Washington Heights demographics profile

StatisticWashington HeightsChicagoIllinois
Population26,8452,714,01712,851,684
Population density (sq mi)9,36511,938222
Median age42.433.937.4
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a41%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1829%45%44%
Speak Englishn/a64%77%
Speak Spanishn/a25%13%

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  • The population density in Washington Heights is 22% lower than Chicago.
  • The median age in Washington Heights is 25% higher than Chicago.
  • In Washington Heights 1.12% of the population is White.
  • In Washington Heights 96.37% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Washington Heights 0.03% of the population is Asian.

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Washington Heights population breakdown by race

RaceWashington HeightsChicagoIllinois
White1.12%48.69%72.14%
Black or African American96.37%30.95%14.30%
Asian0.03%6.09%5.10%
American Indian0.69%0.29%0.23%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.03%
Mixed race1.24%2.52%2.34%
Other race0.54%11.44%5.86%
In Washington Heights, 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 Washington Heights, Chicago, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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