Uptown

Uptown has a glamorous past as the stomping grounds of Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson and Al Capone. Today it shines as a place to call home for Chicagoans seeking incredible access to the lakefront, public transportation and a vibrant entertainment scene.
 
Uptown’s early glamour is still reflected in its historic buildings. The neighborhood’s commercial and cultural center is Broadway, with historic Uptown Square at its center.
 
The area experienced a housing construction boom following the World’s Columbian Exposition. Several of the neighborhood’s luxurious entertainment venues were built in the 1920s reflecting the ornate artistry of the Exposition pavilions.
 
Uptown continues to be one of the city’s most popular destinations for music lovers, with rock concerts at Aragon Ballroom and Riviera Theatre and jazz at the legendary Green Mill. The jazz venue was a favorite of notorious gangster Capone, who used its underground tunnels to bootleg whiskey and make a hasty retreat from police.
 
In addition to entertainment, the neighborhood has a number of independent bookstores, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants. The community works to balance new development with a commitment to preserve its past.
 
Homebuyers have their choice of many housing styles, from lakefront high-rises and vintage walk-ups to new-construction condos and townhomes. A number of beautiful old mansions also line several streets just west of Margate Park.

Overview for Uptown, IL

59,119 people live in Uptown, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $47,722. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

59,119

Total Population

38 years

Median Age

High

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

$47,722

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Uptown, IL

Uptown has 31,816 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Uptown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 59,119 people call Uptown home. The population density is 45,279.652 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

59,119

Total Population

High

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

38

Median Age

51.6 / 48.4%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
31,816

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$47,722

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Uptown, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Uptown. 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
Brennemann Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Goudy Technology Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
McCutcheon Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
St Mary Of The Lake School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Disney Elementary Magnet School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Uplift Community High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
YCCS-Truman Middle College High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Park View Montessori School - Chicago
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

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