Dolton (pronounced "DAWL-ton") is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States and south suburb of Chicago. The population was 23,153 at the 2010 census. Dolton is located just west of the expressway Interstate 94 and immediately south of the city limits of Chicago. Its most common ZIP code is 60419.
Dolton is bordered by Chicago to the north, Riverdale and Harvey to the west, South Holland to the south and Calumet City to the east.
A post office has been in operation in Dolton since 1854. The village was named for a family of early settlers.
Dolton is located at 41°37′39″N 87°35′55″W (41.627509, -87.598512).
According to the 2010 census, Dolton has a total area of 4.68 square miles (12.12 km2), of which 4.56 square miles (11.81 km2) (or 97.44%) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 2.56%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 25,614 people, 8,512 households, and 6,494 families residing in the village. The population density was 5,627.6 people per square mile (2,173.5/km2). There were 8,944 housing units at an average density of 1,965.1 per square mile (759.0/km2). For 2010, the racial makeup of the village was 91.0% African American, 6.2% White, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 2.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races.