Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Area Profile: Near South Side, 8th in Sales

The eighth 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 South Side (No. 8 in units sold, No. 10 in median sales price, 2007)

Boundaries: South: 26th; North: Roosevelt; East: Lake Michigan; West: Chicago River, South Branch

Neighborhoods: South Loop, Ickes Prairie Homes, Bronzeville

Appreciation (2/1/08): 1 yr: -6% (69th of 77 areas); 5 yrs: 21% (43rd)

Demographics: College Graduate: 43% (10th of 77 areas); Professional: 55% (7th); Median Income: $34,000 (49th)

Largest Condos: 1720 S. Michigan (498 units), 1530 S. State (317), 1901 S. Calumet (302), 1235 S. Prairie (286), 1621 S. Prairie (268), 1400 S. Michigan (268)

Complete Profile, with map and schools

All Profiles To Date (Near North, Lakeview, West Town, Lincoln Park, Near West Side, Loop, Uptown)

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