Cook County, 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 Cook County?

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There are 5,458,175 residents in Cook County, with a median age of 39.3. Of this, 48.84% are males and 51.16% are females. US-born citizens make up 77.47% of the resident pool in Cook County, while non-US-born citizens account for 12.66%. Additionally, 9.87% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 4,743,590 people in Cook County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 5,458,175 1.6%
Male Population 2,665,731 2.2%
Female Population 2,792,444 1.1%
Male population 48.84%
Female population 51.16%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 39.3 1.3%
Citizen US Born 4,228,561 1.5%
Citizen not US Born 690,925 3.4%
Not Citizen 538,689 0.8%
Citizen US Born 77.47%
Citizen not US Born 12.66%
Not Citizen 9.87%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 34,779 -3.3%
Moved from Same County 478,364 -1.0%
Moved from Same State 54,063 2.5%
Moved from Different State 85,275 0.1%
Same House as Last Year 4,743,590 2.0%
Moved from Abroad 0.64%
Moved from Same County 8.87%
Moved from Same State 1%
Moved from Different State 1.58%
Same House as Last Year 87.91%

What are the employment statistics in Cook County?

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White-collar workers make up 80.87% of the working population in Cook County, while blue-collar employees account for 19.13%. There are also 244,041 entrepreneurs in Cook County (9.03% of the workforce); 1,868,271 workers employed in private companies (69.13%); and 310,529 people working in governmental institutions (11.49%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 2,185,652 1.8%
Blue Collar 517,071 0.3%
White Collar 80.87%
Blue Collar 19.13%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 244,041 3.1%
Private Companies 1,868,271 0.6%
Governmental Workers 310,529 4.0%
Not for Profit Companies 279,882 3.5%
Self Employees 9.03%
Private Companies 69.13%
Governmental Workers 11.49%
Not for Profit Companies 10.36%

How many households are there in Cook County?

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There are a total of 2,111,895 households in Cook County, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 59.66% of these Cook County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 40.34%. Additionally, 28.43% of households have children and 71.57% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 2,111,895 2.4%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.4%
Family Households 1,259,987 1.9%
Non-family Households 851,908 3.3%
Family Households 59.66%
Non-family Households 40.34%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 600,510 2.0%
Households without Children 1,511,385 2.6%
Households with Children 28.43%
Households without Children 71.57%

What are the median and average incomes in Cook County?

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The average annual household income in Cook County is $113,168, while the median household income sits at $75,006 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $84,138, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $87,878. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $47,413 and $51,232, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $113,168 4.5%
Median Household Income $75,006 5.6%
People below Poverty Level 699,960 0.4%
People above Poverty Level 4,611,622 2.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Cook County?

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There are 2,324,294 housing units in Cook County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1965. Of the 2,111,895 occupied housing units in Cook County, 58.2% are owner-occupied, while 41.8% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 63.93% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $275,300. In general, housing costs reach $1,361 per month in Cook County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 2,324,294 2.3%
Median Year Built 1965 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 648,659 3.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 168,433 1.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 339,003 0.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 288,443 0.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 294,292 1.2%
Built between 1980 and 1989 175,937 2.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 160,802 0.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 176,690 2.9%
Built between 2010 and 2019 71,115 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 920 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 2,111,895 2.4%
Owner Occupied 1,229,071 2.8%
Renter Occupied 882,824 2.0%
Owner Occupied 58.2%
Renter Occupied 41.8%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 785,745 2.5%
Without Mortgage 443,326 3.3%
Median Value with Mortgage $275,300 4.0%
Median Value without Mortgage $245,500 4.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,361 3.3%
With Mortgage 63.93%
Without Mortgage 36.07%

What is the level of education in Cook County?

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Approximately 28.68% of the population in Cook County holds a high school degree (that's 1,245,746 residents), while 21.56% have attained a college certificate (936,404 locals) and 22.82% have a bachelor's degree (991,292 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 236,720 0.5%
Some High School 1,245,746 0.4%
Some College 936,404 0.6%
Associate Degree 277,828 2.9%
Bachelor's Degree 991,292 2.6%
Graduate Degree 655,190 5.4%
No High School 5.45%
Some High School 28.68%
Some College 21.56%
Associate Degree 6.4%
Bachelor's Degree 22.82%
Graduate Degree 15.09%

What is the marital status of Cook County residents?

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A total of 1,841,794 people in Cook County have never been married (which represents 40.47% of the total population), while 1,999,914 of them are wedded (43.94%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 87,289 (1.92%) and 382,136 (8.4%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 1,841,794 2.3%
Married 1,999,914 1.5%
Separated 87,289 1.6%
Widowed 240,405 -2.6%
Divorced 382,136 2.0%
Never Married 40.47%
Married 43.94%
Separated 1.92%
Widowed 5.28%
Divorced 8.4%

What are the most common means of transportation in Cook County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Cook County use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 1,766,245 residents commute by car, 168,221 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 102,089 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 1,766,245 -0.8%
Bus or TrolleyBus 168,221 -7.9%
Railroad 3,015 0.7%
Ferryboat 312 1.0%
Bicycle 25,048 -1.4%
Motorcycle 1,295 -6.7%
TaxiCab 14,976 -2.6%
Walk 102,089 -1.3%

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

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
60004 52,344 20,494 $108,890.00 $134,186.00
60005 29,622 12,405 $94,670.00 $118,146.00
60007 33,048 12,745 $89,408.00 $108,430.00
60008 23,191 8,731 $79,857.00 $101,617.00
60010 47,130 16,999 $153,125.00 $202,719.00
60016 62,140 24,144 $73,428.00 $97,352.00
60018 29,161 9,685 $69,834.00 $86,916.00
60022 8,536 3,106 $210,000.00 $343,629.00
60025 42,196 16,088 $106,519.00 $161,153.00
60026 14,206 5,463 $127,663.00 $179,466.00

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.

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