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Leyden is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area.

The township encompasses the communities of Elmwood Park, River Grove, Franklin Park, Schiller Park, and portions of Norridge, Park Ridge, Rosemont and Northlake.

    Land area: 19.84 sq. mi.
    Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.

As of the 2010 census, Leyden township's population is 92,890 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.85 percent.

The median home cost in Leyden township is $179,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.57 percent.

Compared to the rest of the country, Leyden township's cost of living is 9.20% Higher than the U.S. average.

Leyden township public schools spend $5,734 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $5,691. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in Leyden township.

The unemployment rate in Leyden township is 10.30%  (U.S. avg. is 8.60%). Recent job growth is Negative. Leyden township jobs have Decreased by 0.38 percent.

2000 CENSUS DATA
LEYDEN IL US
POPULATION
Number Number Number
Total population 94,685
Square miles (land) 19.84
Population per square mile 4,772.18 223.43 79.56
GENDER
Number Pct Pct Pct
Male 46,564 49.2 49.0 49.1
Female 48,121 50.8 51.0 50.9
AGE
Number Pct Pct Pct
15 or younger 18,725 19.8 21.8 21.4
16-24 12,930 13.7 14.0 13.9
25-44 29,160 30.8 30.6 30.2
45-64 20,390 21.5 21.5 22.0
65+ 13,480 14.2 12.1 12.4
Number Number Number
Average age (years) 37.45 35.81 36.22
RACE AND ETHNICITY
Number Pct Pct Pct
White 80,095 84.6 73.5 75.1
Black or African American 1,297 1.4 15.1 12.3
American Indian and Alaska native 281 0.3 0.2 0.9
Asian 2,855 3.0 3.4 3.6
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander 33 0.0 0.0 0.1
Some other race 7,812 8.3 5.8 5.5
Two or more races 2,312 2.4 1.9 2.4
Hispanic or Latino 21,520 22.7 12.3 12.5
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census; ePodunk