Located 14.8 Miles Northwest of The Loop.
Neighborhoods include: Albany Park, North Mayfair, Ravenswood Manor
Zip Codes Include: 60625, 60630
Albany Park, on the Northwest Side is one of the most ethnically diverse in the United States. It has one of highest percentages of foreign-born residents of neighborhoods in Chicago.
Although the majority of those foreign-born residents are from Latin America, the majority from Mexico (especially from the state of Michoacán) and Guatemala, substantial numbers are from the Philippines, India, Korea, Cambodia, Somalia, the Former Yugoslavia (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia), Romania, Pakistan and the Middle East (especially Iraq, Iran, and Lebanon). Over 40 different languages are spoken in its public schools.
Due to the diverse population and immigrant population attraction, the population of the neighborhood increased by 16.5% during the 1990s. It is part of the 60625 zip code, which is known as one of the most diverse areas in the entire country.
The Chicago Transit Authority’s Ravenswood Brown Line terminates at Lawrence and Kimball Avenues. Albany Park is accessible through, the Kimball, Kedzie and Francisco stations of the Brown Line, the Montrose CTA Blue Line Station, as well as by the Edens expressway (Interstate 94). The name “Albany Park” refers both to one of Chicago’s 77 official community areas and the traditional name of a neighborhood within that community. The official community is bounded very approximately by Foster Avenue and the North Branch of the Chicago River on the north, Montrose Avenue on the south, Elston Avenue on the southwest, and the North Branch of the Chicago River on the east. It is in Jefferson Township, which was annexed into Chicago in 1889.
• Total 51,542
• Density 27,000/sq mi (10,000/km2)
• White 29.21%
• Black 4.03%
• Hispanic 49.45%
• Asian 14.42%