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:   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

Chicago Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
2,693,976

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.3%
5 - 17:
14.6%
18 - 24:
9.9%
25 - 34:
19.9%
35 - 54:
25.9%
55 - 64:
11.0%
Over 65 Years:
12.4%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
5.4%
5.4%
High School Graduates
85.1%
85.1%
College Graduated
39.5%
39.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Chicago
$37,103
$37,103
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Chicago
$58,247
$58,247
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
18.4%

Employment Industries in Chicago

 
Healthcare
13.4%
13.4%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
11.6%
11.6%
Education
9.6%
9.6%
Retail
8.5%
8.5%
Accommodation
8.4%
8.4%
Manufacturing
8.1%
8.1%
Transportation
6.5%
6.5%
Finance
6.0%
6.0%
Other
4.9%
4.9%
Administration
4.9%
4.9%
Public Service
4.1%
4.1%
Construction
4.0%
4.0%
Arts
2.4%
2.4%
Real estate
2.3%
2.3%
Wholesale
2.3%
2.3%
Information Technology
2.2%
2.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
33.3%
33.3%
Black Or African American
29.2%
29.2%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Asian
6.5%
6.5%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.1%
2.1%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
28.8%
28.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
7.5%
7.5%
German
7.3%
7.3%
Polish
5.6%
5.6%
Italian
4.0%
4.0%
English
2.4%
2.4%
Russian
1.0%
1.0%
French
1.0%
1.0%
Swedish
0.9%
0.9%
European
0.8%
0.8%
African
0.7%
0.7%
Greek
0.6%
0.6%
Scottish
0.6%
0.6%
Norwegian
0.6%
0.6%
Ukrainian
0.5%
0.5%
Dutch
0.5%
0.5%
Czech
0.4%
0.4%
Lithuanian
0.4%
0.4%
Romanian
0.4%
0.4%
Eastern European
0.4%
0.4%
Nigerian
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
64.0%
64.0%
Spanish
24.1%
24.1%
Chinese
1.9%
1.9%
Polish
1.9%
1.9%
Langs. of India
1.2%
1.2%
Tagalog
0.8%
0.8%
Slavic languages
0.8%
0.8%
African languages
0.8%
0.8%
Arabic
0.7%
0.7%
French
0.6%
0.6%
Other Indo-European
0.4%
0.4%
Serbo-Croatian
0.4%
0.4%
Vietnamese
0.4%
0.4%
Korean
0.3%
0.3%
Other Asian languages
0.3%
0.3%
Urdu
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.3%
0.3%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
Italian
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Chicago Residents:
20.6%