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Pilsen (Lower West Side)

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Community Data Snapshot


Population (2000): 44,031
Down slightly since 1990
Population change. (1960–2000): Down 4,400
But since 1970, population has been stable
Racial/Ethnic Makeup (2000): 89% Latino
Up 1% since 1990; despite perception of decline


Housing units (2000): 14,410
Up 4% since 1990, exceeding city average of +1.7%
Number of vacant units (2000): 1,613
Vacancy rate 11%, above city average of 7.9%
Owner-occupied housing (2000): 26%
Modest increase since 1990


Population below poverty level (2000): 27%
Households with public assistance (2000): 837 (6.5%)
Households with income more than $35,000/year (2000): 4,852 (38%)
1,201 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

The Resurrection Project

1818 S. Paulina Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 666-1323 phone
(312) 942-1123 fax

Raul Raymundo
Executive Director

Ulises Zatarain
NCP director

Danilo Aguilar
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
Adobe PDF (176 KB)
Existing Land Use
Adobe PDF (109 KB)
Housing Value 2000
Adobe PDF (245 KB)
Population 1930–2000
Adobe PDF (324 KB)
Population Change 1990–2000
Adobe PDF (252 KB)
School Test Scores
Adobe PDF (38 KB)
Health and Demographics
Adobe PDF (741 KB)

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