Tag: demographics

A question about Berwyn's marketing campaign

Berwyn’s “Integrated Marketing Campaign” is in its sixth year and, according to the Berwyn Development Corporation: … the 2012 campaign continues to brand Berwyn as a top-choice destination for move-up and first-time homebuyers. The tagline – Believe the Buzz – delivers a confident message that highlights the livability of the Berwyn community and its growing... Read more »

A 6-bedroom home in Stone Park in the $60s

If you’re a long-time Chicagoan you may have a mental image of Stone Park that doesn’t match its current circumstances. Stone Park was once one of the poorest municipalities in the Chicago Metro area. That’s no longer the case – half of its households have an annual income in excess of $50,000 and its median... Read more »

Trib shines spotlight on affordable Glendale Heights

If you’re hunting for a new community, the Tribune’s Communities page can be a good place to start. Unlike many sites that are relentlessly upbeat, the Trib typically mentions some of the issues that might concern newcomers – but you’ll sometimes have to read between the lines to spot them. This week the Tribune’s Leslie... Read more »

A brief look at Norridge

The Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey informs us that the Village of Norridge‘s population is more than 35% foreign born, and nearly half speak a language other than English at home. The Census Bureau estimates the African-American population at 21, up 40% from 2000, when it was 15. In 1960, there was only one... Read more »

Minorities are the majority in Bellwood and Stone Park

Neighboring Stone Park and Bellwood are a study in demographic contrasts. Minorities form an 80% majority in both communities: Hispanics in Stone Park, African-Americans in Bellwood. Bellwood and Stone Park have a lot of similarities beyond their minority-dominated populations and easy access to Chicago’s expressway grid. Most relevant here, they both offer a variety of... Read more »