Austin demographics profile

StatisticAustinChicagoIllinois
Population97,0122,714,01712,851,684
Population density (sq mi)13,35511,938222
Median age36.733.937.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Speak Englishn/a64%77%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

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  • The population density in Austin is 12% higher than Chicago.
  • The median age in Austin is 8% higher than Chicago.
  • In Austin 8.25% of the population is White.
  • In Austin 82.37% of the population is African American.
  • In Austin 0.48% of the population is Asian.

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Austin population breakdown by race

RaceAustinChicagoIllinois
White8.25%48.69%72.14%
African American82.37%30.95%14.30%
Asian0.48%6.09%5.10%
American Indian0.14%0.29%0.23%
Native Hawaiian0.07%0.03%0.03%
Mixed race1.02%2.52%2.34%
Other race7.67%11.44%5.86%
In Austin, 29.1% 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 Austin, Chicago, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).