Edison Park, Chicago

human settlement in Cook County, Illinois, United States of America

Edison Park (formerly Canfield) is one of the 77 community areas of Chicago, in North Side, Chicago, Illinois.

It is made up entirely of the Edison Park neighborhood, and is named after Thomas Edison,[1] who gave his blessing to this community namesake in 1890.

According to the 2000 Census, its population is 11,259. Edison Park has one of the highest concentrations of Irish ancestry in Chicago, where they make up over three-fourths of the neighborhood's population.


  1. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 114.