Illinois
Demographic Data






Illinois 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:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

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

Illinois Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of Illinois is:
12,671,821

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.0%
5 - 17:
16.6%
18 - 24:
9.3%
25 - 34:
13.9%
35 - 54:
26.0%
55 - 64:
13.0%
Over 65 Years:
15.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
89.2%
89.2%
College Graduated
34.7%
34.7%
Attending College
5.3%
5.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Illinois
$36,038
$36,038
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Illinois
$65,886
$65,886
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
12.5%

Employment Industries in IL

Healthcare
13.7%
13.7%
Manufacturing
12.0%
12.0%
Retail
10.6%
10.6%
Education
9.4%
9.4%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
7.6%
7.6%
Accommodation
7.0%
7.0%
Transportation
5.9%
5.9%
Finance
5.5%
5.5%
Construction
5.3%
5.3%
Other
4.7%
4.7%
Administration
4.1%
4.1%
Public Service
3.7%
3.7%
Wholesale
3.0%
3.0%
Arts
2.1%
2.1%
Information Technology
1.8%
1.8%
Real Estate
1.7%
1.7%
Agriculture
0.9%
0.9%
Utilities
0.7%
0.7%
Management
0.2%
0.2%
Mining
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
61.3%
61.3%
Black Or African American
14.0%
14.0%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Asian
5.4%
5.4%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.0%
2.0%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
17.1%
17.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
17.4%
17.4%
Unclassified
16.7%
16.7%
Irish
11.1%
11.1%
Polish
6.8%
6.8%
Italian
5.8%
5.8%
English
5.4%
5.4%
Swedish
2.0%
2.0%
French
1.7%
1.7%
European
1.3%
1.3%
Dutch
1.2%
1.2%
Norwegian
1.2%
1.2%
Scottish
1.1%
1.1%
Russian
0.9%
0.9%
Czech
0.8%
0.8%
Greek
0.7%
0.7%
Lithuanian
0.6%
0.6%
Scots-Irish
0.6%
0.6%
African
0.5%
0.5%
Ukrainian
0.4%
0.4%
British
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
76.8%
76.8%
Spanish
13.5%
13.5%
Indic languages
1.6%
1.6%
Polish
1.5%
1.5%
Chinese
0.9%
0.9%
Tagalog
0.7%
0.7%
Slavic languages
0.7%
0.7%
Arabic
0.6%
0.6%
Other Asian languages
0.5%
0.5%
Other Indo-European
0.4%
0.4%
African languages
0.4%
0.4%
Gujarathi
0.4%
0.4%
Hindi
0.4%
0.4%
German
0.3%
0.3%
Korean
0.3%
0.3%
French
0.3%
0.3%
Urdu
0.3%
0.3%
Serbo-Croatian
0.3%
0.3%
Vietnamese
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born IL Residents
14.1%