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Community Data Snapshot


Population (2000): 55,928
Down 6.5% since 1990: attracting few newcomers
Population change. (1960–2000): Down 3,556
Population peaked at 68,854 in 1970 Census
Racial/Ethnic Makeup (2000): 98% Afr.-Amer
Little change since rapid racial turnover in 1960's


Housing units (2000): 19,955
Very liitle housing loss; most blocks are in good shape
Number of vacant units (2000): 1,685
Vacancy rate 8.4%, up 1.7% since 1990
Owner-occupied housing (2000): 52.6%
Exactly the same as in 1990


Population below poverty level (2000): 20.6%
Households with public assistance (2000): 2,292 (12.6%)
Households with income more than $35,000/year (2000): 8,934 (49%)
2,635 households have income more than $75,000

Sources: U.S. Census data from and Local Community Fact Book Chicago Metropolitan Area, 1984 and 1995.

Lead agency

Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corp.

1159 W. 79th St. Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 483-3696 phone
(773) 483-3692 fax

Carlos Nelson
Executive Director

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Data Book Materials

A wealth of information about each neighborhood has been assembled into a Data Book that provides a snapshot of the community’s condition. Data sources include the U.S. Census, City of Chicago departments, Woodstock Institute and market studies. A representative sampling of materials is provided here. Resources will open in their own browser windows.

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Economic Profile
Adobe PDF (450 KB)
Per Capita Income
Adobe PDF (990 KB)
Existing Land Use
Adobe PDF (321 KB)
Housing Value 2000
Adobe PDF (283 KB)
Population 1930–2000
Adobe PDF (366 KB)
Population Change 1990–2000
Adobe PDF (1020 KB)
School Test Scores
Adobe PDF (36 KB)
Health and Demographics
Adobe PDF (798 KB)

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