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Community Data Snapshot


Population (2000): 14,146
Decline of 5,300 since 1990, continuing long slide
Population change. (1960–2000): Down 29,544
Two CHA high-rises, many other buildings, demolished
Racial/Ethnic Makeup (2000): 97% Afr.-Amer.
Has been African-American community since 1920s


Housing units (2000): 6,153
Down 2,971 since 1990; a loss of 33%
Number of vacant units (2000): 1,411
Very high rate (23%) reflects CHA redevelopment
Owner-occupied housing (2000): 10%
Up from historic level of 5%; always a rental community


Population below poverty level (2000): 51.6%
Second-highest rate in the city, after Riverdale (56.3%)
Households with public assistance (2000): 1,195 (25.2%)
Households with income more than $35,000/year (2000): 1,071 (22.6%)
306 households had income more than $75,000

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

Lead agency

Washington Park Consortium

6357 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 324-7592

Brandon F. Johnson
Executive Director

Amanda Deisch
Program Manager

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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 (248 KB)
Existing Land Use
Adobe PDF (266 KB)
Housing Value 2000
Adobe PDF (252 KB)
Population 1930–2000
Adobe PDF (303 KB)
Population Change 1990–2000
Adobe PDF (172 KB)
School Test Scores
Adobe PDF (38 KB)
Health and Demographics
Adobe PDF (751 KB)

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