Calumet Heights (Chicago), Illinois

Calumet Heights is a pleasant working-class neighborhood tucked into the Southeast Side of the City of Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the 77 community areas of Chicago. Calumet Heights is bounded by 87th Street on the north and South Chicago Avenue on the east. Railroad lines make up the west and south boundaries along 95th Street. Calumet Heights includes the neighborhoods of Calumet Heights and Pill Hill.

At 91st and Constance Avenue, a large stone outcropping can be found -- the geographical feature for which it is named. It is a stony hill that was once an island when glacial Lake Chicago covered the area thousands of years ago.

Early pioneers of this area gave the hill the name Stony Island because at a distance it looked like an island set in a prairie sea. The Calumet Heights area was swamp and unoccupied throughout the 19th century. When the railroad was built in 1881 along the western border of Chicago Heights, the area began its development as a vital neighborhood in Chicago.

In 2010, Chicago Magazine named Calumet Heights one of the 20 best neighborhoods in the city of Chicago and its suburbs. Calumet Heights is 1.784 square miles in area. Its population at the 2010 census was 17,245. It is located in Cook County.

The average home price is $109,398
. In Calumet City, 19.2% of the population is white, 70.6% of the population is African American, 15% is Hispanic, 0.3% is Asian, 0.6% is Native American, 1.9% is two or more races, 13.13% is White alone, non-Hispanic. About 8.2% of the residents are foreign born.

About 14% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 31% in Illinois as a whole. Among residents, 59.2% own their homes. The median annual income in Calumet Heights is $40,305, compared to $56,797 in Illinois statewide. People living below poverty level make up 21.9% of the population in Calumet Heights, compared to 14.1% statewide.

The Metra train stops at 87th Street, providing easy access to the downtown Chicago Loop. Calumet Heights residents patronize the restaurants and shops along 87th Street and Stony Island Avenue, as well as the Chatham Ridge Shopping Center, which is about two and a half miles away.

The local Jesse Owens Park built a new $9.7-million field house and Olympics-themed park.

Kreisman Law Offices handles Illinois lawsuits for the entire Chicago metropolitan area, including Calumet Heights. Chicago's Kreisman Law Offices has over 40 years of trial experience and specializes in a wide range of legal services, including Illinois personal injury law, Illinois product defect/product liability law, Illinois birth trauma cases, Illinois medical malpractice claims, and Illinois nursing home abuse cases. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online.

Our Chicago Loop office is in a convenient location for Chicago area residents. Driving directions to Kreisman Law Offices are as follows: take Lake Shore Drive/US–41 S. Turn right on E. Monroe St., traveling west to S. Michigan Avenue. Then take a right onto S. Michigan Avenue, then a left onto E. Madison Street. Travel west on E. Madison Street, then take a left onto Dearborn. Kreisman Law Offices is located at the corner of Dearborn Street and Monroe Street. Or if you prefer, there are many convenient modes of public transportation to Kreisman Law Offices, including the Metra and CTA.

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