Chicago, IL Population

By | June 13, 2019

Population: 2,896,016. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,842,518 (-1.8% change)
Males: 1,405,107 (48.5%), Females: 1,490,909 (51.5%)

The city of Chicago is located in Cook County, Illinois. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Illinois, including top 10 cities by population and area of Illinois.

Zip codes: 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60626, 60628, 60629, 60630, 60631, 60632, 60633, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60643, 60644, 60645, 60646, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60654, 60655, 60656, 60657, 60659, 60660, 60661.

Median resident age: 31.5 years
Median household income: $38,625
Median house value: $132,400

Races in Chicago:

  • Black (36.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (31.3%)
  • Hispanic (26.0%)
  • Other race (13.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Chinese (1.1%)
  • Filipino (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Polish (7.3%), Irish (6.6%), German (6.5%), Italian (3.5%), English (2.0%), United States (1.3%).

Elevation: 596 feet

Land area: 227.1 square miles

Map of Chicago, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chicago

  • High school or higher: 71.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 35.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chicago city

  • Never married: 40.9%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

21.7% Foreign born (12.2% Latin America, 5.0% Europe, 3.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +110,188 (+4.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Chicago:

  • BETHANY HOSPITAL (3435 W VAN BUREN)
  • CHICAGO-READ MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (4200 N OAK PARK AVE)
  • CHILDRENS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2300 CHILDRENS PLAZA)
  • COLUMBIA MICHAEL REESE HOS & MED CTR (2929 S ELLIS)
  • COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL (1825 W HARRISON ST)
  • EHS TRINITY HOSPITAL (2320 E 93RD ST)
  • GRANT HOSPITAL (550 W WEBSTER AVE)
  • HARTGROVE HOSPITAL (520 N RIDGEWAY)
  • HCA CHICAGO LAKESHORE HOSPITAL (4840 N MARINE DR)
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL (2701 W 68TH STREET)
  • JACKSON PARK HOSPITAL FOUNDATION (7531 S STONEY ISLAND AVE)
  • LARABIDA CHILDRENS HOSPITAL (E 65TH ST AT LAKE MICHIGAN)
  • LORETTO HOSPITAL (645 SOUTH CENTRAL AVE)
  • LOUIS A WEISS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (4646 N MARINE DRIVE)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (2525 S MICHIGAN AVE)
  • METHODIST HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO (5025 N PAULINA STREET)
  • MT SINAI HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (15TH STREET AT CALIFORNIA)
  • NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (250 E SUPERIOR STREET)
  • NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN HOSPITAL (1044 N FRANCISCO AVE)
  • OUR LADY OF THE RESURRECTION MED CTR (5645 W ADDISON)
  • PROVIDENT HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO (500 E 51ST ST)
  • RAVENSWOOD HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (4550 N WINCHESTER)
  • REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (345 EAST SUPERIOR)
  • RESURRECTION MEDICAL CENTER (7435 W TALCOTT)
  • ROSELAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (45 W 111TH STREET)
  • RUSH-PRESBYTERIAN-ST LUKES MED CTR (1653 WEST CONGRESS PARKWAY)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (3240 W FRANKLIN BLVD)
  • SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL & HLTH CR CENTER (2900 NORTH LAKE SHORE DRIVE)
  • SCHWAB REHABILITATION CENTER (1401 S CALIFORNIA)
  • SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL (8012 SOUTH CRANDON AVENUE)
  • ST ANTHONYS HOSPITAL (2875 WEST 19TH STREET)
  • ST BERNARD HOSPITAL (326 W 64TH ST)
  • ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO INC (1431 N CLAREMONT AVE)
  • ST MARY OF NAZARETH HOSPITAL CENTER (2233 W DIVISION ST)
  • SWEDISH COVENANT HOSPITAL (5145 N CALIFORNIA AVE)
  • THC CHICAGO INC DBA KINDRED CHICAGO (4058 W MELROSE)
  • THOREK HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (850 W IRVING PARK RD)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO HOSPITALS (5841 SOUTH MARYLAND)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL (1740 WEST TAYLOR ST SUITE 1400)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chicago:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 7 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 18 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 26 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)

Other public-use airports nearest to Chicago:

