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Nicole J, Abbey K, Kim J, and Piper B
Location and Brief History
Albany Park is known as the gateway for middle-class ethnic groups
Before the 1870s the land was used for farming and horse racing. By the
late 1800s it turned into a suburban community due to the population
increase in Chicago.
The population was mostly jewish but after WWII many jewish families
moved north, this caused an economic and social decline and attracted
gangs and illegal drug trades during the 1970s.
After the 1970s the neighborhood cleaned up and attracted many asian
and latin american immigrants. By 1990s it had the largest korean,
filipino, and guatemalan immigrants in Chicago
It’s 8 miles northwest of
Demographics Total Population: 172,189
Median Age: 32
White Collar: 61.2%
Family Households: 57.4%
Education Beyond High
Median Household Income:
Total Crime Risk: 121% above
national average, most frequent crime
is robbery (422%) and least frequent
is burglary (12%)
Consumer Spending: 2% above
national average consumer spending
● Biggest health problem in Albany Park is child
○ Culture dependent, what certain cultures
consider a healthy weight vs what other
cultures see as overweight or obese
■ The Albany Park Community Center and
Heartland Health Center are both
educating the community on obesity and
how to prevent it.
Health Resources/Service Summary
★ There are 30 health related centers in Albany Park
Heartland Health Center: Affordable and high quality care for members of the community that do not have insurance.
Erie Helping Hands Health Center: Offers the community 7 main medical services branching off and ranging from free
pregnancy tests and school physicals to laboratory services and medication. They accept patients without insurance.
Harmony Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center: Offer short-term, orthopedic, and other medical rehabilitation services.
They accept most insurance policies as well as Medicare and Medicaid
Lawrence Vision Center: Offer affordable pricing on eye exams, contact lens evaluations and fittings,diagnosis and
treatment, and emergency eye care using new technology.
Galilee Medical Center: They offer a surgery and MRI center along with care for people of all ages. There is also a walk in
clinic so no appointment is needed. Galilee Medical Center also provides physicals for immigrants.
1st Family Dental of Albany Park: They are willing to work with those who are uninsured to provide all the care they
need at a price they can afford. Offer a wide variety of services from pediatric dentistry to everyday procedures and x-
Group Experience Highlight
A major highlight that came out of this group
project for us was being able to get together as a
group and explore a new neighborhood that none
of us had ever been to before. Throughout the car
ride and walking up and down the streets we were
able to talk about ourselves and get to know each
other. It was nice to get together with a new group
of people aside from the ones we hang out with
daily at school.
➔Albany Park hosts an annual World Fest that celebrates its population’s
diversity and cultures.
◆ Includes: global music, food, and crafts
➔The first group of settlers in Albany Park were German and Swedish farmers.
◆ The population eventually expanded to people from eastern Europe, Asia, and spanish-
➔A multiethnic sculpture park was created in Albany Park to support the
cultural differences of their artistic population.
◆ The current exhibits are from chinese and nigerian artists.
Directions From Loyola
1. Board the red line at the
Loyola stop→ towards
2. Switch lines at Lawrence
to board the blue line.
3. Get off at Lawrence and
*Total travel time: about 45
Overall, we found Albany Park to be very welcoming and diverse. When we were
walking down the street we saw families, elderly people, teenagers and all the in
between. It was not the cleanest of neighborhoods on the main streets, but the
residential areas were very clean and pretty. On the main street we walked on
there were a lot of different types of stores, there were small family owned grocery
stores, dentists offices, and some main stream stores. All the people we
encountered were extremely nice and welcomed us into their community with
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