West Garfield Park, Chicago
|West Garfield Park|
|Community Area 26 - West Garfield Park|
Location within the city of Chicago
|• Total||1.28 sq mi (3.32 km2)|
|• Density||14,000/sq mi (5,400/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP Codes||parts of 60624|
|Median household income||$23,033|
|Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services|
The boundaries of West Garfield Park are NORTH: W. Kinzie St. EAST: Hamlin Blvd/ S. Independence Blvd. SOUTH: W. Taylor St. from S. Independence Blvd to S. Kildare Ave., S. Kildare Ave. from W. Taylor St. to W. 5th Ave, W. 5th Ave. from S. Kildare Ave. to S. Kolmar Ave. WEST: S. Kolmar Ave from W. 5th Ave. to W. Jackson Blvd., W. Jackson Blvd. from S. Kolmar Ave. to S. Kenton Ave., S. Kenton Ave. from W. Jackson Blvd. to W. Madison St., W. Madison St. from S. Kenton Ave. to N. Kenton Ave., N. Kenton Ave. to W. Kinzie St. 
Government and infrastructure
Bethel New Life, Inc. is a main community service provider to the area.
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.
The neighborhood's 21 murders in 2014 occurred at a rate of 116 per 100,000, the highest in Chicago. In a city that sees 2,000 shootings per annum, they occur in West Garfield Park at a rate of 411 per 100,000. Commentators attribute the high crime rate to the number of guns, the lack of police interest or resources, and the loss of accountability which powerful gangs had provided in earlier decades.
- Paral, Rob. "Chicago Demographics Data". Retrieved 12 June 2012.
- Paral, Rob. "Chicago Census Data". Retrieved 7 October 2012.
- "Post Office Location - MARY ALICE HENRY". United States Postal Service. Retrieved April 17, 2009.
- "Bethel New Life -". bethelnewlife.org. Retrieved 9 September 2015.
- Paral, Rob. "Chicago Community Areas Historical Data". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
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