Lower West Side demographics profile

StatisticLower West SideChicagoIllinois
Population33,1502,714,01712,851,684
Population density (sq mi)10,94111,938222
Median age31.733.937.4
Male/Female ratio1.1:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Speak Englishn/a64%77%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

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  • 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 Caucasian.
  • In Lower West Side 4.39% of the population is African American.
  • In Lower West Side 2.56% of the population is Asian.

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Lower West Side population breakdown by race

RaceLower West SideChicagoIllinois
Caucasian56.21%48.69%72.14%
African American4.39%30.95%14.30%
Asian2.56%6.09%5.10%
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.

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Lower West Side age breakdown

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