StatisticNear South SideChicagoIllinois
Population density (sq mi)12,33211,938228
Median age40.133.937.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1841%45%44%
Speak Englishn/a64%77%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Near South Side is 3% higher than Chicago
  • The median age in Near South Side is 18% higher than Chicago
  • In Near South Side 47.12% of the population is White
  • In Near South Side 23.53% of the population is Black
  • In Near South Side 23.39% of the population is Asian

Compare Chicago, IL Demographics


      Near South Side population breakdown by race

      RaceNear South SideChicagoIllinois
      American Indian0.13%0.29%0.23%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.03%
      Mixed race3.53%2.52%2.34%
      Other race2.30%11.44%5.86%
      In Near South 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

      Near South Side age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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