Community areas in Chicago

A map of the 77 community areas, broken down by region
A map of the community areas by number; see the names of the areas associated with each number in this section.
On the flag of Chicago, three of the stripes reflect the traditional "sides" of the city.

Divided into 77 community areas for statistical and planning purposes.

- Community areas in Chicago
A map of the 77 community areas, broken down by region

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Chicago

Most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third-most populous city in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles.

Most populous city in the U.S. state of Illinois, and the third-most populous city in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles.

Traditional Potawatomi regalia on display at the Field Museum of Natural History
An artist's rendering of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871
Court of Honor at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893
Men outside a soup kitchen during the Great Depression (1931)
Boy from Chicago, 1941
Protesters in Grant Park outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention
Downtown and the North Side with beaches lining the waterfront
A satellite image of Chicago
Community areas of the City of Chicago
The Chicago Building (1904–05) is a prime example of the Chicago School, displaying both variations of the Chicago window.
Replica of Daniel Chester French's Statue of the Republic at the site of the World's Columbian Exposition
Downtown Chicago and the Chicago River during January 2014 cold wave
Map of racial distribution in Chicago, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Chicago Board of Trade Building
The National Hellenic Museum in Greektown is one of several ethnic museums comprising the Chicago Cultural Alliance.
A Chicago jazz club
The Chicago Theatre
The spire of the Copernicus Center is modeled on the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion by night
Ferries offer sightseeing tours and water-taxi transportation along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
Aerial view of Navy Pier at night
The Magnificent Mile hosts numerous upscale stores, as well as landmarks like the Chicago Water Tower.
Chicago-style stuffed pizza
A Polish market in Chicago
Carl Sandburg's most famous description of the city is as "Hog Butcher for the World/Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat/ Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler,/ Stormy, Husky, Brawling, City of the Big Shoulders."
Chicago Half Marathon on Lake Shore Drive on the South Side
Daley Plaza with Picasso statue, City Hall in background. At right, the Daley Plaza Building contains the state law courts.
Chicago Police Department SUV, 2011
When it was opened in 1991, the central Harold Washington Library appeared in Guinness World Records as the largest municipal public library building in the world.
The University of Chicago, as seen from the Midway Plaisance
WGN began in the early days of radio and developed into a multi-platform broadcaster, including a cable television super-station.
The former Harpo Studios in West Loop, Chicago was home of The Oprah Winfrey Show from 1986 until 2011 and other Harpo Production operations until 2015.
Aerial photo of the Jane Byrne Interchange, opened in the 1960s
Chicago Union Station, opened in 1925, is the third-busiest passenger rail terminal in the United States.
Amtrak train on the Empire Builder route departs Chicago from Union Station
O'Hare International Airport
Prentice Women's Hospital on the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Downtown Campus

The city grew significantly in size and population by incorporating many neighboring townships between 1851 and 1920, with the largest annexation happening in 1889, with five townships joining the city, including the Hyde Park Township, which now comprises most of the South Side of Chicago and the far southeast of Chicago, and the Jefferson Township, which now makes up most of Chicago's Northwest Side.

South Side, Chicago

Area of Chicago, Illinois, U.S. It lies south of the city's Loop area in the downtown.

Area of Chicago, Illinois, U.S. It lies south of the city's Loop area in the downtown.

A typical Chicago Bungalow, examples of which are found in abundance on the South Side.
Ida Wells lived in the Ida Wells House, a Chicago Landmark in the Bronzeville historic district.
The intersection of East 35th Street and South Giles Avenue, 1973. Photo by John H. White.
Last Robert Taylor Home, 2005, since demolished
Chinatown
The former Hyde Park Township
Union Stock Yards, 1941
Chicago Race Riot

Geographically, it is the largest of the three Sides of the city that radiate from downtown-the other Sides of the city being the North Side and the West Side.

