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Archer Heights, Chicago

Archer Heights
Community area
Community Area 57 - Archer Heights
Location within the city of Chicago
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
City Chicago
Neighborhoods
Area
 • Total 2.01 sq mi (5.21 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,393
 • Density 6,700/sq mi (2,600/km2)
Demographics2010[1]
 • White 21.46%
 • Black 0.97%
 • Hispanic 76.02%
 • Asian 1.03%
 • Other 0.52%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes parts of 60632
Median income $69,431
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

Archer Heights is a primarily middle class neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. One of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, it is located on the city's southwest side. The neighborhood is a center of Polish culture, and home of the Polish Highlanders Alliance of North America as well as Curie Metropolitan High School. The Almanac of American Politics 2004 states that "Even today, in Archer Heights you can scarcely go a block without hearing someone speaking Polish."

Archer Avenue runs from south of Chicago's downtown area through the southwest side of Chicago and beyond into the southwest suburbs. The street is built along was once a Native American trail. Development was attempted in the area multiple times; however, the lack of water, electricity and other services hindered development despite the existence of horse-drawn streetcar service as early as 1896.[2] In 1912, a subdivision named Archer Heights was built in this area. The name Archer Heights comes from the major arterial, as well as a ridge on the southern end of Mud Lake.

Contents

  • Economy 1
  • Education 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Economy

Mexicana de Aviación operates an office at 4314 South Pulaski Road.[3]

Education

Chicago Public Schools operates district public schools.

The Maj Hector P. Garcia MD High School.[4]

References

  1. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Demographics Data". Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Zangs, Mary (2014). The Chicago 77: a community area handbook. Charleston, SC 29403: The History Press. pp. 236–239.  
  3. ^ "USA/Canada Offices".  
  4. ^ "UNO Charter Schools." United Neighborhood Organization. Retrieved on June 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Community Areas Historical Data". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 

External links

  • Archer Heights neighborhood map & guide on ExploreChicago.org
  • Official City of Chicago Archer Heights Community Map
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