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Illinois; Chicago city, Illinois

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Table

Illinois
Chicago city, Illinois
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
14.7%
29.2%
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
12,582,032
NA
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
12,686,469
2,696,555
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
12,812,545
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
12,812,545
2,747,231
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-1.8%
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.0%
-1.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 12,812,508 2,746,388
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 12,830,632 2,695,598
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.1%
20.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.6%
12.8%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.3%
45.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
14.7%
29.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.1%
6.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
7.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.0%
28.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
60.0%
33.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 537,552 65,817
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 14.1% 20.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 5,440,401 X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 66.5% 45.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $212,600 $277,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,781 $2,097
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $681 $749
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $1,097 $1,209
Building permits, 2021 19,658 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 4,930,255 1,112,581
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.54 2.41
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 87.9% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 23.2% 35.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 92.6% 91.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 86.9% 84.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 89.9% 86.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 36.2% 41.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 7.5% 7.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.2%
10.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 65.1% 67.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 60.6% 63.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 35,314,396 12,308,450
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 97,626,131 22,877,074
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 51,368,341 19,271,130
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 173,473,922 23,313,046
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $13,574 $8,601
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 28.7 34.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $72,563 $65,781
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $39,571 $41,821
Persons in poverty, percent
12.1%
17.1%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 318,689 X
Total employment, 2020 5,545,538 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 329,401,329 X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.3% X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 994,233 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 247,995 50,497
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 154,799 30,205
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 48,832 10,807
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 39,363 11,729
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 191,216 33,170
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 12,166 1,861
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 215,646 42,885
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 230.8 12,059.8
Population per square mile, 2010 231.1 11,841.8
Land area in square miles, 2020 55,513.18 227.73
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., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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