Morgan Park, Chicago


Morgan Park, Chicago
Morgan Park
—  Community area  —
Community Area 75 - Morgan Park
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 41°41.4′N 87°40.2′W / 41.69°N 87.67°W / 41.69; -87.67Coordinates: 41°41.4′N 87°40.2′W / 41.69°N 87.67°W / 41.69; -87.67
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
City Chicago
Neighborhoods
Area
 - Total 3.2 sq mi (8.26 km2)
Population (2000)
 - Total 25,226
 - Density 7,909.8/sq mi (3,054/km2)
  population down 5.66% from 1990
Demographics
 - White 29.8%
 - Black 66.7%
 - Hispanic 2.11%
 - Asian 0.33%
 - Other 1.13%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes parts of 60643 and 60655
Median income $53,133
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

Morgan Park, located on the far south side of the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States, is one of the city's 77 official community areas.

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Neighborhoods

Morgan Park

Morgan Park is neighborhood located south of Beverly (properly Beverly Hills), with an invisible borderline drawn at 108th street, though both neighborhoods share the same ZIP code. Additionally, Morgan Park is home to significant institutions and venues, including the Beverly Arts Center, the historic 111th Street train station on the Rock Island District, Morgan Park Academy, and a substantial number of large upscale homes on large wooded lots. Morgan Park is home to Morgan Park High School and also one of the Chicago Public School's oldest school buildings (Esmond Elementary School) being built in the 1890s, the early 1900s and the 1970s.

Government and infrastructure

The United States Postal Service operates the Morgan Park Post Office.[1]

Education

Chicago Public Schools operates public schools. Morgan Park High School is the neighborhood high school.

Irish Heritage

Morgan Park is known as part of the South Side Irish community, and is mostly Irish. In addition to mostly working class families, there is a large amount of Chicago Police Men living in Morgan Park

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