at , Chicago, parts of 60637 United States
Woodlawn, on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, is one of Chicago's 77 community areas. It is bounded by Lake Michigan to the east, 60th Street to the north, Martin Luther King Drive to the west, and 67th Street to the south. Both Hyde Park Career Academy and the all-boys Catholic Mount Carmel High School are in this neighborhood; much of its eastern portion is occupied by Jackson Park. The Woodlawn section of the park includes the site of the planned Obama Presidential Library, an estimated $500 Million Investment. The northern edge of Woodlawn contains a portion of the campus of the University of Chicago.DemographicsIn the 1990 census, Woodlawn had approximately 27,000 individuals, living in 10,000 households. Over 98% of the population was African American, over half were on some form of public aid, and the median household income was over $13,000. As of 2008, according to city-data.com, the median household income is over $25,000 and in parts of eastern Woodlawn the white population is almost 30% and growing fueled by gentrification.
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