[26], In the Illinois General Assembly, Mount Greenwood is located in the 18th legislative district and represented by Democratic Senator Bill Cunningham, Democratic Representative Frances Ann Hurley and Democratic Representative Kelly M. Mount Greenwood's status as one of the wealthier Chicago community areas is further reflected in a home ownership rate of 87.5% compared to 44.7% rate for Chicago-at-large. Mount Greenwood Heights is an area in Far Southwest Side Chicago,Chicago,Cook County,Illinois with a population of 28,804. [5] Residents were still seeking improvements such as curbs into the 1960s. There are 13,876 male residents living in Mount Greenwood Heights and 14,928 female residents. [3], Land use in Mount Greenwood consists mostly of single family residential housing of which there is 748 acres, most of which was built between 1940 and 1970. [20] The area has historically been predominantly white and Mount Greenwood was the destination for many Chicagoans during the white flight of the latter half of the twentieth century. In 1956, Saint Xavier University moved to Mount Greenwood from the Douglas area. [25] Mount Greenwood had also gone for the Republican candidate in 2012 with 4,908 votes cast for Mitt Romney and 3,983 votes cast for Barack Obama. To overcome this we have computed reasonable estimates of the same statistics that are presented for other the entity types. In the 1970s, a Mount Greenwood civic group, joined two other community groups to file a complaint with the Department of Justice over racial quotas at the Robert Black Mini-Magnet school that allegedly favored minorities. The 1990s brought further improvements. Mount Greenwood has the fourth highest percent of self-reported Irish Americans in the United States, at 46%. [17] The booming Mount Greenwood community was among the neighborhoods identified for park development in the Chicago Park District's Ten Year Plan to provide increased recreational opportunities in post-World War II Chicago. A small number of Mount Greenwood residents work in Mount Greenwood. Throughout these reports we will refer to several racial and ethnic groups, the definitions of which derive from those used by the US Census Bureau. Mount Greenwood has the fourth highest percent of self-reported Irish Americans in the United States, at 46%. [4][3] Despite being annexed by Chicago, the area maintained a character similar to nearby blue collar city-suburbs. Nearly 90% of commuters drive to work.[17]. Race and Hispanic origin in Mount Greenwood as a percentage of the total population, expressed as percentage point difference from Chicago. https://www.niche.com/places-to-live/n/mount-greenwood-chicago-il A refrigerated ice skating rink provides winter recreation. While the term 'Hispanic' is an ethnic, not a racial, designation (and so there exist Hispanic and non-Hispanic people of all races), we conform with the common practice of comparing Hispanics with other racial groups. Greenwood residents are there to stay", "New Agricultural High School Sprouts On Chicago's Last Farm", "The Tallest Fence: Feelings on Race in a White Neighborhood", "Neighborhood Improvements: A New Family Moves In--and A Racial Barrier Silently Falls", "Black Activists 'Boxed In' By Shouting Blue Lives Matter Crowd At Rally", "Black Lives Matter protest in Mt. A parking area is dedicated to Frederick G. Abrams, Sr. a Chicago Alderman and Treasurer of the Village of Mount Greenwood from 1918 to 1927. This is compared to a distribution of 28.8%, 22.8%, 16.1%, 10.7%, 11.3% and 10.3% for Chicago at large. [27], Mount Greenwood has always been in the 19th ward. The area has historically been predominantly white and Mount Greenwood was the destination for many Chicagoans during the white flight of the latter half of the twentieth century. [16] The area has three neighborhoods; Mount Greenwood, Mount Greenwood Heights and Talley's Corner. In the 2016 presidential election, Mount Greenwood was the only community area in the city of Chicago won by Donald Trump. Mount Greenwood, like many other Chicago neighborhoods, has its own branch of the Chicago Public Library. [15] Mount Greenwood is a rarity amongst Chicago community areas as residents, the city and academics largely agree on its boundaries. In 1946, the Mount Greenwood Civic Council urged the acquisition of vacant Board of Education land along 111th Street. [10] Around the same time as the New York Times piece, residents successfully managed to restrict the number of minority students who could attend Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences which at the time had a predominantly black student body. Readers Respond", "Community Demographic Snapshot: Mount Greenwood", "Chicago Community Areas Historical Data", "Mount Greenwood took its name from the green lawns and...", "Chicago's Mt.