Near North - Original

The Near North Side is a bustling urban center just north of downtown Chicago that offers the best of city living, with a dash of elegance and culture. 


  • Streeterville - Upscale area south of the Magnificent Mile, known for high-rise residences and hotels.


  • Old Town - Historic area known for its mix of Victorian-era and modern architecture, arts scene, diverse dining, and the annual Old Town Art Fair.


  • River North - Trendy galleries, restaurants, and nightlife around the Merchandise Mart.


  • Magnificent Mile - Premier shopping district along Michigan Avenue.


  • Gold Coast - Affluent neighborhood with mansions, townhomes, and upscale condos.


  • Cabrini-Green - Former public housing projects area, now home to new upscale development.


  • Goose Island - Industrial corridor along the Chicago River's north branch.


Near North is celebrated for its lively atmosphere, cultural attractions, and a range of housing options that cater to diverse lifestyles. The community area's central location and proximity to the lakefront, dining, and entertainment make it an attractive place to call home. It offers easy access to major attractions like Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile shopping, Riverwalk dining, Oak Street Beach, and Lincoln Park to the north. Public transit is very convenient with multiple CTA trains and bus routes, and the area attracts tourists to its world-class hotels and restaurants. Near North offers proximity to downtown jobs and provides unparalleled big-city luxury living in Chicago.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Near North - Original, IL

Near North - Original has 71,403 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Near North - Original do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 117,421 people call Near North - Original home. The population density is 30,571.86 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

48.69 / 51.31%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Marital Status


Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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