|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Chicago is 2,696,555. Chicago, Illinois is the 3rd largest city in the US.
Parts of Chicago are located within Cook County and DuPage County.
The peak population of Chicago was in 1950, when its population was 3,620,962. In 1950, Chicago was the 2nd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 3rd largest city in the US. Chicago is currently 25.5% smaller than it was in 1950.
Chicago has shrunk 6.8% since the year 2000. Chicago, Illinois's growth is extremely below average. 92% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Yes, Chicago is the biggest city in the state of Illinois based on population. Chicago is also the only city in Illinois that is among the top 100 biggest cities in the US.
Chicago has a population density of 11,841.8 people per square mile. Chicago has the 5th highest population density among large cities in the United States.
|1||New York, New York||8,467,513||5.6%|
|2||Los Angeles, California||3,849,297||3.9%|
|7||San Antonio, Texas||1,451,853||24.7%|
|8||San Diego, California||1,381,611||12.6%|
The total voting age population of Chicago, Illinois, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 1,853,180. The voting age population is 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 12.4% of the residents of Chicago are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Chicago are 50.0% White, 29.6% Black, 10.6% Other, 6.6% Asian, 2.8% Two or more races and 0.3% American Indian. Additionally, 28.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Chicago, 18.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 26.8%. On a per-household basis, 14.4% of families are below the poverty line in Chicago.
Among those aged 16 and older, 66.9% of Chicago residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 85.1% of Chicago residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 39.5% have a bachelor's degree and 16.2% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Chicago residents aged 5 and older, 36.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 24.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 6.1% speak an Indo-European language, and 4.1% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Chicago is 8.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Chicago, 11.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Chicago is $58,247.
In Chicago, 45.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 55.0% of housing units in Chicago.
Of all the housing units in Chicago, 41.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Chicago, 10.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 129,000 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Chicago is $1,112.
In Chicago, 78.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.