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  • Population
    24,390
  • Population Density
    24,274 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    1 sq.mi.
Wicker Park is a neighborhood in Chicago with 24,390 residents. It has very high home values and very high rent costs. Its citizens generally have high education levels and very high income levels.

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Nearby Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Bucktown 26,313
3.00 Ukranian Village 10,161
3.00 West Town 28,053
3.33 Goose Island 20,113

Comparable Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 DePaul 30,183
3.66 Roscoe Village 13,854
3.66 Lincoln Park 32,431
3.33 North Center 17,482
3.00 University Village 19,280

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
2.66 Chicago Public Schools 647

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Payton College Preparatory High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Young Magnet High School Public, Magnet 7-12 Middle, High
4.33 Northside College Preparatory High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Lane Tech College Prep High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Jones College Prep High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
Vaughn Occupational High School Public, Alternative 9-12 High
Northside Learning Center Public 9-12 High
4.00 Lindblom Math & Science Academy High School Public 7-12 Middle, High
PAEC Center Public PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
R. Graham Training Center High School Public 10-12 High
3.66 Brooks College Prep Academy High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 A. Jackson Elementary Language Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
Peace & Education Coalition High School Public 10-12 High
3.66 Noble Street Charter High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
3.66 Lincoln Park High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 DeVry University Advantage Academy High School Public 11-12 High
3.33 Bell Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.33 Stone Elementary Scholastic Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Skinner Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.33 Von Steuben Metro Science High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Hawthorne Scholastic Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Wildwood Elementary School Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 O.A. Thorp Elementary Scholastic Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Alcott Elementary School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.33 LaSalle Elementary Language Academy Public, Magnet K-8 Elementary, Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Ravenswood Baptist Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 The Latin School of Chicago Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 University of Chicago Lab School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Lydia Urban Academy Private, Alternative, Religious 9-11 Middle
Jewish Children's Bureau School Private, Religious, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
Thresholds High School Private, Special Education 10-12 High
New Horizon Center Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Francis W. Parker School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 St. Ignatius College Preparatory School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Esperanza School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
Banner North School Private, Alternative 6-12 Middle, High
Lawrence Hall Youth Services Private, Special Education 9-12 High
3.33 The Chicago Academy for the Arts Private 9-12 High
3.33 Fenwick High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Bridge View Day School & Challenger Day School Private, Special Education 5-12 High
Ucan Academy Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, High
3.00 Notre Dame High School for Girls Private, Religious, All-Girls 9-12 High
3.00 Ida Crown Jewish Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Chicago Hope Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Chicago Waldorf School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School Private, Special Education 3-12 Elementary, High
Chicago International Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Logos Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 St. Gregory High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
3.00 Walther Lutheran High School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 University of Chicago
4.33 Northwestern University
4.00 Wheaton College - Illinois
4.00 VanderCook College of Music
3.66 Moody Bible Institute
3.66 DePaul University
3.00 Lake Forest College
3.00 University of Illinois at Chicago
3.00 Illinois Institute of Technology
3.00 North Park University
3.00 Loyola University Chicago
3.00 Elmhurst College
3.00 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2.66 Roosevelt University
2.66 Saint Xavier University
2.66 Columbia College Chicago
2.66 Concordia University Chicago
2.66 Trinity Christian College
2.33 Purdue University - Calumet
2.33 Benedictine University
2.33 Dominican University
2.33 National Louis University
2.33 Trinity International University - Deerfield
2.33 Calumet College of St. Joseph
2.00 Northeastern Illinois University

Around Wicker Park

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Wicker Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area DePaul Lincoln Park North Center Roscoe Village University Village
White 69.21% 63.25% 63.25% 54.70% 81.66% 81.22% 78.73% 76.88% 34.38%
Hispanic 16.57% 16.62% 16.04% 20.94% 8.37% 5.94% 13.74% 14.22% 14.22%
African American 6.66% 12.23% 14.20% 16.87% 3.25% 5.15% 1.27% 2.71% 31.00%
Asian 4.99% 4.83% 4.71% 5.77% 4.47% 5.51% 3.33% 3.70% 17.48%
Multiracial 1.45% 2.05% 1.53% 1.45% 1.78% 1.71% 2.72% 2.16% 2.44%
Other 0.91% 0.19% 0.13% 0.15% 0.26% 0.21% 0.01% 0.15% 0.24%
Native American 0.22% 0.66% 0.11% 0.11% 0.21% 0.22% 0.20% 0.19% 0.25%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.16% 0.02% 0.02% 0% 0.04% 0% 0% 0%

Age

Wicker Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area DePaul Lincoln Park North Center Roscoe Village University Village
9 years and under 11% 13% 13% 13% 11% 8% 12% 16% 9%
10 to 17 years 5% 11% 11% 11% 4% 5% 6% 4% 8%
18 to 24 years 9% 10% 10% 9% 23% 11% 5% 5% 25%
25 to 34 years 39% 13% 14% 14% 28% 33% 28% 33% 25%
35 to 44 years 18% 13% 13% 14% 12% 14% 18% 21% 12%
45 to 54 years 9% 14% 14% 14% 8% 9% 13% 10% 7%
55 to 64 years 4% 12% 12% 11% 7% 9% 8% 6% 7%
65 and over 5% 13% 13% 12% 7% 10% 10% 5% 7%

Education Levels

Wicker Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area DePaul Lincoln Park North Center Roscoe Village University Village
Less than a high school diploma 7% 14% 13% 13% 5% 2% 5% 5% 11%
High school diploma or equivalent 8% 28% 27% 25% 5% 4% 13% 10% 13%
Some college or associate degree 11% 29% 29% 27% 9% 10% 17% 13% 19%
Bachelor's degree 47% 18% 19% 21% 43% 45% 40% 45% 29%
Master's degree or higher 27% 11% 12% 13% 38% 38% 25% 27% 28%

Gender

Wicker Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area DePaul Lincoln Park North Center Roscoe Village University Village
Male 51.1% 49.2% 49.1% 48.9% 50.2% 48.8% 49.6% 48.7% 49.6%
Female 48.9% 50.8% 50.9% 51.1% 49.8% 51.2% 50.4% 51.3% 50.4%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Wicker Park United States Illinois Chicago Metro Area DePaul Lincoln Park North Center Roscoe Village University Village
Rent 57.0% 35.1% 32.5% 34.0% 51.0% 58.8% 50.4% 47.8% 66.1%
Own 43.0% 64.9% 67.5% 66.0% 49.0% 41.2% 49.6% 52.2% 33.9%