Chicago demographics profile

StatisticChicagoIllinoisNational
Population2,712,60812,868,747314,107,084
Population density (sq mi)11,91523191
Median age33.437.037.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%55%55%
Speak English64%78%79%
Speak Spanish25%13%13%

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  • The population density in Chicago is 5056% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Chicago is 10% lower than Illinois.
  • In Chicago 48.39% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Chicago 31.85% of the population is African American.
  • In Chicago 5.75% of the population is Asian.

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Chicago population breakdown by race

RaceChicagoIllinoisNational
Caucasian48.39%72.51%73.81%
African American31.85%14.37%12.60%
Asian5.75%4.88%5.00%
American Indian0.27%0.22%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.03%0.03%0.17%
Mixed race2.23%2.16%2.91%
Other race11.48%5.84%4.70%
In Chicago, 28.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Chicago, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.