West side Demographics

  • West Side Overall
  • West Garfiled Park
  • East Garfiled Park
  • Humboldt Park
  • North Lawndale
  • Austin
  • Chicago
  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.

    Extreme poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 12% (Austin) to 24.3% (East Garfield Park), encompassing some 38,574 residents.

    Currently, 33% of Illinois residents live in or near poverty and 22% of Illinois children live in poverty.

    Area (sq mi)

    16.07

    Population

    248,590

    Pop. Density (people/mi2)

    15,629

    Household size

    3.0

    Median Income

    $26,292

    Below poverty

    39.4%

    < HS Education

    43.0%

    Bachelor’s

    19.3%

    Employment Rate

    19.3%

    Unemployment Rate (16+)

    19.7%

    Per Capita Income

    $13,358

    %18-64 years of age

    59.2%

    Hardship Index

    85

    Hardship Index Ranking

    11

  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.

    Extreme poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 12% (Austin) to 24.3% (East Garfield Park), encompassing some 38,574 residents.

    Currently, 33% of Illinois residents live in or near poverty and 22% of Illinois children live in poverty.

    Area (sq mi)2

    1.294

    Population2

    25,444

    Pop. Density (people/mi2)

    19,664

    Household size19

    3

    Median Income20

    $24,600

    Below poverty1

    40.90%

    <HS Education1

    41.80%

    Bachelor’s+2

    17.10%

    Employment Rate2

    39.30%

    Unemployment Rate (16+)1

    25.60%

    Per Capita Income2

    $11,238

    %18-64 years of age1

    57.80%

    Hardship Index1

    92

    Hardship Index Ranking1

    6

  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.

    Extreme poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 12% (Austin) to 24.3% (East Garfield Park), encompassing some 38,574 residents.

    Currently, 33% of Illinois residents live in or near poverty and 22% of Illinois children live in poverty.

    Area (sq mi)2

    1.915

    Population2

    24,399

    Pop. Density (people/mi2)

    12,738

    Household size19

    2.9

    Median Income20

    $25,291

    Below poverty1

    47.10%

    < HS Education1

    40.60%

    Bachelor’s+2

    23.60%

    Employment Rate2

    40.70%

    Unemployment Rate (16+)1

    18.20%

    Per Capita Income2

    $12,992

    %18-64 years of age1

    56.20%

    Hardship Index1

    87

    Hardship Index Ranking1

    10

  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.

    Extreme poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 12% (Austin) to 24.3% (East Garfield Park), encompassing some 38,574 residents.

    Currently, 33% of Illinois residents live in or near poverty and 22% of Illinois children live in poverty.

    Area (sq mi)2

    3.583

    Population2

    62,276

    Pop. Density (people/mi1)

    17,381

    Household size19

    3.2

    Median Income20

    $29,124

    Below poverty1

    34.30%

    < HS Education1

    47.20%

    Bachelor’s+2

    17.70%

    Employment Rate2

    46.30%

    Unemployment Rate (16+)1

    15.00%

    Per Capita Income2

    $13,588

    %18-64 years of age1

    61.20%

    Hardship Index1

    85

    Hardship Index Ranking1

    11

  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.

    Extreme poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 12% (Austin) to 24.3% (East Garfield Park), encompassing some 38,574 residents.

    Currently, 33% of Illinois residents live in or near poverty and 22% of Illinois children live in poverty.

    Area (sq mi)2

    3.3185

    Population2

    39,836

    Pop. Density (people/mi2)

    12,508

    Household size19

    3

    Median Income20

    $26,292

    Below poverty1

    43.90%

    < HS Education1

    44.80%

    Bachelor’s+2

    19.70%

    Employment Rate2

    38.80%

    Unemployment Rate (16+)1

    17.06%

    Per Capita Income2

    $12,752

    %18-64 years of age1

    58.70%

    Hardship Index1

    84

    Hardship Index Ranking1

    12

  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.

