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Chicago, IL (Illinois) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $275,200 (it was $144,300 in 2000)
Chicago:

$275,200
Illinois:

$209,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $173,300 - $427,900

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $337,650
Here:

$337,650
State:

$266,086

Townhouses or other attached units: $485,059
Here:

$485,059
State:

$247,630

In 2-unit structures: $300,477
Here:

$300,477
State:

$268,780

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $392,614
Here:

$392,614
State:

$306,067

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $410,802
Here:

$410,802
State:

$303,902

Mobile homes: $191,713
Here:

$191,713
State:

$59,325

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $201,511
Here:

$201,511
State:

$182,934

Chicago,IL index of house prices

Total population: 2,722,389 (All urban)

Houses: 1,218,078 (1,080,345 occupied: 476,993 owner occupied, 603,352 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

34%

Housing density: 5,363 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $332,045.

Median contract rent in 2019: $992 (lower quartile is $720, upper quartile is $1,479)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,290


Median gross rent in Chicago, IL in 2019: $1,134

Housing units in Chicago with a mortgage: 312,245 (5,889 second mortgage, 23,344 home equity loan, 496 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 164,748

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $110,320

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $61,783

Median monthly housing costs: $1,250

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Chicago, Illinois Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1950

Median year apartment built: 1952

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,693,959
  • Male householders: 509,502 (187,169 living alone), Female householders: 570,843 (228,840 living alone)
  • 351,063 spouses (343,568 opposite-sex spouses), 79,675 unmarried partners, (72,618 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 738,966 children (708,640 natural, 9,911 adopted, 20,415 stepchildren), 88,096 grandchildren, 61,222 brothers or sisters, 47,262 parents, 1,303 foster children, 57,793 other relatives, 129,523 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 58,711

Size of family households: 234,862 2-persons, 131,378 3-persons, 98,855 4-persons, 52,901 5-persons, 26,073 6-persons, 15,105 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 416,009 1-person, 88,772 2-persons, 12,142 3-persons, 3,084 4-persons, 801 5-persons, 37 6-persons, 326 7-or-more-persons.

278,951 married couples with children.
191,061 single-parent households (37,498 men, 153,563 women).

64.6% of residents of Chicago speak English at home.
23.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
5.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 547,705 (20.3%)
(49.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chicago, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chicago, Illinois
  • 5,420no bedroom
  • 32,5631 bedroom
  • 145,2362 bedrooms
  • 181,0213 bedrooms
  • 77,1684 bedrooms
  • 35,5855+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois
  • 61,680no bedroom
  • 185,8431 bedroom
  • 222,1212 bedrooms
  • 106,4833 bedrooms
  • 21,7914 bedrooms
  • 5,4345+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Chicago in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chicago in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 50,139no vehicle
  • 216,2041 vehicle
  • 152,6452 vehicles
  • 40,1203 vehicles
  • 12,9974 vehicles
  • 4,8885+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chicago in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chicago in renter-occupied apartments
  • 249,996no vehicle
  • 264,4831 vehicle
  • 74,0202 vehicles
  • 12,0313 vehicles
  • 2,1874 vehicles
  • 6355+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chicago, Illinois
  • 3,9081 room
  • 9,5472 rooms
  • 33,1393 rooms
  • 61,8684 rooms
  • 102,6785 rooms
  • 99,4806 rooms
  • 61,2467 rooms
  • 43,1538 rooms
  • 61,9749+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois
  • 51,9111 room
  • 44,0962 rooms
  • 122,1293 rooms
  • 152,8784 rooms
  • 123,5555 rooms
  • 68,6306 rooms
  • 23,6297 rooms
  • 9,5418 rooms
  • 6,9839+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Chicago, IL
  • Chicago, IL household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Chicago, IL in 2019
  • 92,904Less than $10,000
  • 100,018$10,000 to $19,999
  • 101,591$20,000 to $29,999
  • 90,465$30,000 to $39,999
  • 72,387$40,000 to $49,999
  • 67,393$50,000 to $59,999
  • 91,303$60,000 to $74,999
  • 115,754$75,000 to $99,999
  • 92,912$100,000 to $124,999
  • 65,384$125,000 to $149,999
  • 81,940$150,000 to $199,999
  • 108,294$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Chicago, IL

