Old Town

Old Town is too hip to ever get old.
 
Located between Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast, the neighborhood continues to capture the interest of homebuyers with its diverse collection of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues.
 
The go-go clubs of the ‘60s and ‘70s may be gone but Old Town’s hip spirit lives on with popular pubs, Zanies comedy club, and the world-famous Second City, where everyone from John Belushi and Bill Murray to Tina Fey and Steve Carell launched their comedy careers.
 
In addition to nightlife, residents enjoy the neighborhood’s central location and variety of independent shops, restaurants, boutiques, and specialty stores that highlight a fabulous mix of old and new. The community thrives during the summer, when The Old Town Art Fair and Wells Street Art Festival showcase the exceptional work of local artists.
 
The upscale neighborhood includes some of the city’s best-preserved historic homes, single-family homes priced well over $1 million, and many newer condominiums. As the community has edged west in recent years, new development is bringing moderately-priced housing to the area.
 
With its proximity to the lake, Lincoln Park, and The Loop, Old Town is a top choice among Chicagoans. Easily accessible by public transportation, including two CTA train stops and numerous bus routes, the neighborhood also has well-traveled designated bike lanes along Wells Street.

Overview for Old Town, IL

21,882 people live in Old Town, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $89,969. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,882

Total Population

34 years

Median Age

High

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

$89,969

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Old Town, IL

Old Town has 11,945 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Old Town do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 21,882 people call Old Town home. The population density is 66,774.979 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

21,882

Total Population

High

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

34

Median Age

47.66 / 52.34%

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
11,945

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$89,969

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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

Schools in Old Town, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Old Town. 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
Salazar Elementary Bilingual Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Payton College Preparatory High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Manierre Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 9th
1/5
PRIVATE
10th - 12th
No rating available
Lincoln Park Preschool And Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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