Calumet City

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Calumet City


Calumet City is located in Cook County and is 2 miles North of Hammond, Indiana. The city is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Calumet City has a population count of 39,071.


The area was originally inhabited by semi-nomadic Indians. Artifacts of these Indians can still be found in the Green Lake Woods. Earlier in history, the area was called “Village Of West Hammond”. The first settlers of the area were the Schrum Family. Calumet City itself was incorporated on February 3th, 1893. Interestingly, the city was named after the peace pipe of the Indians.


  • Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park
  • Carver Park
  • Midwest Carvers Museum
  • William W. Powers State Recreation Area
  • Bronzeville Children’s Museum


You can visit the Calumet City Historical Society Museums and explore the city’s past and also the Calumet Public Library. The Green Lake offers fishing and boating activities. The city is home to several beautiful churches inlcuding Calumet City Church of Christ and Calumet City Bible Church. Some local parks in the area include Calumet Park, Finneran Park , Memorial Park, Blackstone Park and Fowney Park.


The nearest airport is the Chicago/Gary Airport.


Some opportunities for furthering your education are: South Suburban College, Chicago State University, Prairie State College, Purdue University – Calumet Campus, University of Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago – Olive – Harvey College, and City Colleges of Chicago – Kennedy – King College.



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    Number of households 13,422
    Household Avg. Income 57,032
    Avg. year dwelling build 1963
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    Population 36,084
    Population Density 4,991
    Median Age 36
    Average value of the dwelling in which household lives $138,829
    Avg. years a household has lived in dwelling. 16 years
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