Chicago, IL

2,720,556 Population
227.7 square miles 11,958.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
21.2%
was 21.1%
Ranked 1st Highest in IL
Population Density
11,958.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
42.1%
was 41.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
21.1%
was 21.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in IL
Percent Under 18
21.4%
was 22.0%
Ranked 14th Highest in IL
Percent 65 and Over
11.6%
was 10.7%
Ranked 12th Highest in IL

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 6.4
Ranked 16th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
20.9%
was 23.0%
Ranked 14th Lowest in IL
Median Household Income
$50,702
was $47,099
Ranked 13th Highest in IL
Gini Income Distribution
 
53.1
52.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
17.5
was 15.2
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
903.8
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,946.3
was 3,525.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
1,202,265
was 1,183,908
Ranked 1st Highest in IL
Median Rent
$985
was $943
Ranked 10th Highest in IL
Total Building Permits
3,025
was 1,990
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,053,229
was 1,030,136
 
Homeownership Rate
43.8%
was 42.9%
Ranked 19th Highest in IL
Single Family Building Permits
448
was 317
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
5,278.2
was 5,200.3
Ranked 1st Highest in IL
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.1%
was 20.7%
Ranked 9th Highest in IL
Multifamily Building Permits
2,577
was 1,673
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.6
Ranked 11th Highest in IL
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.6
was 1.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.1
was 0.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.2%
was 95.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
85.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.3%
was 96.9%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
84.1%
was 82.2%
Ranked 13th Highest in IL
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
36.6%
was 35.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in IL

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