South Side, Chicago

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South Side is a major part of the city of Chicago, Illinois. It is in Cook County. This area of the city is divided by the Chicago River.[1]

The South Side of Chicago was originally defined as all of the city south of the main branch of the Chicago River,[2][3] but it now excludes the Loop.

South Side neighborhoods such as Armour Square, Back of the Yards, Bridgeport, and Pullman are where the middle-class residents of the South Side mainly live, while Hyde Park, the Jackson Park Highlands District, Kenwood, Beverly, Mount Greenwood, and west Morgan Park are where the upper-class people mainly live such as former President Barack Obama.[4]

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  1. Cain, Louis P. (2005). "Annexation". The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago Historical Society. Retrieved September 8, 2008. 
  2. "Chicago (city, Illinois)". Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia. Microsoft Corporation. 2007. Archived from the original on August 13, 2007. Retrieved August 13, 2007. 
  3. "The Municipal Flag of Chicago". Chicago Public Library. Retrieved October 28, 2007. 
  4. "Chicago Demographics: Median Household Income (as of the 2000 Census)" (PDF). CityofChicago.org. Retrieved October 31, 2007. [permanent dead link]