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Douglas, Grand Boulevard, North Kenwood-Oakland

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Community Data Snapshot


Population (2000): 78,949
Down almost 14,000 but Kenwood no longer falling
Population change. (1960–2000): Down 119,323
Massive out-migration began in 1950s when other neighborhoods opened to African Americans
Racial/Ethnic Makeup (2000): 88.5% Afr.-Amer.
Down slightly from previous decades


Housing units (2000): 40,171
Down 5,664 since 1990
Number of vacant units (2000): 8,182
25% rate reflects vacancies in CHA prior to demolition
Owner-occupied housing (2000): 24%


Population below poverty level (2000): 38%
Households with public assistance (2000): 4,752 (14.8%)
Households with income more than $35,000/year (2000): 11,856 (37%)
3,884 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

Quad Communities Development Corporation

4659 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60653
(773) 268-QCDC (-7232) phone
(773) 536-7296 fax

Bernita Johnson-Gabriel
Executive Director

Christyn Freemon
NCP Director

Yvette D. Kelly
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
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Per Capita Income
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Existing Land Use
Adobe PDF (395 KB)
Housing Value 2000
Adobe PDF (246 KB)
Population 1930–2000
Adobe PDF (1124 KB)
Population Change 1990–2000
Adobe PDF (254 KB)
School Test Scores
Adobe PDF (49 KB)
Health and Demographics
Adobe PDF (2660 KB)

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