Gold Coast

Gold Coast boasts lively beaches, internationally-renowned boutiques, incredible cuisine, and vibrant nightlife, as well as beautiful parks and attractions.

Welcome to Gold Coast

When you reach the Gold Coast, you know you have arrived. In one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in America, you’ll find some of the city’s most famous residents and the world-class real estate they call home.

Within one square mile, the Gold Coast boasts lively beaches, internationally-renowned boutiques, incredible cuisine, and vibrant nightlife, as well as beautiful parks and attractions.

Residents live among the best experiences the city has to offer – a venture down Michigan Avenue, a day at the beach, shopping along Oak Street, dinner at an award-winning restaurant, or cocktails with a view atop the building formerly known as the Hancock Tower.

From the stately mansions on Astor Street to the magnificent high-rises overlooking the lake, the Gold Coast features a surprising variety of housing choices. In addition to the historic apartment buildings that line Lake Shore Drive, there are walk-ups, townhomes, and a number of contemporary high-rises with all the modern amenities.

​​​​​​​For those heading to work downtown, their “commute” is a quick journey down Michigan Avenue or an even faster ride on a CTA bus or train.

Overview for Gold Coast, IL

42,422 people live in Gold Coast, where the median age is 32.8 and the average individual income is $93,795. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

42,422

Total Population

32.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$93,795

Average individual Income

Around Gold Coast, IL

There's plenty to do around Gold Coast, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
90
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
84
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Starting Strength Chicago, Luna Y Cielo Play Cafe, and Leblon Fitness Club.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.18 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.32 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.94 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.71 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.11 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Gold Coast, IL

Gold Coast has 24,654 households, with an average household size of 1.63. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Gold Coast do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 42,422 people call Gold Coast home. The population density is 38,139.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

42,422

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32.8

Median Age

47.92 / 52.08%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
24,654

Total Households

1.63

Average Household Size

$93,795

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Gold Coast, IL

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The following schools are within or nearby Gold Coast. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ogden Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 9th
3/5
CICS - Quest North Campus
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Salazar Elementary Bilingual Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Payton College Preparatory High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Skinner North Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 9th
5/5
Franklin Elementary Fine Arts Center
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Manierre Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 9th
1/5
Noble St Charter-The Noble Academy
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
10th - 12th
No rating available
Lincoln Park Preschool And Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Skinner Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
The Latin School Of Chicago
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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