Logan Square (Chicago), Illinois
Logan Square is of the 77 designated neighborhoods in Chicago, Illinois. It is on the North Side of Chicago. Its boundaries are the Milwaukee North Line Railroad on the west, the North Branch of the Chicago River on the east, Diversey Avenue on the north, and Bloomingdale Avenue on the south.
The area has many stately gray stone homes, large bungalows, as well as several broad picturesque boulevards. Logan Square is one of the less defined neighborhoods of Chicago and often overlaps with neighborhoods nearby such as Bucktown, Wicker Park and Avondale.
Logan Square is served by three stops on the CTA Blue Line: Western, California and Logan Square. All three stations provide 24/7 service to O’Hare International Airport, downtown Chicago, the west side, and the near west suburbs. The west side of Logan Square is served by the Metra train with a stop at West Fullerton Avenue.
Logan Square was named after Gen. John A. Logan, who served in the Civil War and later in Congress. The large public square at Milwaukee Avenue, Logan Boulevard and Kedzie Boulevard bears his name. At the center of the square is the Ilinois Centennial Monument, built in 1918 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Illinois statehood.
Like many other Chicago neighborhoods, Logan Square was a hub for immigrants new to the area. They were mostly German, Polish and Russian. Now most of its residents are of South American, Mexican and Cuban descent. It began as an area that many farmers fled to in the 1850s. Soon it also became a site for the newly built railroad and was home to the Maplewood station on Diversey Avenue.
After the 1930s Logan Square found itself in a slump and lost many of its residents to other neighborhoods around Chicago. But it began to rise again in the 1960s, with more Latino or Spanish-speaking immigrants and has been attracting many new residents, particularly artists. By the 1990s, two-thirds of Logan Square was made up of Latino immigrant families, including some of the largest Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Mexican communities in all of Chicago.
Logan Square is 3.23 square miles in area. Its population is 62,388. According to the 2010 U.S. census report, Logan Square is 50.74% Hispanic, 39.6% white, 5.3% black, 2.6% Asian and 1.7% other races. The median income is $30,120. Its average household size is 2.7 people. The median home value is $477,075. There are 18,353 renter-occupied housing units. The median monthly rent is $822.
Among residents 25 and older, 12,145 hold a high school diploma or higher and 9,422 hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Kreisman Law Offices handles Illinois lawsuits for the entire Chicago metropolitan area, including Logan Square. 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 Logan Square 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.