Hermosa, Chicago

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Community area
Community Area 20 - Hermosa
Location within the city of Chicago
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 41°55.2′N 87°43.8′W / 41.9200°N 87.7300°W / 41.9200; -87.7300Coordinates: 41°55.2′N 87°43.8′W / 41.9200°N 87.7300°W / 41.9200; -87.7300
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
City Chicago
 • Total 1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 25,010
 • Density 21,000/sq mi (8,300/km2)
Demographics 2010[1]
 • White 7.65%
 • Black 3.03%
 • Hispanic 87.41%
 • Asian 1.18%
 • Other 0.74%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes parts of 60639, 60641, 60647
Median household income $42,418[2]
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

Hermosa is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. Originally called Kelvyn Grove, it was already called Hermosa, meaning "beautiful" in Spanish, when annexed to the city in 1889. The Consulate-General of Honduras in Chicago is located at 4439 West Fullerton Avenue.[3]

The neighborhood's greatest claim to fame is as the site of the birthplace of Walt Disney born on December 5, 1901, whose boyhood home, built in 1893 by his parents Elias Disney and Flora Call Disney, is located at originally 1249 North Tripp Avenue now "2156 North Tripp Avenue", after moving from Acron, Florida to Chicago in 1890. On February 10, 1906, Elias and his family moving to Marceline, Missouri the place where Walt discovered his dreams. In 2014 the house on Tripp Avenue was being restored to the original style that it was in the 1890s, and also into a museum, where everyone in the neighborhood can visit the Birth Home of Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney, and Ruth Flora Disney, named "The Walt Disney Birthplace".[4]


  1. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Demographics Data". Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Census Data". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Consulados de Honduras en Estados Unidos". Embassy of Honduras in Washington, D.C. Retrieved January 31, 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.thewaltdisneybirthplace.org/ Home - The Walt Disney BirthplaceThe Walt Disney Birthplace

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