Ravenswood

Metra tracks run through Ravenswood Avenue at the heart of the neighborhood, surrounded by community gardens.

Welcome to Ravenswood

Ravenswood defies definition. Although nearby neighborhoods may claim it as their own, the North Side neighborhood has its own unique feel.
 
Bordered by Foster Avenue, Montrose Avenue, Clark Street, and the Chicago River, the wooded area was home to ravens when real estate speculators saw its potential as an exclusive commuter suburb. The neighborhood became that and so much more after it was annexed to the City of Chicago in 1889.
 
Metra tracks run through Ravenswood Avenue at the heart of the neighborhood, surrounded by community gardens, businesses, eateries, bars, and both new and old homes.
 
The community has also established itself as a creative hub. Once its machine shops moved on and factories shuttered, artists moved in. Today, artists of all kinds thrive in the neighborhood – from microbrewers and distillers to furniture makers, metalworkers, and performers. The community is home to an architectural artifact salvage firm that occupies a warehouse from the early 1900s, and a wedding and event venue that is housed in a former factory with sweeping windows.
 
When it comes to housing, Ravenswood features spacious lots on tree-lined streets. Homes include courtyard buildings, Victorian and Prairie School homes, brick row houses, two- and three-flats, single-family homes, lofts, and condominiums. Many homes have been rehabbed to add modern amenities while retaining their vintage charm.
 
As early developers imagined, the neighborhood’s convenient location just 10 miles from downtown makes it a popular choice for commuters. Public transportation includes multiple CTA bus routes, nearby CTA Brown Line stops, and the Ravenswood Metra station. Various local events also make Ravenswood a destination for residents of surrounding communities. Each year the community hosts Taste of Ravenswood, Ravenswood ArtWalk, and Ravenswood On Tap, featuring live music and craft beer.

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Overview for Ravenswood, IL

34,428 people live in Ravenswood, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $60,457. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

34,428

Total Population

36 years

Median Age

High

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

$60,457

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Ravenswood, IL

Ravenswood has 16,940 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ravenswood do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 34,428 people call Ravenswood home. The population density is 23,600.771 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

34,428

Total Population

High

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

36

Median Age

50.5 / 49.5%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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16,940

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$60,457

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Ravenswood, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Ravenswood. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Budlong Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
4th - 12th
No rating available
Amundsen High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Chappell Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
McPherson Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Ravenswood Baptist Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Queen Of Angels Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lycee Francais De Chicago
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
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