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Chicago is in the state of Illinois, United States of America. Chicago is home to 0.85 percent of the United States population, making it one of the most populous cities. There are 296 neighborhoods, a vast network of streets in Chicago.

You may find demographics, education information about Chicago, as well as a list of nearby locations, further down this page.
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Demographics

Total Population

  • Chicago
  • US
Total Population chart statistics
Total 2,722,5862,722,586 321,004,407321,004,407
Chicago has a total of 2,722,586 citizens as per 2017 US Census data. This equates to 0.85% of the total 321,004,407 citizens of the United States of America.
Detailed statistics for total population is shown in the table below:
Total Population Chicago US
Total 2,722,586
0.8% of US
321,004,407
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Gender

  • Chicago
  • US
Gender chart statistics
Male 48.1%48.1% 51.9%51.9%
Female 48.8%48.8% 51.2%51.2%
According to 2017 US Census statistics figures, Chicago has 1,071,842 male residents (48.1 percent) and 1,156,362 female citizens (51.9 percent). In comparison, the proportions of United States of America citizens are: 48.8% male and 51.2% female.
The data table for gender is as follows:
Gender Chicago US
Male 1,071,842
48.1% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
126,850,422
48.8%
Female 1,156,362
51.9% of Chicago,
0.9% of US
133,142,237
51.2%
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Income

  • Chicago
  • US
Income per Household chart statistics
< $10k 10.3%10.3% 6.7%6.7%
$10k - $25k 16.4%16.4% 14.6%14.6%
$25k - $40k 13.4%13.4% 14%14%
$40k - $60k 14.6%14.6% 16.2%16.2%
$60k - $100k 19.8%19.8% 22.3%22.3%
$100k - $125k 7.8%7.8% 8.6%8.6%
$125k - $150k 4.9%4.9% 5.4%5.4%
$150k - $200k 5.8%5.8% 5.8%5.8%
> $200k 7.1%7.1% 6.3%6.3%
According to 2017 US Census statistics, the most common family income levels in Chicago are: $60 000 to $99 999 (19.8 percent), $10 000 to $24 999 (16.4 percent) and $40 000 to $59 999 (14.6 percent).
The income data table is as follows:
Income Chicago US
Total 1,046,789
100% of Chicago,
0.9% of US
118,825,921
100%
< $10k 107,687
10.3% of Chicago,
1.4% of US
7,942,251
6.7%
$10k - $25k 171,466
16.4% of Chicago,
1% of US
17,406,019
14.6%
$25k - $40k 140,602
13.4% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
16,663,066
14%
$40k - $60k 152,652
14.6% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
19,261,515
16.2%
$60k - $100k 206,904
19.8% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
26,454,560
22.3%
$100k - $125k 81,270
7.8% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
10,273,788
8.6%
$125k - $150k 51,278
4.9% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
6,428,069
5.4%
$150k - $200k 60,954
5.8% of Chicago,
0.9% of US
6,931,136
5.8%
> $200k 73,976
7.1% of Chicago,
1% of US
7,465,517
6.3%
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Median Age

  • Chicago
  • US
Median Age chart statistics
Total 34.134.1 37.837.8
Male 33.433.4 36.536.5
Female 34.834.8 39.139.1
Chicago average male age is 33.4 and average female age 34.8 as per 2017 US census data. In comparison, the average male age in the United States of America is 33.4, while the average female age is 34.8.
The median age data table is as follows:
Median Age Chicago US
Total 34.1 37.8
Male 33.4 36.5
Female 34.8 39.1
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Age Groups

  • Chicago
  • US
Age Groups chart statistics
<18 years 21.5%21.5% 22.9%22.9%
18 - 24 years 10.4%10.4% 9.7%9.7%
25 - 34 years 19.6%19.6% 13.7%13.7%
35 - 49 years 20.1%20.1% 19.2%19.2%
50 - 64 years 16.7%16.7% 19.6%19.6%
65 - 84 years 10.2%10.2% 13%13%
>85 years 1.4%1.4% 1.9%1.9%
According to 2017 US Census statistics, the major age groups in Chicago are: < 18 (21.5 percent), 35 - 49 (20.1 percent), and 25 - 34 (19.6 percent).
Age groups statistics is shown in the table below:
Age Groups Chicago US
Total 2,722,586
100% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
321,004,407
100%
<18 years 586,516
21.5% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
73,601,279
22.9%
18 - 24 years 282,149
10.4% of Chicago,
0.9% of US
31,131,484
9.7%
25 - 34 years 534,074
19.6% of Chicago,
1.2% of US
44,044,173
13.7%
35 - 49 years 547,572
20.1% of Chicago,
0.9% of US
61,618,015
19.2%
50 - 64 years 454,773
16.7% of Chicago,
0.7% of US
62,877,067
19.6%
65 - 84 years 278,222
10.2% of Chicago,
0.7% of US
41,590,866
13%
>85 years 39,280
1.4% of Chicago,
0.6% of US
6,141,523
1.9%
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Marital Status

