Official delineations of Chicago Community Areas were implemented for the 1930 Census as well as to have a method of statistically tracking specific areas of the city. "Community Areas" were defined taking into account an area's settlement, growth, and history of the population; economic factors such as number of businesses and their dispersement; as well as natural and artificial landmarks like the Chicago River, train lines, and parks.
Originally comprised of 75 Community Areas, the annexation of the land for O'Hare International Airport required a 76th Community Area, O'Hare Community Area, to be added in 1960; and socio-economic conditions called for the splitting of Uptown Community Area in 1980 giving rise to Edgewater Community Area to the North. Official Map with Community Area names and streets (PDF format).
Each Community Area page details real estate statistics, maps and boundaries for each area, and more! Hover over the map to the left for Community Area Names; click for more info!
|Chicago Community Areas|
|1||Rogers Park||21||Avondale||41||Hyde Park||61||New City|
|2||West Ridge||22||Logan Square||42||Woodlawn||62||West Elsdon|
|3||Uptown||23||Humboldt Park||43||South Shore||63||Gage Park|
|4||Lincoln Square||24||West Town||44||Chatham||64||Clearing|
|5||North Center||25||Austin||45||Avalon Park||65||West Lawn|
|6||Lake View||26||West Garfield Park||46||South Chicago||66||Chicago Lawn|
|7||Lincoln Park||27||East Garfield Park||47||Burnside||67||West Englewood|
|8||Near North Side||28||Near West Side||48||Calumet Heights||68||Englewood|
|9||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|