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Chicago is the most populous state of Illinois state of United States of America. Chicago remains the third largest city in the U.S, behind New York and Los Angeles. The Chicago has one of the world's largest and most diversified economies. Chicago population in 2021 is expected to be 2.7 Million with an area of 227.63 square miles (589.56 sq km). The Chicago area has one of the highest gross domestic products (GDP) in the world, census data show the Chicago city lost population for the fourth consecutive year from 2015 to 2019. Chicago was first explored in 1673 by the French explorers and in 1833 and Chicago was incorporated as a town and city in 1837. The median household income is $55,198, employment rate is 60.7% and poverty rate is 19.5%.

Below is the Chicago, Illinois population by year:
YearPopulationChange %
20102,697,529
20112,708,2090.40
20122,719,7350.43
20132,726,7720.26
20142,728,5240.06
20152,726,215-0.08
20162,718,946-0.27
20172,713,067-0.22
20182,705,994-0.26
20192,693,976-0.44
20202,746,3881.95
2021 *2,740,043-0.24
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census updated

Chicago city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearChicago Population
19504,999,060
19555,446,571
19606,062,709
19656,545,222
19707,027,629
19757,149,482
19807,204,464
19857,271,298
19907,340,756
19957,743,425
20008,231,764
20058,434,217
20108,585,288
20118,615,834
20158,739,108
2020*8,861,640
2025*8,984,226
2035*9,750,228
Source: population.un.org/wpp/, 1950 to 2035 Chicago city Population(UA)

Chicago Metropolitan

Chicago City(2020)Chicago UA(2020)
Population 2.6 million9.86 million
Area227.63 sq mi28,120 sq km
Rank3 (US)3 (CSA)
Source : CSA Maps, CSA
The Greater Chicago or Chicago metropolitan area, commonly referred as Chicagoland or Chicagoland. The Chicago area (Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI CSA) is the third-largest metropolitan area in the United States. The Chicago-Naperville CSA consists regions of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Kankakee(Illinois) and Michigan City-La Porte(Indiana). The Chicago-Naperville-Elgin consists of Cook County, DeKalb County, DuPage County, Grundy County, Kankakee County, Kane County, Kendall County, McHenry County and Will County.


Chicago Population Ranking & Density

Chicago is the third largest city in the United states by rank, According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, Chicago population in 2020 is expected to be 2.74 Million, According to 2018 U.S Census estimates, 6.5% of Chicago population are under 5 years, 78.8% are above 18 years and older, 12% are 65 years and older people. Civilian Veterans are 71,067, Veterans by Sex in Chicago city are 92.1% are Male and 7.9% are Female. The population of below 5 years is 1,75,962, 18 years and above are 21,41,930, 65 years and over are 3,26,982. 71,067 are Veterans.

The distinct urban areas of Aurora, Joliet, Elgin and Waukegan were absorbed into the Chicago UA. According to the United Nations Urban Agglomeration Prospects report, Chicago UA population in 2020 is 8,861,640 (8.86 Million) with covering an area of 10,856 square miles (28,120 sq km) that includes 14 counties in the U.S. states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Chicago Voting age Population
18 and over population of Chicago city are 1,848,388 Total housing units are 12,08,839 in Chicago city, out of these 874,520 are Male Voters and 973,868 are Female Voters.

U.S Census 2018 population according to Race are, 1,344,088 are White Americans, followed by 818,875 Black or African American, 8,158 are American Indian and Alaska Native out of these 694 are Cherokee tribals, 532 are Chippewa tribals, 60 are Navajo ad 106 Sioux tribal people.

Total Asian population is 175,109, out of these 38,870 are Asian Indians, 56,676 are Chinese, 30,973 are Filipino, 4,341 Japanese, 12,092 Korean, 9,628 Vietnamese and 22,529 are Other Asian nationals.

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander are 741 persons, out of these 247 are Native Hawaiian, 212 are Guamanian or Chamorro, 158 are Samoan, 124 are other Pacific Islanders. Total Hispanic/Latino are 788,140, out of these, 586,355 are Mexicans, 102,241 are Puerto Ricans and 9,244 are Cubans.


Chicago Language demographics

In terms of languages spoken at home, 64% speak English only, 24.4% speak Spanish, 6.1% speak Indo-European languages, 4% speak Asian and Pacific Islander languages and 1.6% are others.