  • Chicago
  • US
Marital Status chart statistics
Married 37.4%37.4% 50.2%50.2%
Never Married 49%49% 33.1%33.1%
Divorced 8.4%8.4% 10.9%10.9%
Widowed 5.2%5.2% 5.8%5.8%
According to the 2017 US Census statistics, the most common marital statuses in Chicago are: Never married (49 percent) and Now married (37.4 percent).
Following is the data table for marital status statistics:
Marital Status Chicago US
Total 2,228,204
100% of Chicago,
0.9% of US
259,992,659
100%
Married 833,300
37.4% of Chicago,
0.6% of US
130,528,964
50.2%
Never Married 1,091,561
49% of Chicago,
1.3% of US
86,087,136
33.1%
Divorced 186,613
8.4% of Chicago,
0.7% of US
28,212,237
10.9%
Widowed 116,730
5.2% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
15,164,322
5.8%
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Education

  • Chicago
  • US
Education Level chart statistics
No Schooling 1.9%1.9% 1.4%1.4%
Unifinished High-school 14.3%14.3% 11.2%11.2%
High-school Diploma 20.1%20.1% 23.3%23.3%
GED or alt. creds 2.8%2.8% 4%4%
Unfinished College 17.7%17.7% 20.8%20.8%
Associate's degree 5.7%5.7% 8.3%8.3%
Bachelor's degree 22.3%22.3% 19.1%19.1%
Master's degree 10.5%10.5% 8.4%8.4%
Professional School degree 3%3% 2%2%
Doctorate degree 1.6%1.6% 1.4%1.4%
According to 2017 US Census statistics, the most common household education levels in Chicago are: Bachelor's degree (22.3%), High-school Diploma (20.1%) and Unfinished College (17.7%).
Education statistics is shown in the table below:
Education Chicago US
No Schooling 34,816
1.9% of Chicago,
1.1% of US
3,121,238
1.4%
Unifinished High-school 265,580
14.3% of Chicago,
1.1% of US
24,315,876
11.2%
High-school Diploma 372,269
20.1% of Chicago,
0.7% of US
50,496,716
23.3%
GED or alt. creds 52,523
2.8% of Chicago,
0.6% of US
8,596,896
4%
Unfinished College 328,340
17.7% of Chicago,
0.7% of US
44,935,834
20.8%
Associate's degree 105,812
5.7% of Chicago,
0.6% of US
17,917,481
8.3%
Bachelor's degree 413,937
22.3% of Chicago,
1% of US
41,377,068
19.1%
Master's degree 195,487
10.5% of Chicago,
1.1% of US
18,154,808
8.4%
Professional School degree 56,361
3% of Chicago,
1.3% of US
4,393,328
2%
Doctorate degree 28,796
1.6% of Chicago,
1% of US
2,962,399
1.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Chicago
  • US
Languages Spoken chart statistics
English only 64%64% 78.7%78.7%
Spanish 24.4%24.4% 13.2%13.2%
Other Indo-European 6.1%6.1% 3.6%3.6%
Asian and Pacific 3.9%3.9% 3.5%3.5%
Other Languages 1.6%1.6% 1%1%
According to 2017 US Census statistics, the most commonly spoken languages in Chicago are only English (64 percent), Spanish (24.4 percent) and Other Indo-European (6.1 percent).
The languages spoken data table is as follows:
Languages Spoken Chicago US
Total 2,544,106
100% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
301,150,892
100%
English only 1,627,115
64% of Chicago,
0.7% of US
236,929,699
78.7%
Spanish 621,293
24.4% of Chicago,
1.6% of US
39,769,281
13.2%
Other Indo-European 155,979
6.1% of Chicago,
1.4% of US
10,907,675
3.6%
Asian and Pacific Islands 98,802
3.9% of Chicago,
0.9% of US
10,409,087
3.5%
Other Languages 40,917
1.6% of Chicago,
1.3% of US
3,135,150
1%
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Ethnic Diversity

