Chicago Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Chicago?

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There are 2,699,347 residents in Chicago, with a median age of 34.8. Of this, 48.56% are males and 51.44% are females. US-born citizens make up 77.95% of the resident pool in Chicago, while non-US-born citizens account for 11.32%. Additionally, 10.73% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 2,265,863 people in Chicago currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 2,699,347 -0.4%
Male Population 1,310,878 -0.5%
Female Population 1,388,469 -0.2%
Male population 48.56%
Female population 51.44%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.8 0.6%
Citizen US Born 2,104,116 0.2%
Citizen not US Born 305,520 0.7%
Not Citizen 289,711 -5.1%
Citizen US Born 77.95%
Citizen not US Born 11.32%
Not Citizen 10.73%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 19,529 -10.5%
Moved from Same County 301,876 -0.2%
Moved from Same State 21,132 -4.8%
Moved from Different State 56,795 3.4%
Same House as Last Year 2,265,863 -0.3%
Moved from Abroad 0.73%
Moved from Same County 11.33%
Moved from Same State 0.79%
Moved from Different State 2.13%
Same House as Last Year 85.02%

What are the employment statistics in Chicago?

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White-collar workers make up 82.6% of the working population in Chicago, while blue-collar employees account for 17.4%. There are also 112,379 entrepreneurs in Chicago (8.25% of the workforce); 932,241 workers employed in private companies (68.46%); and 161,808 people working in governmental institutions (11.88%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 1,124,763 1.4%
Blue Collar 236,869 -3.5%
White Collar 82.6%
Blue Collar 17.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 112,379 4.9%
Private Companies 932,241 -0.9%
Governmental Workers 161,808 3.5%
Not for Profit Companies 155,204 3.2%
Self Employees 8.25%
Private Companies 68.46%
Governmental Workers 11.88%
Not for Profit Companies 11.4%

How many households are there in Chicago?

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There are a total of 1,081,143 households in Chicago, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 52.33% of these Chicago households, while non-family units account for the remaining 47.67%. Additionally, 25.36% of households have children and 74.64% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 1,081,143 1.3%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.6%
Family Households 565,754 -0.2%
Non-family Households 515,389 3.1%
Family Households 52.33%
Non-family Households 47.67%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 274,229 -2.2%
Households without Children 806,914 2.6%
Households with Children 25.36%
Households without Children 74.64%

What are the median and average incomes in Chicago?

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The average annual household income in Chicago is $94,733, while the median household income sits at $62,097 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $76,444, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $66,118. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $35,213 and $35,843, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $94,733 4.4%
Median Household Income $62,097 6.6%
People below Poverty Level 450,887 -6.1%
People above Poverty Level 2,159,660 0.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Chicago?

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There are 1,217,686 housing units in Chicago, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1951. Of the 1,081,143 occupied housing units in Chicago, 45.35% are owner-occupied, while 54.65% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 65.92% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $284,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,282 per month in Chicago.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,217,686 0.3%
Median Year Built 1951 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 490,973 -3.3%
Built between 1940 and 1949 109,384 -3.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 147,443 1.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 120,031 2.1%
Built between 1970 and 1979 93,923 2.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 57,953 12.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 62,416 5.9%
Built between 2000 and 2009 95,407 -1.8%
Built in 2010 or Later 40,156 26.0%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 1,081,143 1.3%
Owner Occupied 490,295 2.1%
Renter Occupied 590,848 0.7%
Owner Occupied 45.35%
Renter Occupied 54.65%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 323,199 1.1%
Without Mortgage 167,096 4.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $284,100 4.2%
Median Value without Mortgage $236,800 3.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,282 3.3%
With Mortgage 65.92%
Without Mortgage 34.08%

What is the level of education in Chicago?

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Approximately 29.96% of the population in Chicago holds a high school degree (that's 643,170 residents), while 19.53% have attained a college certificate (429,585 locals) and 23.47% have a bachelor's degree (503,868 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 135,945 -5.5%
Some High School 643,170 -2.5%
Some College 429,585 -0.9%
Associate Degree 118,573 -0.9%
Bachelor's Degree 503,868 3.9%
Graduate Degree 325,961 5.5%
No High School 6.33%
Some High School 29.96%
Some College 19.53%
Associate Degree 5.52%
Bachelor's Degree 23.47%
Graduate Degree 15.18%

What is the marital status of Chicago residents?

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A total of 1,085,932 people in Chicago have never been married (which represents 48.61% of the total population), while 848,562 of them are wedded (37.98%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 52,248 (2.34%) and 182,799 (8.18%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,085,932 -0.1%
Married 848,562 0.7%
Separated 52,248 1.1%
Widowed 116,665 -0.3%
Divorced 182,799 -1.1%
Never Married 48.61%
Married 37.98%
Separated 2.34%
Widowed 5.22%
Divorced 8.18%

What are the most common means of transportation in Chicago?

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The top three means of transportation people in Chicago use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 743,432 residents commute by car, 162,884 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 81,472 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 743,432 -1.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 162,884 -7.6%
Subway or Elevated 21,883 N/A
Railroad 1,911 -7.3%
Ferryboat 179 29.7%
Bicycle 20,370 -10.2%
Motorcycle 901 -13.7%
TaxiCab 12,102 7.8%
Walk 81,472 -6.1%

What is the median and average household income in Chicago by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
60601 14,513 8,046 $109,625.00 $197,328.00
60602 1,596 977 $226,276.00 $352,835.00
60603 1,186 644 $140,125.00 $223,495.00
60604 729 437 $58,558.00 $136,690.00
60605 30,950 16,266 $109,194.00 $153,980.00
60606 3,204 2,327 $121,982.00 $177,715.00
60607 30,306 13,532 $103,173.00 $133,202.00
60608 80,011 26,211 $57,183.00 $75,778.00
60609 60,551 21,967 $40,324.00 $55,404.00
60610 40,954 24,277 $95,994.00 $153,502.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 60601 60602 60603 60604 60605 60606 60607 60608 60609 60610 60611 60612 60613 60614 60615 60616 60617 60618 60619 60620 60621 60622 60623 60624 60625 60626 60628 60629 60630 60631 60632 60633 60634 60636 60637 60638 60639 60640 60641 60642 60643 60644 60645 60646 60647 60649 60651 60652 60653 60654 60655 60656 60657 60659 60660 60661 60706

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