Near North Side

The Near North Side is one of only four areas that make up downtown Chicago.
 
With Lake Michigan to the east and the Chicago River bordering it to the south and west, the Near North Side is one of the most desirable areas in all of Chicago. Six distinct neighborhoods make up the Near North Side, including the Gold Coast, Old Town, Goose Island, River North, Streeterville and Magnificent Mile. Compared to the other downtown community areas, the Near North Side has the second largest total area and population count.
 
A number of higher education institutions call the Near North Side home, including the Northwestern University Schools of Law and Medicine, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Kendall College and Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Transportation is available through the CTA, which offers numerous “L” stops and bus routes in the area.
 
The Near North Side is home to numerous famous buildings, museums and attractions, including the Chicago Water Tower, Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago Children’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Shakespeare and for shopping, the Magnificent Mile. However, the key attraction is undoubtedly Navy Pier, the 3,300-foot pier located in Streeterville. Featuring a number of popular rides and attractions such as the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, hundreds of thousands of visitors descend upon the pier yearly to take in all that Chicago has to offer.

Overview for Near North Side, IL

98,505 people live in Near North Side, where the median age is 41 and the average individual income is $114,152. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

98,505

Total Population

41 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$114,152

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Near North Side, IL

Near North Side has 61,194 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Near North Side do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 98,505 people call Near North Side home. The population density is 65,786.032 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

98,505

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41

Median Age

48.21 / 51.79%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
61,194

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$114,152

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Near North Side, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Near North Side. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ogden Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 9th
3/5
CICS - Quest North Campus
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
British International School Of Chicago Lincoln P
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Salazar Elementary Bilingual Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Payton College Preparatory High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Skinner North Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 9th
5/5
Fusion Academy Lp: Chicago- Lincoln Park
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Manierre Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 9th
1/5
Noble St Charter-The Noble Academy
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
10th - 12th
No rating available
Lincoln Park Preschool And Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Frances Xavier Warde School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Skinner Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
The Latin School Of Chicago
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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