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Chicago, Illinois Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $211,400 (it was $144,300 in 2000)
Chicago:

$211,400
Illinois:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,600 - $329,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $262,973
Here:

$262,973
State:

$228,842

Townhouses or other attached units: $340,795
Here:

$340,795
State:

$200,693

In 2-unit structures: $218,304
Here:

$218,304
State:

$206,569

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $327,698
Here:

$327,698
State:

$240,302

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $308,337
Here:

$308,337
State:

$222,493

Mobile homes: $41,947
Here:

$41,947
State:

$36,193
Median year house/condo built: 1949

Median year apartment built: 1947

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,836,388

Size of family households: 210,943 2-persons, 145,690 3-persons, 120,910 4-persons, 78,200 5-persons, 41,991 6-persons, 40,556 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 345,610 1-person, 64,021 2-persons, 9,853 3-persons, 2,926 4-persons, 694 5-persons, 379 6-persons, 191 7-or-more-persons.

360,166 married couples with children.
244,880 single-parent households (36,614 men, 208,266 women).

64.5% of residents of Chicago speak English at home.
23.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
7.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 628,903 (21.7%)
(35.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.6
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chicago, Illinois:

  • 6,633no bedroom
  • 41,4811 bedroom
  • 144,3212 bedrooms
  • 184,5293 bedrooms
  • 61,0744 bedrooms
  • 26,8745+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois:

  • 71,722no bedroom
  • 198,3311 bedroom
  • 205,8042 bedrooms
  • 102,3703 bedrooms
  • 14,4044 bedrooms
  • 4,3785+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Chicago in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 64,336no vehicle
  • 198,6861 vehicle
  • 150,4142 vehicles
  • 38,6293 vehicles
  • 9,2864 vehicles
  • 3,5615+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Chicago in renter-occupied apartments

  • 242,000no vehicle
  • 262,9911 vehicle
  • 76,6312 vehicles
  • 10,9603 vehicles
  • 2,0064 vehicles
  • 2,4215+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chicago, Illinois:

  • 3,0571 room
  • 12,1522 rooms
  • 31,0833 rooms
  • 53,3914 rooms
  • 122,2785 rooms
  • 110,6076 rooms
  • 57,2957 rooms
  • 34,8018 rooms
  • 40,2489+ rooms

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois:

  • 51,0401 room
  • 67,3342 rooms
  • 109,6283 rooms
  • 146,5164 rooms
  • 122,4455 rooms
  • 69,8776 rooms
  • 18,1627 rooms
  • 6,2798 rooms
  • 5,7289+ rooms

Year house built

Median 2013 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 household income distribution

  • Chicago, IL household income distribution
  • 146,192Less than $10,000
  • 71,103$10,000 to $14,999
  • 65,654$15,000 to $19,999
  • 66,685$20,000 to $24,999
  • 66,446$25,000 to $29,999
  • 67,224$30,000 to $34,999
  • 62,459$35,000 to $39,999
  • 58,506$40,000 to $44,999
  • 50,175$45,000 to $49,999
  • 89,305$50,000 to $59,999
  • 99,395$60,000 to $74,999
  • 95,162$75,000 to $99,999
  • 51,340$100,000 to $124,999
  • 24,403$125,000 to $149,999
  • 21,884$150,000 to $199,999
  • 26,031$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Chicago, IL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2013 in Chicago, IL
  • 8,267Less than $10,000
  • 1,736$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2,021$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,576$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,347$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,659$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,019$35,000 to $39,999
  • 3,725$40,000 to $49,999
  • 8,586$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7,029$60,000 to $69,999
  • 8,280$70,000 to $79,999
  • 13,562$80,000 to $89,999
  • 10,363$90,000 to $99,999
  • 36,253$100,000 to $124,999
  • 27,600$125,000 to $149,999
  • 43,164$150,000 to $174,999
  • 31,294$175,000 to $199,999
  • 59,043$200,000 to $249,999
  • 48,420$250,000 to $299,999
  • 55,881$300,000 to $399,999
  • 24,001$400,000 to $499,999
  • 27,250$500,000 to $749,999
  • 8,527$750,000 to $999,999
  • 11,334$1,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Chicago, IL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Chicago, IL
  • 6,703Less than $100
  • 5,435$100 to $149
  • 14,611$150 to $199
  • 10,332$200 to $249
  • 5,674$250 to $299
  • 7,334$300 to $349
  • 6,765$350 to $399
  • 9,656$400 to $449
  • 9,978$450 to $499
  • 23,090$500 to $549
  • 18,335$550 to $599
  • 36,423$600 to $649
  • 30,470$650 to $699
  • 40,144$700 to $749
  • 36,604$750 to $799
  • 69,657$800 to $899
  • 50,980$900 to $999
  • 71,644$1,000 to $1,249
  • 39,111$1,250 to $1,499
  • 48,120$1,500 to $1,999
  • 32,053$2,000 or more
  • 15,080No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 164,4751995 to March 2000
  • 127,3101990 to 1994
  • 89,0991985 to 1989
  • 66,0221980 to 1984
  • 61,2791975 to 1979
  • 45,7051970 to 1974
  • 25,0461965 to 1969
  • 49,967Before 1965
Chicago commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 15,074
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 50,657
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 88,225
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 121,499
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 142,451
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 60,352
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 218,508
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 40,375
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 69,961
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 171,100
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 133,591
  • 90 or more minutes: 52,181
Chicago, IL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.4%
Number of people working at home: 28,165 (2.4% of all workers)

