During the 2001-2002 school year, one-fifth of all students with non-relative guardians were enrolled in 32 of the city’s 600 public schools. These schools were located in poor, predominantly black community areas on the city’s South and West sides.

Note: Figures are for 1999 per capita income. Children with non-relative guardians include foster children.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Chicago Public Schools, Consortium on Chicago School Research; analyzed by The Chicago Reporter.