StatisticSouth ShoreChicagoIllinois
Population density (sq mi)15,97611,938228
Median age37.233.937.4
Male/Female ratio0.7:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%45%44%
Speak Englishn/a64%77%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in South Shore is 34% higher than Chicago
  • The median age in South Shore is 10% higher than Chicago
  • In South Shore 3.20% of the population is White
  • In South Shore 93.92% of the population is Black
  • In South Shore 0.53% of the population is Asian

Compare Chicago, IL Demographics


      South Shore population breakdown by race

      RaceSouth ShoreChicagoIllinois
      American Indian0.24%0.29%0.23%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.03%
      Mixed race1.40%2.52%2.34%
      Other race0.72%11.44%5.86%
      In South Shore, 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

      South Shore age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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