South Shore demographics profile

StatisticSouth ShoreChicagoIllinois
Population47,1972,714,01712,851,684
Population density (sq mi)15,97611,938222
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%
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  • 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 or African American.
  • In South Shore 0.53% of the population is Asian.

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South Shore population breakdown by race

RaceSouth ShoreChicagoIllinois
White3.20%48.69%72.14%
Black or African American93.92%30.95%14.30%
Asian0.53%6.09%5.10%
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.

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