West Loop ZIP Code Has Highest Concentration of Millennials in the U.S.

Posted by Sam Tarara on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 at 9:18am.

Chicago’s West Loop is widely considered one of the trendiest places to call home right now, and according to a new study, it’s also earned the label of having the highest concentration of millennials of any urban ZIP code in the country. 

According to U.S. Census data from 2016, three out of four residents in the West Loop’s 60661 ZIP code are millennials, the generation born between 1983 and 2000.

This particular part of the West Loop mostly occupies the eastern portion of the neighborhood, stretching from West Kinzie Street to the north down to West Van Buren Street to the south, and North Halsted Street to the west over to South Canal Street to the east. 

Just three other ZIP codes in the U.S. had 70% or more residents who were millennials at the time of the analysis, which include 19127 (Philadelphia), 10005 (New York), and 02113 (Boston). 

Also noted is that the largest number of millennials living in a Chicago ZIP code call Lakeview home (60657), but the tally of 41,450 only represents about 59 percent of that ZIP code’s population.

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