Near West Side

Welcome to Near West Side

 
Just west of the Loop you’ll find an area that is home to restaurants, shops, official landmarks, and neighborhoods old and new.

The Near West Side is made up of several noteworthy neighborhoods including Fulton River District, the West Loop, Little Italy, Greektown, University Village, and Tri-Taylor. Once a major port of entry and the site of rail yards and factories, the Near West Side has emerged as a thriving community with a robust restaurant and entertainment district.

The area is home to the United Center, where residents can catch a concert or a Bulls or Blackhawks game. Several colleges and universities are also located in the Near West Side such as Malcom X College, Rush University, and University of Illinois at Chicago.

Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in the Near West Side, where residents have access to area parks and green space. Designated Chicago Landmarks such as Hull House, the Union Park Hotel, and West Jackson Boulevard District also make up significant parts of the neighborhood.

Near West Side residents can access surrounding communities via I-90 and I-94 or numerous CTA bus routes and the CTA Blue, Pink, and Green Lines. Nearby Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center provide train service throughout the region.
 

Overview for Near West Side, IL

65,031 people live in Near West Side, where the median age is 31 and the average individual income is $59,272. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

65,031

Total Population

31 years

Median Age

High

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

$59,272

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Near West Side, IL

Near West Side has 30,911 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Near West Side do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 65,031 people call Near West Side home. The population density is 22,802.063 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

65,031

Total Population

High

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

31

Median Age

49.52 / 50.48%

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
30,911

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$59,272

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 West Side, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Near West 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
St Malachy Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Children Of Peace School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Easter Seals Therapeutic School
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
St Ignatius College Prep
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Chicago Hope Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Frances Xavier Warde School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Montessori Academy Of Chicago
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Urban Prairie Walforf School
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
St Ignatius College Prep
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
IL Center for Rehab & Educ-R
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Intercultural Montessori Language School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Dett Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Irving Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Noble St Charter-UIC College Prep
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Brown W Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Young Magnet High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
Noble St Charter-Chicago Bulls Prep
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Chicago Technology Academy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Simpson Academy High School for Young Women
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Crane Medical Prep High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Smyth J Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Rudolph Elementary Learning Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Phoenix Military Academy High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Cook County Juvenile-Jefferson Alt High School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Skinner Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
STEM Magnet Academy Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Chicago World Language Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Galileo Elementary Math & Sci Schol Acd
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Suder Montessori Elementary Magnet School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5

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