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Chicago,IL index of house prices

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

Houses: 1,201,732 (1,053,986 occupied: 460,612 owner occupied, 593,374 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

56%
State:

35%

Housing density: 5,291 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $339,726.

Median contract rent in 2016: $543 (lower quartile is $409, upper quartile is $710)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $998


Median gross rent in Chicago, IL in 2016: $616

Housing units in Chicago with a mortgage: 313,924 (8,229 second mortgage, 26,403 home equity loan, 2,325 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 146,688

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $92,745

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $54,239

Median monthly housing costs: $1,168


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Chicago, Illinois Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $243,900 (it was $144,300 in 2000)
Chicago:

$243,900
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $153,800 - $385,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $298,915
Here:

$298,915
State:

$249,958

Townhouses or other attached units: $438,759
Here:

$438,759
State:

$231,967

In 2-unit structures: $292,435
Here:

$292,435
State:

$270,571

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $342,838
Here:

$342,838
State:

$249,493

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $361,855
Here:

$361,855
State:

$269,512

Mobile homes: $56,389
Here:

$56,389
State:

$51,570

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $366,071
Here:

$366,071
State:

$189,349
Median year house/condo built: 1950

Median year apartment built: 1950

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,704,965
  • In family households: 2,001,725 (267,024 male householders, 294,791 female householders)
    343,774 spouses, 773,781 children (742,455 natural, 13,713 adopted, 17,613 stepchildren), 87,355 grandchildren, 54,061 brothers or sisters, 50,506 parents, 70,696 other relatives, 59,737 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 643,242 (230,027 male householders (174,139 living alone)), 262,144 female householders (216,824 living alone)), 151,071 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 59,998

Size of family households: 227,501 2-persons, 128,880 3-persons, 105,012 4-persons, 55,423 5-persons, 26,206 6-persons, 18,793 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 390,963 1-person, 82,371 2-persons, 13,679 3-persons, 3,993 4-persons, 772 5-persons, 213 6-persons, 180 7-or-more-persons.

281,427 married couples with children.
196,391 single-parent households (36,836 men, 159,555 women).

63.3% of residents of Chicago speak English at home.
25.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
6.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (47% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 559,623 (20.7%)
(44.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 5,992no bedroom
  • 32,3671 bedroom
  • 145,2372 bedrooms
  • 174,0893 bedrooms
  • 72,5824 bedrooms
  • 30,3455+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Chicago population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois:

  • 62,942no bedroom
  • 178,1291 bedroom
  • 214,5072 bedrooms
  • 108,7853 bedrooms
  • 21,7144 bedrooms
  • 7,2975+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Chicago population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 48,068no vehicle
  • 195,6911 vehicle
  • 154,6412 vehicles
  • 44,0663 vehicles
  • 13,5704 vehicles
  • 4,5765+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Chicago population

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

  • 241,966no vehicle
  • 255,3921 vehicle
  • 81,0952 vehicles
  • 12,0893 vehicles
  • 1,6404 vehicles
  • 1,1925+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Chicago population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chicago, Illinois:

  • 4,9811 room
  • 7,1142 rooms
  • 34,0283 rooms
  • 57,6594 rooms
  • 103,9835 rooms
  • 99,7596 rooms
  • 60,0607 rooms
  • 39,9178 rooms
  • 53,1119+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Chicago population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois:

  • 53,2931 room
  • 44,0762 rooms
  • 111,1193 rooms
  • 154,5954 rooms
  • 122,4605 rooms
  • 71,5336 rooms
  • 20,3007 rooms
  • 8,4048 rooms
  • 7,5949+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Chicago population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 107,863Less than $10,000
  • 56,938$10,000 to $14,999
  • 56,411$15,000 to $19,999
  • 55,921$20,000 to $24,999
  • 44,665$25,000 to $29,999
  • 46,976$30,000 to $34,999
  • 46,592$35,000 to $39,999
  • 42,533$40,000 to $44,999
  • 37,824$45,000 to $49,999
  • 74,354$50,000 to $59,999
  • 91,579$60,000 to $74,999
  • 116,164$75,000 to $99,999
  • 84,407$100,000 to $124,999
  • 51,869$125,000 to $149,999
  • 64,537$150,000 to $199,999
  • 75,353$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Chicago, IL

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Chicago, IL
  • 4,030Less than $10,000
  • 1,388$10,000 to $14,999
  • 721$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,286$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,044$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,413$30,000 to $34,999
  • 876$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,236$40,000 to $49,999
  • 5,358$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,385$60,000 to $69,999
  • 7,941$70,000 to $79,999
  • 8,867$80,000 to $89,999
  • 8,463$90,000 to $99,999
  • 33,668$100,000 to $124,999
  • 26,949$125,000 to $149,999
  • 43,065$150,000 to $174,999
  • 29,602$175,000 to $199,999
  • 55,820$200,000 to $249,999
  • 52,123$250,000 to $299,999
  • 65,757$300,000 to $399,999
  • 35,949$400,000 to $499,999
  • 37,324$500,000 to $749,999
  • 17,410$750,000 to $999,999
  • 8,305$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 2,958$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 3,674$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Chicago, IL

