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Illinois; Chicago city, Illinois

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Illinois
Chicago city, Illinois
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 12,671,821 2,693,976
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 12,671,821 2,693,976
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 12,831,572 2,695,652
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.2% -0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 12,830,632 2,695,598
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.2%
21.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.1%
12.0%
Female persons, percent
50.9%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.8%
49.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
14.6%
30.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.9%
6.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
17.5%
29.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.8%
32.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 595,185 71,067
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 14.0% 20.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,388,066 X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 66.0% 45.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $187,200 $246,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,668 $1,929
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $626 $686
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $984 $1,077
Building permits, 2019 20,524 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 4,830,038 1,056,118
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.59 2.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.1% 84.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 23.0% 36.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 88.3% 85.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 80.6% 75.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 88.9% 84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 34.1% 38.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.1% 6.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.1%
11.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.1% 66.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.3% 62.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 27,937,381 8,996,441
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 83,431,778 20,064,843
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 281,037,755 26,503,402
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 295,456,992 33,134,983
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 166,634,514 22,627,328
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,942 $8,335
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 29.0 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $63,575 $55,198
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $34,463 $34,775
Persons in poverty, percent
12.1%
19.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 320,965 X
Total employment, 2018 5,524,630 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 313,199,314 X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.5% X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 996,670 X
All firms, 2012 1,135,017 291,007
Men-owned firms, 2012 609,648 147,997
Women-owned firms, 2012 417,500 123,632
Minority-owned firms, 2012 311,684 140,109
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 795,129 142,470
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 89,110 19,747
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,006,885 263,026
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 231.1 11,841.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 55,518.93 227.63
FIPS Code 17 1714000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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