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Community Data Snapshot


Population (2000): 46,419
Up 0.5 percent since 1990, reversing long decline
Population change. (1960–2000): Down 80,191
Pop. was 160,352 in 1950, before land clearance
Racial/Ethnic Makeup (2000): 53.4% Afr-Amer.
Also 9.5% Hispanic; black pop down 13.8% since 1990


Housing units (2000): 21,408
Down 0.6% since 1990, vs. city average of +1.7%
Number of vacant units (2000): 3,233
Vacancy rate of 15% reflects CHA redevelopment
Owner-occupied housing (2000): 26.1%
Up 13% since 1990; still trails city's average of 43.8%


Population below poverty level (2000): 37.5%
Yet median property value is 30% higher than city's
Households with public assistance (2000): 1970 (10.8%)
1% receive Section 8 housing assistance
Households with income more than $35,000/year (2000): 8,258 (45%)
3,850 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

Near West Side Community Development Corp.

216 S. Hoyne Ave. Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 738-2280 phone
(312) 738-2308 fax

Earnest Gates
Executive Director

LaShunda Gonzalez
NCP director

Meghan Baer
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 (451 KB)
Per Capita Income
Adobe PDF (178 KB)
Existing Land Use
Adobe PDF (276 KB)
Housing Value 2000
Adobe PDF (257 KB)
Population 1930–2000
Adobe PDF (295 KB)
Population Change 1990–2000
Adobe PDF (265 KB)
School Test Scores
Adobe PDF (46 KB)
Health and Demographics
Adobe PDF (743 KB)

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