U.S. Beacon June 15, 2024

Melrose Park, IL

Cook County, Illinois

Latitude: 41.899880     Longitude: -87.859785
Population 22,512 (2005)
Elevation of Melrose Park, Illinois: 630 feet



General Social Characteristics, 2000 data (id:1748242, place: Melrose Park village, Illinois)

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school: 5,899 (100%)
Nursery school, preschool: 418 (7.09%)
Kindergarten: 414 (7.02%)
Elementary school (grades 1-8): 2,687 (45.55%)
High school (grades 9-12): 1,244 (21.09%)
College or graduate school: 1,136 (19.26%)

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over: 13,932 (100%)
Less than 9th grade: 2,956 (21.22%)
9th to 12th grade, no diploma: 2,523 (18.11%)
High school graduate (includes equivalency): 4,023 (28.88%)
Some college, no degree: 2,529 (18.15%)
Associate degree: 563 (4.04%)
Bachelor's degree: 751 (5.39%)
Graduate or professional degree: 587 (4.21%)
Percent high school graduate or higher: 60.7%
Percent bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%

MARITIAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over: 17,749 (100%)
Never married: 5,665 (31.92%)
Now married, except separated: 9,109 (51.32%)
Separated: 452 (2.55%)
Total Widowed: 1,068 (6.02%)
Widowed Female: 892 (5.03%)
Total Divorced: 1,455 (8.2%)
Divorced Female: 862 (4.86%)

GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years: 511 (100%)
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren: 119 (23.29%)

VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over: 16,820 (100%)
Civilian veterans: 1,316 (7.82%)

DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years: 5,570 (100%)
--With a disability: 332 (5.96%)
Population 21 to 64 years: 13,149 (100%)
--With a disability: 2,517 (19.14%)
----Percent employed: 51.4%
--No disability: 10,632 (80.86%)
----Percent employed: 72.5%
Population 65 years and over: 2,504 (100%)
--With a disability: 1,039 (41.49%)

RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over: 21,223 (100%)
Same house in 1995: 11,401 (53.72%)
Different house in the U.S. in 1995: 7,984 (37.62%)
--Same county: 6,533 (30.78%)
--Different county: 1,451 (6.84%)
----Same state: 773 (3.64%)
----Different state: 678 (3.19%)
Elsewhere in 1995: 1,838 (8.66%)

NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population: 23,209 (100%)
Native: 15,014 (64.69%)
--Born in United States: 14,609 (100%)
----State of residence: 12,759 (54.97%)
----Different state: 1,850 (7.97%)
--Born outside United States: 405 (1.75%)
Foreign born: 8,195 (35.31%)
----Entered 1990 to March 2000: 3,655 (15.75%)
--Naturalized citizen: 2,386 (10.28%)
--Not a citizen: 5,809 (25.03%)

REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea): 8,195 (100%)
Europe: 777 (9.48%)
Asia: 406 (4.95%)
Africa: 11 (0.13%)
Oceania: 0 (0%)
Latin America: 6,951 (84.82%)
Northern America: 50 (0.61%)

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over: 21,223 (100%)
English only: 9,245 (43.56%)
Language other than English: 11,978 (56.44%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 7,040 (33.17%)
--Spanish: 10,389 (48.95%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 6,447 (30.38%)
--Other Indo-European languages: 1,395 (6.57%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 550 (2.59%)
--Asian and Pacific Island languages: 123 (0.58%)
----Speak English less than "very well": 29 (0.14%)

ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population: 23,209 (100%)
Total ancestries reported: 23,366% (100.68%)
Arab: 72 (0.31%)
Czech: 172 (0.74%)
Danish: 25 (0.11%)
Dutch: 31 (0.13%)
English: 319 (1.37%)
French (except Basque): 160 (0.69%)
French Canadian: 42 (0.18%)
German: 1,799 (7.75%)
Greek: 155 (0.67%)
Hungarian: 73 (0.31%)
Irish: 1,252 (5.39%)
Italian: 4,368 (18.82%)
Lithuanian: 168 (0.72%)
Norwegian: 97 (0.42%)
Polish: 934 (4.02%)
Portuguese: 13 (0.06%)
Russian: 50 (0.22%)
Scotch-Irish: 49 (0.21%)
Scottish: 57 (0.25%)
Slovak: 87 (0.37%)
Subsaharan African: 35 (0.15%)
Swedish: 189 (0.81%)
Swiss: 5 (0.02%)
Ukrainian: 0 (0%)
United States or American: 488 (2.1%)
Welsh: 17 (0.07%)
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups): 0 (0%)
Other ancestries: 12,709 (54.76%)

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