South Chicago demographics profile

StatisticSouth ChicagoChicagoIllinois
Population density (sq mi)8,21211,938222
Median age36.833.937.4
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Speak Englishn/a64%77%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

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  • The population density in South Chicago is 31% lower than Chicago.
  • The median age in South Chicago is 9% higher than Chicago.
  • In South Chicago 17.45% of the population is White.
  • In South Chicago 76.72% of the population is African American.
  • In South Chicago 0.06% of the population is Asian.

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South Chicago population breakdown by race

RaceSouth ChicagoChicagoIllinois
African American76.72%30.95%14.30%
American Indian0.05%0.29%0.23%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.03%0.03%
Mixed race1.56%2.52%2.34%
Other race4.12%11.44%5.86%
In South Chicago, 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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South Chicago age breakdown

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