
There are two political parties in Worth Government - The Integrity Party (IP) and the Voices of Worth Party (VOW).
The Elected Officials are:
President Edward S. Guzdziol (Integrity Party) (2001, 2005) Current term expires in April 2009
Clerk Bonnie M. Price (Integrity Party) (2001, 2005) Current term expires in April 2009
Trustee Barbara Kluchins-Adamski (Integrity Party) (2001, 2005) Current term expires in April 2009
Trustee Becky Alcala (Integrity Party) (2005) Current term expires in April 2009
Trustee Pete Kats (Voices of Worth) (2007) Current term expires in April 2011
Trustee Randy Keller (Voices of Worth) (2003, 2007) Current term expires in April 2011
Trustee Mary Rhien (Voices of Worth)** (2001,2003,2007) Current term expires in April 2011
Trustee Kevin Werner (IND) (2001,2005) Current term expires in April 2009
All six trustees are elected at large with three being elected at the same time as the President and three being elected two years later.
Worth is located within 2 State Representative Districts, the 35th and 36th and 1 State Senate District, the 18th.