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DemographicsPortage ParkMetro areaNational
Neighborhood typeInner CityCity Neighborhood 
Population49,4668,090,651285,658,441
Population density10,305.44,764.31,161.6
Percent male46.4%49.4%49.6%
Percent female53.6%50.6%50.1%
Median age38.434.636.5
People per household2.32.72.6
Percent married48.7%53.2%58.3%
Percent single51.3%46.8%41.6%
Median household income$51,266$58,316$38,353
Avg. income per capita$23,752$27,241$17,970

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CrimePortage ParkMetro areaNational
Violent crime risk index93.73.0
Property crime risk index83.93.2

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HousingPortage ParkMetro areaNational
Median home value$176,300$198,029$126,047
Median age of homes4829.327.8
Home appreciation percent6.6%6.6%7.7%
Percent owning home61.7%65.8%63.4%
Percent renting home33.6%28.2%21.7%
Percent vacancies4.7%5.7%14.8%
Percent commuting by bus19.5%9.7%2.0%
Percent commuting by carpool12.2%11.0%14.6%
Percent commuting by auto62.1%70.4%71.6%
Percent working from home1.8%3.2%5.6%

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EducationPortage ParkMetro areaNational
Percent HS graduates75.5%82.9%76.5%
Percent w/ 2 year degree7.1%8.4%8.2%
Percent w/4 year degree18.5%23.2%14.9%
Percent w/ graduate degree7.8%12.0%7.0%
Expenditures per student$5,759$5,763$5,896
Students per teacher18.617.516.0
Students per librarian8901,368.1934.0
Students per counselor520975.5560.5

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Elmentary SchoolsAddressPhone
Portage Park Elementary School5330 W Berteau Ave 60641773-534-3576
Beard6445 N. Strong Street 60630773-534-1230
Farnsworth5414 N. Linder Ave 60630773-534-3535
Hitch5625 N. McVicker Ave 60646773-534-1189
Prussing 4651 N. Menard Ave 60630773-534-3460
Palmer5051 N. Kenneth 60630773-534-3704
St. John's Lutheran4939 W. Montrose Ave 60641773-736-1196
Our Lady of Victory4434 N. Laramie Ave 60630773-283-2229
St. Cornelius5252 N. Long Ave 60630773-283-2192
St. Constance5841 W. Strong Street 60630773-283-2311
St. Edwards School4343 W. Sunnyside Ave 60630773-736-9133
St. Ladislaus 3300 N. Lockwood 60641773-545-5600
St. Robert Bellarmine6036 W. Eastwood Ave 60630773-725-5133
St. Tarcissus6040 W. Ardmore Ave 60630773-763-7080
Beaubien5025 N. Laramie Ave 60630773-534-3500

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High SchoolsAddressPhone
Albert G. Lane Technical HS2501 W. Addison Street 60618 773-534-5400
Chas. P. Steinmetz HS3030 N. Mobile773-534-3030
Carl Schurz HS3601 N. Milwaukee Ave 60641773-534-3420
William Howard Taft HS6545 W. Hurlbut 60631773-534-1000
Luther High School North5700 W. Berteau Ave 60646773-286-3600
Notre Dame for Boys7655 W. Dempster, Niles, IL 60714847-965-2900
Notre Dame for Girls 3000 N. Mango Ave 60634773-622-9494
Resurrection High School7500 W. Talcott Road 60631773-775-6616
St. Patrick High School5900 W. Belmont Ave 60634773-282-8844

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EconomyPortage ParkMetro areaNational
Unemployment rate7.2%5.6%4.6%
Recent job growth0.0%0.0%0.9%
Future job growth5.2%12.2%11.4%
Sales tax8%8.0%5.6%
Income tax3%3%5.0%
Cost of living index120.3125.1101.4


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Portage Park is a wonderful area of Chicago, located on the northwest side of the City. Its parameters are Cicero on the east and Narragansett on the west. North is Montrose and south is Belmont. It is a large area in the city and supports a lot of businesses , a hospital, grocery, dining and entertainment. It is named Portage Park because of the huge park located at Irving Park and Central. It is a huge park with many programs available for city residents. There is also a new senior center that has many programs. Portage Park has a newer Olympic sized swimming pool and a separate pool for diving and it was used in the Olympics in the 50's. Mark Spitz also did his trials here!! There is a kiddies pool area and area for adults only. When the park was built in the 20's a lagoon was built and this is where the pools are now. The gymnasium was built in the 20's and is a testament to prairie architecture. There is even an indoor pool for the wintertime!

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Portage Park is mostly families and has a stable economy. We have a good number of city employees in the area and a lot of small businesses and small industrial companies that provide employment. Being part of the bigger picture of Chicago we are known as "The City that works"!

In Portage Park we have a variety of single family housing and 2 to four flats, mostly brick and built between 1925 and 1960 with some new subdivisions thrown in there too, however here in Portage Park the bungalow is king!! We have beautiful octagons with stained glass and regular bungalows built like the rock of Gibraltar! We even have a bungalow program that is very informative and has some good programs to rehab them at special financing rates see http://www.chicagobunglaow.org/ for more information. The average list price for single family homes in Portage Park for 2004 (thru October 15,2004) is $312,000 and the average sale price is $304,000. This takes in brick AND frame residences. Portage Park Real Estate Portage Park Chicago Real Estate Portage Park CHicago Homes For Sale