Lincoln Square, Chicago

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Lincoln Square
—  Community area  —
Community Area 04 - Lincoln Square
Streetmap
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 41°58.2′N 87°41.4′W / 41.97°N 87.69°W / 41.97; -87.69Coordinates: 41°58.2′N 87°41.4′W / 41.97°N 87.69°W / 41.97; -87.69
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
CityChicago
Neighborhoods
Area
 • Total2.57 sq mi (6.66 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total39,493
 • DensityBad rounding here15,000/sq mi (Bad rounding here5,900/km2)
Demographics 2010 [1]
 • White63.09%
 • Black3.77%
 • Hispanic19.15%
 • Asian11.14%
 • Other2.25%
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codesparts of 60625, 60640
Median household income[2]$57,749
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services
 
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Lincoln Square
—  Community area  —
Community Area 04 - Lincoln Square
Streetmap
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 41°58.2′N 87°41.4′W / 41.97°N 87.69°W / 41.97; -87.69Coordinates: 41°58.2′N 87°41.4′W / 41.97°N 87.69°W / 41.97; -87.69
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyCook
CityChicago
Neighborhoods
Area
 • Total2.57 sq mi (6.66 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total39,493
 • DensityBad rounding here15,000/sq mi (Bad rounding here5,900/km2)
Demographics 2010 [1]
 • White63.09%
 • Black3.77%
 • Hispanic19.15%
 • Asian11.14%
 • Other2.25%
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codesparts of 60625, 60640
Median household income[2]$57,749
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

Lincoln Square, located on the North Side of the city of Chicago, Illinois, is one of 77 well-defined Chicago community areas. Greater Lincoln Square encompasses the smaller neighborhoods of Ravenswood Manor, Ravenswood Gardens, Ravenswood, Bowmanville, Budlong Woods and Lincoln Square (neighborhood). Although it is sometimes known by these other names the City of Chicago officially designated it as Lincoln Square in 1925. About 44,000 people live in the neighborhood along with over 1,000 small and medium sized businesses. It is accessible through the Brown Line of the 'L'. It is on the corner of Leland and Western avenue, Montrose Avenue on the south, Ravenswood Avenue on the east and the Chicago River on the west. It is somewhat trendy and its housing stock consists of private residences and small apartment buildings.

The commercial heart of Lincoln Square is located at the intersection of Lawrence, Western and Lincoln Avenues. Lincoln Avenue south east of this intersection is home to a wide variety of restaurants and shops. Lincoln Square is historically known as a heavily German influenced and populated neighborhood, but now one is just as likely to see shops catering to Thai or Middle Eastern cultures. Still, the neighborhood is home to a number of German businesses, notably the Chicago Brauhaus, Merz Apothecary and Lutz Café & Bakery, and is the home of the Chicago branches of DANK (the German American National Congress) and the Niedersachsen Club. The German-language weekly newspaper Amerika Woche was born in Lincoln Square in 1972, though its original headquarters above the Brauhaus is now only a bureau.

Lincoln Square marquee at Lawrence and Lincoln avenues.
Conrad Sulzer Regional Library
A band performs at the annual Square Roots Festival held by the Old Town School of Folk Music.
The old Meyer Delicatessen where Gene's Sausage Shop now stands.

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Neighborhoods

  • Bowmanville
  • Budlong Woods
  • Lincoln Square
  • Lincoln Square North
  • Ravenswood
  • Ravenswood Gardens

Points of interest

Hospitals

Schools

Public art

Events

The following events occur within the neighborhood on an annual basis.

Bordering community areas

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