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Lower West Side (Pilsen) neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois (IL), 60608, 60616 detailed profile

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Area: 2.944 square miles

Population: 80,968

Population density:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

27,500 people per square mile
Chicago:

11,978 people per square mile
House/condo value distribution in Lower West Side in Chicago, IL neighborhood, block, subdivision, or community
Age and Sex of Residents in Lower West Side in Chicago, IL
Races in Lower West Side in Chicago neighborhood in IL
Household income distribution in 2013 in Lower West Side in Chicago neighborhood in IL
Median household income in 2015:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

$36,308
Chicago:

$50,702

Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Lower West Side in Chicago neighborhood in IL

Median rent in 2015:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

$701
Chicago:

$864

Zip codes: 60608, 60616.

Males:

41,830
Females:

39,138
Median age:
Males:
This neighborhood:

32.8 years
Whole city:

33.6 years
Females:
This neighborhood:

34.5 years
Whole city:

34.8 years

Average household size:
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

2.6 people
Chicago:

2.5 people

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

39.6%
Chicago:

41.6%
Percentage of married-couple families (among all households):
Here:

28.2%
Chicago:

32.6%

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

19.8%
Chicago:

22.1%

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

9.7%
Chicago:

13.9%

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

31.4%
Chicago:

25.0%

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

23.0%
city:

24.7%

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

19.3%
Chicago:

8.3%

Percentage of people born in this state:
Here:

48.9%
Chicago:

58.8%

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

10.0%
Chicago:

18.2%

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

2.9%
city:

1.9%

Percentage of foreign born residents:
Here:

38.2%
Chicago:

21.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

Rooms in owner-occupied houses/condos in Lower West Side (Pilsen):

  • 1 room: 1,398
  • 2 rooms: 950
  • 3 rooms: 596
  • 4 rooms: 1,814
  • 5 rooms: 2,321
  • 6 rooms: 1,461
  • 7 rooms: 1,257
  • 8 rooms: 1,123
  • 9+ rooms: 925
Note: State values scaled to Lower West Side (Pilsen) population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lower West Side (Pilsen):

  • 1 room: 1,552
  • 2 rooms: 2,042
  • 3 rooms: 4,490
  • 4 rooms: 8,220
  • 5 rooms: 4,364
  • 6 rooms: 2,894
  • 7 rooms: 1,009
  • 8 rooms: 270
  • 9+ rooms: 577
Note: State values scaled to Lower West Side (Pilsen) population

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lower West Side (Pilsen):

  • no bedroom: 666
  • 1 bedroom: 954
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,906
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,659
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,288
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,007
Note: State values scaled to Lower West Side (Pilsen) population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied houses and condos in Lower West Side (Pilsen):

  • no bedroom: 1,719
  • 1 bedroom: 5,734
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,603
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,872
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,495
  • 5+ bedrooms: 385
Note: State values scaled to Lower West Side (Pilsen) population
Average number of cars or other vehicles available in houses/condos:
This neighborhood:

1.4
Chicago:

1.5

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):

52.9%
Chicago:

67.9%


Housing prices:

  • Average estimated value of detached houses in 2015 (11.9% of all units):
    Lower West Side (Pilsen):

    $314,509
    Chicago:

    $297,741

  • Average estimated value of housing units in 2-unit structures in 2015 (23.6% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $227,869
    Chicago:

    $259,883

  • Average estimated '15 value of housing units in 3-to-4-unit structures (30.3% of all units):
    Lower West Side (Pilsen):

    $266,552
    city:

    $372,139

  • Average estimated '15 value of housing units in 5-or-more-unit structures (9.5% of all units):
    Lower West Side (Pilsen):

    $247,317
    Chicago:

    $375,391

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Year house built

  • 2010 to 2013: 4,212
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,794
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,364
  • 1980 to 1989: 822
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,240
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,333
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,238
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,118
  • 1939 or earlier: 23,599
Note: State values scaled to Lower West Side (Pilsen) Chicago IL population

City-data.com crime index for city in 2014 (higher means more crime):
City:

425.4
U.S. average:

235.9

Mode of transportation to work in Lower West Side in Chicago, IL
Time Leaving Home for Work in Lower West Side in Chicago neighborhood in IL
Commute time to work in Lower West Side in Chicago neighborhood in IL

Occupations of males:

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

    4.2%
    city:

    9.8%

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

    1.7%
    city:

    6.2%

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

    2.7%
    city:

    4.3%

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

    2.3%
    city:

    1.9%

  • Percentage of males in legal occupations:
    Here:

    1.0%
    city:

    2.0%

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

    5.0%
    city:

    3.8%

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

    3.6%
    city:

    2.7%

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

    1.3%
    city:

    2.6%

  • Percentage of males in service occupations:
    Here:

    27.2%
    city:

    18.6%

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

    14.6%
    city:

    17.7%

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

    6.4%
    city:

    6.4%

  • Percentage of males in production occupations:
    Here:

    12.3%
    city:

    7.5%

  • Percentage of males in transportation occupations:
    Here:

    4.7%
    city:

    6.2%

  • Percentage of males in material moving occupations:
    Here:

    7.5%
    city:

    4.6%


Occupations of females:

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

    8.3%
    city:

    8.9%

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

    7.5%
    city:

    7.1%

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

    1.8%
    city:

    1.5%

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

    1.3%
    city:

    0.9%

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

    2.1%
    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:

    3.8%
    city:

    2.8%

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

    3.4%
    city:

    7.4%

  • Percentage of females in service occupations:
    Here:

    27.5%
    city:

    22.1%

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

    24.8%
    city:

    28.6%

  • Percentage of females in production occupations:
    Here:

    7.9%
    city:

    3.8%

  • Percentage of females in material moving occupations:
    Here:

    2.0%
    city:

    1.7%


Education in this neighborhood (subdivision or community):

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

    18.6%
    Chicago:

    15.6%

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

    7.6%
    Chicago:

    6.2%

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

    4.4%
    Chicago:

    2.3%

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

    31.6%
    Chicago:

    12.5%

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

24.8%
Chicago:

20.9%

Median year owner moved in (as recorded in 2010):
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

1994
Chicago:

2002

Median year renter moved in (as recorded in 2010):
Lower West Side (Pilsen):

2011
Chicago:

2012

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

78.4%
Chicago:

61.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • No fuel used (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

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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