Harwood Heights is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 8,612 at the 2010 census. Harwood Heights and its neighbor Norridge form an enclave surrounded by the City of Chicago.
Harwood Heights is located at 41°57′58″N 87°48′20″W (41.966172, -87.805576).
According to the 2010 census, Harwood Heights has a total area of 0.82 square miles (2.12 km2), all land.
Harwood Heights and Norridge are surrounded by Chicago.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,297 people, 3,505 households, and 2,183 families residing in the village. The population density was 10,094.4 people per square mile (3,906.7/km2). There were 3,606 housing units at an average density of 4,387.2 per square mile (1,697.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.13% White, 0.31% African American, 0.24% Native American, 4.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 1.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.83% of the population.
Based on United States Census data, Harwood Heights is listed as an Illinois community with a significant number of Polish Americans, at 32.5%. Among communities in the United States with populations of 500 or more, Harwood Heights has the second highest percentage of residents born in Poland (18.8%). It also has the seventh highest percentage of residents born in Italy among communities in the United States (4.9%).
There were 3,505 households, out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families.