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Area: 2.944 square miles

Population: 77,885

Population density:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

26,453 people per square mile
Chicago:

11,909 people per square mile
  • Races in 2017
    • 59,41472.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 12,50115.3%White
    • 3,6754.5%Black
    • 3,0263.7%Asian
    • 1,6042.0%American Indian
    • 1,4831.8%Two or more races
Age and Sex of Residents in Lower West Side in Chicago, IL
Median household income in 2016:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

$37,333
Chicago:

$53,006

  • Distribution of median household income

  • Distribution of median household income
  • 3,075Less than $10,000
  • 4,669$10,000 to $19,999
  • 4,737$20,000 to $29,999
  • 3,746$30,000 to $39,999
  • 3,209$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2,462$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,346$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,207$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,688$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,050$125,000 to $149,999
  • 967$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,268$200,000 or more
  • Distribution of owner-occupied house/condo value

  • Distribution of owner-occupied house/condo value
  • 3,635Less than $50,000
  • 3,900$50,000 to $99,999
  • 1,771$100,000 to $149,999
  • 1,953$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,252$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,656$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,834$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,248$400,000 to $499,999
  • 806$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,020$750,000 to $999,999
  • 1,012$1,000,000 or more
  • Distribution of rent paid by renters

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters
  • 337Less than $100
  • 2,536$100 to $199
  • 1,513$200 to $299
  • 1,982$300 to $399
  • 3,431$400 to $499
  • 3,993$500 to $599
  • 4,689$600 to $699
  • 4,667$700 to $799
  • 2,508$800 to $899
  • 1,451$900 to $999
  • 2,730$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,364$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,291$1,500 to $1,999
  • 1,329$2,000 or more
Median rent in 2016:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

$717
Chicago:

$916

Zip codes: 60608, 60616.

Males:

40,838
Females:

37,046
Median age:
Males:
This neighborhood:

32.5 years
Whole city:

33.6 years
Females:
This neighborhood:

34.3 years
Whole city:

35.1 years

Average household size:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

3.9 people
Chicago:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

41.5%
Chicago:

41.2%
Percentage of married-couple families (among all households):
Here:

29.9%
Chicago:

32.7%

Percentage of married-couple families with children (among all households):
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

18.3%
Chicago:

22.9%

Percentage of single-mother households (among all households):
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

13.4%
Chicago:

13.0%

Percentage of never married males 15 years old and over:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

29.8%
Chicago:

24.6%

Percentage of never married females 15 years old and over:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

23.4%
city:

24.7%

Percentage of people that speak English not well or not at all:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

18.2%
Chicago:

7.9%

Percentage of people born in this state:
Here:

51.7%
Chicago:

59.5%

Percentage of people born in another U.S. state:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

11.0%
Chicago:

17.9%

Percentage of native residents but born outside the U.S.:
Here:

2.2%
city:

1.9%

Percentage of foreign born residents:
Here:

35.2%
Chicago:

20.7%

Educational Attainment in 2017
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lower West Side (Pilsen)
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lower West Side <>
  • 8071 room
  • 4282 rooms
  • 7333 rooms
  • 1,7064 rooms
  • 2,0095 rooms
  • 1,5366 rooms
  • 1,2447 rooms
  • 1,1448 rooms
  • 9649+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lower West Side (Pilsen)
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lower West Side <>
  • 1,5331 room
  • 2,1942 rooms
  • 3,7093 rooms
  • 8,2604 rooms
  • 4,7155 rooms
  • 1,8836 rooms
  • 1,2727 rooms
  • 4698 rooms
  • 1,0979+ rooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lower West Side (Pilsen)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lower West Side <>
  • 535no bedroom
  • 9131 bedroom
  • 2,9602 bedrooms
  • 2,5343 bedrooms
  • 1,1554 bedrooms
  • 6715+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lower West Side (Pilsen)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lower West Side <>
  • 1,723no bedroom
  • 5,3901 bedroom
  • 10,8492 bedrooms
  • 4,3143 bedrooms
  • 1,4844 bedrooms
  • 4905+ bedrooms
Average number of cars or other vehicles available in houses/condos:
This neighborhood:

1.4
Chicago:

1.6

Average number of cars or other vehicles available in apartments:
Here:

0.9
city:

0.8

Percentage of units with a mortgage:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

