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Worth is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 11,047 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Worth is located at  (41.688827, -87.792659).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 kmİ÷), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 kmİ÷) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 kmİ÷) of it (0.83%) is water.

Demographics

As of the 2000 census[3], there were 11,047 people, 4,383 households, and 2,796 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,634.4 people per square mile (1,792.1/kmİ÷). There were 4,513 housing units at an average density of 1,893.3/sq mi (732.1/kmİ÷). The racial makeup of the village was 92.43% White, 1.59% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.18% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.06% of the population.

The top four ancentries reported in Worth as of the 2000 census were German (23.4%), Irish (22.7%), Polish (20.3%) and Italian (10.1%).[4]

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.

Village Government

The Village of Worth operates under a President-Trustee form of Government with a Village President (Mayor) and a Village Board composed of six Village Trustees (Councilmen / Aldermen) elected at large.

There are two political parties in Worth Government - The Integrity Party (IP) and the Voices of Worth Party (VOW). The Voices of Worth Party is the parent political party for the Choices for Worth Party (CFW).

The Elected Officials are:

President Randy J. Keller (Choices For Worth) Current term expires in April 2013

Clerk Bonnie M. Price (Integrity Party) (2001, 2005) Current term expires in April 2013

Trustee Rich Dziedzic (Choices For Worth) Current term expires in April 2013

Trustee Colleen McElroy (Choices For Worth) Current term expires in April 2013

Trustee Pete Kats (Voices of Worth) (2007) Current term expires in April 2011

Trustee Jim Serpico(Choices For Worth) Current term expires in April 2013

Trustee Mary Rhien (Voices of Worth)1 (2001,2003,2007) Current term expires in April 2011

Trustee Lezley Zubaty (Voices of Worth)2 Current term expires in April 2011

1Trustee Mary Rhien was appointed by President Guzdziol in April 2001 to fill out the remaining two years of his term on the Board of Trustees when he was elected President. She was re-elected in 2003 and again in 2007.

2Trustee Lezley Zubaty was appointed by President Keller in April 2009 to fill out the remaining two years of his term on the Board of Trustees when he was elected President. She will stand for election in 2011.

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.

State and Federal Government

Worth is divided between two congressional districts. Most of the village is in Illinois' 3rd congressional district; the area south of 115th Street and east of Harlem Avenue, and also between 114th Place and 115th Street from Harlem to Oak Park Avenue, is in the Illinois' 1st congressional district.

Worth is located within 2 State Representative Districts, the 35th and 36th and 1 State Senate District, the 18th.

Township and County Government

The Village of Worth is located in the 6th County Board District. Worth is in two townships - East of Harlem Avenue is Worth Township and West of Harlem Avenue is Palos Township.

Transportation

Worth has a station on Metra's SouthWest Service, which provides daily rail service between Manhattan, Illinois and Chicago, Illinois (at Union Station).

Economic Data for Zip Code 60482

Household Income Graph

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Note: Household Income figures are based on total household income.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Demographics Data for Zip Code 60482

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* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Population Data for Zip Code 60482

  • 11,063
  • 9,850
  • 9,900
  • 2012 Census
  • 2014 Estimated
  • 2019 Projected

Households

  • Total (2010 Census):3,911
  • Estimated (Present):3,937
  • Projected (2019):3,955
  • Household Change (2010-Present) 0.66%
  • Household Change (2010-2017) 1.13%

Notes:

  • Figures in the Population Change graph represent total population for the zip code.
  • Estimated Change 2014 shows the percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2014.
  • Projected Change 2019 shows the projected percentage of population change between the 2012 Census and 2019.

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

Public Schools in Zip Code 60482

  • Name
  • District
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • WORTH JR HIGH SCHOOL
  • WORTH SD 127
  • 6th-8th
  • 11151 SOUTH NEW ENGLAND
  • WORTH
  • 342

  • WORTH ELEM SCHOOL
  • WORTH SD 127
  • K-5th
  • 11158 SOUTH OAK PARK AVE
  • WORTH
  • 372
  • WORTHRIDGE SCHOOL
  • WORTH SD 127
  • PreK-PreK
  • 11218 SOUTH RIDGELAND AV
  • WORTH
  • 39
  • WORTHWOODS ELEM SCHOOL
  • WORTH SD 127
  • PreK-5th
  • 11000 SOUTH OKETO AVE
  • WORTH
  • 255

Private Schools in Zip Code 60482

  • Name
  • Grades
  • Address
  • City
  • Students
  • BOBBIE NOONANS CHILD CARE CNTR
  • PreK-K
  • 4951 WEST 115TH STREET
  • Worth
  • 136
  • LITTLE LEARNERS ACADEMY INC
  • PreK-K
  • WORTH
  • 42
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Schools listed are those in the Zip Code of the listing, but may not serve this address.
School Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
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