Near South Side demographics profile

StatisticNear South SideChicagoIllinois
Population density (sq mi)12,33211,938222
Median age40.133.937.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Speak Englishn/a64%77%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

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  • The population density in 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 African American.
  • In Near South Side 23.39% of the population is Asian.

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Near South Side population breakdown by race

RaceNear South SideChicagoIllinois
African American23.53%30.95%14.30%
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.

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Near South Side age breakdown

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