A Natural Mix

In 2000, Cook County’s mixed-income areas were largely confined to the South and West sides of Chicago. There were no mixed-income areas in more than 35 Chicago community areas and dozens of suburban towns. However, in Chicago, Burnside on the South Side, Rogers Park on the North Side and the Lower West Side were home to the city’s heaviest concentration of mixed-income residents. In suburban Cook County, more than three of every 10 residents living in Riverdale and Dixmoor lived in mixed-income areas.

Note: Market-rate families were those earning at least $40,000, roughly 60 percent of area

median income in 2000.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau; analyzed by The Chicago Reporter.

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