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The city Chicago, Illinois, is divided into seventy-seven community areas. Census data and ZIP Codes are tied to the community areas, and they serve as the basis for a variety of urban planning initiatives on both the local and regional levels. Map of Chicago Communities Source: Chicago Tribune [1] This work is copyrighted. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Mr. ... Urban planning is concerned with the ordering and design of settlements, from the smallest towns to the worlds largest cities. ...


Seventy-five community areas were defined by the Social Science Research Committee at the University of Chicago during the late 1920s, and at that time corresponded roughly to neighborhoods within the city. In the 1950s, with the city's annexations for O'Hare airport, a seventy-sixth community area was added. Other than the creation of the seventy-seventh community area in 1980 (by separating #77 Edgewater from #3 Uptown), boundaries have never been revised to reflect change but instead have been kept relatively stable to allow comparisons of these areas over time. The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. ... The neighborhoods of Chicago lay within Chicagos seventy-seven community areas. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... ORD redirects here. ...


Today many of the community areas no longer correspond to any single neighborhood, and some community area names have fallen out of colloquial use. In many cases, the actual character of the community area is quite independent of that of the individual neighborhoods which comprise it.


Community Area designations are useful more than merely as a historical curiosity because they are considered more durable than the names of neighborhoods, which can change over time due to urban redevelopment, gentrification and the constant shuffle and absorption of the immigrant population. Gentrification refers to the process whereby dilapidated neighborhoods are restored and refurbished, usually in conjunction with changing demographics and an influx of wealthier residents. ...


A full list in numerical order and map is available below.


Another method of neighborhood nomenclature in heavily Catholic neighborhoods of Chicago has been to refer to communities in terms of parishes. For example, one might say, "I live in St. Gertrude's, but he's from Saint Ita's." A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ...


Areas

Following is a list of the Chicago Community Areas by community area number (see above map).

01 Rogers Park 21 Avondale 41 Hyde Park 61 New City
02 West Ridge 22 Logan Square 42 Woodlawn 62 West Elsdon
03 Uptown 23 Humboldt Park 43 South Shore 63 Gage Park
04 Lincoln Square 24 West Town 44 Chatham 64 Clearing
05 North Center 25 Austin 45 Avalon Park 65 West Lawn
06 Lake View 26 West Garfield Park 46 South Chicago 66 Chicago Lawn
07 Lincoln Park 27 East Garfield Park 47 Burnside 67 West Englewood
08 Near North Side 28 Near West Side 48 Calumet Heights 68 Englewood
09 Edison Park 29 North Lawndale 49 Roseland 69 Greater Grand Crossing
10 Norwood Park 30 South Lawndale 50 Pullman 70 Ashburn
11 Jefferson Park 31 Lower West Side 51 South Deering 71 Auburn Gresham
12 Forest Glen 32 Loop 52 East Side 72 Beverly
13 North Park 33 Near South Side 53 West Pullman 73 Washington Heights
14 Albany Park 34 Armour Square 54 Riverdale 74 Mount Greenwood
15 Portage Park 35 Douglas 55 Hegewisch 75 Morgan Park
16 Irving Park 36 Oakland 56 Garfield Ridge 76 O'Hare
17 Dunning 37 Fuller Park 57 Archer Heights 77 Edgewater
18 Montclare 38 Grand Boulevard 58 Brighton Park
19 Belmont Cragin 39 Kenwood 59 McKinley Park
20 Hermosa 40 Washington Park 60 Bridgeport

