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Community Data Snapshot


Population (2000): 27,086
Stabilizing since 1990 after severe losses earlier
Population change. (1960–2000): Down 54,193
Exodus left hundreds of boarded buildings, vacant lots
Racial/Ethnic Makeup (2000): 95% Afr.-Amer.
Little change since rapid racial turnover in 1950s


Housing units (2000): 11,941
Down 1,200 from 1990, but new housing built on 63rd
Number of vacant units (2000): 1,778
Sharp decrease since 1990; vacancy rate also down
Owner-occupied housing (2000): 18%
Up slightly; historically a rental community


Population below poverty level (2000): 39%
Households with public assistance (2000): 1,660 (16%)
Households with income more than $35,000/year (2000): 2,811 (28%)
663 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

Network of Woodlawn

6320 S. Dorchester Ave. Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 256-6942

Wesley Walker
Executive Director

Arvin K. Strange
NCP director

Ryan Priester
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 (446 KB)
Per Capita Income
Adobe PDF (174 KB)
Existing Land Use
Adobe PDF (205 KB)
Housing Value 2000
Adobe PDF (243 KB)
Population 1930–2000
Adobe PDF (346 KB)
Population Change 1990–2000
Adobe PDF (250 KB)
School Test Scores
Adobe PDF (41 KB)
Health and Demographics
Adobe PDF (880 KB)

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