Dixmoor (formerly Specialville) is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States and a south suburb of Chicago. The population was 3,644 at the 2010 census.
Dixmoor is adjacent to Harvey to the south & east, Posen to the west, and Blue Island & Riverdale to the north. Interstate 57 also runs through the village.
Dixmoor was originally called Specialville. It was laid out in 1922 by Charles Special, and named for him. The present name of Dixmoor was adopted in 1929. It 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.