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About Chicago, IL (South Loop East)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

South Loop East median real estate price is $567,954, which is more expensive than 86.0% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 71.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in South Loop East is currently $3,241, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in Illinois.

South Loop East is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.

South Loop East real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the South Loop East neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In South Loop East, the current vacancy rate is 2.7%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 84.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in South Loop East is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the South Loop East neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the South Loop East neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 98.3% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the South Loop East neighborhood.

Also, one of the most interesting things about the South Loop East neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 51.0% of the households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Finally, the rate of college educated adults in the South Loop East neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 73.6% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 32.9% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 69,509 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.1% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, the South Loop East neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 92.9% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the South Loop East neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 91.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.3% of all neighborhoods in America.

Also of note, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the South Loop East neighborhood. A whopping 63.0% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 19.7% of the South Loop East neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (13.8% ride the bus) than 96.7% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Finally, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the South Loop East neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 3.2% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The South Loop East neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 69.5% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the South Loop East neighborhood has more Armenian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry and 2.1% have Eastern European ancestry.

South Loop East is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Langs. of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the South Loop East neighborhood in Chicago are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 92.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the South Loop East neighborhood, 69.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 21.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (5.3%), and 4.5% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the South Loop East neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.0% of households. Some people also speak Langs. of India (6.0%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the South Loop East neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (17.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.3%), and residents who report Italian roots (10.2%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (9.7%), along with some German ancestry residents (8.2%), among others. In addition, 12.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in South Loop East neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (29.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (19.7%) and 13.8% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2021 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2022 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2022 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Northside Learning Center School
3730 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
09-12
Vaughn Occupational High School
4355 N Linder Ave
Chicago, IL 60641
09-12
Phillips Academy High School
244 E Pershing Rd
Chicago, IL 60653
09-12
Graham R Training Center School
2347 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
09-12
Peace And Education Coalition High School
4946 S Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60609
10-12
Rudolph Elem Learning Center School
1628 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612
PK-07
South Loop Elem School
1212 S Plymouth Ct
Chicago, IL 60605
PK-08
Southside Occupational Acad High School
7342 S Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60636
11-12
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

CITY OF CHICAGO SD 299


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Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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