Near West Side demographics profile

StatisticNear West SideChicagoIllinois
Population density (sq mi)10,96411,938222
Median age32.933.937.4
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1839%45%44%
Speak Englishn/a64%77%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

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  • The population density in Near West Side is 8% lower than Chicago.
  • The median age in Near West Side is 3% lower than Chicago.
  • In Near West Side 47.52% of the population is White.
  • In Near West Side 30.33% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Near West Side 16.50% of the population is Asian.

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Near West Side population breakdown by race

RaceNear West SideChicagoIllinois
Black or African American30.33%30.95%14.30%
American Indian0.11%0.29%0.23%
Native Hawaiian0.13%0.03%0.03%
Mixed race3.01%2.52%2.34%
Other race2.40%11.44%5.86%
In Near 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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Source: The Near West Side, Chicago, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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