Glenwood is a village and south suburb in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 8,969 at the 2010 census.
Glenwood is located at 41°32′42″N 87°36′43″W (41.544943, -87.612052).
According to the 2010 census, Glenwood has a total area of 3.12 square miles (8.08 km2), all land.
The Glenwood Shoreline, an ancient shoreline of Lake Chicago, is within the village. The village is almost completely surrounded by forest preserves, as is the nearby village of Thornton.
The neighboring villages are Homewood to the west, Thornton to the north, Lynwood to the east, and Ford Heights and Chicago Heights to the south.
As of the census of 2010 there were 8,969 residents of Glenwood. The median age was 39.5. The racial composition of the population was 66.7% Black or African-American, 27.3% White or European-American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.3% from some other race and 2.2% reporting two or more races. 7.4% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,000 people, 3,373 households, and 2,472 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,350.1 people per square mile (1,291.8/km2). There were 3,461 housing units at an average density of 1,288.3 per square mile (496.8/km2).