Dolton is a village in Cook County, Illinois, that is located in the United States. At the time of the 2010 census, the population was 23,153. Dolton is located just west of Interstate 94 and south of Chicago’s municipal boundaries. 60419 is the most prevalent ZIP code. Dolton is bounded on the north by Chicago, on the west by Riverdale and Harvey, on the south by South Holland, and on the east by Calumet City. In Dolton, there has been a post office since 1854. The village was named after a pioneering family. Dolton is at 41°37′39′′N 87°35′55′′W.Dolton has a total area of 4.68 square miles, of which 4.56 square miles is land and 0.12 square miles is water, according to the 2010 census. The village has 25,614 residents, 8,512 homes, and 6,494 families according to the 2000 census. 5,627.6 persons per square mile was the population density. There were 8,944 dwelling units per square mile, with an average density of 1,965.1. In 2010, the village’s racial makeup was 91.0 percent African American, 6.2 percent White, 0.3 percent Asian, 0.1 percent Native American, 2.4 percent other races, and 1.3 percent mixed races. A total of 2.7 percent of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.There were 8,512 houses, 41.6 percent of which had children under the age of 18, 44.6 percent of which were married couples, 26.1 percent of which had a female householder without a husband present, and 23.7 percent of which were non-families. Individuals made up 20.8 percent of all households, and 7.9 percent included someone living alone who was 65 years or older. The average family size was 3.42, and the average household size was 2.98.The population of the hamlet was spread out, with 32. percent under the age of 18, 8.3 percent between the ages of 18 and 24, 29.8 percent between the ages of 25 and 44, 20.6 percent between the ages of 45 and 64, and 9.2 percent over the age of 65. The average age was 33 years old. There were 86.7 men for every 100 females. There were 79.1 males for every 100 females aged 18 and above.
A household’s median income in the village was $48,020, while a family’s median income was $52,725. Males had a median income of $38,646, while females had a median income of $31,773. The village’s per capita income was $18,102. Around 6.7 percent of families and 8.4 percent of the population were poor, with 10.8 percent of those under 18 and 8.3 percent of those 65 and older falling into this category. Dolton is located in Illinois’ 2nd congressional district as well as Illinois’ 15th State Senate District. The village is divided into two districts by the Illinois Legislature: the 29th Representative District and the 30th Representative District. The village is split evenly between the 1st and 2nd Subcircuits of the Cook County Judicial Circuit.
The Dolton Park District serves the majority of the village, with the Calumet Memorial Park District serving a tiny section. The Dolton Public Library District and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District serve the entire village. Dolton School Districts 148 and 149 are the primary educational institutions in the town. South Holland School District 151 serves a tiny area of the village. Thornton Township High School District Number 205, which administers Thornridge High School in Dolton, serves high school students. South Suburban Community College District 510 encompasses the entire village. Donovan McNabb, co-host of At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper Richard Roeper, actress Jane Lynch, news anchor Susan Carlson, writer Mac Gretz, and Los Angeles Times editor-in-chief Jim Kirk are all from Dolton. Dolton was mayored by William Shaw, an Illinois state lawmaker. Nelsan Ellis, who played Lafayette Reynolds on True Blood, was born and raised in the neighborhood. Dolton is the hometown of R. Bruce Waddell, an Illinois state representative and industrialist.