StatisticNear West SideChicagoIllinois
Population density (sq mi)10,96411,938228
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%

Key findings

  • 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
  • In Near West Side 16.50% of the population is Asian

Compare Chicago, IL Demographics


      Near West Side population breakdown by race

      RaceNear West SideChicagoIllinois
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Near West Side age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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