Education & Employment

The following data look at education levels among North Lawndale residents who are 25 and older and living in the community’s main zip code of 60624.

Education Level

1990

2000

2013

High school grads, includes equivalency

7,217 (26.8%)

7,263 (29.9%)

8,300 (38.5%)

High school dropouts

9,566 (35.5%)

7,045 (29%)

4,377 (20.3%)

Some college credit, no degree

4,107 (15.3%)

4,595 (18.9%)

4,592 (21.3%)

Associate degree

*

1,080 (4.4%)

1,186 (5.5%)

Bachelor degree

*

1,006 (4.1%)

1,207 (5.6%)

Master or professional degree

238 (0.9%)

434 (1.6%)

517 (2.4%)

* The 1990 U.S. Census Bureau combined the Associate and Bachelor degree categories. 1,645 North Lawndale residents age 25 or older in zip code 60624 had received either degree in 1990. Data for 2000 come from the U.S. Census and for 2013 from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Employed/Unemployed Population

1990

2000

2013

In Labor Force

18,092

15,119

12,660

Employed

12,991 (71.8%)

11,522 (76.2%)

9,487 (74.9%)

Unemployed

5,101 (28.2%)

3,588 (23.7%)

3,173 (25.1%)

Data come from the 1990 and 2000 Census and the 2013 American Community Survey.

Predominant Occupations among North Lawndale Residents

1990

2000

2013

Service

3,042 (23.4%)

2,859 (24.8%)

1,976 (30.9%)

Sales and office

4,288 (33%)

3,380 (29.3%)

2,464 (26%)

Management, professional and related

1,524 (11.7%)

2,239 (19.4%)

1,976 (20.8%)

Production, transportation, material moving

N/A

2,437 (21.2%)

1,699 (17.9%)

Data come from the 1990 and 2000 Census and the 2013 American Community Survey.