50.0%
Chicago:

68.2%


Housing prices:

  • Average estimated value of detached houses in 2016 (10.5% of all units):
    Lower West Side (Pilsen):

    $308,989
    Chicago:

    $298,915

  • Average estimated value of townhouses or other attached units in 2016 (4.1% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $512,722
    city:

    $438,759

  • Average estimated value of housing units in 2-unit structures in 2016 (23.5% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $226,550
    Chicago:

    $292,435

  • Average estimated '16 value of housing units in 3-to-4-unit structures (29.9% of all units):
    Lower West Side (Pilsen):

    $222,928
    city:

    $342,838

  • Average estimated '16 value of housing units in 5-or-more-unit structures (9.6% of all units):
    Lower West Side (Pilsen):

    $224,608
    Chicago:

    $361,855

Year house built in Lower West Side (Pilsen)
  • Year house built in Lower West Side <>
  • 02014 or later
  • 2,5522010 to 2013
  • 3,1922000 to 2009
  • 1,2691990 to 1999
  • 9211980 to 1989
  • 2,0461970 to 1979
  • 1,5731960 to 1969
  • 1,4401950 to 1959
  • 1,6431940 to 1949
  • 22,9431939 or earlier
Owners and renters by unit type

City-data.com crime index for city in 2018 (higher means more crime):
City:

468.8
U.S. average:

218.3

  • Travel time to work (commute)

  • Travel time to work (commute)
  • 341Less than 5 minutes
  • 1,4865 to 9 minutes
  • 4,22010 to 14 minutes
  • 3,43115 to 19 minutes
  • 4,86620 to 24 minutes
  • 1,73025 to 29 minutes
  • 6,93230 to 34 minutes
  • 99835 to 39 minutes
  • 2,05440 to 44 minutes
  • 4,08245 to 59 minutes
  • 3,06160 to 89 minutes
  • 1,09690 or more minutes
  • Means of transportation to work

  • Means of transportation to work
  • 42.6%16,431Drove a car alone
  • 10.8%4,170Carpooled
  • 16.7%6,459Bus or trolley bus
  • 3.1%1,215Streetcar or trolley car
  • 12.5%4,813Subway or elevated
  • 5.0%1,944Railroad
  • 2.1%817Taxi
  • 1.8%677Motorcycle
  • 7.2%2,780Bicycle
  • 5.5%2,137Walked
  • 3.2%1,250Other means
  • 4.6%1,758Worked at home
  • Time leaving home to go to work

  • Time leaving home to go to work
  • 1,88512:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.
  • 2,0225:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.
  • 1,2535:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.
  • 2,9706:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.
  • 2,2236:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.
  • 3,9417:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.
  • 4,2517:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.
  • 4,0888:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.
  • 1,6198:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.
  • 2,7609:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.
  • 1,32410:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.
  • 69911:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.
  • 2,92212:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.
  • 1,7334:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Occupations of males:

  • Percentage of males in management occupations (except farmers):
    Here:

    5.7%
    city:

    10.2%

  • Percentage of males in business and financial operations occupations:
    Here:

    2.2%
    city:

    6.4%

  • Percentage of males in computer and mathematical occupations:
    Here:

    3.0%
    city:

    4.4%

  • Percentage of males in architecture and engineering occupations:
    Here:

    1.6%
    city:

    1.9%

  • Percentage of males in life, physical, and social science occupations:
    Here:

    1.1%
    city:

    0.8%

  • Percentage of males in community and social services occupations:
    Here:

    1.2%
    city:

    1.2%

  • Percentage of males in legal occupations:
    Here:

    1.6%
    city:

    1.9%

  • Percentage of males in education, training, and library occupations:
    Here:

    5.1%
    city:

    3.9%

  • Percentage of males in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:
    Here:

    4.4%
    city:

    2.8%

  • Percentage of males in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations:
    Here:

    1.7%
    city:

    2.6%

  • Percentage of males in service occupations:
    Here:

    25.3%
    city:

    18.4%

  • Percentage of males in sales and office occupations:
    Here:

    14.8%
    city:

    17.4%

  • Percentage of males in construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations:
    Here:

    5.9%
    city:

    6.3%

  • Percentage of males in production occupations:
    Here:

    12.3%
    city:

