Chicago, IL 60638 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 60638: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chicago, IL 60638

Acceptable Alternative
Bedford Park, IL 60638

Not Acceptable, USPS
Clearing, IL 60638
Clearing, IL 60638
Forest View, IL 60638
Stickney, IL 60638

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,545
  • Single Family Addresses: 17,065
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,660
  • County: Cook County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.782, Longitude -87.774
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Chicago, IL 60638 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 57,133
Population in Households 57,114
Population in Familes 48,249
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 5,041
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 20,283
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 14,039
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,004 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,524 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,759 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,721 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $220,365
Average Home Value $232,160


Median Household Income $60,921
Average Household Income $75,473
Per Capita Income $26,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.34%
Households 0.38% 0.3%
Families 0.27% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chicago, IL 60638 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 60638 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 98th
Population Density1 # 97 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 76 95th
Median Household Income # 397 71st
Per Capita Income # 662 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.