Hazel Crest is a village and south suburb of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 14,100 at the 2010 census. The village is primarily located in Bremen Township, while the portion of the village south of 183rd Street is located in Rich Township and the portion east of I-80/94 is in Thornton Township. The village is located near Chicago in an area known as the Chicago Southland and is approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of the Chicago Loop.
Hazel Crest is located at 41°34′23″N 87°41′09″W / 41.573084°N 87.685870°W / 41.573084; -87.685870.
According to the 2010 census, Hazel Crest has a total area of 3.411 square miles (8.83 km), of which 3.39 square miles (8.78 km) (or 99.38%) is land and 0.021 square miles (0.05 km) (or 0.62%) is water.
The village lies on the Tinley Moraine.
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,816 people, 5,067 households, and 3,729 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,381.5 people per square mile (1,692.5/km²). There were 5,303 housing units at an average density of 1,568.2 per square mile (605.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village is 23% White, 72.4% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.48% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.33% of the population.
There were 5,067 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 22.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.39.
In the village, the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.3 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $50,576, and the median income for a family was $54,049. Males had a median income of $40,482 versus $33,243 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,908. About 5.9% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.