Thursday, August 21, 2008

Area Profile: Near West Side, 5th in Units Sold

The fifth in our weekly series of profiles of the 77 census areas that make up Chicago.

The statistics come from various sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the database of, where you will find a more-comprehensive profile of every area, with a map showing the neighborhoods within each area.

Near West Side (No. 5 in units sold, No. 9 in median sales price, 2007)

Boundaries: South: 16th St. ; North: Kinzie; East: Chicago River, South Branch; West: Talman

Neighborhoods: South Loop, Lawndale, Greektown, Tri-Taylor, Douglas Park, Near West Side, Illinois Medical District, Fulton River District, West Town, University Village/Little Italy, West Loop Gate

Appreciation (2/1/08): 1 yr: 8% (19th of 77 areas); 5 yrs: 29% (34th)

Demographics: College Graduate: 38% (14th of 77 areas); Professional: 50% (9th); Median Income: $30,000 (57th)

Largest Condos: 161 N. Canal (341 units), 500 S. Clinton (267), 125 S. Jefferson (263), 659 W. Randolph (237), 728 W. Jackson (226)

Complete Profile, with map and schools

Previous Profiles (Near North, Lakeview, West Town, Lincoln Park)

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