Rogers Park or East Rogers Park is the northernmost neighborhood community of Chicago, Illinois, USA, bordering the City of Evanston and Howard Street to the north, Ridge Boulevard to the west, Lake Michigan to the east, and Devon Avenue to the south. ... Avondale is a neighborhood located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Hyde Park is a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, located seven miles south of the Loop; it is home to the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. ... New City, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... West Ridge or West Rogers Park is a neighborhood located on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Logan Square is a community area located in Chicago, Illinois. ... Woodlawn is a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, USA bounded by Jackson Park to the East, the University of Chicago to the North, Martin Luther King Drive to the West, and, mostly, 67th to the South. ... West Elsdon, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Skyline of Uptown, looking northeast Uptown is a diverse neighborhood located north of Chicagos downtown. ... Humboldt Park is located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... South Shore is an African American neighborhood, located on Chicagos southern lakefront. ... Gage Park is a neighborhood on Chicagos southwest side. ... Lincoln Square is a neighborhood located on the North Side of Chicago. ... West Town is a community area located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Chatham, located on the south side, is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. ... Clearing, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... North Center is both a community area and a neighborhood located on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Austin, located on the Far West Side of Chicago, Illinois, is the largest (by population) of the citys 77 officially defined community areas (neighborhoods). ... Avalon Park, located on the south side of the city, is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. ... West Lawn, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the Southwest Side of Chicago. ... Lakeview (properly and historically spelled as Lake View) is a neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is located along the shores of Lake Michigan and runs approximately from Diversey Parkway on the south to Irving Park Road on the north and from Lake Michigan on the... West Garfield Park is a community area located on the west side of [[Chicago, Illinois The area has also undergone some gentrification in its northern boundaries. ... South Chicago, formerly known as Ainsworth, located on the southeast side of the city, is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. ... Chicago Lawn, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Lincoln Park is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The name may be used to describe Lincoln Park as a community on the citys north side; Lincoln Park, the park primarily within that community; or the zoo within the parks southern area. ... East Garfield Park is a community area located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is part of the Chicago West Side area. ... Burnside, located on the south side of the city, is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. ... West Englewood, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... The Near North Side is the part of Chicago, Illinois just north of the downtown central business distict (the Loop). ... The Near West Side, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois directly adjacent to the downtown central business distict (the Loop). ... Calumet Heights, located on the south side of the city, is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. ... Englewood is a neighbourhood of Chicago, Illinois with some 3,000 inhabitants. ... Edison Park is a residential neighborhood in northwest Chicago, USA, named after Thomas Alva Edison. ... North Lawndale (also known simply as Lawndale) is a community area located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Roseland, located on the far south side of the city, is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. ... Greater Grand Crossing, one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois, is located on the citys south side. ... Norwood Park is a middle-class neighborhood on the far Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. ... South Lawndale is a community area located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, more commonly known as the Little Village neighborhood. ... Pullman is a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, twelve miles from the Loop by Lake Calumet. ... Ashburn, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. Greater Ashburn covers roughly three square miles. ... Jefferson Park is the Polish neighborhood of Chicago. ... Lower West Side is a community area located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois. ... South Deering, one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois, is located on the far south side. ... Auburn Gresham, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the far south side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Forest Glen, one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois, located on the citys Northwest Side. ... The Loop is what locals call the downtown neighborhood of Chicago. ... East Side is one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois. ... Beverly, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the far south side of Chicago, Illinois. ... North Park is a Chicago neighborhood north of Albany Park and below Sauganash. ... The Near South Side is the part of Chicago, Illinois just south of the downtown central business distict (the Loop). ... West Pullman is a neighborhood located on the far south side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Washington Heights is a community in the south side of Chicago, loosely bordered in the south by 107th street, the north by 89th street, the west by Vincennes Avenue and the East by Eggleston Avenue. ... Albany Park is a residential and commercial neighborhood on the Northwest Side of Chicago, and one of the most diverse in the United States. ... Armour Square, located on the southwest side of Chicago, is one of the 77 officially defined Chicago community areas. ... Riverdale, one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois, is located on the citys far south side. ... Mount Greenwood is a predominantly Irish-Catholic neighborhood on the Southwest Side of Chicago. ... Portage Park is a neighborhood located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Douglas is a neighborhood located on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Hegewisch, one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois, is located on the citys far south side. ... Morgan Park, located on the far south side of Chicago, Illinois is one of the citys 77 official community areas. ... Irving Park is a neighborhood located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Oakland, located on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, USA, is one of the 77 official Chicago Community Areas. ... Garfield Ridge, one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois, is located on the southwest side of the city. ... OHare, located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the citys 77 official community areas. ... Dunning is a neighborhood located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Fuller Park, located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the official Chicago Community Areas. ... Archer Heights is a primarily working class neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. ...   Edgewater is a north Chicago, Illinois, community bordering the neighborhoods of Rogers Park and Uptown. ... Montclare is a neighborhood located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Grand Boulevard, located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the official Chicago Community Areas. ... Brighton Park is a traditionally Polish neighborhood located on the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Belmont Cragin is a neighborhood located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Kenwood, located on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the official Chicago Community Areas. ... McKinley Park, one of the 77 official community areas of Chicago, Illinois, is located on the citys southwest side. ... Hermosa is a neighborhood located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois. ... historic townhouses in Washington Park Washington Park refers to a neighborhood and a park on the South Side of Chicago, USA. Washington Park is a 380 acre (1. ... Bridgeport is a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is one of 77 official community areas of Chicago. ...

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