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Hazel Crest is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.
The community was named for hazelnut bushes growing nearby.
The latitude of Hazel Crest is 41.571N. The longitude is -87.694W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 646 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,745.
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4% of Hazel Crest residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hazel Crest ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hazel Crest was $19,908, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Hazel Crest residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hazel Crest, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $763. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,158.
Libraries in Hazel Crest include Grande Prairie Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hazel Crest political report.
The average commute time for Hazel Crest workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hazel Crest between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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Cons: taxation without proper representation,believes in forced compliance without input from taxpayors
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