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Once home to the city's second busiest shopping districts at the transit-served corner of 63rd and Halsted Streets, the Englewood neighborhood in recent decades has struggled to reverse a long decline in population and economic health.

Englewood’s population fell to 37,403 in 2010, down from 97,000 in 1960. With more than 10,000 housing units lost over the decades, the neighborhood has many vacant lots and large areas ready for redevelopment.

Teamwork Englewood, the lead agency, has played a major role in neighborhood planning and community engagement. See the 2016 Quality-of-Life Plan. And learn more about the neighborhood on the Englewood portal.

Englewood Community Area


Population (2010) 37,403 down 15% from 2000
Racial/ethnic makeup (2010) 97% African American  


Total occupied units (2010) 11,750 down 15% from 2000
Owned housing units (2010) 4,308 down 3% from 2000


Median household income (2010) $24,308 up 12% from 2000
Percentage above $50,000 (2010 20% 9% above $75,000

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The 2010 Hoops in the Hood Cross-City Tournament winners for the Major Division from East Garfield also won a victory for their neighborhood, for the spirit of teamwork, and for safe streets.

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