Ashburn (Chicago), Illinois

Ashburn is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. 10 miles southwest of the downtown Loop. The area began to develop after the coming of the railroads and just after it was annexed to Chicago as a part of the town of Lake. The border neighborhoods include Wrightwood, West Lawn and Scottsdale. The boundaries of Ashburn are 75th Street North, Western Avenue East, 87th Street South and Cicero Avenue West.

Ashburn got its name as the dumping site for the city’s ashes in the 1890s. It opened the first airport in the Chicago area in 1916, but the airport closed in 1939. The automobile and the baby boom added to the area’s population. In the 1960s, Ashburn was the site of significant racial strife over school desegregation. In 1999, The New York Times did an article on the Ashburn neighborhood about the difficulties of racial integration in Chicago. Wrightwood, to the east, was the first section of the neighborhood to integrate, becoming predominately African-American. Today, the area is integrated with both white and African-American families.

Ashburn is 4.86 square miles in area. The population is 40,158. The racial makeup of Ashburn is: 43 percent white, 43 percent black, 1.28 percent Asian and 12.75 percent Hispanic. The area’s median age is 34, and the median income is $58,528. The average household size is 3.21. There are 12,414 households in Ashburn. Among residents, 80.2 percent are high school graduates and 19 percent hold a bachelor’s degree.

Median annual household income in Ashburn is $54,870 – higher than Chicago’s median income of $43,628. Median rent in Ashburn is $853, while in Chicago it is $789.

Zip codes there are 60620, 60652.

The average household size in Ashburn is 3.3 people, compared to Chicago, where it is 2.6 people. The percentage of family households is 62.7 percent, compared to 43.5 percent in Chicago. The percentage of single-mother households in Ashburn is 8.2 percent, compared to 13.9 percent in Chicago. In Ashburn, residents work in service occupations more than in other fields; 22 percent of the male residents there work in service, while 5 percent work in business or finance.

Ashburn schools are part of the Chicago Public School system. Schools include Carroll Elementary School, Dawes Elementary School, Durkin Park Elementary School, Stevenson Elementary School, Lionel Hampton Fine Arts and Performing School, Owens Scholastic Academy, Ashburn Lutheran School, and William J. Bogan High School.

Kreisman Law Offices handles Illinois lawsuits for the entire Chicago metropolitan area, including Ashburn. Chicago's Robert D. Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has over 40 years of trial experience and specializes in a wide range of legal services, including Illinois personal injury law, mediations and arbitrations, Illinois product defect/product liability law, Illinois medical malpractice claims, real estate law, commercial litigation and Illinois nursing home abuse cases. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online.

Our Chicago loop office is in a convenient location for Ashburn residents. Kreisman Law Offices is located at the corner of Dearborn and Monroe Streets. There are many convenient modes of public transportation to Kreisman Law Offices, including the Metra and CTA.

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