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Chicago Heights has the 1032nd largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Chicago Heights is part of the Chicago metro area. Unemployment in the Chicago area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Chicago has the 3rd largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Chicago Heights is above average at $52,480, and the median cost of a home in Chicago Heights is $111,400, which is below the national average. 14% of workers in Chicago Heights hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 78% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Chicago Heights. 62% of Chicago Heights workers drive to work alone, 17% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 10% walk. People in Chicago Heights spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Chicago Heights Workforce Center

202 S. Halsted St.
ATOC Building, Suite 148
Chicago Heights, IL 60411