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Community Data Snapshot


Population (2000): 20,881
Fell 13.1% since 1990, continuing the trend.
Population change. (1960–2000): Down 45,990
20,600 residents left between 1970 and 1980.
Racial/Ethnic Makeup (2000): 97.6% Afr-Amer.
Virtually unchanged since 1970


Housing units (2000): 7,673
Down 10% since 1990, vs. city average of +1.7%
Number of vacant units (2000): 1,120
Vacancy rate 14.6%, nearly twice city average of 7.9%
Owner-occupied housing (2000): 28%
Up 5.8% since 1990, nearly twice the historic level


Population below poverty level (2000): 35.2%
Households with public assistance (2000): 1,102 (16.9%)
10.3% receive Section 8 housing assistance
Households with income more than $35,000/year (2000): 2,055 (31%)
520 households had income above $75,000

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

Lead agency

Garfield Park Community Council

300 N. Central Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 638-1766 phone
(773) 638-1777 fax

Mike Tomas
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
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Per Capita Income
Adobe PDF (176 KB)
Existing Land Use
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Housing Value 2000
Adobe PDF (244 KB)
Population 1930–2000
Adobe PDF (636 KB)
Population Change 1990–2000
Adobe PDF (262 KB)
School Test Scores
Adobe PDF (46 KB)
Health and Demographics
Adobe PDF (841 KB)

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