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Community Data Snapshot


Population (2000): 41,768
Down 5,528 since 1990, leveling off after huge decline
Population change. (1960–2000): Down 83,169
Fell by 30,000 in 1960s, 30,000 more in 1970s
Racial/Ethnic Makeup (2000): 94% Afr.-Amer.
Latinos now 4.5%, up from zero in 1990


Housing units (2000): 14,620
Down 1,066 from 1990, leveling off somewhat
Number of vacant units (2000): 2,218
Rate of 15.2% is nearly twice city average of 7.9%
Owner-occupied housing (2000): 26.1%
Continuing steady climb as # of rentals decreases


Population below poverty level (2000): 45.2%
Fourth highest rate in city
Households with public assistance (2000): 2,461 (19.9%)
Households with income more than $35,000/year (2000): 2,905 (23%)
761 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

Lawndale Christian Development Corporation

3843 W. Ogden Ave. Chicago, IL 60623
(773) 762-8889 phone
(773) 762-8893 fax

Kim Jackson
Executive Director

Tracie Worthy
NCP director

Tameeka Christian
NCP organizer

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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 (447 KB)
Per Capita Income
Adobe PDF (177 KB)
Existing Land Use
Adobe PDF (78 KB)
Housing Value 2000
Adobe PDF (178 KB)
Population 1930–2000
Adobe PDF (396 KB)
Population Change 1990–2000
Adobe PDF (263 KB)
School Test Scores
Adobe PDF (40 KB)
Health and Demographics
Adobe PDF (770 KB)

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