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West Elsdon, Chicago

West Elsdon
Community area
Community Area 62 - West Elsdon
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 1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,109
 • Density 15,000/sq mi (5,900/km2)
Demographics2010[1]
 • White 17.95%
 • Black 1.41%
 • Hispanic 79.04%
 • Asian 1.23%
 • Other 0.38%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes parts of 60629 and 60632
Median income $51,003
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

West Elsdon, one of the 77 St. Turibius grade school, a Roman Catholic elementary school, is located at 57th and Karlov.

History

Before the early 20th century, the area now designated West Elsdon was a marshy remnant of an ancient lake. The early settlers were German-Americans and Irish-Americans. During the 1930s, housing was built and Polish-Americans and other Central Europeans settled the area. The land remained rural until World War II, when growth resumed and brick houses were built. Mexican-Americans settled in the eastern part of the community. Soon public schools were registering more Hispanic-Americans, and the CTA Orange Line was built to connect Midway Airport to Downtown.

Actress/Author Jenny McCarthy grew up in the area. She is a graduate of St. Turibius grammar school.

References

  1. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Demographics Data". Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Community Areas Historical Data". Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  • Encyclopedia of Chicago "West Elsdon"

External links

  • West Elsdon map & neighborhood guide on ExploreChicago.org
  • Official City of Chicago West Elsdon Community Map
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