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
1,400,540
52%
50.8
Male
1,320,020
49%
49.2
Total Population
2,720,560
 
321,419,000

Chicago, IL Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
175,597
6.5% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
159,645
5.9% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
154,696
5.7% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
163,308
6.0% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
215,458
7.9% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
530,744
19.5% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
381,231
14.0% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
326,886
12.0% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
161,966
6.0% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
134,863
5.0% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
183,491
6.7% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
94,264
3.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
38,407
1.4% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
2,137,470
78.6%
77.1
Female
1,108,820
51.9%
51.4
Male
1,028,650
48.1%
48.6
21 Years and over
2,027,870
74.5%
72.9
62 Years and over
394,966
14.5%
18.3
65 Years and over
316,162
11.6%
14.9
Female
184,386
58.3%
55.9
Male
131,776
41.7%
44.1
Median Age (years)
34
NR
NR

Chicago, IL Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
2,650,930
97.4% 
96.9
White
1,316,930
48.4% 
73.1
Black or African American
844,768
31.1% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
8,982
0.3% 
0.8
Asian
168,744
6.2% 
5.4
Asian Indian
33,335
1.2% 
1.2
Chinese
60,276
2.2% 
1.3
Filipino
31,203
1.1% 
0.9
Japanese
3,719
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
9,542
0.4% 
0.5
Vietnamese
10,020
0.4% 
0.5
Other Asian
20,649
0.8% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
689
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
310,823
11.4% 
4.8
Two or More Races
69,623
2.6% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
785,725
28.9% 
17.6
Mexican
585,557
21.5% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
95,462
3.5% 
1.7
Cuban
10,453
0.4% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
94,253
3.5% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
1,934,830
71.1% 
82.4

Chicago, IL Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
155,635
8.4% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
139,178
7.5% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
436,156
23.6% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
329,361
17.8% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
112,943
6.1% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
404,544
21.8% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
274,035
14.8% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
294,813
15.9%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
1,557,039
84.1%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
678,579
36.6%
30.6

Chicago, IL Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
1,108,492
49.7%
33.5%
Now Married
772,752
34.6%
47.5
Divorced
182,583
8.2%
11.0%
Separated
53,633
2.4%
2.1
Widowed
113,158
5.1
5.8%

Chicago, IL Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
1,619,600
63.6%
78.5%
Languages other than english
925,356
36.4%
21.5%
Spanish
629,641
24.7%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
152,474
6.0%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
102,843
4.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
40,398
1.6%
1.0%

Chicago, IL Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
109,844
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
57,888
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
126,140
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
101,319
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
122,794
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
161,031
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
115,900
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
130,860
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
56,611
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
70,842
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
50,702
 
55,775
Per capita income
31,641
 
29,979

Chicago, IL Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
3,441
0.3%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
144,384
11.0%
9.8
Construction
52,114
4.0%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
298,537
22.7%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
109,820
8.4%
6.5
Information
30,384
2.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
113,497
8.6%
10.3
Other services except public administration
61,958
4.7%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
207,275
15.8%
11.3
Public administration
54,251
4.1%
4.6
Retail trade
121,654
9.3%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
82,584
6.3%
5.1
Wholesale trade
33,031
2.5%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
69,088
5.3%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
522,780
39.8%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
162,884
12.4%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
297,788
22.7%
23.6%
Service occupations
260,390
19.8%
18.0%

Chicago, IL Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,284,520
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
636,110
49.5%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
97,198
7.6%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
363,322
28.3%
5.2
Walked
86,276
6.7%
2.8
Other means
43,500
3.4%
1.8
Worked at home
58,114
4.5%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
35.0
 
26.0

Chicago, IL Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
278,691
26.5%
8.9
1 vehicles
473,495
45.0%
33.5
2 vehicles
230,283
21.9%
37.2
3 or more
70,760
6.7%
20.3

Chicago, IL Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,053,230
87.6%
87.7
Owner Occupied
461,487
43.8%
63.0
Renter Occupied
591,742
56.2%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
149,036
12.4%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
3
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

Chicago, IL Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,202,260
1 room
73,581
6.1%
2.3
2 rooms
54,225
4.5%
2.5
3 rooms
153,040
12.7%
9.0
4 rooms
237,595
19.8%
16.6
5 rooms
271,842
22.6%
20.0
6 rooms
204,748
17.0%
17.9
7 rooms
92,209
7.7%
12.1
8 rooms
49,007
4.1%
8.5
9 rooms or more
66,018
5.5%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 

Chicago, IL Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
1,202,260
 
 
1-unit, detached
308,558
25.7%
61.4
1-unit, attached
43,217
3.6%
5.8
2-units
178,483
14.8%
3.7
3 or 4 units
185,057
15.4%
4.5
5 to 9 units
141,097
11.7%
4.8
10 to 19 units
51,768
4.3%
4.6
20 or more units
291,126
24.2%
8.8
Mobile home
2,863
0.2%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
96
0.0%
0.1

Chicago, IL Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
522,701
43.5%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
119,058
9.9%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
138,453
11.5%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
115,331
9.6%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
83,757
7.0%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
47,080
3.9%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
57,537
4.8%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
102,784
8.5%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
11,920
1.0%
2.5%
2014 or later
3,644
0.3%
0.5%

Chicago, IL Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
868,931
82.5%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
11,370
1.1%
4.7
Electricity
144,277
13.7%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
1,926
0.2%
5.1
Coal or coke
106
0.0%
0.1
Wood
511
0.0%
2.0
Solar energy
214
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
9,147
0.9%
0.5
No fuel used
16,747
1.6%
1.2

Chicago, IL Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
313,199
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
1,362
0.4%
1.5%
$500 to $999
24,247
7.7%
20.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
28,270
9.0%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
44,770
14.3%
9.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
56,106
17.9%
11.8%
$1,000 to 1,499
77,084
24.6%
29.2%
$1,500 to 1,999
81,360
26.0%
20.3%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
112,786
36.2%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
48,079
15.4%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
33,593
10.8%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
24,999
8.0%
7.3%
35.0% or more
92,104
29.6%
22.3%
Not Computed
1,638
NR
NR

Chicago, IL Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
575,622 
 
41,410,200 
$3,000 or more
7,483
1.3%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
10,567
1.8%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
26,121
4.5%
4.1%
Less than $500
58,709
10.2%
11.0%
$1,500 to $1,999
68,264
11.9%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
165,916
28.8%
27.9%
$500 to $999
238,562
41.4%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
16,120
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
985
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
66,868
12.1%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
72,214
13.0%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
71,277
12.9%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
61,100
11.0%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
45,362
8.2%
9.2%
35.0% or more
237,344
42.8%
41.4%
Not Computed
37,577
NR
NR

Chicago, IL Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
461,487
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
12,168
2.6%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
38,368
8.3%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
60,134
13.0%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
76,136
16.5%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
105,750
22.9%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
103,661
22.5%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
48,788
10.6%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
16,482
3.6%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
238,500
 
194,500
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