Chatham, Chicago

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Chatham
Community area
Community Area 44 - Chatham
Location within the city of Chicago
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 41°44′24″N 87°36′42″W / 41.74000°N 87.61167°W / 41.74000; -87.61167Coordinates: 41°44′24″N 87°36′42″W / 41.74000°N 87.61167°W / 41.74000; -87.61167
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
City Chicago
Neighborhoods
Area
 • Total 2.97 sq mi (7.69 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 31,028
 • Density 10,000/sq mi (4,000/km2)
Demographics 2010[1]
 • White 0.36%
 • Black 97.2%
 • Hispanic 1.00%
 • Asian 0.09%
 • Other 1.35%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 60619, parts of 60620
Area code(s) 773, 872
Median household income $32,057[2]
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

Chatham is one of the 77 community areas of South Side of the city of Chicago, Illinois. It includes the neighborhoods of Chatham, East Chatham, West Chatham and the northern portion of West Chesterfield. Its residents are overwhelmingly middle and upper income African American and it is home to former Senator Roland Burris.

Demographics[edit]

In the 1990 census Chatham was found to be 1.0% White, 98.7% Black, 0.5% Hispanic, 0.1% Asian and 0.3% other.[3]

In the 2000 census Chatham was found to be 0.32% White, 98.0% Black, 0.59% Hispanic, 0.06% Asian and 1.00% other. The median income was $37,809.[4]

Transportation[edit]

Chatham has stops at 79th Street (Chatham), 83rd Street (Avalon Park), and 87th Street (Woodruff) on Metra's Metra Electric commuter rail line, which provides daily service between downtown Chicago at Millennium Station and the southern destinations of University Park and Blue Island, as well as many CTA bus and train stops. The CTA Red Line stations at 79th Street and 87th Street also serve Chatham.

Schools in Chatham[edit]

Lenart Regional Gifted Center. School Entrance

The following schools serve students from the Chatham neighborhood.[5]

-Secondary Schools-

-Primary Schools-

  • Arthur R Ashe Elementary School
  • Arthur Dixon Elementary School
  • James E McDade Elementary Classical School
  • Jane A Neil Elementary School
  • John T Pirie Fine Arts & Academic Center ES
  • Oliver S Westcott Elementary School
  • Ted Lenart Regional Gifted Center

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Demographics Data". Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Census Data". Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Encyclopedia of Chicago, "Chatham", Available online at http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/232.html, Cited September 29, 2009
  4. ^ U.S. Census, Record Information Services.
  5. ^ http://www.cps.edu/Schools/Find_a_school/Pages/Findaschool.aspx | Chicago Public Schools' Search

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