1,615,380 Speak only English, 625,708 speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, 11,338 French (incl. Patois, Cajun), 1,858 French Creole, 6,704 Italian, 2,256 Portuguese or Portuguese Creole, 6,771 German, 719 Yiddish, 779 Other West Germanic languages, 795 Scandinavian languages, 6,910 Greek, 8,099 Russian, 49,464 Polish, 11,168 Serbo-Croatian, 9,095 Other Slavic languages, 457 Armenian, 1,881 Persian.

Statistics of Indian language speakers are, 5,053 speak Gujarati, 7,887 Hindi, 9,629 Urdu, 6,310 Other Indic languages, 11,264 Other Indo-European languages.

People from mid and east asia language speakers are, 44,590 speak Chinese, 2,851 Japanese, 7,708 Korean, 956 Mon-Khmer, Cambodian, 64 Hmong, 2,431 Thai, 231 Laotian, 21,561 Tagalog, 6,666 Vietnamese and 7,859 Other Asian languages.

1,516 speak other Pacific Island languages, 317 Other Native North American languages, 936 Hungarian, 13,655 Arabic, 1,857 Hebrew, 16,134 African language and 5,142 Other and unspecified languages.


Chicago Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Chicago by age is 2,693,959, out of these 1,311,431 are male, 1,382,528 are female, The sex ratio of Chicago is 95. The median age of the Chicago population is 35.2, Chicago population by age are, under 18 years is 555,424, 16 years and over is 2,197,345, 18 years and over is 2,138,535, 21 years and over is 2,044,096, 65 years and over is 451957. 48.7% are male, 51.3% are female, 20.6% are under 18 years old, 81.6% are 16 years and over, 79.4% are 18 years and over, 75.9% are 21 years and over, 13.5% are 65 years and over. There are total 1,218,078 housing units, The voting population of Chicago are 1,872,121, out of these 888,786 are male voters, 983,335 are female voters, 47.5% are male,52.5% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -5162,7976.0%
5 - 9146,1825.4%
10 - 14157,2025.8%
15 - 19153,0675.7%
20 - 24184,0936.8%
25 - 34533,70719.8%
35 - 44390,59414.5%
45 - 54313,98011.7%
55 - 59144,9735.4%
60 - 64144,7355.4%
65 - 74207,4457.7%
75 - 84107,9254.0%
85 and over47,2591.8%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates


Chicago Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Chicago by race are:

White Population

White population in Chicago, Illinois are 1,369,124, percentage wise they are 50.8 percent.

Black Population

Black population in Chicago, Illinois are 782,431, Percentage wise they are 29.0 percent of people. African American refers to black population in Chicago, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Chicago are 188,904 7.0 percent in total population, out of these 38,387 are Asian Indians, 66,490 are Chinese, 29,157 are Filipinos, 6,297 are Japanese, 10,495 are Korean, 9,637 are Vietnamese and 28,441 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Chicago, Illinois are 776,290. Percentage wise they are 28.8, out of these 568,935 are Mexican people, 97,758 are Puerto Ricans, 7,890 are Cubans, and 101,707 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

The racial makeup was 52.8% Non-Latino White, 22.1% were Latino, 16.7% were Non-Latino African Americans. 6.4% were Asian population, out of these 1.6% are Chinese, 1.1% are Indians, 1.1% Filipino, 0.4% Korean, 0.3% Pakistani, 0.3% Vietnamese, 0.2% Japanese, 0.1% Thai, Other ethnic groups such as Native Americans and Pacific Islanders are 2.0% of the population. Chicago has a Hispanic or Latino population of 28.9%, out of these 21.4% Mexican, 3.8% Puerto Rican, 0.7% Guatemalan, 0.6% Ecuadorian, 0.3% Cuban, 0.3% Colombian, 0.2% Honduran, 0.2% Salvadoran, 0.2% Peruvian.

