Does South Chicago have a new gay enclave?

South Chicago tract 4606

The New York Times map of American Community Survey data is already yielding some interesting examples of demographic clustering. The data says that 10 percent of the 375 households in census tract 4606, bounded by 87th and 89th streets and Muskegon and South Chicago avenues, are same-sex couples.

Commenters in the past have told us of the gay community in Pullman, and just yesterday we again brought up the growing gay community in Berwyn, but this is the first I’ve heard of one in South Chicago.

Properties in this area have sold at a median price of $35,000 over the past three years. Just two single-families have sold there during that time, one in the $150s and the other in the $170s. The only properties currently listed above $100,000 in the tract are multi-unit buildings.

According to the map, only three other tracts have same-sex household percentages in the double-digits: one in Kenwood, bounded by 47th Street, Hyde Park Boulevard, and Woodlawn and Ellis avenues; one in Logan Square, bounded by Rockwell Street and Armitage, California, and Bloomingdale avenues; and one in Rogers Park, bounded by Devon, Ashland, Greenview, and North Shore avenues. The census tracts in Boys Town and Andersonville, by comparison, have 7 percent same-sex households.

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