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Chicago city, Illinois

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Table

Chicago city, Illinois
Households, 2016-2020 1,081,143
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
2,696,555
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
2,747,231
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 2,746,388
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 2,695,598
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.7%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
47.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
29.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
5.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
28.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
33.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 66,833
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 20.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 45.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $267,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $715
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,154
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 1,081,143
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.44
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 85.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 35.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 90.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 82.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 85.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 41.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 67.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 12,308,450
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 22,877,074
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 19,271,130
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 23,313,046
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $8,601
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 34.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $62,097
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $39,068
Persons in poverty, percent
17.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 50,497
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 30,205
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 10,807
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 11,729
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 33,170
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,861
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 42,885
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 12,059.8
Population per square mile, 2010 11,841.8
Land area in square miles, 2020 227.73
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 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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