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Chicago, IL
  • 7,450Less than $100
  • 5,580$100 to $149
  • 13,727$150 to $199
  • 9,805$200 to $249
  • 7,316$250 to $299
  • 7,400$300 to $349
  • 7,045$350 to $399
  • 10,742$400 to $449
  • 6,661$450 to $499
  • 17,337$500 to $549
  • 16,354$550 to $599
  • 26,169$600 to $649
  • 25,165$650 to $699
  • 31,093$700 to $749
  • 30,507$750 to $799
  • 59,286$800 to $899
  • 51,540$900 to $999
  • 88,018$1,000 to $1,249
  • 52,233$1,250 to $1,499
  • 63,144$1,500 to $1,999
  • 24,802$2,000 to $2,499
  • 10,780$2,500 to $2,999
  • 4,853$3,000 to $3,499
  • 2,429$3,500 or more
  • 13,938No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 94,2342010 or later
  • 130,9592000 to 2009
  • 148,6251990 to 1999
  • 155,1211980 to 1989
  • 106,9841970 to 1979
  • 75,013Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Chicago population
Chicago commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 8,615
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 47,040
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 83,159
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 115,767
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 150,490
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 68,712
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 244,987
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 50,767
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 97,916
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 191,776
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 154,151
  • 90 or more minutes: 44,198
Chicago, IL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.8%
Number of people working at home: 61,382 (4.7% of all workers)

Chicago mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 716,534 (47%)
  • Carpooled: 96,880 (6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 177,622 (12%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2,882 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 181,987 (12%)
  • Railroad: 137,468 (9%)
  • Ferryboat: 292 (0%)
  • Taxi: 30,783 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 20,770 (1%)
  • Walked: 82,811 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 61,382 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 Polish: 70,998
 Irish: 54,971
 German: 42,541
 American: 33,573
 Italian: 32,465
 European: 12,943
 African: 12,701
 Russian: 11,062
 English: 10,401
 Romanian: 9,762
 Ukrainian: 8,727
 Greek: 8,593
 Nigerian: 5,363
 French (except Basque): 5,278
 Serbian: 4,656
 Swedish: 4,278
 Ethiopian: 4,251
 Yugoslavian: 3,976
 Jamaican: 3,904
 Dutch: 3,591
 Lithuanian: 3,539
 Norwegian: 3,441
 Lebanese: 3,026
 Turkish: 2,907
 Egyptian: 2,786
 Eastern European: 2,779
 Scottish: 2,744
 British: 2,738
 Bulgarian: 2,368
 Iranian: 2,351
 Czech: 2,301
 Syrian: 2,283
 Palestinian: 2,206
 Hungarian: 2,090
 Ghanaian: 2,052
 Arab: 1,961
 Iraqi: 1,905
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 1,879
 Croatian: 1,752
 French Canadian: 1,728
 Belizean: 1,593
 Brazilian: 1,482
 Albanian: 1,461
 Scotch-Irish: 1,446
 Senegalese: 1,426
 Haitian: 1,353
 Austrian: 1,301
 Somali: 1,203
 Armenian: 1,197
 Danish: 1,172
 Israeli: 1,120
 Welsh: 1,074
 Jordanian: 1,023
 Scandinavian: 988
 Canadian: 943
 Slovak: 775
 Moroccan: 754
 Latvian: 699
 Belgian: 659
 Australian: 622
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 617
 New Zealander: 614
 Guyanese: 585
 West Indian: 516
 Portuguese: 491
 Swiss: 450
 Macedonian: 436
 Slovene: 386
 Slavic: 381
 Kenyan: 373
 Northern European: 371
 Czechoslovakian: 343
 Afghan: 335
 Finnish: 275
 Ugandan: 224
 Liberian: 210
 Sierra Leonean: 204
 Barbadian: 114
 Basque: 102
 Cape Verdean: 97
 British West Indian: 81
 Cajun: 79
 Bahamian: 77
 Sudanese: 74
 Zimbabwean: 59
 Pennsylvania German: 51
 South African: 45

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

  • 43%Mexico
  • 6%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%Poland
  • 4%India
  • 3%Philippines
  • 2%Ecuador
  • 2%Guatemala

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

  • This state: 1,609,402
  • Other state: 485,083
  • Northeast: 70,135
  • Midwest: 175,609
  • South: 184,928
  • West: 54,411

85% of Chicago residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Illinois.

Chicago:

84.7%
State average:

86.9%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 16,541
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 7,959
  • 5th and 6th grade: 26,317
  • 7th and 8th grade: 18,297
  • 9th grade: 14,296
  • 10th grade: 18,635
  • 11th grade: 19,644
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 22,659
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 213,078
  • Less than 1 year of college: 33,580
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 120,329
  • Associate degree: 44,145
  • Bachelor's degree: 204,973
  • Master's degree: 82,656
  • Professional school degree: 28,772
  • Doctorate degree: 14,214

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 16,941
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 11,703
  • 5th and 6th grade: 23,742
  • 7th and 8th grade: 20,786
  • 9th grade: 11,476
  • 10th grade: 16,446
  • 11th grade: 23,650
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 20,277
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 207,257
  • Less than 1 year of college: 40,044
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 131,742
  • Associate degree: 61,597
  • Bachelor's degree: 226,972
  • Master's degree: 117,273
  • Professional school degree: 25,556
  • Doctorate degree: 14,006

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 18.1%Males
  • 15.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 10.5%Males
  • 4.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 4.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • 11.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.3%Males
  • 10.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.0%Males
  • 9.5%Females
Chicago marital status for males
Chicago marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 314,317
  • One, attached: 39,941
  • Two: 176,704
  • 3 or 4: 179,773
  • 5 to 9: 146,106
  • 10 to 19: 47,024
  • 20 to 49: 75,100
  • 50 or more: 220,729
  • Mobile homes: 1,483
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 555

Median worth of mobile homes: $37,396

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 2.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Chicago:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chicago
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (88.2%)
  • Electricity (9.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (75.8%)
  • Electricity (18.8%)
  • No fuel used (2.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 32,685
Here:

13.2%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15,506
Here:

12.3%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 60,911
Here:

40.2%
Illinois:

26.9%

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)