StatisticLower West SideChicagoIllinois
Population density (sq mi)10,94111,938228
Median age31.733.937.4
Male/Female ratio1.1:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%45%44%
Speak Englishn/a64%77%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Lower West Side is 8% lower than Chicago
  • The median age in Lower West Side is 6% lower than Chicago
  • In Lower West Side 56.21% of the population is White
  • In Lower West Side 4.39% of the population is Black
  • In Lower West Side 2.56% of the population is Asian

Compare Chicago, IL Demographics


      Lower West Side population breakdown by race

      RaceLower West SideChicagoIllinois
      American Indian0.43%0.29%0.23%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.03%
      Mixed race2.03%2.52%2.34%
      Other race34.39%11.44%5.86%
      In Lower West Side, 29.1% 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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Lower West Side age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Lower West Side, Chicago, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).