Calumet Park (formerly DeYoung) is a village in Cook County, Illinois. The population was 7,835 at the 2010 census.
On May 13, 2010, Mayor Joseph DuPar and the Village Board approved renaming 127th Street as Obama Drive, in honor of the 44th President of the United States. On August 21, 2010, State Senator Emil Jones III read a proclamation of the Illinois Senate in honor of the dedication on the same date. This road became the first Obama Drive in the country and the first road named after President Barack Obama in his home state of Illinois.
Calumet Park is located at 41°39′56″N 87°39′29″W (41.665602, -87.658139).
According to the 2010 census, Calumet Park has a total area of 1.146 square miles (2.97 km2), of which 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2) (or 96.86%) is land and 0.036 square miles (0.09 km2) (or 3.14%) is water.
As of the 2000 census, there were 8,516 people, 2,991 households, and 2,150 families residing in the village. The population density was 7,695.4 people per square mile (2,962.2/km2). There were 3,173 housing units at an average density of 2,867.2 per square mile (1,103.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 12.14% White, 82.88% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.08% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.74% of the population, including 7.0% of Mexican descent.
There were 2,991 households, out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 26.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families.