South Shore demographics profile

StatisticSouth ShoreChicagoIllinois
Population48,0802,712,60812,868,747
Population density (sq mi)16,29511,915231
Median age37.633.437.0
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Speak Englishn/a64%78%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

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  • The population density in South Shore is 37% higher than Chicago.
  • The median age in South Shore is 12% higher than Chicago.
  • In South Shore 2.44% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In South Shore 94.17% of the population is African American.
  • In South Shore 0.36% of the population is Asian.

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South Shore population breakdown by race

RaceSouth ShoreChicagoIllinois
Caucasian2.44%48.39%72.51%
African American94.17%31.85%14.37%
Asian0.36%5.75%4.88%
American Indian0.12%0.27%0.22%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.03%0.03%
Mixed race1.99%2.23%2.16%
Other race0.87%11.48%5.84%
In South Shore, 28.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The South Shore, Chicago, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.