Avalon Park - Chicago neighborhood

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Avalon Park, located on the south side of the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois, is one of the city's
77 official community areas and a park. Boundaries are 76th St. to the north, South Chicago
Ave. to the east and 87th St. to the south. The community area includes the neighborhoods of
Avalon Park, Marynook and Stony Island Park.


Avalon Park experienced a major demographic change in the 1960s. In the 1960 census,
Avalon Park was 0% African American (only six of 12,710 residents). A decade later, Avalon
Park was 83% African American, according to the 1970 census. The African American
population continued to increase, making up 98% of the residents by 1990. The average
educational level increased, while the poverty rate decreased from 6.1% to 5.1% between
1960 and 1970. Unlike in some other rapidly changing neighborhoods, the home ownership
rate remained high – still above 70%, as it has been since 1950. In the 1980 census, 59% of
the population were employed in white-collar occupations; this rose to 65% in the 2000


* Avalon Park
* Marynook
* Stony Island Park

Population (2000)

- Total         11,147
- Density         3,754.3/sq mi (1,449.5/km2)
population down 4.82% from 1990

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