Rogers Park at a glance
Rogers Park is one of the most diverse and vibrant communities to be found anywhere in the world. Our community is a model for the rest of the city and nation, truly showing that a racially and economically diverse community can thrive and grow.
- Total Population: 59,042
- White: 38.81%
- Black: 27.63%
- Hispanic: 24.07%
- Asian: 7.5 %
- Average Income: $37,593
- Average High School Graduation Level: 83.7%
- Average Bachelor Degree Level: 42.5%
Rogers Park Features:
Our great community has been featured many times on different publications about the amazing things that are going on! Below are just a few of the features that we have had! Thank you to everyone for making this possible and helping to make Rogers Park a wonderful place to live!
Time Magazine! – July 6th, 2016
In its July 11th cover story, Time included Participatory Budgeting as one of the “240 reasons to celebrate America right now.” Coming in at No. 83, and under the heading, “People Powered Budgets,” Time writes:
“We dutifully pay taxes, but we rarely get a say in how the money is spent. That’s beginning to change, thanks to a concept called participatory budgeting, which lets residents vote on local funding proposals created by their neighbors. Since 2009, which Chicago alderman Joe Moore set aside $1.3 million for his constituents to direct, the idea has spread to pockets across the country. As a result, thousands of people in places like New York City, Vallejo, Calif., and Cambridge, Mass, have had a hand in how their schools, neighborhoods and parks get much needed dollars.
For more information read our newsletter post.
Trulia! – April 8th, 2016
A national real estate website this week named Rogers Park as the top neighborhood in Chicago and one of the top neighborhoods in the nation for “living well.” The website, Trulia, conducted a survey of 877 neighborhoods across the U.S., and named Rogers Park the 11th best neighborhood to live in the nation for staying active and healthy, ahead of all other Chicago neighborhoods.
For more information on the article as well as how Rogers Park made the cut, read our newsletter post.