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Community Data Snapshot


Population (2000): 61,412
Up 19.8% since 1990 with black, Hispanic newcomers
Population change. (1960–2000): Up 10,000
Slowly declined in '60s and '70s; then bounced back
Racial/Ethnic Makeup (2000): 59.2% Afr.-Amer, 35.1% Hispanic
Since 1990, black population up 26.2% (double), Hispanic up 7.3%, white population down 72%


Housing units (2000): 18,498
Up 3.7% since 1990, while city rose 1.7%.
Number of vacant units (2000): 1,421
Vacancy rate 7.7%, up 1.4% since 1990
Owner-occupied housing (2000): 51.6%
Rate has been stable for more than 50 years


Population below poverty level (2000): 19.8%
Households with public assistance (2000): 1,593 (9.3%)
Households with income more than $35,000/year (2000): 8,811 (52%)
2,338 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

Southwest Organizing Project

2609 W. 63rd St. Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 471-8208 phone
(773) 471-9008 fax

Jeff Bartow
Executive Director

David McDowell
NCP 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 (449 KB)
Per Capita Income
Adobe PDF (185 KB)
Existing Land Use
Adobe PDF (1233 KB)
Housing Value 2000
Adobe PDF (267 KB)
Population 1930–2000
Adobe PDF (544 KB)
Population Change 1990–2000
Adobe PDF (275 KB)
School Test Scores
Adobe PDF (42 KB)
Health and Demographics
Adobe PDF (1008 KB)

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