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West Lawn, Chicago

Administration
Full nameWest Lawn
Official nameCommunity Area 65 - West Lawn
Settlement typeCommunity area
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
CityChicago
Geography
Total Area3 sq mi (7.72 km2)
Demography
Total Population29235 (2000)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Demographics
White42.9%
Black2.60%
Hispanic51.9%
Asian0.93%
Other1.66%
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codespart of 60629
Median income$47,017

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West Lawn, one of Chicago's 77 official community areas, is located on the southwest side of the city. It is considered to be a "melting pot" of sorts, due to its constant change of races moving in and out of the area, as well as the diversity that exists there. It has a small town atmosphere in the big city. West Lawn is home to many Polish-Americans, Irish-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and other people of Latin American and Eastern European origin. The current Alderman of the West Lawn community is Alderman Frank Olivo.


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