Chicago, IL Demographic Data

Chicago, IL Summary

Chicago is located in Cook County in Illinois
  • Population: 2,714,844
  • Area: 234.11 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 227.64 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 6.48 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 11,596.24 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 596.78 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Chicago, IL Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
1,391,920
52%
50.8
Male
1,313,050
49%
49.2
Total Population
2,704,960
 
323,128,000

Chicago, IL Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
173,753
6.4% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
156,386
5.8% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
153,295
5.7% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
158,427
5.9% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
207,541
7.7% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
532,349
19.7% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
380,384
14.1% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
329,292
12.2% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
156,428
5.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
138,354
5.1% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
184,359
6.8% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
94,906
3.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
39,491
1.5% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
2,130,800
78.8%
77.2
Female
1,111,490
52.2%
51.3
Male
1,019,300
47.8%
48.7
21 Years and over
2,030,230
75.1%
73.1
62 Years and over
396,137
14.6%
18.8
65 Years and over
318,756
11.8%
15.2
Female
186,468
58.5%
55.8
Male
132,288
41.5%
44.2
Median Age (years)
34
0.0%
0.0

Chicago, IL Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
2,630,580
97.3% 
96.8
White
1,309,580
48.4% 
72.6
Black or African American
802,457
29.7% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
8,551
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
172,298
6.4% 
5.4
Asian Indian
41,731
1.5% 
1.2
Chinese
55,096
2.0% 
1.3
Filipino
27,532
1.0% 
0.9
Japanese
5,689
0.2% 
0.2
Korean
11,334
0.4% 
0.4
Vietnamese
9,414
0.3% 
0.6
Other Asian
21,502
0.8% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,261
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
157
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
254
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
482
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
368
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
336,428
12.4% 
5.1
Two or More Races
74,385
2.7% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
803,476
29.7% 
17.8
Mexican
612,139
22.6% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
96,804
3.6% 
1.7
Cuban
10,565
0.4% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
83,968
3.1% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
1,901,490
70.3% 
82.2

Chicago, IL Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
142,286
7.7% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
147,083
7.9% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
420,335
22.7% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
325,695
17.6% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
105,742
5.7% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
431,945
23.3% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
282,477
15.2% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
289,369
15.6%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
1,566,194
84.5%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
714,422
38.5%
31.2

Chicago, IL Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,093,288
49.2%
33.7%
Now Married
777,456
35.0%
47.5
Divorced
185,181
8.3%
11.0%
Separated
50,519
2.3%
2.0
Widowed
115,087
5.2
5.8%

Chicago, IL Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
1,601,080
63.3%
78.4%
Languages other than english
930,134
36.7%
21.6%
Spanish
635,085
25.1%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
153,731
6.1%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
98,352
3.9%
3.5%
Other Languages
42,966
1.7%
1.1%

Chicago, IL Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
107,863
10.2%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
56,938
5.4%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
112,332
10.7%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
91,641
8.7%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
126,949
12.0%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
165,933
15.7%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
116,164
11.0%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
136,276
12.9%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
64,537
6.1%
5.8
$200,000 or more
75,353
7.1%
6.4
Median household income
53,006
 
57,617
Per capita income
33,122
 
31,128

Chicago, IL Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
1,980
0.1%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
156,947
11.7%
9.8
Construction
50,197
3.7%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
304,557
22.6%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
107,626
8.0%
6.6
Information
28,704
2.1%
2.1
Manufacturing
108,373
8.0%
10.1
Other services except public administration
66,648
4.9%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
219,200
16.3%
11.4
Public administration
56,657
4.2%
4.6
Retail trade
114,243
8.5%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
98,341
7.3%
5.2
Wholesale trade
33,502
2.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
65,318
4.8%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
546,769
40.6%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
175,870
13.1%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
288,358
21.4%
23.3%
Service occupations
270,660
20.1%
18.1%

Chicago, IL Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,318,960
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
650,966
49.4%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
100,864
7.6%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
371,493
28.2%
5.1
Walked
86,842
6.6%
2.7
Other means
47,413
3.6%
1.8
Worked at home
61,382
4.7%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
35.0
 
26.6

Chicago, IL Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
290,034
27.5%
8.7
1 vehicles
451,083
42.8%
33.2
2 vehicles
235,736
22.4%
37.1
3 or more
77,133
7.3%
21.0

Chicago, IL Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,053,990
87.7%
87.6
Owner Occupied
460,612
43.7%
63.1
Renter Occupied
593,374
56.3%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
147,746
12.3%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
3
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
5
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.8
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.3
0.0%
2.5

Chicago, IL Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,201,730
1 room
69,980
5.8%
2.4
2 rooms
56,080
4.7%
2.7
3 rooms
166,911
13.9%
9.1
4 rooms
244,791
20.4%
16.5
5 rooms
263,247
21.9%
19.8
6 rooms
193,430
16.1%
17.8
7 rooms
89,821
7.5%
12.0
8 rooms
52,572
4.4%
8.6
9 rooms or more
64,900
5.4%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Chicago, IL Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,201,730
 
 
1-unit, detached
314,317
26.2%
61.5
1-unit, attached
39,941
3.3%
5.9
2-units
176,704
14.7%
3.6
3 or 4 units
179,773
15.0%
4.4
5 to 9 units
146,106
12.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
47,024
3.9%
4.4
20 or more units
295,829
24.6%
9.0
Mobile home
1,483
0.1%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
555
0.0%
0.1

Chicago, IL Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
504,186
42.0%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
110,906
9.2%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
150,462
12.5%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
128,417
10.7%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
86,170
7.2%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
51,517
4.3%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
53,588
4.5%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
90,994
7.6%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
15,805
1.3%
2.8%
2014 or later
9,687
0.8%
1.4%

Chicago, IL Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
856,506
81.3%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
14,231
1.4%
4.7
Electricity
155,757
14.8%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
855
0.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
388
0.0%
0.1
Wood
191
0.0%
1.9
Solar energy
183
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
9,196
0.9%
0.5
No fuel used
16,679
1.6%
1.1

Chicago, IL Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
313,924
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
1,551
0.5%
1.6%
$500 to $999
26,705
8.5%
20.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
31,773
10.1%
7.0%
$3,000 or more
43,469
13.8%
10.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
52,044
16.6%
11.8%
$1,000 to $1,499
74,737
23.8%
28.8%
$1,500 to $1,999
83,645
26.6%
20.1%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
124,884
40.0%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
43,135
13.8%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
34,173
10.9%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
23,069
7.4%
7.0%
35.0% or more
86,882
27.8%
21.3%
Not Computed
1,781
0.0%
0.0%

Chicago, IL Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
579,436 
 
41,631,300 
$3,000 or more
8,843
1.5%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
11,989
2.1%
1.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
30,525
5.3%
4.4%
Less than $500
60,088
10.4%
10.7%
$1,500 to $1,999
79,059
13.6%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
173,400
29.9%
28.3%
$500 to $999
215,532
37.2%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
13,938
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
1,034
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
68,613
12.2%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
80,530
14.4%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
74,165
13.2%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
60,935
10.9%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
48,766
8.7%
9.0%
35.0% or more
227,674
40.6%
40.7%
Not Computed
32,691
0.0%
0.0%

Chicago, IL Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
460,612
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
12,994
2.8%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
35,014
7.6%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
60,617
13.2%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
72,667
15.8%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
107,943
23.4%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
101,706
22.1%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
54,734
11.9%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
14,937
3.2%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
243,900
 
205,000
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