Stickney is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The village is named for Alpheus Beede Stickney, a railroad executive who played a central role in establishing the Clearing Industrial District. The population was 6,786 at the 2010 census. It was well known in the 1920s and early 1930s as the home for several bordellos linked to mobster Al Capone's empire.
The largest wastewater treatment plant in the world, the Stickney Water Reclamation Plant (Stickney WRP), is located within the village. This facility is operated by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.
Stickney is located at 41°49′1″N 87°47′12″W (41.816982, -87.786755).
According to the 2010 census, Stickney has a total area of 1.966 square miles (5.09 km2), of which 1.93 square miles (5.00 km2) (or 98.17%) is land and 0.036 square miles (0.09 km2) (or 1.83%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,148 people, 2,253 households, and 1,516 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,189.5 people per square mile (1,229.9/km²). There were 2,334 housing units at an average density of 1,210.8 per square mile (466.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 90.78% White, 0.42% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 6.31% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races.