StatisticChicagoIllinoisNational
Population2,714,01712,671,821328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)11,93822891
Median age33.937.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%44%43%
Speak English64%77%79%
Speak Spanish25%13%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Chicago is 5136% higher than Illinois
  • The median age in Chicago is 9% lower than Illinois
  • In Chicago 48.69% of the population is White
  • In Chicago 30.95% of the population is Black
  • In Chicago 6.09% of the population is Asian

Compare Chicago, IL Demographics

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      Chicago population breakdown by race

      RaceChicagoIllinoisNational
      White48.69%72.14%73.35%
      Black30.95%14.30%12.63%
      Asian6.09%5.10%5.22%
      American Indian0.29%0.23%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.03%0.03%0.18%
      Mixed race2.52%2.34%3.06%
      Other race11.44%5.86%4.75%
      In Chicago, 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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Chicago age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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