Archer Heights, Chicago

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Archer Heights
Community area
Community Area 57 - Archer Heights
Location within the city of Chicago
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 41°48.6′N 87°43.8′W / 41.8100°N 87.7300°W / 41.8100; -87.7300Coordinates: 41°48.6′N 87°43.8′W / 41.8100°N 87.7300°W / 41.8100; -87.7300
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
City Chicago
 • Total 2.01 sq mi (5.21 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,393
 • Density 6,700/sq mi (2,600/km2)
 • White 21.46%
 • Black 0.97%
 • Hispanic 76.02%
 • Asian 1.03%
 • Other 0.52%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes parts of 60632
Median income $69,431
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

Archer Heights is a primarily middle class neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. One of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, it is located on the city's southwest side. The neighborhood is a center of Polish culture, and home of the Polish Highlanders Alliance of North America as well as Curie Metropolitan High School. The Almanac of American Politics 2004 states that "Even today, in Archer Heights you can scarcely go a block without hearing someone speaking Polish."

Archer Avenue runs from south of Chicago's downtown area through the southwest side of Chicago and beyond into the southwest suburbs. The street is built along was once a Native American trail. Development was attempted in the area multiple times; however, the lack of water, electricity and other services hindered development despite the existence of horse-drawn streetcar service as early as 1896.[2] In 1912, a subdivision named Archer Heights was built in this area. The name Archer Heights comes from the major arterial, as well as a ridge on the southern end of Mud Lake.


Mexicana de Aviación operates an office at 4314 South Pulaski Road.[3]


Chicago Public Schools operates district public schools.

The United Neighborhood Organization operates several charter schools, including PFC Omar E. Torres School, SPC Daniel Zizumbo School, and Maj Hector P. Garcia MD High School.[4]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 8,120
1940 8,216 1.2%
1950 8,675 5.6%
1960 10,584 22.0%
1970 11,158 5.4%
1980 9,708 −13.0%
1990 9,227 −5.0%
2000 12,656 37.2%
2010 13,393 5.8%


  1. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Demographics Data". Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Zangs, Mary (2014). The Chicago 77: a community area handbook. Charleston, SC 29403: The History Press. pp. 236–239. ISBN 978-1-62619-612-4. 
  3. ^ "USA/Canada Offices". Mexicana de Aviación. Archived from the original on 19 February 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2009. 
  4. ^ "UNO Charter Schools." United Neighborhood Organization. Retrieved on June 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Community Areas Historical Data". Retrieved 2 September 2012. 

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