    7.2%

  • Percentage of males in transportation occupations:
    Here:

    5.0%
    city:

    6.7%

  • Percentage of males in material moving occupations:
    Here:

    6.1%
    city:

    4.5%


Occupations of females:

  • Percentage of females in management occupations (except farmers):
    Here:

    7.3%
    city:

    9.2%

  • Percentage of females in business and financial operations occupations:
    Here:

    7.8%
    city:

    7.2%

  • Percentage of females in computer and mathematical occupations:
    Here:

    1.7%
    city:

    1.5%

  • Percentage of females in community and social services occupations:
    Here:

    2.4%
    city:

    2.5%

  • Percentage of females in education, training, and library occupations:
    Here:

    8.3%
    city:

    8.3%

  • Percentage of females in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:
    Here:

    3.7%
    city:

    2.8%

  • Percentage of females in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations:
    Here:

    5.4%
    city:

    7.4%

  • Percentage of females in service occupations:
    Here:

    29.7%
    city:

    21.8%

  • Percentage of females in sales and office occupations:
    Here:

    23.8%
    city:

    28.4%

  • Percentage of females in production occupations:
    Here:

    5.8%
    city:

    3.7%

  • Percentage of females in material moving occupations:
    Here:

    2.6%
    city:

    1.7%


Percentage of people 16-64 in Armed Forces:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

0.0%
Chicago:

0.0%


Education in this neighborhood (subdivision or community):

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in K-12 schools:
    Lower West Side (Pilsen):

    21.3%
    Chicago:

    15.6%

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in undergraduate colleges:
    Lower West Side (Pilsen):

    7.9%
    Chicago:

    5.8%

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in grad. or professional schools:
    Lower West Side (Pilsen):

    4.3%
    Chicago:

    2.5%

  • Percentage of students K-12 enrolled in private schools:
    Lower West Side (Pilsen):

    38.6%
    Chicago:

    13.7%

Percentage of population below poverty level:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

25.9%
Chicago:

19.1%

Median year owner moved in (as recorded in 2017):
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

1994
Chicago:

2003

Median year renter moved in (as recorded in 2017):
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

2011
Chicago:

2013

Percentage of married-couple families with both working:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

85.7%
Chicago:

64.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 85.9%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Electricity
  • 4.1%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Wood

Limited-access highways (interstate or state) in this neighborhood:

I- 90 (I- 94)

Length: 0.72 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW

Roads and streets:

W 18th St

Length: 3.53 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S
Address range: 249 to 2467

W Cermak Rd

Length: 3.16 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 500 to 2425

W 19th St

Length: 2.93 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 700 to 2499

W 21st St

Length: 2.93 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 600 to 2425

W Cullerton St

Length: 2.72 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 535 to 2499

W 21st Pl

Length: 1.90 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 700 to 2499

Adlai Stevenson Expy (I- 55, I- 55)

Length: 1.86 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE

S Blue Island Ave

Length: 1.82 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE
Address range: 1700 to 2599

W 18th Pl

Length: 1.77 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S
Address range: 900 to 2399

W 17th St

Length: 1.68 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 424 to 2099

S Western Ave

Length: 1.54 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1720 to 3199

S Damen Ave

Length: 1.47 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1700 to 3082

S Ashland Ave

Length: 1.40 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1700 to 3044

I 90/i 94 (Dan Ryan Expy)

Length: 1.33 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW

S Leavitt St

Length: 1.15 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1700 to 2799

W 23rd St

Length: 1.11 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 800 to 2399

S Hoyne Ave

Length: 1.05 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 1600 to 2799

W 22nd Pl

Length: 0.97 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 800 to 2399

W 31st St

Length: 0.96 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE
Address range: 1600 to 2455

S Laflin St

Length: 0.96 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1650 to 2599

S Wood St

Length: 0.92 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1650 to 3199

S Canalport Ave

Length: 0.88 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE
Address range: 1744 to 2199

S Loomis St

Length: 0.88 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1646 to 2599

S Wolcott Ave

Length: 0.85 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 1650 to 2699

S Oakley Ave

Length: 0.81 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1800 to 2529

S Lumber St

Length: 0.77 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 1800 to 2279

S Paulina St

Length: 0.74 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1650 to 2599

S Halsted St

Length: 0.69 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1661 to 2399

S Throop St

Length: 0.69 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1800 to 2417

S Union Ave

Length: 0.64 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE
Address range: 1605 to 2399

