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Uptown, six miles north of the Loop, has a long history as an entertainment district, a way station for newcomers to the city, and a neighborhood that embraces an extraordinary range of people who represent nearly every social, economic and political strata. It's a melting pot.

And the center of that pot is Broadway and Wilson, where LISC, with pre-development loans and tax credits, had a hand in the development of Wilson Yard, a real estate project that includes a Target, a grocery, and affordable rental apartments.


Population (2010) 70,668 nearly unchanged from 2000
Racial/ethnic makeup (2010) 58% white, 14% African American, 13% Latino, 10% Asian  


Total occupied units (2010) 35,024 down 1% from 2000 
Owner occupied units (2010) 9,975 up 12% from 2000 


Median household income (2010) $42,749 up 21% since 2000
Percentage above $50,000 (2010) 42% 25% above $75,000



Neighborhood Group, CPD Awarded for Making Uptown's Argyle Street Pedestrian Friendly
The Night Market, a collaboration between Uptown United and the 20 th District of the Chicago Police Department, has brought new life to Uptown's Argyle Street.
"Yard" Work Rewarded in Uptown
Doing mixed-use redevelopment in a less-than-affluent city neighborhood is never easy. Most often it’s downright difficult. And then there’s Uptown’s Wilson Yard.

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