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Little Village (South Lawndale)

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Community Data Snapshot


Population (2000): 91,071
Almost 10,000 new residents in 10 years
Population change. (1960–2000): Up 30,131
Has surpassed earlier peak of 84,000 in 1920
Racial/Ethnic Makeup (2000): 83% Latino
Now 13% African-Amer., up from 9% in 1990


Housing units (2000): 20,991
Up 961 since 1990
Number of vacant units (2000): 1,778
8.4% rate is up one point since 1990
Owner-occupied housing (2000): 36%
Little change from previous decades


Population below poverty level (2000): 26.5%
Up from 22% in 1990
Households with public assistance (2000): 1,498 (7.8%)
Households with income more than $35,000/year (2000): 7,623 (40%)
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

Enlace Chicago

Main office 2756 S. Harding Chicago, IL 60623
Phone: 773 542-9233
Fax: 773 542-9241
Education Office 2757 S. Keeler Chicago, IL 60623
Phone: 773 522-2773
Violence Prevention Office 2300 S. Millard Chicago, IL 60623
Phone: 773 320-0367

Michael D. Rodriguez
Executive Director

Alheli Herrera
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 (535 KB)
Per Capita Income
Adobe PDF (177 KB)
Existing Land Use
Adobe PDF (450 KB)
Housing Value 2000
Adobe PDF (245 KB)
Population 1930–2000
Adobe PDF (328 KB)
Population Change 1990–2000
Adobe PDF (258 KB)
School Test Scores
Adobe PDF (43 KB)
Health and Demographics
Adobe PDF (1025 KB)

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