O'Hare, Chicago

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O'Hare
Community area
Community Area 76 - O'Hare
Location within the city of Chicago
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 42°00.0′N 87°55.2′W / 42.0000°N 87.9200°W / 42.0000; -87.9200Coordinates: 42°00.0′N 87°55.2′W / 42.0000°N 87.9200°W / 42.0000; -87.9200
Country United States
State Illinois
County, Cook, DuPage
City Chicago
Neighborhoods
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,756
Demographics (2010)[1]
 • White 77.18%
 • Black 3.16%
 • Hispanic 9.5%
 • Asian 8.29%
 • Other 1.87%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 60656 and 60666
Median income[2] $49,601
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

O'Hare, located on the far northwest side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the city's 77 official community areas. O'Hare International Airport is located within the boundaries of this community area. This community area is the only one that extends outside of Cook County; the western edge is in DuPage County.

Due to its proximity to O'Hare International Airport as well as major roads such as Interstates 90, 190, and 294, and Illinois Routes 72 and 171, the O'Hare neighborhood is a major business center. Combined with nearby Rosemont, the region serves as an edge city, a major concentration of jobs, shopping, and entertainment.

Religion[edit]

A number of prominent religious institutions are based in this Community area. St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church is located on Cumberland Avenue, with a branch of the Ukrainian Selfreliance Credit Union located adjacent to it. The largest Lutheran denomination in the United States, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, also has its headquarters in O'Hare.

Consulates[edit]

The Consulate-General of the Dominican Republic is located at 8700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue.[3]


Economy[edit]

IGA,[4] U.S. Cellular,[5] True Value,[6] Bally Total Fitness, CareerBuilder, and uBid all have their headquarters in O'Hare.[citation needed] Nippon Cargo Airlines has its Americas headquarters on the property of O'Hare International Airport.[7]

Several hotels serving the O'Hare Airport region can be found in the area.

Education[edit]

The O'Hare area is zoned to Chicago Public Schools. Zoned schools include Dirksen School and Taft High School.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 311
1970 6,230 1,903.2%
1980 11,073 77.7%
1990 11,214 1.3%
2000 11,940 6.5%
2010 12,576 5.3%
[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Demographics Data". Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Census Data". Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dominican Consulates in the United States of America". Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the United States. Retrieved January 31, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Contact IGA." IGA. Retrieved on February 27, 2010.
  5. ^ "Privacy Policy." U.S. Cellular. Retrieved on January 10, 2010.
  6. ^ "Terms of Use." True Value. Retrieved on January 6, 2010. "True Value Company Truevalue.com Customer Service 8600 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60631"
  7. ^ "America." Nippon Cargo Airlines. Retrieved on February 17, 2012. "663 North Access Road, O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL 60666,U.S.A."
  8. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Community Areas Historical Data". Chicago Community Areas Historical Data. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 

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