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Austin Community Area


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Abolitionist’s Austin home goes up for landmark status

The house was built by Seth Warner, whose downtown Chicago music hall was the site of anti-slavery events, including one where Frederick Douglass spoke. (631 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL)
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Property Finder comps, comparative analysis, letters, mail merge, notices, search, radius, buffer, nearby city owned land inventory chicago cook county land bank authority CCLBA ADU vacant vacancy
About the Community Area Place type statistics GIS geography area size metadata extra accessory info
Additional Snapshots transportation land use lending investment
Surrounding Places elected official alderperson ward community area boundary personal school attendance election voting
Images, News, Developments rendering pdf file upload images
Cannabis Compliance weed marijuana pot 420 dispensary craft grow cultivation infuser processor
Amenities & social infrastructure banks grocery stores convenience medical dental office library café coffee shop
Building permits & violations projects
Proposed Projects zoning, lead generator generation leads
Chicago-owned properties city owned inventory public land lots vacant
Cook County Land Bank Authority properties vacant tax cook county land bank authority CCLBA
Property Sales comps, comparative analysis
Affordable housing HACC LIHTC low income projects developments CHA
Zoning & Other Ordinances tax break city council vote voting
Landmarks & historic resources historic landmark district national register historic survey CHRS
Other data underground storage tank UST 311 reports fly dumping vacant buildings
Incentives Checker QCT CRA LIHTC funding financing grant tax break
Land Use Snapshot CMAP land use inventory region county

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Population & housing changes from 2010 to 2020
MetricValue
Population in 201098,514
Population in 202096,557
Population change-1,957
Population change (%)-1.99%
Households in 201032,792
Households in 202035,864
Households change3,072
Households change (%)9.37%
Dwelling units in 201038,214
Dwelling units in 202039,477
Dwelling units change1,263
Dwelling units change (%)3.31%

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About the Community Area Place type

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Austin spans 1 county in 1 state:
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Austin dimensions

  • The area of Austin is 7.15 square miles / 4,574.25 acres
  • The 0 feet search/buffer area of Austin is 7.1 square miles / 4,574.2 acres
  • The perimeter length of Austin is 14.3 miles / 75,226.5 feet

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Historic Resources Survey 1995 survey - orange & red-rated only

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Sources

Community Area map source: City of Chicago

The zoning map colorway comes from Second City Zoning.

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