  • Distribution of house value in Chicago, IL in 2019
  • 4,915Less than $10,000
  • 603$10,000 to $14,999
  • 986$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,191$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,268$25,000 to $29,999
  • 736$30,000 to $34,999
  • 553$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,151$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3,240$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,272$60,000 to $69,999
  • 6,276$70,000 to $79,999
  • 8,039$80,000 to $89,999
  • 7,699$90,000 to $99,999
  • 24,836$100,000 to $124,999
  • 18,354$125,000 to $149,999
  • 37,759$150,000 to $174,999
  • 26,296$175,000 to $199,999
  • 61,727$200,000 to $249,999
  • 56,650$250,000 to $299,999
  • 79,130$300,000 to $399,999
  • 43,295$400,000 to $499,999
  • 46,751$500,000 to $749,999
  • 20,850$750,000 to $999,999
  • 9,727$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 4,418$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 6,271$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Chicago, IL

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Chicago, IL in 2019
  • 7,103Less than $100
  • 6,878$100 to $149
  • 13,821$150 to $199
  • 10,438$200 to $249
  • 8,743$250 to $299
  • 6,248$300 to $349
  • 4,901$350 to $399
  • 8,909$400 to $449
  • 5,855$450 to $499
  • 12,367$500 to $549
  • 14,078$550 to $599
  • 19,287$600 to $649
  • 19,136$650 to $699
  • 21,342$700 to $749
  • 28,003$750 to $799
  • 57,837$800 to $899
  • 51,808$900 to $999
  • 89,705$1,000 to $1,249
  • 57,496$1,250 to $1,499
  • 73,033$1,500 to $1,999
  • 36,083$2,000 to $2,499
  • 19,464$2,500 to $2,999
  • 9,329$3,000 to $3,499
  • 3,762$3,500 or more
  • 17,726No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 93.4%
Number of people working at home: 83,920 (6.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 10,986
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 45,286
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 76,468
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 117,822
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 144,792
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 74,157
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 249,881
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 54,589
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 88,988
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 206,663
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 163,889
  • 90 or more minutes: 40,129
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Chicago

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 731,635 (46.3%)
  • Carpooled: 101,184 (6.4%)
  • Bus: 178,024 (11.3%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 200,227 (12.7%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 146,433 (9.3%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 6,576 (0.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 88 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 28,933 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 18,494 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 85,740 (5.4%)
  • Worked at home: 83,920 (5.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.5%Males
  • 10.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 9.0%Males
  • 4.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 2.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 7.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.6%Males
  • 5.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 7.9%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Chicago, Illinois
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Chicago, Illinois
  • 106,0452010 or later
  • 125,3202000 to 2009
  • 130,1691990 to 1999
  • 155,1211980 to 1989
  • 106,9841970 to 1979
  • 75,013Before 1970
Ancestries in Chicago, IL

First ancestries reported:

