Far North Side
West Ridge remained relatively rural for most of the nineteenth century, not experiencing accelerated population growth until after 1920. West Ridge continued to grow steadily during the 1930s.
The increasing population resulted in more housing units with the building of larger multiunit structures. After the end of World War II and a final population surge, the population of West Ridge began to level off by the 1970s. Since then West Ridge has become a popular destination for many ethnic groups, such as Jews, Middle Easterners, Indians, Pakistanis, and Koreans.
Approximately forty-six percent of the current 72,000 people living in West Ridge were not native born. The area is home to Devon Ave, also popularly known as “Little India”.
information courtesy of Moody Publishers
"Chicago Neighborhood Prayer Guide" by Dr. John Fuder with Elizabeth Koenig
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