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River North

A vibrant area dense with shops, art galleries, office spaces, restaurants, nightclubs, and people.

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Overview for River North, IL

24,227 people live in River North, where the median age is 37 and the average individual income is $130,304. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,227

Total Population

37 years

Median Age

High

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

$130,304

Average individual Income

 

Welcome to River North

Cultured by day, swelling with energy by night.
 
Dormant factories and industrial warehouses adapted by artists and entrepreneurs into workspaces in the 1970s and 1980s have since paved the way for a surge of new businesses. Today, the profoundly populated, culturally-rich area with converted lofts and stretches of upscale retail is always buzzing.
 

The Neighbors

Young professionals and empty nesters who live and work in the neighborhood.
 
One of the neighborhood’s biggest assets is its walk-to-work appeal; residents can quickly get to the office in the morning and just as easily find themselves at a popular bar after hours.
 

What to Expect

A vibrant area dense with shops, art galleries, office spaces, restaurants, nightclubs, and people.
 
The round-the-clock atmosphere attracts people from all over, 24/7.
 

The Lifestyle

Infinite entertainment options within walking distance.
 
Just across the bridge from the Loop, this stylish, urban neighborhood has become a go-to district for art aficionados, shopaholics, foodies, and cocktail connoisseurs to live, work, and play.
 

Unexpected Appeal

A bona-fide playground for grown-ups to explore at their leisure.
 
Due to its downtown location and lack of single-family homes, it can be difficult settling down with a brood here. But it’s perfect for those looking to absorb all the city has to offer sans young children.
 

The Market

Luxury high-rises along the river and Victorian-era homes on tree-lined streets.
 
Most buildings are an enticing mix of mid-rise, turn-of-the-century lofts as well as coveted condos and rentals in high-rises with skyline views, all at skyward price points.
 

You'll Fall in Love With

Dramatic skyline views, varied architecture, and shops galore.
 
Some of Chicago’s oldest buildings still stand here as symbolic reminders of the city’s rebirth after the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. The bridges and riverwalk offer incredible perspectives of these soaring, iconic structures, so be sure to look up for a moment when traversing from shop to shop.
 
 
 

Demographics and Employment Data for River North, IL

River North has 15,871 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in River North do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,227 people call River North home. The population density is 58,101.44 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,227

Total Population

High

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

37

Median Age

49.12 / 50.88%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
15,871

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$130,304

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in River North, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby River North. 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
Frances Xavier Warde School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Around River North, IL

There's plenty to do around River North, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

97
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
84
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Paramount Personal Training, IMPACT Chicago, and Sari Weis Personal Training.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.43 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.97 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.67 miles 58 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.85 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.77 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.36 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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