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All Chicago population data above are from the US Census Bureau.
The population data for Chicago are from the Census' American Community Survey 2016 5-year estimates and the Census' 2017 Population Estimates. The demographic data for Adeline, Aurora, Crest Hill, Joliet, McCook, and Scottville are the most current, comparable demographics available from the US Census Bureau, are from the American Community Survey 2016 5-year estimates, and were downloaded on December 2017. Check out our FAQ section for more details.
With 2,716,450 people, Chicago is the 1st most populated city in the state of Illinois out of 1,366 cities. But watch out, Chicago, because Aurora with 200,965 people and Joliet with 148,462 people are right behind you.
The largest Chicago racial/ethnic groups are White (32.3%) followed by Black (30.6%) and Hispanic (29.1%).
In 2016, the median household income of Chicago residents was $50,434. Chicago households made slightly more than Adeline households ($50,417), Crest Hill households ($50,334), McCook households ($50,417), and Scottville households ($50,417) . However, 21.7% of Chicago residents live in poverty.
The median age for Chicago residents is 33.9 years young.
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