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Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Social Work: Chicago Communities

This is the main research guide to resources for study in Social Work.

Chicago Communities Map

Communities in Chicago

Click on the Community Name to see the Encyclopedia Of Chicago page on that Community

01 Rogers Park
02 West Ridge
03 Uptown
04 Lincoln Square
05 North Center
06 Lake View
07 Lincoln Park
08 Near North Side
09 Edison Park
10 Norwood Park
11 Jefferson Park
12 Forest Glen
13 North Park
14 Albany Park
15 Portage Park
16 Irving Park
17 Dunning
18 Montclare
19 Belmont Cragin
20 Hermosa
21 Avondale
22 Logan Square
23 Humboldt Park
24 West Town
25 Austin
26 West Garfield Park
27 East Garfield Park
28 Near West Side
29 North Lawndale
30 South Lawndale
31 Lower West Side
32 Loop
33 Near South Side
34 Armour Square
35 Douglas
36 Oakland
37 Fuller Park
38 Grand Boulevard
39 Kenwood

40 Washington Park
41 Hyde Park
42 Woodlawn
43 South Shore
44 Chatham
45 Avalon Park
46 South Chicago
47 Burnside
48 Calumet Heights
49 Roseland
50 Pullman
51 South Deering
52 East Side
53 West Pullman
54 Riverdale
55 Hegewisch
56 Garfield Ridge
57 Archer Heights
58 Brighton Park
59 McKinley Park
60 Bridgeport
61 New City
62 West Elsdon
63 Gage Park
64 Clearing
65 West Lawn
66 Chicago Lawn
67 West Englewood
68 Englewood
69 Greater Grand Crossing
70 Ashburn
71 Auburn Gresham
72 Beverly
73 Washington Heights
74 Mount Greenwood
75 Morgan Park
76 O'Hare
77 Edgewater

 

These Chicago Community areas have remained, basically the same since the 1920's.  These are differentiated from nrighborhoods due to their stabile boundaries. 

 

Resources

Outside Chicago Communities

Newspaper Articles about Communities

Many of the local Chicago newspapers have sections on different city neighborhoods and their local news.  Many of the sources here are subscribed to by the University Libraries.

Databases

Tools

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Some sources may give you information based on NAICS.  NAICS is the standard used by federal statistical agencies (and therefore by most others) in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

NAICS Manual  - the manual for these numbers - click here

Common NAICS Codes for Social Work:

621330  Social workers', mental health, offices (e.g., centers, clinics)
624190  Individual and family social services, multi-purpose
624190  Mediation, social service, family, agencies
624190  Referral services for personal and social problems
624190  Social service agencies, family
624190  Social service centers, multi-purpose
624190  Family social service agencies
813319  Social change advocacy organizations
813920  Social workers' associations