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Roseland

Roseland, on the far South Side, once enjoyed the prosperity that came with a booming industrial economy, from the railway coach construction in nearby Pullman to the steel mills and other manufacturers to the east that once attracted highly skilled craftsmen and laborers.  But in the 1960s, those fortunes began to fade as the rail car business collapsed and the steel industry entered a long period of decline. Many businesses and residents left. But Roseland's holding on.

Population

Population (2010) 49,317 down nearly 10% from 2000
Racial/ethnic makeup (2010) 96% African American  

Housing

Total occupied units (2010) 15,874 down 9% from 2000
Owner occupied units (2010) 10,840 down 4% from 2000

Income

Median household income (2010) $46,582 up 17% from 2000
Percentage above $50,000 (2010) 45% 25% above $75,000
Setting Anchors in Pullman, Roseland
Super Walmart, Kroc Community Center and restored historic district redefine South Side neighborhoods
Historic Gately Stadium Reopens After Sweeping Renovation
The Chicago Public Schools and new CEO Jean-Claude Brizard (at lectern) played major roles in renovating Gately Stadium.
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