About This Place
Elmwood Park is a village bordering the northwest side of the City of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 25,405 at the 2000 census. The community has long maintained a large Italian-American population, with a more recent influx of Polish-American and Hispanic residents. Peter N. Silvestri has presided as its village president since May 1, 1989. In April 2011, three Board of Trustee positions were up for election. Incumbent trustees and United Party of Elmwood Park candidates Alan T. Kaminski, Carmen P. Forte, and school board president Angela Stranges won the three seats, with 2,051 votes, 1,951 votes, and 1,814 votes, respectively. Defeated in the race were Neighborhood Voice Party candidates Anthony Del Santo (1,531 votes), Phillip Marcantelli (1,505 votes), and Sandra Gorney (1,360 votes).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 25,405 people, 9,858 households, and 6,525 families residing in the village. The population density was 13,328.4 people per square mile (5,135.6/km²). There were 10,150 housing units at an average density of 5,325.1 per square mile (2,051.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.54% White, 0.52% African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.09% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.31% from other races, and 2.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.01% of the population.