Canaryville (Chicago), Illinois

The Canaryville neighborhood of Chicago is located south of Chicago’s Loop. Its boundaries are 39th Street on the north, 47th Street on the south, with its eastern and western borders at Wentworth and Halsted avenues. It lies west of the Dan Ryan Expressway (Interstate 94/90) and adjacent to the Bridgeport neighborhood.

The old Union Stock Yard was west of Canaryville, and many residents were employed there until the yard closed. Canaryville's name may originally have derived from the legions of sparrows that populated the area at the end of the 19th century, feeding off stockyard refuse and grain from railroad cars. It may also have been drawn from the gangs, known as “canaries” that lived in the area and committed crimes. Boasting a strong Democratic Party machine throughout the 20th century, Canaryville also embraced a rich Roman Catholic cultural life centered on St. Gabriel's Parish. With the post-WWII closing of the stockyards, the population in the area began declining. Still populated largely by residents of Irish descent, Canaryville now includes a sizeable Latino community as well.

Canaryville to the Chicago Loop is a very easy commute by the Chicago Transit Authority, rail or buses or by the Dan Ryan Expressway. Canaryville also affords easy access to Chicago’s cultural centers, including the Art Institute, the Harold Washington Library & Cultural Center and the many colleges and universities in Chicago’s Loop and near South Side. The zip code there is 60609. According to the 2010 census, 75 percent of Canaryville residents are Caucasian, 12 percent are Hispanic or Latino, 3 percent are black, 3 percent are Asian, 5 percent are other races and 2 percent are mixed race.

Median household income in Canaryville in 2011 was $50,387 annually, compared to $43,628 in Chicago as a whole. The average household size is 3.1 people and 59 percent of the residents there live in families; 45 percent are married couples. Median rent in Canaryville was $787 compared to $789 in Chicago.

Less than 1 percent of the population in Canaryville does not speak English, compared to 9.9 percent citywide. Thirty percent of the residents of Canaryville do not hold a high school diploma compared to 18 percent in Chicago. Ten percent of the residents in Canaryville hold a bachelor’s degree compared to 22 percent across Chicago.

In Canaryville, 16 percent of the male residents work in service jobs compared to 18 percent citywide. Ten percent of the male residents work in construction, compared to 7 percent in Chicago.

The most common occupation for women residents of Canaryville is sales or office work; 36.3 percent of female workers fill such jobs. Meanwhile, in Chicago 30.3 percent of women hold down sales or office jobs.

According to the 2010 census, 17 percent of residents in Canaryville live below the poverty level. In Chicago, the percentage of residents living below the poverty level is 23.7 percent.

Kreisman Law Offices handles Illinois lawsuits for the entire Chicago metropolitan area, including Canaryville. 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, Illinois product defect/product liability law, Illinois medical malpractice claims, probate 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 Canaryville 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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