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Chicago city, Illinois

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Chicago city, Illinois
Households, 2014-2018 1,056,118
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,693,976
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 2,695,652
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 2,695,598
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 71,067
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 20.6%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 45.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $246,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,929
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $686
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,077
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 1,056,118
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 84.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 36.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 85.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 75.9%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 84.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 38.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 6.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 66.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,996,441
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 20,064,843
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 26,503,402
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 33,134,983
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 22,627,328
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,335
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 35.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $55,198
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $34,775
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 291,007
Men-owned firms, 2012 147,997
Women-owned firms, 2012 123,632
Minority-owned firms, 2012 140,109
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 142,470
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 19,747
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 263,026
Population per square mile, 2010 11,841.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 227.63
FIPS Code 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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