East Hazel Crest is a village in Cook County, Illinois, in the United States. It is a south suburb of Chicago. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 1,543.
East Hazel Crest was a part of Hazel Crest when it incorporated in 1911 until the Illinois Central Railroad elevated their commuter and mainline tracks above grade, isolating the rural community from the rest of Hazel Crest. The community voted for incorporation into their own village in 1918. The village later annexed a small commercial area and residential subdivision, Bremerton Woods, that lies west of the Illinois Central Railroad where the village administration and Metra station now stand.
East Hazel Crest is located at 41°34′35″N 87°39′8″W (41.576384, -87.652171).
According to the 2010 census, East Hazel Crest has a total area of 0.78 square miles (2.02 km2), all land.
At the 2010 census, there were 1,543 people, 584 households, and 395 families living in the village. There were 633 housing units. The racial makeup of the village was 36.1% White, 53.4% African American, 0.62% Asian, 2.80% from other races, and 2.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.22% of the population.
At the 2000 census there were 1,607 people, 590 households, and 424 families living in the village.