Greater Grand Crossing, Chicago

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Greater Grand Crossing
Community area
Community Area 69 - Greater Grand Crossing
Location within the city of Chicago
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 41°45.6′N 87°36.6′W / 41.7600°N 87.6100°W / 41.7600; -87.6100Coordinates: 41°45.6′N 87°36.6′W / 41.7600°N 87.6100°W / 41.7600; -87.6100
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
City Chicago
Neighborhoods
Area
 • Total 3.56 sq mi (9.22 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 32,602
 • Density 9,200/sq mi (3,500/km2)
Demographics (2010)[1]
 • White 0.55%
 • Black 96.9%
 • Hispanic 1.19%
 • Asian 0.06%
 • Other 1.3%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes parts of 60619, 60620, 60621 and 60637
Median income[2] $29,663
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

Greater Grand Crossing, one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois, is located on the city's south side.

The name "Grand Crossing" comes from an 1853 right-of-way feud between the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway and the Illinois Central Railroad that led to a frog war and a crash that killed 18 people.[citation needed]

1902 view, before grade separation
1912 view, after grade separation


Historical population[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 60,007
1940 61,554 2.6%
1950 61,753 0.3%
1960 63,169 2.3%
1970 54,414 −13.9%
1980 45,218 −16.9%
1990 38,644 −14.5%
2000 38,619 −0.1%
2010 32,602 −15.6%

Source: [3]

References[edit]

  • Profile: Greater Grand Crossing by Jeanette Almada Chicago Tribune (October 7, 1998)
  1. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Demographics Data". Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Census Data". Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Community Areas Historical Data". Chicago Community Areas Historical Data. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

External links[edit]

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