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ZIP Code 60609

Primary City:Chicago, IL (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: New City
County: Cook County
Timezone: Central (2:13am)
Area code: 312 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.81, -87.66
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 60609

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 60609. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 60609. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 60609, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Chicago, IL
Unacceptable:
Stock Yards

Stats and Demographics for the 60609 ZIP Code

ZIP code 60609 is located in northeast Illinois and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has an extremely large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 60609 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 60609 ZIP code is extremely large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 64,906
Population Density 8,367 people per sq mi
Housing Units 24,656
Median Home Value $171,200
Land Area 7.76 sq mi
Water Area 0.02 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 20,119
Median Household Income $33,630

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 29Male Median Age: 28Female Median Age: 30

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male2,9952,8863,0462,8832,5112,6582,5082,3802,0701,9231,8941,5001,143684529356238152
Female2,8332,8002,7142,8942,4962,6062,5462,3252,0911,9681,8191,4981,162856690518394340
Total5,8285,6865,7605,7775,0075,2645,0544,7054,1613,8913,7132,9982,3051,5401,219874632492

Gender

 Male 32,356 50%
 Female 32,550 50%
Gender

Race

 White 23,525 36.2%
 Black Or African American 18,782 28.9%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 472 0.7%
 Asian 2,381 3.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 14 0.0%
 Other Race 17,966 27.7%
 Two Or More Races 1,766 2.7%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1088651,5331,8271,537905574188
Renter8333,3412,8512,3481,684950441134
Total9414,2064,3844,1753,2211,8551,015322

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 7,321 36%
 Single Guardian 6,829 34%
 Singles 4,691 23%
 Singles With Roommate 1,278 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 10,711 53%
 Households with Kids 9,408 47%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male583606580629614592542571567596642620596592553612641517560545
Female534636560585528562524573613540546536545547636581610516551528
Total1,1171,2421,1401,2141,1421,1541,0661,1441,1801,1361,1881,1561,1411,1391,1891,1931,2511,0331,1111,073

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 60609 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 60609 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 60609 real estate data, the median home value of $171,200 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 60609 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 60609 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 3+ bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 60609 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 64,488 99.4%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 6 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 163 0.3%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 249 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 5,538 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,999 8%
 Renter Occupied Households 12,582 51%
 Households Vacant 4,537 18%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 1,816 40%
 Rented & Unoccupied 137 3%
 For Sale Only 485 11%
 Sold & Unoccupied 112 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 60 1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 1,927 42%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 349 3%
 1 Bedroom 1,881 17%
 2 Bedroom 4,426 41%
 3+ Bedroom 4,215 39%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $33,630 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. So 60609 is likely to be one of the nicer parts of town with a more affluent demographic.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. ZIP code 60609 uses public transportation to get to work more than almost anywhere in the country. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 60609. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 14,388 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 12,308 27%
 No Earnings 19,546 42%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 14,388 31%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 12,308 27%
 No Earnings 19,546 42%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 15,134 68.6%
 Public transportation 5,073 23.0%
 Taxicab 11 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,306 5.9%
 Worked at Home 524 2.4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 6,524 35.8%
 High School Graduate 9,474 51.9%
 Associate's degree 505 2.8%
 Bachelor's degree 1,075 5.9%
 Master's degree 463 2.5%
 Professional school degree 130 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 66 0.4%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 12,606 80.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 1,502 9.6%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,473 9.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 60609

ZIP Code 60609 is in the City of Chicago School District 299. There are 37 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 60609.

Safe Schools Alternative High School
4655 South Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy Ct
4747 South Marshfield Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Beethoven Elementary School
25 West 47th St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Attucks Elementary School
5055 South State St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center
5255 South State St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Dewey Elementary Academy of Fine Arts
5415 South Union Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Fulton Elementary School
5300 South Hermitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Graham a Elementary School
4436 South Union Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Greene N Elementary School
3525 South Honore St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Hendricks Elementary Community Academy
4316 South Princeton Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Hamline Elementary School
4747 South Bishop St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Hedges Elementary School
4747 South Winchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Andersen H C Elementary Community Academy
4747 South Winchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Libby Elementary School
5300 South Loomis Blvd
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Mcclellan Elementary School
3527 South Wallace St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Parkman Elementary School
245 West 51st St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Seward Elementary Communication Arts Ac
4600 South Hermitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Sherman Elementary School
1000 West 52nd St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Lara Elementary Academy
4619 South Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Daley Elementary Academy
5024 South Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Namaste Elementary Charter School
3737 South Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Evergreen Academy Elementary School
3537 South Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Thomas Early Childhood Center
3625 South Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Bronzeville Lighthouse Elementary Chrtr
8 West Root St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Richards Career Academy High School
5009 South Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Tilden Career Communty Academy High School
4747 South Union Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Peace and Education Coalition High School
4946 South Paulina St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Ace Technical Charter High School
5410 South State St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Alop Alternative High School
4655 South Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Tilden Achievement Academy High School
4747 South Union Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
Air Force Academy High School
3630 South Wells St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: City of Chicago School District 299
St Gabriel Elementary School
4500 S Wallace St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
St Andrew Lutheran School
3659 S Honore St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Visitation Catholic School
900 W Garfield Blvd
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Archer Avenue Learning Station
3575 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Bridgeport Catholic - S Campus
3700 S Lowe Ave
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Little Tykes Preschool & Kindergarten
1711 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60609
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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