  • Chicago
  • US
Ethnic Diversity chart statistics
White 49.1%49.1% 73%73%
African American 30.5%30.5% 12.7%12.7%
American Indian 0.3%0.3% 0.8%0.8%
Asian 6.2%6.2% 5.4%5.4%
Hawaiian & Pacific 0%0% 0.2%0.2%
Two+ ethnicities 2.6%2.6% 3.1%3.1%
Other 11.2%11.2% 4.8%4.8%
As per 2017 US census data Chicago dominant ethnic diversity groups are: White (49.1%), African American (30.5%) and Other (11.2%).
The data table for ethnic diversity is as follows:
Ethnic Diversity Chicago US
Total 2,722,586
100% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
321,004,407
100%
White 1,337,911
49.1% of Chicago,
0.6% of US
234,370,202
73%
African American 830,626
30.5% of Chicago,
2% of US
40,610,815
12.7%
American Indian & Alaska Native 7,723
0.3% of Chicago,
0.3% of US
2,632,102
0.8%
Asian 169,458
6.2% of Chicago,
1% of US
17,186,320
5.4%
Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 841
0% of Chicago,
0.1% of US
570,116
0.2%
Two or more ethnicities 71,500
2.6% of Chicago,
0.7% of US
10,081,044
3.1%
Other 304,527
11.2% of Chicago,
2% of US
15,553,808
4.8%
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Household Types

  • Chicago
  • US
Household Types chart statistics
Family Households 53.9%53.9% 65.9%65.9%
Non-family Households 46.1%46.1% 34.1%34.1%
Chicago family households are 53.9% and non-family households 46.1% as per 2017 US census data. In comparison United States of America family households contains 65.9% and non-family households 34.1%.
Detailed statistics for household types is shown in the table below:
Household Types Chicago US
Total 1,046,789
100% of Chicago,
0.9% of US
118,825,921
100%
Family households,
Married-couple family
342,844
32.8% of Chicago,
0.6% of US
57,459,352
48.4%
Family households,
Other family
221,366
21.1% of Chicago,
1.1% of US
20,839,351
17.5%
Family households,
Other family,
Male householder no wife present
54,520
5.2% of Chicago,
0.9% of US
5,747,150
4.8%
Family households,
Other family,
Female householder no husband present
166,846
15.9% of Chicago,
1.1% of US
15,092,201
12.7%
Nonfamily households,
Householder living alone
383,720
36.7% of Chicago,
1.2% of US
32,863,560
27.7%
Nonfamily households,
Householder not living alone
98,859
9.4% of Chicago,
1.3% of US
7,663,658
6.4%
Family Households 564,210
53.9% of Chicago,
0.7% of US
78,298,703
65.9%
Non-family Households 482,579
46.1% of Chicago,
1.2% of US
40,527,218
34.1%
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Employment Industries

