Chicago, IL (S Western Ave / W Monroe St)




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About Chicago, IL (S Western Ave / W Monroe St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

S Western Ave / W Monroe St median real estate price is $276,872, which is more expensive than 75.4% of the neighborhoods in Illinois and 68.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in S Western Ave / W Monroe St is currently $670, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 86.6% of Illinois neighborhoods.

S Western Ave / W Monroe St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.

S Western Ave / W Monroe St 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 small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in S Western Ave / W Monroe St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 23.8%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 89.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood has more single mother households than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.

In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America. The S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (81.7%) than found in 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Significantly, 2.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood, 22.9% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The S Western Ave / W Monroe St 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 82.0% 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.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.3% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,201 people per square mile living here.

Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 66.1% 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 95.0% of all 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 S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood in Chicago are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 81.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.4% of U.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 S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood, 49.3% 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 25.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.9%), and 8.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (21.1%). There are also a number of people of African ancestry (21.1%), and residents who report Mexican roots (2.8%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (2.7%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (2.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in S Western Ave / W Monroe St neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (51.6% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (46.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (22.9%) and 12.8% 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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S Western Ave / W Monroe St 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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S Western Ave / W Monroe St 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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S Western Ave / W Monroe St 0.101011101001110
Chicago 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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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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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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