    Extreme poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 12% (Austin) to 24.3% (East Garfield Park), encompassing some 38,574 residents.

    Currently, 33% of Illinois residents live in or near poverty and 22% of Illinois children live in poverty.

    Area (sq mi)2

    6.095

    Population2

    96,635

    Pop. Density (people/mi2)

    15,854

    Household size19

    3

    Median Income20

    $33,557

    Below poverty1

    30.80%

    < HS Education1

    40.40%

    Bachelor’s+2

    18.40%

    Employment Rate2

    48.80%

    Unemployment Rate (16+)1

    22.10%

    Per Capita Income2

    $16,289

    %18-64 years of age1

    61.90%

    Hardship Index1

    73

    Hardship Index Ranking1

    21

  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.

    Extreme poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 12% (Austin) to 24.3% (East Garfield Park), encompassing some 38,574 residents.

    Currently, 33% of Illinois residents live in or near poverty and 22% of Illinois children live in poverty.

    Area (sq mi)2

    227.01

    Population2

    2,714,856

    Pop. Density (people/mi2)

    11,593

    Household size19

    2.5

    Median Income20

    $46,195

    Below poverty1

    19.00%

    < HS Education1

    19.30%

    Bachelor’s+2

    33.00%

    Employment Rate2

    59.40%

    Unemployment Rate (16+)1

    9.30%

    Per Capita Income2

    $27,940

    %18-64 years of age1

    66.20%

    Hardship Index1

     

    Hardship Index Ranking1

     

West Side Poverty Data

  • West side Overall
  • West Garfield park
  • East Garfield park
  • Humboldt park
  • North Lawndale
  • Austin
  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.
    Total Population

    2,24,812

    # of Residents Living In Poverty

    76,804

    Rate of Poverty (Below 100% FPL)

    34.2%

    # of Residents Living In Extreme Poverty

    38,574

    Rate of Extreme Poverty (Below 50% FPL)

    17.2%

    Rate of Poverty & Extreme Poverty

    51.3%

  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.
    Total Population

    18,885

    # of Residents Living In Poverty

    8,058

    Rate of Poverty (Below 100% FPL)

    42.7%

    # of Residents Living In Extreme Poverty

    10,142

    Rate of Extreme Poverty (Below 50% FPL)

    19.4%

    Rate of Poverty & Extreme Poverty

    62%

  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.
    Total Population

    20,272

    # of Residents Living In Poverty

    8,860

    Rate of Poverty (Below 100% FPL)

    43.7%

    # of Residents Living In Extreme Poverty

    4,916

    Rate of Extreme Poverty (Below 50% FPL)

    24.3%

    Rate of Poverty & Extreme Poverty

    68.0%

  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.
    Total Population

    53,387

    # of Residents Living In Poverty

    18,475

    Rate of Poverty (Below 100% FPL)

    34.6%

    # of Residents Living In Extreme Poverty

    10,142

    Rate of Extreme Poverty (Below 50% FPL)

    19.0%

    Rate of Poverty & Extreme Poverty

    56.3%

  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.
    Total Population

    35,176

    # of Residents Living In Poverty

    14,991

    Rate of Poverty (Below 100% FPL)

    42.6%

    # of Residents Living In Extreme Poverty

    10,142

    Rate of Extreme Poverty (Below 50% FPL)

    8,239

    Rate of Poverty & Extreme Poverty

    66.0%

  • The majority of Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have poverty rates that exceed 34.9%, with highest concentrations in East and West Garfield Park and North Lawndale.
    Poverty rates on the West Side of Chicago range from 27.2% (Austin) to 43.7% (East Garfi eld Park), encompassing some 77,000 residents.
    Total Population

    97,092

    # of Residents Living In Poverty

    24,420

    Rate of Poverty (Below 100% FPL)

    27.2%

    # of Residents Living In Extreme Poverty

    11,621

    Rate of Extreme Poverty (Below 50% FPL)

    12%

    Rate of Poverty & Extreme Poverty

    39.2%