Englewood, Chicago

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Englewood is one of the 77 official community areas in Chicago, Illinois, United States. At its peak population in 1960, over 97,000 people lived in its approximately 3 square miles (7.8 km2),[1] but the neighborhood's population has since dropped dramatically.

In 2000, it had a population of about 40,000 inhabitants, and the 2010 census.[2] Englewood is bordered by Garfield Boulevard to the north, 75th Street to the south, Western Avenue to the west, and State Street to the east. It is located on the southwest side of Chicago.

In 1999, Mayor Richard M. Daley announced a $256 million revitalization plan for the area.

In 2000, Englewood had a poverty rate of 44%, which was substantially higher than the overall poverty rate in Chicago of 20%.[3]

The area is considered to be the most violent in the city.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chicago History Encyclopedia: Englewood".
  2. "Englewood by the Numbers". redeyechicago.com. 2011-07-15.
  3. Demographics Archived 2016-03-26 at the Wayback Machine from Metropolitan Planning Council. By Josh Ellis. Published 2009. Data taken from year 2000.