About Chicago, IL (S Damen Ave / W 47th St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

S Damen Ave / W 47th St median real estate price is $125,147, which is less expensive than 74.5% of Illinois neighborhoods and 80.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in S Damen Ave / W 47th St is currently $996, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.3% of Illinois neighborhoods.

S Damen Ave / W 47th St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chicago, Illinois.

S Damen Ave / W 47th St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in S Damen Ave / W 47th St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 25.2%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 90.9% 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

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Chicago, the S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 34.4% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (17.4% 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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 69.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.6% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, the S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 32,584 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.4% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 51.0% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 99.4% of American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 5.6% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

The S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood is unique for having just 3.1% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 91.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.

S Damen Ave / W 47th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 86.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (47.3%) than are found in 97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Damen Ave / W 47th 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 86.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 43.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 89.7% 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 Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood, 51.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 26.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (10.3%), and 7.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 86.7% of households. Some people also speak English (12.8%).

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 Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood in Chicago, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (91.4%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (2.2%), and residents who report Polish roots (1.7%), and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (1.4%), along with some African ancestry residents (1.4%), among others. In addition, 47.3% 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 S Damen Ave / W 47th St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (40.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (34.4%) and 17.4% 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 Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (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:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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

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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, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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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Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Chavez Elem Multicultural Acad Ct School
4747 S Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
PK-08
Richards Career Academy High School
5009 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60609
09-12
Hedges Elem School
4747 S Winchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
PK-08
Daley Elem Academy School
5024 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
PK-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

CITY OF CHICAGO SD 299


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