Some of the socioeconomic data collected in specific to this part of Chicago indicates that there are around 77,000 residents here. The Boulevard itself extends from the southeast end of Chicago to that of the Stevenson Expressway which is a vast area including many communities. However the neighbourhood which is at high risk because of air pollutants and where there is frequent hospitalization because of the asthma state is that of a narrow strip of land. It lies between Dan Ryan Expressway and Lake Michigan. This situation specific to Bronzeville is also the case in most of Chicago suburbs. It can be said that there are significant boulevards where people of good income live. There are strips where people who are at a socioeconomic disadvantage live. The lack of income mainly arises because of the absence of business and service sectors in the area.
There is a high amount of environmental risk as well and the medical service costs are seen to have resulted in increased environmental justice issues. Average income is stated to be around 17,000 USD in 2011 and this is less than the needed to have proper health care access. There are many females headed households observed here and it can be seen that there are single parents here in this context. Therefore while the issue of air pollution here in Chicago is seen to be a cause for health issues, it is not the only one exacerbating the issue. The issue is increased in magnitude because of the equity and equality elements in the urban environment.