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Calumet City

Calumet City, city (1990 pop. 37,840), Cook co., NE Ill., a suburb in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, near Ind.; settled 1868, inc. 1911. Once heavily industrial, the city is primarily residential with some light manufacturing. Formerly called West Hammond, it grew as a suburb of Hammond, Ind.

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