Population by Race2,693,959Percent
White1,369,12450.8%
Black or African American782,43129.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native9,5430.4%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population188,9047.0%
Asian Indian38,3871.4%
Chinese66,4902.5%
Filipino29,1571.1%
Japanese6,2970.2%
Korean10,4950.4%
Vietnamese9,6370.4%
Other Asian Population28,441
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,7830.1%
Native Hawaiian1,1240.0%
Guamanian or Chamorro1440.0%
Hispanic or Latino776,29028.8%
Mexican568,93521.1%
Puerto Rican97,7583.6%
Cuban7,8900.3%
Other Hispanic or Latino101,707
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)


Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Chicago native population is 2,146,254, out of these 1,601,206 born in the Illinois state and 498,590 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 547,705, out of these 270,061 are Naturalised US citizen, 59,319 are in Europe, 78,709 in Asia, 14,487 in Africa, 114,855 in Latin America and 2,185 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Chicago are 277,644, out of these 37,794 are from Europe, 65,340 are from Asia, 12,644 from Africa, 158,030 are from Latin America and 2,693 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Native2,146,254
Born in state of residence1,601,206
Born in other state in the United States498,590
Northeast76,976
Midwest0
South180,466
West56,813
Born outside the United States46,458
Puerto Rico24,698
U.S. Island Areas392
Born abroad of American parent(s)21,368
Foreign born
Born outside of United States547,705
Naturalized U.S. citizen270,061
Europe59,319
Asia78,709
Africa14,487
Oceania506
Latin America114,855
Northern America2,185
Foreigner
Not a U.S. citizen277,644
Europe37,794
Asia65,340
Africa12,644
Oceania1,143
Latin America158,030
Northern America2,693
Source: US Census 2019 estimates


Chicago Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Chicago, Illinois are 1,218,078, Occupied housing units are 1,080,345, Rental vacancy rate is 5. Percentage of occupancy is 89, 39.16% of houses are owner occupied and 49.53% of houses are renter occupied in Chicago. There are 25.17 percent of one-unit detached, 3.52 percent of one-units attached, 14.18 percent of two-unit houses, 15.14 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.23 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 3 and average household size of renter occupied is 2. 39.46 percent are available with one vehicle, 18.61 percent are available with two vehicles, 5.98 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 24.64 percent are no vehicles available.

HousingUnits
Total housing units1,218,078
Occupied housing units1,080,345
Occupied housing units percent89
Rental vacancy rate5
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached306,614
1-unit attached42,836
2 units172,703
3 or 4 units184,383
Mobile home2,851
Boat, RV, van, etc.283
Owner-occupied476,993
Renter-occupied603,352
Average household size of owner-occupied unit3
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Chicago Housing Market

The median value of housing in Chicago, Illinois is $275,200, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 1.02 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 2.34 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 3.55 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 5.26 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 9.72 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 10.05 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 5.55 percent are between $500,000 to one million, 1.68 percent are over one million and above.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,00012,403
$50,000 to $99,99928,526
$100,000 to $149,99943,190
$150,000 to $199,99964,055
$200,000 to $299,999118,377
$300,000 to $499,999122,425
$500,000 to $999,99967,601
$1,000,000 or more20,416
Median (dollars)275,200
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Chicago Housing Mortgage

The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $2,007, 0.05 percent of homes pays less than $500 per month, 1.72 percent pay between $500 to $999, 5.02 percent pay between $1,000 to $1,499, 5.89 percent pay between $1,500 to $1,999, 4.63 percent pay between $2,000 to $2,499, 2.91 percent pay between $2,500 to $2,999, 5.34 percent pay between $3,000 or more.

The median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $709, 0.41 percent of homes pay less than $250, 1.13 percent pays between $250 to $399, 3.24 percent pay between $400 to $599, 3.36 percent pays between $600 to $799, 2.01 percent pays between $800 to $999, and 3.38 pays between $1000 or more.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500616
$500 to $99920,902
$1,000 to $1,49961,097
$1,500 to $1,99971,710
$2,000 to $2,49956,353
$2,500 to $2,99935,471
$3,000 or more65,082
Median (dollars)2,007
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $2504,957
$250 to $39913,770
$400 to $59939,455
$600 to $79940,957
$800 to $99924,477
$1,000 or more41,132
Median (dollars)709
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Chicago Rental

Total number of Chicago rental homes or apartments are 603,352, occupied by Renter, The median value of Chicago average rental rate is $ 1,134. 9.94 percent of homes are under $500, 29.15 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 44.21 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 11.37 percent are between $2000 to $3000, and 2.40 percent are above $3000.

        
RentalUnits
Less than $50059,972
$500 to $999175,859
$1,000 to $1,499180,230
$1,500 to $1,99986,495
$2,000 to $2,49944,944
$2,500 to $2,99923,627
$3,000 or more14,499
Median (dollars)1,134
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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