Facts About Englewood

Here are a few facts about Greater Englewood:

  • Greater Englewood Boundaries consist of 55th North, 75th South, Dan Ryan, East, Hamilton , West and encompasses Englewood and West Englewood
  • There are 6 aldermanic wards and not 1 aldermanic office located within the boundaries of Englewood
  • Over 70, 000 residents live in these boundaries and 31% reside in owner-occupied homes
  • There are 51, 938 registered voters in Greater Englewood and 118 precincts (as of the latest data of the 2010 US Census)
  • There are over 250 churches in the Greater Englewood community
  • Englewood can be accessed via 3 major transit lines:  the CTA Red Line (63rd Street) and Green Line (Halsted and Ashland) and the Dan Ryan Expressway

Fun facts:

Here is a list of celebrities and other history-makers who call Englewood home.  (Courtesy of R. Baldwin, Media Journalist)

Chef Cliff Rome- Radio Personality, Chef and Entrepreneur.

Bernie Mac-Late comedian and actor.

  Jennifer Hudson-Singer and Actress

  Derrick Rose-NBA Basketball Player.

     Liz Toussiant-Country Music Singer and Songwriter.

     Kevin White-Rising Comedian

  LeAlan Marvin Jones-Journalists, Role Model and Senate hopeful.

Janet Hubert-Actress, Dancer and Author.

     Merri Dee- Journalists, Role Model and Senate hopeful.

 Mavis Staples-Jazz Musican.

     Dr. Terry Mason-Chief Medical Officer for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.

…but it’s no big surprise.  Englewood is full of rising stars!!

Comments
  1. […] That Nikon got me out and taking photos again. I got involved with community organizations like Resident Association of Greater Englewood and taught a youth journalism program at the local library. I had a whole bunch of friends who were […]

  2. Orlando Coombs says:

    How many businesses in Chicago’s Englewood are black owned and how many residents do they employ? I wanna see reports of more black entrepreneurship and better academic performance in the schools in Englewood. But most importantly, I wanna see that violence STOP. Speak Up and bring criminals to justice NOW.

    • RAGE says:

      Hi Orlando, thanks for your comment! Last year, RAGE created a directory of black-owned businesses in Greater Englewood, and it currently has over 100 businesses listed (and growing). While we do not have the employment data, you bring up great points about what is needed to improve our community overall. Check out the Greater Englewood Black-Owned Business Directory and learn more about the RAGE Economic Upliftment Program at https://theragereup.org/

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