Illinois Demographic Data

Illinois Demographic Summary

  • Population: 12,875,255
  • Area: 57,916.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 55,518.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 2,398.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 222.30 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 827.43 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Illinois Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
6,549,560
50.9%
50.8
Male
6,310,440
49.1%
49.2
Total Population
12,860,000
 
 

Illinois Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
779,666
6.1% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
821,924
6.4% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
845,577
6.6% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
857,029
6.7% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
893,861
7.0% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
1,773,210
13.8% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
1,672,600
13.0% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
1,744,770
13.6% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
876,726
6.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
766,402
6.0% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
1,040,210
8.1% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
540,245
4.2% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
247,774
1.9% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
9,899,810
77.0%
77.1
Female
5,098,140
51.5%
51.4%
Male
4,801,670
48.5%
48.6%
21 Years and over
9,374,360
72.9%
72.9
62 Years and over
2,267,190
17.6%
18.3
65 Years and over
1,828,220
14.2%
14.9
Female
1,036,970
56.7%
55.9%
Male
791,259
43.3%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
38

Illinois Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
12,564,500
97.7% 
96.9
White
9,238,680
71.8% 
73.1
Black or African American
1,844,620
14.3% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
28,792
0.2% 
0.8
Asian
674,236
5.2% 
5.4
Asian Indian
228,127
1.8% 
1.2
Chinese
134,673
1.0% 
1.3
Filipino
121,425
0.9% 
0.9
Japanese
17,724
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
54,289
0.4% 
0.5
Vietnamese
29,719
0.2% 
0.5
Other Asian
88,279
0.7% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
4,514
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
1,302
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
2,309
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
511
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
392
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
773,685
6.0% 
4.8
Two or More Races
295,465
2.3% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
2,171,990
16.9% 
17.6
Mexican
1,735,420
13.5% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
187,159
1.5% 
1.7
Cuban
26,621
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
222,784
1.7% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
10,688,000
83.1% 
82.4

Illinois Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
456,567
5.3% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
535,035
6.2% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
2,314,190
26.7% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
1,804,600
20.8% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
698,002
8.1% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
1,757,700
20.3% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
1,095,840
12.7% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
991,602
11.5%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
7,670,332
88.6%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
2,853,540
33.0%
30.6

Illinois Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
3,695,270
35.5%
33.5
Now Married
4,933,980
47.4%
47.5
Divorced
1,009,096
9.7%
11.0
Separated
174,401
1.7%
2.1
Widowed
600,083
5.8%
5.8

Illinois Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
9,300,140
77.0%
78.5%
Languages other than english
2,780,190
23.0%
21.5%
Spanish
1,633,640
13.5%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
663,758
5.5%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
357,196
3.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
125,588
1.0%
1.0%

Illinois Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
326,699
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
205,213
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
468,079
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
437,431
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
605,144
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
839,453
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
607,475
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
703,444
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
292,932
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
308,653
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
59,588
 
55,775
Per capita income
31,867
 
29,979

Illinois Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
69,182
1.1%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
568,748
9.2%
9.8
Construction
330,560
5.3%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
1,404,790
22.7%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
453,233
7.3%
6.5
Information
118,002
1.9%
2.1
Manufacturing
761,364
12.3%
10.3
Other services except public administration
286,454
4.6%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
725,420
11.7%
11.3
Public administration
226,038
3.6%
4.6
Retail trade
681,449
11.0%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
376,442
6.1%
5.1
Wholesale trade
194,841
3.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
456,875
7.4%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
2,322,480
37.5%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
865,479
14.0%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
1,469,220
23.7%
23.6
Service occupations
1,082,460
17.5%
18.0

Illinois Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
6,094,830
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
4,485,040
73.6%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
482,647
7.9%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
566,654
9.3%
5.2
Walked
185,404
3.0%
2.8
Other means
106,649
1.7%
1.8
Worked at home
268,434
4.4%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
29.0
 
26.0

Illinois Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
518,219
10.8%
8.9
1 vehicles
1,696,240
35.4%
33.5
2 vehicles
1,729,390
36.1%
37.2
3 or more
850,674
17.7%
20.3

Illinois Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
4,794,520
90.2%
87.7
Owner Occupied
3,129,640
65.3%
63.0
Renter Occupied
1,664,880
34.7%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
523,095
9.8%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
2
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Illinois Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
5,317,620
1 room
151,018
2.8%
2.3
2 rooms
113,755
2.1%
2.5
3 rooms
421,977
7.9%
9.0
4 rooms
847,035
15.9%
16.6
5 rooms
1,065,870
20.0%
20.0
6 rooms
953,009
17.9%
17.9
7 rooms
638,074
12.0%
12.1
8 rooms
468,478
8.8%
8.5
9 rooms or more
658,401
12.4%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Illinois Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
5,317,620
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
3,110,920
58.5%
61.4
1-unit, attached
308,730
5.8%
5.8
2-units
305,049
5.7%
3.7
3 or 4 units
354,088
6.7%
4.5
5 to 9 units
344,041
6.5%
4.8
10 to 19 units
202,371
3.8%
4.6
20 or more units
555,846
10.5%
8.8
Mobile home
135,038
2.5%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,538
0.0%
0.1

Illinois Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
1,166,700
21.9%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
345,717
6.5%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
674,511
12.7%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
629,049
11.8%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
771,526
14.5%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
470,134
8.8%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
585,709
11.0%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Illinois Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
3,764,430
78.5%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
191,916
4.0%
4.7
Electricity
749,605
15.6%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
7,685
0.2%
5.1
Coal or coke
884
0.0%
0.1
Wood
22,839
0.5%
2.0
Solar energy
844
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
25,289
0.5%
0.5
No fuel used
31,029
0.6%
1.2

Illinois Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
2,013,020
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
23,041
1.1%
11.0%
$2,500 to $2,999
150,153
7.5%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
202,955
10.1%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
283,077
14.1%
4.1%
$500 to $999
349,418
17.4%
42.7%
$1,500 to 1,999
458,585
22.8%
$1,000 to 1,499
545,789
27.1%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
865,903
43.2%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
331,617
16.5%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
221,811
11.1%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
143,727
7.2%
7.3%
35.0% or more
441,520
22.0%
22.3%
Not Computed
8,440
NR
NR

Illinois Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
1,592,980 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
436,893
27.4%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
162,365
10.2%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
54,272
3.4%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
19,254
1.2%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
15,976
1.0%
1.5%
$500 to $999
721,802
45.3%
42.7%
Less than $500
182,420
11.5%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
71,900
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
936
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
207,778
13.5%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
202,324
13.1%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
199,255
12.9%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
173,824
11.3%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
132,159
8.6%
9.2%
35.0% or more
627,082
40.7%
41.4%
Not Computed
122,460
NR
NR

Illinois Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
3,129,640
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
204,632
6.5%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
494,324
15.8%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
516,733
16.5%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
512,550
16.4%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
638,663
20.4%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
499,607
16.0%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
209,003
6.7%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
54,129
1.7%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
180,300
 
194,500
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