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Metra logo Rail Station: 79th Street (Chatham)

Overview
Rail Lines:Electric District
Status:year-round
Location:79th St. (near Greenwood St.)
Fare Zone:B
Detailed Metra Fare Structure
Milepost:10.0
Related Web Pages:Electric District Schedule from Metra
Metra Station Page
 
Demographics
Population1/2 mile1 mile
20109,97438,099
201510,30139,086
Change+3.2%+2.5%
2040 (Projected)11,91043,894
 
Employment1/2 mile1 mile
20101,5095,517
20151,5825,730
Change+4.6%+3.7%
2040 (Projected)1,9476,785
The 2010 (base estimate), 2015 (interpolated) and 2040 (projected) population and employment statistics are estimates tabulated by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency of Planning (CMAP). The CMAP statistics are derived from square mile subzones. For more information see: https://datahub.cmap.illinois.gov/dataset/2040-forecast-of-population-households-and-employment
 
Ridership
Ridership Trend
Weekday Boardings:50 (2018 count)
Parking Capacity:7 spaces (2016 count)
Parking Utilization:14%
Mode of Access:36% Walked, 39% Drive Alone, 7% Dropped Off, 4% Carpool, 14% Bus (2016 Survey)
NOTE: 2006 Mode of Access data for this station is not considered reliable because the sample size is too small based on the response pattern. Exercise caution in using that data.
Parking and Access
 
Land Use
Category1/2 mile1 mile
Transportation and Other39%37%
Single-Family Residential22%25%
Multi-Family Residential15%16%
Commercial7%7%
Vacant7%5%
Institutional3%4%
Open Space4%3%
Industrial3%2%
Mixed Use1%1%
Source: CMAP 2010 Land Use Inventory
 
Related Projects
Capital Program:List of Capital Projects
Planning Studies:none
PMO Projects:none
 
Connecting Services
CTA Bus Routes:79 79th accessible
 
Related Jurisdictions
Counties:Cook
Municipalities:Chicago
US Congressional Districts:1 Bobby Rush
Illinois Senate Districts:17 Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
Illinois House Districts:33 Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
County Board Districts:Cook 4
Chicago Wards:8 Michelle A. Harris
Councils of Mayors:Chicago
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