Chicago, IL 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 2,742,119 residents in Chicago, with a median age of 35.1. Of this, 48.79% are males and 51.21% are females. US-born citizens make up 78% of the resident pool in Chicago, while non-US-born citizens account for 11.44%. Additionally, 10.56% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 2,314,446 people in Chicago currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 2,742,119 1.6%
Male Population 1,337,959 2.1%
Female Population 1,404,160 1.1%
Male population 48.79%
Female population 51.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 35.1 0.9%
Citizen US Born 2,138,922 1.6%
Citizen not US Born 313,714 2.7%
Not Citizen 289,483 -0.1%
Citizen US Born 78%
Citizen not US Born 11.44%
Not Citizen 10.56%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 19,397 -0.7%
Moved from Same County 297,812 -1.4%
Moved from Same State 21,399 1.3%
Moved from Different State 56,286 -0.9%
Same House as Last Year 2,314,446 2.1%
Moved from Abroad 0.72%
Moved from Same County 10.99%
Moved from Same State 0.79%
Moved from Different State 2.08%
Same House as Last Year 85.42%

What are the employment statistics in Chicago?

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White-collar workers make up 82.86% of the working population in Chicago, while blue-collar employees account for 17.14%. There are also 115,300 entrepreneurs in Chicago (8.35% of the workforce); 939,054 workers employed in private companies (67.98%); and 167,928 people working in governmental institutions (12.16%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 1,144,626 1.8%
Blue Collar 236,746 -0.1%
White Collar 82.86%
Blue Collar 17.14%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 115,300 2.6%
Private Companies 939,054 0.7%
Governmental Workers 167,928 3.8%
Not for Profit Companies 159,090 2.5%
Self Employees 8.35%
Private Companies 67.98%
Governmental Workers 12.16%
Not for Profit Companies 11.52%

How many households are there in Chicago?

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There are a total of 1,112,581 households in Chicago, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 51.67% of these Chicago households, while non-family units account for the remaining 48.33%. Additionally, 25.11% of households have children and 74.89% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 1,112,581 2.9%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.2%
Family Households 574,825 1.6%
Non-family Households 537,756 4.3%
Family Households 51.67%
Non-family Households 48.33%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 279,359 1.9%
Households without Children 833,222 3.3%
Households with Children 25.11%
Households without Children 74.89%

What are the median and average incomes in Chicago?

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The average annual household income in Chicago is $100,347, while the median household income sits at $65,781 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $80,511, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $70,298. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $38,038 and $38,118, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $100,347 5.9%
Median Household Income $65,781 5.9%
People below Poverty Level 452,234 0.3%
People above Poverty Level 2,204,363 2.1%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Chicago?

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There are 1,252,478 housing units in Chicago, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1951. Of the 1,112,581 occupied housing units in Chicago, 45.64% are owner-occupied, while 54.36% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 65.46% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $295,400. In general, housing costs reach $1,348 per month in Chicago.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,252,478 2.9%
Median Year Built 1951 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 505,167 2.9%
Built between 1940 and 1949 110,469 1.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 147,862 0.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 120,561 0.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 96,843 3.1%
Built between 1980 and 1989 59,757 3.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 63,548 1.8%
Built between 2000 and 2009 99,935 4.8%
Built between 2010 and 2019 47,981 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 355 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 1,112,581 2.9%
Owner Occupied 507,809 3.6%
Renter Occupied 604,772 2.4%
Owner Occupied 45.64%
Renter Occupied 54.36%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 332,397 2.9%
Without Mortgage 175,412 5.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $295,400 4.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $244,200 3.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,348 5.2%
With Mortgage 65.46%
Without Mortgage 34.54%

What is the level of education in Chicago?

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Approximately 29.55% of the population in Chicago holds a high school degree (that's 645,211 residents), while 19.25% have attained a college certificate (437,161 locals) and 23.61% have a bachelor's degree (515,362 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 137,046 0.8%
Some High School 645,211 0.3%
Some College 437,161 1.8%
Associate Degree 122,913 3.7%
Bachelor's Degree 515,362 2.3%
Graduate Degree 342,319 5.0%
No High School 6.28%
Some High School 29.55%
Some College 19.25%
Associate Degree 5.63%
Bachelor's Degree 23.61%
Graduate Degree 15.68%

What is the marital status of Chicago residents?

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A total of 1,110,942 people in Chicago have never been married (which represents 48.88% of the total population), while 859,915 of them are wedded (37.84%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 53,156 (2.34%) and 187,774 (8.26%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,110,942 2.3%
Married 859,915 1.3%
Separated 53,156 1.7%
Widowed 114,071 -2.2%
Divorced 187,774 2.7%
Never Married 48.88%
Married 37.84%
Separated 2.34%
Widowed 5.02%
Divorced 8.26%

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 743,250 residents commute by car, 149,561 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 79,134 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 743,250 -0.0%
Bus or TrolleyBus 149,561 -8.2%
Subway or Elevated 19,480 N/A
Railroad 1,960 2.6%
Ferryboat 136 -24.0%
Bicycle 20,048 -1.6%
Motorcycle 855 -5.1%
TaxiCab 11,586 -4.3%
Walk 79,134 -2.9%

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 14,804 8,787 $123,115.00 $230,208.00
60602 1,142 581 $235,666.00 $352,103.00
60603 1,275 734 $114,394.00 $216,301.00
60604 687 401 $67,938.00 $141,925.00
60605 32,077 17,467 $112,162.00 $155,935.00
60606 3,298 2,388 $130,196.00 $184,168.00
60607 29,990 13,169 $109,634.00 $145,285.00
60608 83,689 27,804 $61,490.00 $79,170.00
60609 61,861 22,402 $43,048.00 $60,982.00
60610 42,422 24,654 $99,246.00 $158,855.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 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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