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How Healthy is Your Town - Taking Chicago’s Temperature

Rating the city’s neighborhoods for health factors.

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Far South 
South Chicago, Calumet Heights, East Side, Hegewisch, South Deering, Pullman, Roseland, West Pullman, Riverdale
Population
197,377
Median household income
$38,179
% owner-occupied homes
64
Hazardous waste sources
60
Air pollution sources
250
Toxic releases
742,576 lbs.
Violent crimes per 1,000
21
Property crimes per 1,000
50
Liquor licenses
95
Physicians per 1,000
0.9
Cancer cases per 1,000
24
Premature deaths per 1,000
4.0
% using public transportation
22
% low birth weight
10.6
City Best = Green
City Worst = Orange

 

Southwest
Garfield Ridge, Archer Heights, Brighton Park, West Elsdon, Gage Park, Clearing, West Lawn, Chicago Lawn, Ashburn
Population
296,475
Median household income
$43,995
% owner-occupied homes
70
Hazardous waste sources
115
Air pollution sources
366
Toxic releases
80,704 lbs.
Violent crimes per 1,000
10
Property crimes per 1,000
43
Liquor licenses
226
Physicians per 1,000
0.7
Cancer cases per 1,000
19
Premature deaths per 1,000
2.5
% using public transportation
15
% low birth weight
5.8
City Best = Green
City Worst = Orange


South 
Oakland, Grand Boulevard, Kenwood, Washington Park, Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore, Chatham, Burnside, Avalon Park, Greater Grand Crossing
Population
266,474
Median household income
$26,067
% owner-occupied homes
29
Hazardous waste sources
34
Air pollution sources
119
Toxic releases
5,214 lbs.
Violent crimes per 1,000
26
Property crimes per 1,000
71
Liquor licenses
75
Physicians per 1,000
3.3
Cancer cases per 1,000
27
Premature deaths per 1,000
4.5
% using public transportation
32
% low birth weight
12.2
City Best = Green
City Worst = Orange

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