West Garfield Park, Chicago

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West Garfield Park
Community area
Community Area 26 - West Garfield Park
Location within the city of Chicago
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 41°52.8′N 87°43.8′W / 41.8800°N 87.7300°W / 41.8800; -87.7300Coordinates: 41°52.8′N 87°43.8′W / 41.8800°N 87.7300°W / 41.8800; -87.7300
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
City Chicago
Neighborhoods
Area
 • Total 1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,001
 • Density 14,000/sq mi (5,400/km2)
Demographics 2010[1]
 • White 0.74%
 • Black 96.19%
 • Hispanic 1.93%
 • Asian 0.04%
 • Other 1.09%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes parts of 60624
Median household income $23,033[2]
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

West Garfield Park located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas.

West Garfield Park had 86 foreclosures in 2006 and 87 foreclosures in 2007, resulting in 67.7 foreclosures per square mile in 2006 and 70.1 foreclosures per square mile in 2007.[3]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Mary Alice Henry Post Office at 4222 West Madison Street.[4]

Bethel New Life, Inc. is a main community service provider to the area.[5]

Transportation[edit]

Two of Chicago Transit Authority's train lines, the Blue Line and the Green Line, service this neighborhood. The Green Line has an elevated station at Pulaski Road and Lake Street, and the Blue Line has a station in the median of the Eisenhower Expressway, also at Pulaski.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 50,014
1940 48,447 −3.1%
1950 48,443 0.0%
1960 45,661 −5.7%
1970 48,459 6.1%
1980 33,865 −30.1%
1990 24,095 −28.8%
2000 23,019 −4.5%
2010 18,001 −21.8%
[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Demographics Data". Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Census Data". Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "2007 Chicago Foreclosures". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved April 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Post Office Location - MARY ALICE HENRY". United States Postal Service. Retrieved April 17, 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.bethelnewlife.org/
  6. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Community Areas Historical Data". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 

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