The Loop

A cultural gateway where Chicago’s history and thriving present intersect.

Welcome to The Loop


A cultural gateway where Chicago’s history and thriving present intersect.

A steady stream of buses, trains, and cabs shuttles people in and out of the Loop, where building facades showcase moments in history. The Loop’s vast architectural heritage, lush public park spaces, enticing water recreation, and sheer variety of artistic and cultural avenues help feed multiple audiences—from locals to visitors from across the globe.

With its wide range of amenities, shopping, restaurants, theaters, live music, museums, parks, festivals, farmers markets, and more, the Chicago Loop is not only the most dynamic neighborhood in the city; it’s also the most convenient place to live.

What to Expect

Protected lake views, architectural wonders, and non-stop public transit.

Living in the Loop turns landmark buildings like the Willis Tower, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Chicago Theatre into your next-door neighbors; public art-speckled streets and historic drawbridges become your driveway. And it means forever having Millennium Park and Lake Michigan right outside your door.

The Lifestyle

Endless shopping, dining, and cultural opportunities—many with unbeatable views of the park and lake.

More people are choosing to live in the Loop, where walking to work, yachting on the lake, touring architecture, dining along the river, shopping on Michigan Avenue, witnessing a Broadway show, or attending concerts in the park are all possible at a moment’s notice.

Unexpected Appeal

An ever-revolving door to an urban, on-your-toes lifestyle.

Millions of visitors from all over the world flock to the Loop’s many attractions each year, intrinsically linking the area to tourism. Nearly 300,000 daily Loop workers and a significant saturation of college students also foster a fast-paced (and not so quiet) environment for residents.

The Market

From new construction condos to quirky lofts, the high-rises lining the park pack a variety of housing options.

Living in the heart of downtown can limit options to high-rise apartments and condos. But since the Loop’s residential population has more than doubled in the past decade, real estate business is booming.

You'll Fall in Love With

Convenience—whether you’re headed out to see friends around the city or they’re inevitably coming to you for entertainment.

Regional events like Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, and the Chicago Marathon draw millions each year. Plus, a plentiful assortment of cuisines and emerging nightlife options give Loop audiences more reasons to linger long after the sun goes down.
 
 
 

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Overview for The Loop, IL

32,077 people live in The Loop, where the median age is 34.1 and the average individual income is $85,947. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,077

Total Population

34.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$85,947

Average individual Income

Around The Loop, IL

There's plenty to do around The Loop, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

73
Very Walkable
Walking Score
92
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
86
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Leblon Fitness Club, Shiva Shack Yogi Playground, and All in Motion.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 2.15 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.81 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.95 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.42 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.96 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for The Loop, IL

The Loop has 17,467 households, with an average household size of 1.67. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in The Loop do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 32,077 people call The Loop home. The population density is 22,424.81 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

32,077

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.1

Median Age

48.89 / 51.11%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
17,467

Total Households

1.67

Average Household Size

$85,947

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in The Loop, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby The Loop. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
South Loop Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Jones College Prep High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
South Loop Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available

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