Dolton, IL

Dolton, Illinois
Location within Chicagoland.The Chicagoland tristate area.
IncorporatedVillage in 1893.
County, StateCook County, Illinois
TownshipThorton Township
MayorWilliam Shaw
Population (2000)25,614 (up 7.04% from 1990)
Pop. density2,173.5/km2 (5,627.6/mi2)
Zip code(s)60419
Area code708
Land Area11.8 km2 (4.6 mi2)
Lat. / long.41°37.39"N 87°35.55"W
IncomePer capita:   $18,102
Household: $48,020
Home valueMean:    $99,421 (2000)
Median: $92,900
Demographics (Full data)

Dolton is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 25,614. The ZIP Code is 60419.

Dolton has one large water tower, visible from Sibley Boulevard and also from Greenwood Avenue. It has a wide base & is painted powder blue with the word "DOLTON" on the top.

Dolton is bordered by Chicago to the north, South Holland to the south, Harvey and Riverdale to the west, and Calumet City to the east.

Dolton is the hometown of NFL star Donovan McNabb and Ebert and Roeper star Richard Roeper.


Dolton is located at 41°37'39" North, 87°35'55" West (41.627509, -87.598512).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 12.1 km2 (4.7 mi2). 11.8 km2 (4.6 mi2) of it is land and 0.3 km2 (0.1 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 2.57% water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 25,614 people, 8,512 households, and 6,494 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,173.5/km2 (5,627.6/mi2). There were 8,944 housing units at an average density of 759.0/km2 (1,965.1/mi2). The racial makeup of the village was 14.33% White, 82.37% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 3.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,512 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 26.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.42.

In the village the population was spread out with 32.0% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $48,020, and the median income for a family was $52,725. Males had a median income of $38,646 versus $31,773 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,102. 8.4% of the population and 6.7% of families were below the poverty line. 10.8% of those under the age of 18 and 8.3% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.