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Community Data Snapshot


Population (2000): 65,836
Down 2.6 percent since 1990
Population change. (1960–2000): Down 5,773
Racial/Ethnic Makeup (2000): 47.8% Afr-Amer, 48% Hispanic
18.8 percent of residents were foreign-born in 2000


Housing units (2000): 19,834
Down by 543 units since 1990
Number of vacant units (2000): 2,004
Vacancy rate 10.1%
Owner-occupied housing (2000): 37.6%
Up 1.4% since 1990, trails city's average of 43.8%


Population below poverty level (2000): 31.1%
Households with public assistance (2000): 2,790 (15.6%)
5.9% received Section 8 housing assistance
Households with income more than $35,000/year (2000): 7,294 (41%)
1,644 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

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation

2550 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 278-5669 phone
(773) 278-5673 fax

Joy Aruguete
Executive Director

Christy Prahl
Program manager - NCP

Keith Muhammad
Outreach worker - NCP

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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 (182 KB)
Existing Land Use
Adobe PDF (536 KB)
Housing Value 2000
Adobe PDF (272 KB)
Population 1930–2000
Adobe PDF (461 KB)
Population Change 1990–2000
Adobe PDF (283 KB)
School Test Scores
Adobe PDF (48 KB)
Health and Demographics
Adobe PDF (858 KB)

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