Chicago mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 597,598 (50%)
  • Carpooled: 172,722 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 163,874 (14%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,898 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 115,388 (10%)
  • Railroad: 19,954 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 106 (0%)
  • Taxi: 9,704 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 412 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5,956 (0%)
  • Walked: 67,556 (6%)
  • Other means: 8,806 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 28,165 (2%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 1,601,321
 Polish: 176,988
 Irish: 134,413
 German: 116,602
 Italian: 82,535
 United States or American: 38,779
 Subsaharan African:: 36,033
 English: 32,717
 African: 26,145
 Russian: 21,977
 Greek: 16,255
 Swedish: 14,303
 Arab:: 13,325
 Ukrainian: 11,757
 French (except Basque): 11,590
 Lithuanian: 10,657
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 10,433
 Norwegian: 9,610
 Yugoslavian: 9,384
 Scottish: 8,695
 Czech: 8,118
 Scotch-Irish: 7,967
 European: 7,174
 Romanian: 7,084
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 6,939
 Dutch: 6,701
 Hungarian: 5,838
 Croatian: 5,688
 Nigerian: 5,395
 Arab/Arabic: 5,127
 Austrian: 4,788
 Serbian: 4,435
 Slovak: 4,091
 Jamaican: 4,088
 British: 3,448
 Eastern European: 3,365
 French Canadian: 3,141
 Danish: 3,052
 Haitian: 2,817
 Czechoslovakian: 2,443
 Welsh: 2,327
 Belizean: 2,170
 Palestinian: 1,961
 Bulgarian: 1,946
 Iranian: 1,755
 Lebanese: 1,632
 Swiss: 1,601
 Ghanian: 1,513
 Belgian: 1,380
 Armenian: 1,329
 Scandinavian: 1,270
 Finnish: 1,265
 Canadian: 1,262
 Albanian: 1,226
 Ethiopian: 1,174
 Latvian: 1,152
 Turkish: 1,070
 Slovene: 1,011
 Israeli: 963
 Jordanian: 955
 Syrian: 935
 Other Arab: 904
 Northern European: 755
 Brazilian: 734
 Other Subsaharan African: 734
 Iraqi: 723
 Moroccan: 601
 Portuguese: 580
 Egyptian: 487
 Slavic: 486
 Australian: 463
 West Indian: 437
 Luxemburger: 418
 Macedonian: 373
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 358
 Guyanese: 356
 Afghan: 351
 South African: 223
 Somalian: 222
 Estonian: 176
 Celtic: 165
 Liberian: 165
 U.S. Virgin Islander: 147
 British West Indian: 143
 Kenyan: 130
 Icelander: 127
 Barbadian: 125
 Sudanese: 117
 Bahamian: 102
 Basque: 95
 Maltese: 84
 Pennsylvania German: 74
 Cape Verdean: 66
 New Zealander: 62
 German Russian: 57
 Acadian/Cajun: 54
 Sierra Leonean: 53
 Soviet Union: 53
 Zimbabwean: 50
 Alsatian: 48
 Cypriot: 46
 Carpatho Rusyn: 26
 Dutch West Indian: 25
 Ugandan: 24
 Senegalese: 22
 Bermudan: 12
 Other West Indian: 9

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

  • 47%Mexico
  • 11%Poland
  • 4%Philippines
  • 3%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 2%India
  • 2%Guatemala
  • 2%Korea

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

58% of Chicago residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 81% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in Illinois.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 23,315
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 11,560
  • 5th and 6th grade: 35,311
  • 7th and 8th grade: 37,633
  • 9th grade: 25,370
  • 10th grade: 30,953
  • 11th grade: 31,273
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 49,605
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 196,324
  • Less than 1 year of college: 45,664
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 109,084
  • Associate degree: 36,056
  • Bachelor's degree: 134,835
  • Master's degree: 52,985
  • Professional school degree: 27,122
  • Doctorate degree: 9,924

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 25,185
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 12,589
  • 5th and 6th grade: 34,391
  • 7th and 8th grade: 45,513
  • 9th grade: 26,196
  • 10th grade: 34,929
  • 11th grade: 36,897
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 51,054
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 221,789
  • Less than 1 year of college: 59,780
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 124,455
  • Associate degree: 48,187
  • Bachelor's degree: 146,714
  • Master's degree: 65,416
  • Professional school degree: 19,275
  • Doctorate degree: 6,512

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 4.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 20.8%Males
  • 16.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 12.2%Males
  • 19.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.9%Males
  • 6.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.5%Males
  • 10.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 9.1%Males
  • 9.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 8.7%Males
  • 10.9%Females
Chicago marital status for males
Chicago marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

Median worth of mobile homes: $23,288

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 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:

  • 90.0%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 78.4%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 55,957
Here:

16.1%
Illinois:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 27,737
Here:

17.3%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 58,202
Here:

37.4%
Illinois:

25.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)