  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: CGX)
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 22 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; Abbreviation: TF8)
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 24 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; Abbreviation: PWK)
Amtrak station:
CHICAGO (225 S. CANAL ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Chicago:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO (Full-time enrollment: 21,879; Location: 601 S Morgan; Public; Website: www.uic.edu/; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • DEPAUL UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 15,935; Location: 1 E JACKSON; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.depaul.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (Full-time enrollment: 11,188; Location: 5801 S ELLIS AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO (Full-time enrollment: 9,784; Location: 820 N MICHIGAN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.luc.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO (Full-time enrollment: 7,775; Location: 600 S MICHIGAN; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.colum.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 7,324; Location: 5500 N ST LOUIS AVE; Public; Website: www.neiu.edu/; Offers Master’s degree)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-MALCOLM X COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 6,407; Location: 1900 W VAN BUREN; Public)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-HARRY S TRUMAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 6,332; Location: 1145 W WILSON AVE; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,618; Location: 4300 N NARRAGANSETT; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,536; Location: 7500 S PULASKI RD; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • NATIONAL-LOUIS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,365; Location: 122 S MICHIGAN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nl.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 4,836; Location: 95TH ST AT KING DR; Public; Website: www.csu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,618; Location: 401 S STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rmcil.edu)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-HAROLD WASHINGTON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,515; Location: 30 E LAKE ST; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 4,458; Location: 3300 S FEDERAL ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.iit.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 4,376; Location: 430 S MICHIGAN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.roosevelt.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,004; Location: 10001 S WOODLAWN AVE; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,942; Location: 6800 S WENTWORTH AVE; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 3,201; Location: 3300 N CAMPBELL AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chi.devry.edu)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 3,161; Location: 3700 W 103RD ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.SXU.EDU; Offers Master’s degree)

Biggest public high schools in Chicago:

  • LANE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 4,527; Location: 2501 W ADDISON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CURIE METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,997; Location: 4959 S ARCHER AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KELLY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,933; Location: 4136 S CALIFORNIA AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SCHURZ HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,577; Location: 3601 N MILWAUKEE AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • STEINMETZ ACADEMIC CENTRE HS (Students: 2,445; Location: 3030 N MOBILE AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CLEMENTE COMMUNITY ACADEMY HS (Students: 2,251; Location: 1147 N WESTERN AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,222; Location: 1744 W PRYOR AV; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • YOUNG MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,134; Location: 211 S LAFLIN ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • CHICAGO VOCATIONAL CAREER ACAD HS (Students: 2,113; Location: 2100 E 87TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,097; Location: 2001 N ORCHARD ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in Chicago:

  • MOTHER MC AULEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,942; Location: 3737 WEST 99TH STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • MOTHER MCAULEY LIBERAL ARTS HS (Students: 1,942; Location: 3737 W 99TH; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • UNIV OF CHICAGO LAB SCH (Students: 1,485; Location: 1362 E 59TH ST; Grades: KG – 12)
  • ST IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP SCH (Students: 1,300; Location: 1076 WEST ROOSEVELT RD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • MARIST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,261; Location: 4200 W 115TH STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • BROTHER RICE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,207; Location: 10001 S PULASKI ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • THE LATIN SCHOOL OF CHICAGO (Students: 1,030; Location: 59 W NORTH BLVD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • ST PATRICK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,009; Location: 5900 W BELMONT AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • RESURRECTION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 911; Location: 7500 W TALCOTT AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • MOUNT CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 831; Location: 6410 SOUTH DANTE; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Chicago:

  • CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHARTER (Students: 4,242; Location: 2235 N HAMILTON AV; Grades: KG – 12)
  • FARRAGUT CAREER ACADEMY HS (Students: 2,535; Location: 2345 S CHRISTIANA AV; Grades: PK – 12)
  • SHIELDS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,986; Location: 4250 S ROCKWELL ST; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NATHAN DAVIS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,968; Location: 3014 W 39TH PL; Grades: PK – 08)
  • MARQUETTE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,951; Location: 6550 S RICHMOND ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • SAWYER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,848; Location: 5248 S SAWYER AV; Grades: KG – 08)
  • EBERHART ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,772; Location: 3400 W 65TH PL; Grades: KG – 08)
  • REILLY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,635; Location: 3650 W SCHOOL ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • YOUNG ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,581; Location: 1434 N PARKSIDE AV; Grades: PK – 08)
  • CLINTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,559; Location: 6110 N FAIRFIELD AV; Grades: PK – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Chicago:

  • HOLY ANGELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,122; Location: 545 EAST OAKWOOD BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 976; Location: 9130 S VINCENNES AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARY STAR-THE SEA SCHOOL (Students: 867; Location: 6424 SOUTH KENNETH ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST BEDE THE VENERABLE SCHOOL (Students: 831; Location: 4440 WEST 83RD STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • QUEEN OF ALL SAINTS (Students: 800; Location: 6230 N LEMONT; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOHN FISHER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 786; Location: 10200 S WASHTENAW AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BAIS YAAKOV HEBREW PAROC SCH (Students: 714; Location: 6110 N CALIFORNIA; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST TARCISSUS ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 707; Location: 6040 WEST ARDMORE AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JULIANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 706; Location: 7400 WEST TOUHY AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST CHRISTINA ELEMENTARY SCHL (Students: 704; Location: 3333 WEST 110TH STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Chicago:

  • CHICAGO P.L. (Operating income: $84,688,664; Location: 400 S. STATE STREET; 5,971,889 books; 233,021 audio materials; 115,907 video materials; 23,916 serial subscriptions)