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Hillside is a village in Cook Countymarker, Illinoismarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 8,155 at the 2000 census.

One notable landmark in Hillside is the Mount Carmel Cemeterymarker. On the grounds of the cemetery are the graves of a number of organized crime figures, such as Al Capone and Dion O'Bannion. A number of Bishops and Archbishops of the Archdiocese of Chicago are buried in the Bishop's Mausoleum at Mount Carmel Cemetery.


Hillside is located at (41.874797, -87.900372) .

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 8,155 people, 2,998 households, and 2,035 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,797.4 people per square mile (1,464.5/km²). There were 3,107 housing units at an average density of 1,446.8/sq mi (558.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 49.29% White, 36.89% African American, 0.17% Native American, 5.13% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 5.79% from other races, and 2.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.10% of the population, including 9.8% Mexican.

The top five non-African American, non-Hispanic ancentries reported in Hillside as of the 2000 census were German (11.4%), Italian (9.3%), Irish (9.3%), Polish (5.3%) and English (4.1%).

There were 2,998 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $50,776, and the median income for a family was $59,375. Males had a median income of $37,321 versus $32,051 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,638. About 4.9% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.


Hillside is divided between three congressional districts. The area north of Harrison Street, and most of the area northeast of Roosevelt Road and Haase Avenue, is in Illinois' 7th congressional district; the southern arm of the city, south of Roosevelt Road along Wolf Road, is in the 3rd district; the area in between (primarily Mount Carmel Cemetery) is in the 4th district.


Primary and secondary schools

Public schools

Hillside residents are served by various school districts for elementary and middle school [16904].

Hillside School District 93 [16905]:
  • Hillside Public School (Hillside)

Berkeley School District 87 [16906]:
  • Sunnyside School (Berkeleymarker)
  • MacArthur Middle School (Berkeley)

Bellwood School District 88 [16907]:
  • Lincoln Primary School (Bellwoodmarker)
  • Lincoln Elementary School (Bellwood)
  • Wilson School (Bellwood)
  • Roosevelt Junior High School (Bellwood)

All residents are served by Proviso Township High Schools District 209's [16908] Proviso West High Schoolmarker in Hillside, though qualified students may also attend the Proviso Mathematics and Science Academymarker in nearby Forest Parkmarker.

Private schools

The following private schools are in the area [16909]:

Catholic schools
The following schools are operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago:

Primary and middle schools:

High schools: The following nearby high schools are operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet in Illinois:

Other schools
Other private schools include:

Colleges and universities

Nearby colleges and universities include:


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