StatisticChicago HeightsIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)2,97722891
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Chicago Heights is 1206% 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
  • In Chicago Heights 0.11% of the population is Asian

Compare Chicago Heights, IL Demographics


      Chicago Heights population breakdown by race

      RaceChicago HeightsIllinoisNational
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Chicago Heights age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Chicago Heights, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).