  • Chicago
  • US
Employment Industries chart statistics
Agriculture 0.1%0.1% 1.3%1.3%
Construction 3.9%3.9% 6.4%6.4%
Manufacturing 8.3%8.3% 10.3%10.3%
Wholesale 2.4%2.4% 2.7%2.7%
Retail 8.9%8.9% 11.4%11.4%
Utilities 0.5%0.5% 0.8%0.8%
Information 2.3%2.3% 2.1%2.1%
Finance & Insurance 6%6% 4.6%4.6%
Real Estate 2.3%2.3% 1.9%1.9%
Sci & Tech Services 10.9%10.9% 6.9%6.9%
Company Management 0.1%0.1% 0.1%0.1%
Administrative Services 5%5% 4.3%4.3%
Educational Services 9.5%9.5% 9.3%9.3%
Health Care 13.3%13.3% 13.8%13.8%
Arts & Entertainment 2.4%2.4% 2.2%2.2%
Accommodation & Food Services 8.9%8.9% 7.5%7.5%
Public Administration 4.1%4.1% 4.7%4.7%
Other Services 5%5% 4.9%4.9%
As per 2017 US census data Chicago dominant household income ranges are: Health care and social assistance (13.3%), Professional scientific and technical services (10.9%), Educational services (9.5%) and Retail trade (8.9%).
Following is the data table for employment industries statistics:
Employment Industries Chicago US
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 1,644
0.1% of Chicago,
0.1% of US
1,958,431
1.3%
Construction 51,813
3.9% of Chicago,
0.5% of US
9,564,541
6.4%
Manufacturing 109,533
8.3% of Chicago,
0.7% of US
15,477,389
10.3%
Wholesale 31,657
2.4% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
4,042,867
2.7%
Retail 116,541
8.9% of Chicago,
0.7% of US
17,167,000
11.4%
Utilities 5,995
0.5% of Chicago,
0.5% of US
1,257,353
0.8%
Information 30,172
2.3% of Chicago,
1% of US
3,173,300
2.1%
Finance & Insurance 79,134
6% of Chicago,
1.1% of US
7,001,182
4.6%
Real Estate 29,668
2.3% of Chicago,
1% of US
2,907,138
1.9%
Scientific & Technical Services 142,824
10.9% of Chicago,
1.4% of US
10,416,745
6.9%
Company Management 1,764
0.1% of Chicago,
1.2% of US
144,719
0.1%
Administrative & Waste Management Services 65,880
5% of Chicago,
1% of US
6,439,693
4.3%
Educational Services 125,327
9.5% of Chicago,
0.9% of US
13,931,235
9.3%
Health Care & Social Assistance 174,754
13.3% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
20,850,113
13.8%
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 31,459
2.4% of Chicago,
1% of US
3,283,165
2.2%
Accommodation & Food Services 116,508
8.9% of Chicago,
1% of US
11,303,481
7.5%
Public Administration 53,604
4.1% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
7,025,870
4.7%
Other Services 65,375
5% of Chicago,
0.9% of US
7,371,226
4.9%
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Means of Transportation

  • Chicago
  • US
Means of Transportation chart statistics
Car, Truck or Van 59.8%59.8% 89.9%89.9%
Public Transportation 29.6%29.6% 5.4%5.4%
Walk 7%7% 2.9%2.9%
Motorcycle or Bicycle 3.6%3.6% 1.9%1.9%
As per 2017 US census data Chicago dominant types of transportation to work are: Car truck or van (59.8%).
Following is the data table for means of transportation statistics:
Means of Transportation Chicago US
Car, Truck or Van 735,291
59.8% of Chicago,
0.6% of US
127,053,717
89.9%
Public Transportation 363,149
29.6% of Chicago,
4.8% of US
7,607,907
5.4%
Walk 86,271
7% of Chicago,
2.1% of US
4,049,337
2.9%
Taxicab, Motorcycle, Bicycle or Other 43,940
3.6% of Chicago,
1.6% of US
2,693,671
1.9%
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Time of Commute

  • Chicago
  • US
Time of Commute to Work chart statistics
< 10 mins 4.8%4.8% 12.7%12.7%
10-15 mins 7.1%7.1% 13.6%13.6%
15-20 mins 9.4%9.4% 15.3%15.3%
20-25 mins 12.2%12.2% 14.6%14.6%
25-30 mins 5.7%5.7% 6.4%6.4%
30-35 mins 19.2%19.2% 13.7%13.7%
35-45 mins 10.8%10.8% 6.8%6.8%
45-50 mins 14.7%14.7% 8.1%8.1%
> 60 mins 16.2%16.2% 8.9%8.9%
As per 2017 US census data Chicago dominant travel time to work ranges are: 30-35 minutes, > 60 minutes and 45-50 minutes.
Time of commute statistics is shown in the table below:
Time of Commute Chicago US
< 10 mins 58,717
4.8% of Chicago,
0.3% of US
17,921,724
12.7%
10-15 mins 86,781
7.1% of Chicago,
0.5% of US
19,241,335
13.6%
15-20 mins 114,915
9.4% of Chicago,
0.5% of US
21,633,308
15.3%
20-25 mins 150,367
12.2% of Chicago,
0.7% of US
20,585,782
14.6%
25-30 mins 69,433
5.7% of Chicago,
0.8% of US
8,998,679
6.4%
30-35 mins 236,331
19.2% of Chicago,
1.2% of US
19,345,968
13.7%
35-45 mins 132,897
10.8% of Chicago,
1.4% of US
9,634,261
6.8%
45-50 mins 180,045
14.7% of Chicago,
1.6% of US
11,464,394
8.1%
> 60 mins 199,165
16.2% of Chicago,
1.6% of US
12,579,181
8.9%
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