S Morgan St

Length: 0.56 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1642 to 2399

W 24th St

Length: 0.55 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 2054 to 2427

S Racine Ave

Length: 0.54 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1701 to 2399

Coulter St (W Coulter St)

Length: 0.54 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE
Address range: 2000 to 2299

W 23rd Pl

Length: 0.51 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 2100 to 2399

S Jefferson St

Length: 0.47 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1632 to 2199

W 19th Pl

Length: 0.44 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 700 to 1199

S Carpenter St

Length: 0.44 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1700 to 2199

W 20th Pl

Length: 0.40 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 534 to 1199

S Sangamon St

Length: 0.39 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1800 to 2199

18th St

Length: 0.39 miles
Direction: E-W

S May St

Length: 0.38 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1800 to 2199

S Allport St

Length: 0.38 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1800 to 2199

S Peoria St

Length: 0.38 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1800 to 2199

W 27th St

Length: 0.33 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 2200 to 2399

W 28th St

Length: 0.32 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 2200 to 2399

S Robinson St

Length: 0.31 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 2697 to 3103

W 24th Pl

Length: 0.30 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 2300 to 2499

S Canal St

Length: 0.29 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1664 to 2098

S Ruble St

Length: 0.26 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 1693 to 2099

S Des Plaines St (S Desplaines St)

Length: 0.26 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1766 to 2099

S Clinton St

Length: 0.25 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1632 to 1899

S Western Blvd

Length: 0.24 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SE-NW

Ashland Ave

Length: 0.23 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE

S Bell Ave

Length: 0.22 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 2200 to 2499

S Marshfield Ave

Length: 0.22 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1650 to 1849

W 25th St

Length: 0.21 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 2300 to 2457

W Fuller St

Length: 0.18 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1530 to 1533

Canalport Ave

Length: 0.17 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE

S Normal Ave

Length: 0.17 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1800 to 1999

(Adlai Stevenson Expy)

Length: 0.16 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE

W 26th St

Length: 0.15 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 2400 to 2499

Leavitt St (S Leavitt St)

Length: 0.14 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 2800 to 2805

W 17th Pl

Length: 0.13 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 700 to 799

S Bishop St

Length: 0.13 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1800 to 1899

S Stewart Ave

Length: 0.11 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1600 to 1799

S Newberry Ave

Length: 0.10 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1638 to 1799

S Ford Ave

Length: 0.10 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 2200 to 2299

Western Ave

Length: 0.10 miles
Direction: N-S

S Miller St

Length: 0.10 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1900 to 1999

S Jourdan Ct

Length: 0.10 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1900 to 1999

S Shelby Ct

Length: 0.10 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1900 to 1999

S Claremont Ave

Length: 0.10 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 2500 to 2599

S Artesian Ave

Length: 0.09 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 2500 to 2599

W Lumber St

Length: 0.08 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 2300 to 2399

S Ada St

Length: 0.08 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1600 to 1799

31st St

Length: 0.07 miles
Direction: E-W

S Seeley Ave

Length: 0.07 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 2300 to 2336

S Winchester Ave

Length: 0.07 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 2300 to 2399

Bishop St

Length: 0.07 miles
Direction: N-S

21st St

Length: 0.06 miles
Direction: E-W

S Levee St

Length: 0.06 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 1500 to 1569

S Hamilton Ave

Length: 0.05 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1700 to 1799

21st Pl

Length: 0.04 miles
Direction: E-W

W Railroad Pl

Length: 0.03 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 2400 to 2421

Union Ave

Length: 0.02 miles
Direction: E-W

Blue Island Ave

Length: 0.02 miles
Direction: SW-NE

Railroad features:

at and Sf Rlwy

Length: 8.47 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE

Chicago Burlington and Quincy RR

Length: 4.74 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE

Chicago and North Western RR

Length: 0.77 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE

Chicago and Western Indiana RR

Length: 0.72 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SW-NE

Gulf Mobile and Ohio RR

Length: 0.37 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE

Csx RR & Norfolk Southern Rlwy (Baltimore and Ohio RR)

Length: 0.14 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SE-NW

Other features:

Chicago River S Br

Length: 0.91 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE
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