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Dixmoor (formerly Specialville) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,644 at the 2010 census.
Dixmoor is adjacent to Harvey and keeps Harvey's east-west numbering system, even though most of the village lies west of Ashland Avenue/Wood Street.
Dixmoor was originally called Specialville, and under the latter name was laid out in 1822 by Charles Special, and named for him. The present name of Dixmoor, adopted in 1929, may be derived from Dixie Highway.
Dixmoor is located at 41°37′51″N 87°39′59″W (41.630784, -87.666446).
According to the 2010 census, Dixmoor has a total area of 1.25 square miles (3.24 km2), all land.
As of the 2000 census, there were 3,934 people, 1,372 households, and 887 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,164.6 people per square mile (1,224.9/km²). There were 1,471 housing units at an average density of 1,183.3 per square mile (458.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 57.12% African American, 30.81% White, 0.25% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 9.48% from other races, and 2.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.20% of the population, including 16.2% of Mexican descent.
The top three non-African, non-Hispanic ancestries reported in Dixmoor as of the 2000 census were German (6.6%), Irish (6.0%) and Polish (4.8%).
There were 1,372 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.2% were married couples living together, 22.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.56.
In the village, the age distribution of the population shows 30.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $26,677, and the median income for a family was $30,423. Males had a median income of $29,777 versus $30,714 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,712. About 21.1% of families and 30.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 46.6% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.
Dixmoor is divided between two congressional districts. The area east of the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 57) and south of 142nd Street is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district, as are the area between 141st and 142nd Streets east of Wood Street and the area northeast of the Ashland Avenue-Thornton Road intersection; the rest of the village is in the 1st district.
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