Chicago Heights demographics profile

StatisticChicago HeightsIllinoisNational
Population30,34912,851,684318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,97722291
Median age34.037.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)44%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%44%43%
Speak English73%77%79%
Speak Spanish25%13%13%
Chicago Heights, IL has a population of 30,349 and is the 1,404th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,977 per sq mi which is 1239% higher than the Illinois average and 3186% higher than the national average. The median age in Chicago Heights is 34 which is approximately 9% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Chicago Heights, 44% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 73% speak English and 25% speak Spanish. 75% of Chicago Heights residents were born in Illinois, 13% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Chicago Heights is 1239% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Chicago Heights is 9% lower than Illinois.
  • In Chicago Heights 36.69% of the population is White.
  • In Chicago Heights 42.27% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Chicago Heights 0.11% of the population is Asian.

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Chicago Heights population breakdown by race

RaceChicago HeightsIllinoisNational
White36.69%72.14%73.35%
Black or African American42.27%14.30%12.63%
Asian0.11%5.10%5.22%
American Indian0.24%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.49%2.34%3.06%
Other race18.20%5.86%4.75%
In Chicago Heights, 32.6% 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 Heights, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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