  • Polish: 61,003 (3.4%)
  • Irish: 53,797 (3.0%)
  • German: 31,866 (1.8%)
  • American: 31,061 (1.7%)
  • Italian: 29,072 (1.6%)
  • European: 20,957 (1.2%)
  • African: 12,087 (0.7%)
  • Russian: 11,646 (0.7%)
  • Ukrainian: 10,983 (0.6%)
  • Greek: 9,742 (0.5%)
  • English: 8,885 (0.5%)
  • Nigerian: 7,992 (0.4%)
  • Romanian: 6,806 (0.4%)
  • Eastern European: 6,333 (0.4%)
  • Serbian: 4,710 (0.3%)
  • Yugoslavian: 4,366 (0.2%)
  • Iraqi: 4,254 (0.2%)
  • French: 4,102 (0.2%)
  • Swedish: 3,855 (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 3,545 (0.2%)
  • Ghanaian: 3,539 (0.2%)
  • British: 3,432 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 3,305 (0.2%)
  • Scottish: 3,132 (0.2%)
  • Ethiopian: 3,111 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 2,955 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 2,857 (0.2%)
  • Assyrian: 2,730 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 2,606 (0.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 2,386 (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 2,340 (0.1%)
  • Jordanian: 2,124 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 2,021 (0.1%)
  • Czech: 1,754 (0.10%)
  • Hungarian: 1,725 (0.10%)
  • Macedonian: 1,699 (0.10%)
  • Egyptian: 1,655 (0.09%)
  • Syrian: 1,604 (0.09%)
  • Bulgarian: 1,603 (0.09%)
  • Belizean: 1,576 (0.09%)
  • Israeli: 1,504 (0.08%)
  • Northern European: 1,487 (0.08%)
  • Iranian: 1,446 (0.08%)
  • Brazilian: 1,422 (0.08%)
  • Slovak: 1,387 (0.08%)
  • Lebanese: 1,347 (0.08%)
  • Sudanese: 1,344 (0.08%)
  • Palestinian: 1,305 (0.07%)
  • Swiss: 1,255 (0.07%)
  • Haitian: 1,255 (0.07%)
  • Danish: 1,241 (0.07%)
  • Austrian: 1,172 (0.07%)
  • Moroccan: 1,152 (0.06%)
  • French Canadian: 1,142 (0.06%)
  • Turkish: 1,124 (0.06%)
  • Albanian: 1,035 (0.06%)
  • Armenian: 990 (0.06%)
  • Somali: 964 (0.05%)
  • Welsh: 794 (0.04%)
  • Canadian: 792 (0.04%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 742 (0.04%)
  • Belgian: 706 (0.04%)
  • Slovene: 644 (0.04%)
  • Portuguese: 643 (0.04%)
  • Bermudan: 615 (0.03%)
  • Afghan: 569 (0.03%)
  • Guyanese: 517 (0.03%)
  • Latvian: 506 (0.03%)
  • Slavic: 393 (0.02%)
  • Finnish: 327 (0.02%)
  • Australian: 292 (0.02%)
  • Bahamian: 277 (0.02%)
  • Kenyan: 254 (0.01%)
  • West Indian: 218 (0.01%)
  • Ugandan: 207 (0.01%)
  • South African: 204 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 122 (0.01%)
  • Soviet Union: 118 (0.01%)
  • Zimbabwean: 104 (0.01%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 93 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Chicago:

38.6% (211,430)
Illinois:

34.1% (601,682)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Chicago:

7.0% (38,068)
Illinois:

4.6% (81,706)

Poland
Chicago:

5.5% (29,858)
Illinois:

6.7% (118,051)

Philippines
Chicago:

4.1% (22,394)
Illinois:

5.0% (87,608)

India
Chicago:

3.7% (20,016)
Illinois:

8.7% (153,957)

Guatemala
Chicago:

2.1% (11,423)
Illinois:

1.6% (28,211)

Ecuador
Chicago:

2.1% (11,364)
Illinois:

1.0% (17,264)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,601,206
  • Other state: 498,590
  • Northeast: 76,976
  • Midwest: 184,335
  • South: 180,466
  • West: 56,813

85.0% of Chicago residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44.3% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28.8% lived in Illinois.


Chicago:

85.0%
State average:

87.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 18,739
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 7,617
  • 5th and 6th grade: 20,926
  • 7th and 8th grade: 17,504
  • 9th grade: 10,877
  • 10th grade: 14,811
  • 11th grade: 19,976
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 24,487
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 208,944
  • Less than 1 year of college: 39,007
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 107,161
  • Associate degree: 46,373
  • Bachelor's degree: 221,466
  • Master's degree: 91,775
  • Professional school degree: 38,325
  • Doctorate degree: 16,991
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 20,181
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 9,026
  • 5th and 6th grade: 24,347
  • 7th and 8th grade: 16,924
  • 9th grade: 8,640
  • 10th grade: 14,845
  • 11th grade: 18,140
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 22,636
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 206,262
  • Less than 1 year of college: 47,802
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 118,593
  • Associate degree: 65,242
  • Bachelor's degree: 229,680
  • Master's degree: 132,118
  • Professional school degree: 34,131
  • Doctorate degree: 17,072
Educational Attainment for Females
Chicago marital status for males
Chicago marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 306,614
  • One, attached: 42,836
  • Two: 172,703
  • 3 or 4: 184,383
  • 5 to 9: 138,443
  • 10 to 19: 51,378
  • 20 to 49: 74,624
  • 50 or more: 243,963
  • Mobile homes: 2,851
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 283

Median worth of mobile homes: $221,600

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 2.3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 3.5%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Chicago
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chicago, IL
  • 86.9%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chicago, IL
  • 73.9%Utility gas
  • 21.3%Electricity
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 40,195
Here:

16.5%
Illinois:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16,001
Here:

13.3%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 56,786
Here:

41.3%
Illinois:

27.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability