Grand Boulevard, Chicago

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Grand Boulevard
Community area
Community Area 38 - Grand Boulevard
Location within the city of Chicago
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 41°48.6′N 87°37.2′W / 41.8100°N 87.6200°W / 41.8100; -87.6200Coordinates: 41°48.6′N 87°37.2′W / 41.8100°N 87.6200°W / 41.8100; -87.6200
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
City Chicago
 • Total 1.73 sq mi (4.48 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 21,929
 • Density 13,000/sq mi (4,900/km2)
Demographics 2014[1]
 • White 3.12%
 • Black 92.09%
 • Hispanic 2.1%
 • Asian 0.45%
 • Other 2.24%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes parts of 60609, 60615 and 60653
Median household income $28,040[2]
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

Grand Boulevard, located on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the well-defined Chicago Community Areas. The boulevard from which the community area takes its name now bears the name of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The area is bounded by 39th to the north, 51st Street to the south, Cottage Grove Avenue to the east, and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad tracks to the west. The Robert Taylor Homes were located mostly in Grand Boulevard.

This is one of the two community areas that encompass the Bronzeville neighborhood, with the other being Douglas. Grand Boulevard also includes the Washington Park Court District neighborhood that was declared a Chicago Landmark on October 2, 1991.[3]

The Harold Washington Cultural Center is one of its newer and more famous buildings. Among the other notable properties in this neighborhood are Daniel Hale Williams House, Robert S. Abbott House and Oscar Stanton De Priest House

A majority of Grand Boulevard's public transportation needs are met by the Chicago Transit Authority, which provides resident and visitor access to the Green Line services of the Chicago Elevated railway rapid transit, at Indiana, 43rd, 47th and 51st.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 87,005
1940 103,256 18.7%
1950 114,557 10.9%
1960 80,036 −30.1%
1970 80,166 0.2%
1980 53,741 −33.0%
1990 35,897 −33.2%
2000 28,006 −22.0%
2010 21,929 −21.7%

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Biasco, Paul. "Logan Square Hispanics Vanishing As Neighborhood Becomes More White". Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Census Data". Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Washington Park Court District". City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, Landmarks Division. 2003. Retrieved 2007-03-30. 
  4. ^ Paral, Rob. "Chicago Community Areas Historical Data". Chicago Community Areas Historical Data. Archived from the original on 2013-03-18.