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Harvey is a city in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named after Turlington W. Harvey, Chicago lumberman who bought the site.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Harvey. For links to other places called Harvey, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Harvey is 41.61N. The longitude is -87.646W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 604 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,367.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Harvey demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60419 ZIP code.
1% of Harvey residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harvey ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harvey was $12,336, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Harvey residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Harvey, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $490. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $879.
Libraries in Harvey include Harvey Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Harvey political report.
The average commute time for Harvey workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Harvey between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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