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Chicago Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Chicago Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
2,746,388

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.1%
5 - 17:
14.3%
18 - 24:
9.8%
25 - 34:
20.1%
35 - 54:
25.9%
55 - 64:
11.1%
Over 65 Years:
12.7%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
High School Graduates
College Graduated
5.3%
5.3%
85.9%
85.9%
41.1%
41.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Chicago
USA
$39,068
$39,068
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Chicago
USA
$62,097
$62,097
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
17.3%

Employment Industries in Chicago

 
Healthcare
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Education
Retail
Accommodation
Manufacturing
Transportation
Finance
Administration
Other
Public Service
Construction
Arts
Real estate
Information Technology
Wholesale
13.9%
13.9%
12.2%
12.2%
9.6%
9.6%
8.2%
8.2%
7.9%
7.9%
7.8%
7.8%
6.5%
6.5%
6.1%
6.1%
4.9%
4.9%
4.9%
4.9%
4.1%
4.1%
4.0%
4.0%
2.4%
2.4%
2.3%
2.3%
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
Asian
Other Race / Two or More Races
American Indian and Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
33.3%
33.3%
28.8%
28.8%
28.6%
28.6%
6.8%
6.8%
2.4%
2.4%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
German
Polish
Italian
English
Russian
Swedish
French
European
African
Scottish
Norwegian
Greek
Ukrainian
Dutch
Czech
Eastern European
Nigerian
Lithuanian
Romanian
7.4%
7.4%
7.4%
7.4%
5.5%
5.5%
3.9%
3.9%
2.7%
2.7%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
1.0%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Chinese
Polish
Langs. of India
Slavic languages
Tagalog
African languages
Arabic
French
Other Indo-European
Serbo-Croatian
Vietnamese
Korean
Other Asian languages
Urdu
German/Yiddish
Russian
Native American languages
Italian
64.5%
64.5%
23.7%
23.7%
2.0%
2.0%
1.9%
1.9%
1.2%
1.2%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.8%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Chicago Residents:
20.3%