West Side, Chicago

The Chicago River set the historical boundaries of the "sides" of the city.
The community areas of Chicago.
Demographic makeup of Chicago as of 2010 U.S. Census.
Same demographic map as above, but with the West Side outlined in black.
View of Randolph Street after the Great Chicago Fire.
Jane Addams, one of the founders of the nationally acclaimed Hull House Settlement.
The Lake Street Elevated Railroad in its founding year, 1893.
A Chicago Public Schools student on the West Side in 1973 reading a book on rulers throughout African history.
Steel Puerto Rican flag at Division Street/Paseo Boricua and California Avenue in Humboldt Park.
The ABLA homes were completed by 1961 and demolished by 2004.
The Austin Town Hall on Lake Street between Parkside Avenue and Central Avenue.
Illinois Medical District Blue Line station near Malcolm X College and Rush University.
Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, one of the highest-performing high schools in the city and nation.
The Pulaski Blue Line station in West Garfield Park on the median of the Eisenhower Expressway.
Under the Pink Line tracks in the Pilsen neighborhood.
The National Hellenic Museum in Greektown.
Inside the Garfield Park Conservatory.
Representative Chuy García, 4th district (including Humboldt Park, Pilsen, and Little Village).
Representative Mike Quigley, 5th district (including West Town).
Representative Danny K. Davis, 7th district (including Near West Side, Garfield Park, Lawndale, Austin, Humboldt Park, and Cook County Jail).

The West Side is one of the three major sections of the city of Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, along with the North Side and the South Side.

Chicago River

System of rivers and canals with a combined length of 156 mi that runs through the city of Chicago, including its center .

System of rivers and canals with a combined length of 156 mi that runs through the city of Chicago, including its center .

Aerial view of the North Branch of the Chicago River, from the south, with Goose Island, near center
The Chicago 'L' Ravenswood train (Brown Line) crossing the north branch of the Chicago River
View west along the main stem of the Chicago River from the Outer Drive Bridge, 2009
The main stem of the river, Wrigley Building, and Tribune Tower at night.
Kayakers take a break at Wolf Point with 333 West Wacker, Lake Street Bridge and the south skyline in the background
A view of the Chicago River from the South Branch, looking toward the main stem (right) and the North Branch (upper left) at Wolf Point
South Branch at Ping Tom Memorial Park
View from the U.S. Turning Basin towards the Chicago Loop
Taylor street bridge Circa 1919
Passengers being rescued from the hull of the Eastland by the tugboat Kenosha in the Chicago River
State Street Bridge raised to allow boats to pass
The Link Bridge of Lake Shore Drive
The Chicago River dyed green for Saint Patrick’s Day
Near the mouth of the Chicago River 1831
Near the mouth of the Chicago River 1838
Near the mouth of the Chicago River 1893
Near the mouth of the Chicago River c. late 1800s
Mouth of the river in the early 20th century
The river dyed green for Saint Patrick's Day in 2015
The river dyed blue during the Chicago Cubs' 2016 World Series celebration

The North Branch continues southwards through Niles, entering the city of Chicago near the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Devon Avenue, from where it serves as the boundary of the Forest Glen community area with Norwood Park and Jefferson Park.

The Town Hall in Austin

List of neighborhoods in Chicago

There are sometimes said to be more than 200 neighborhoods in Chicago, though residents differ on their names and boundaries.

There are sometimes said to be more than 200 neighborhoods in Chicago, though residents differ on their names and boundaries.

The Town Hall in Austin
Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaking at St. Hyacinth Basilica in Avondale
The Back of the Yards neighborhood derived from the Union Stockyards, at one time a significant employer in Chicago. Upton Sinclair's 1906 novel The Jungle revolves around the life of a Lithuanian immigrant working the Stockyards named Jurgis Rudkus.
The now-demolished plant of the White Eagle Brewing Company was in Bridgeport and designed by architect John S. Flizikowski.
Ping Tom Memorial Park in Chicago's Chinatown.
St. Simeon Mirotočivi, a Serbian Orthodox church located in East Side.
The literal and ideological corner of Greektown.
Fiesta Boricua on Paseo Boricua in Humboldt Park.
The Robie House in Hyde Park is a Frank Lloyd Wright design.
The Gateway Theatre's Solidarity Tower in Jefferson Park is a replica of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
"The Land of SF is The Wizard" is a nickname for the tongue-twisting proper designation of the neighborhood of Kosciuszko Park.
The Krause Music Store in Lincoln Square
26th Street in Little Village
A woodblock print (1925) of Maxwell Street by Todros Geller.
A Portage Park two-flat, or Polish flat, in Chicago's Bungalow Belt
Wacławowo is derived from the Polish name for the church of St. Wenceslaus. Photographer Richard Nickel was married here in 1950.
The intersections of North Ave, Damen and Milwaukee in 2010 in Wicker Park
Wrigley Field, from which Wrigleyville gets its name, is home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

The City of Chicago is also divided into 77 community areas which were drawn by University of Chicago researchers in the late 1920s.

O'Hare, Chicago

O'Hare, located on the far north side of Chicago, is one of the city's 77 community areas.

Burnside, Chicago

Burnside is one of the 77 community areas in Chicago.