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Total population: 2,851,268 (All urban)

Chicago,IL index of house prices


Houses: 1,152,871 (1,061,921 occupied: 464,912 owner occupied, 597,009 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

56%
State:

51%

Housing density: 5076 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009: $277,893.


Median contract rent in 2009: $737 (lower quartile is $559, upper quartile is $960)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $855


Median gross rent in Chicago, IL in 2009: $866


Housing units in Chicago with a mortgage: 180,801 (20,517 second mortgage, 20,340 home equity loan, 736 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 83,124


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $77,411


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $46,773


Median monthly housing costs: $1,053





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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $261,600 (it was $144,300 in 2000)
Chicago:

$261,600
Illinois:

$202,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $174,300 - $384,100

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $290,495
Here:

$290,495
State:

$252,233

Townhouses or other attached units: $434,401
Here:

$434,401
State:

$249,884

In 2-unit structures: $311,395
Here:

$311,395
State:

$282,193

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $427,981
Here:

$427,981
State:

$320,044

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $352,133
Here:

$352,133
State:

$280,866

Mobile homes: $138,274
Here:

$138,274
State:

$35,670

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $92,330
Here:

$92,330
State:

$62,382

Median year house/condo built: 1949

Median year apartment built: 1944

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,836,388
  • In family households: 2,312,823 (381,984 male householders, 256,306 female householders)
    385,877 spouses, 883,481 children (833,731 natural, 21,930 adopted, 27,820 stepchildren), 120,600 grandchildren, 67,941 brothers or sisters, 35,417 parents, 103,534 other relatives, 77,683 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 523,565 (198,968 male householders (154,195 living alone)), 224,706 female householders (191,415 living alone)), 99,891 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 59,576 (27,462 institutionalized population)

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

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Chicago, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 3,057
  • 2 rooms: 12,152
  • 3 rooms: 31,083
  • 4 rooms: 53,391
  • 5 rooms: 122,278
  • 6 rooms: 110,607
  • 7 rooms: 57,295
  • 8 rooms: 34,801
  • 9 or more rooms: 40,248
  • 1 room: 51,040
  • 2 rooms: 67,334
  • 3 rooms: 109,628
  • 4 rooms: 146,516
  • 5 rooms: 122,445
  • 6 rooms: 69,877
  • 7 rooms: 18,162
  • 8 rooms: 6,279
  • 9 or more rooms: 5,728
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chicago, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6,633
  • 1 bedroom: 41,481
  • 2 bedrooms: 144,321
  • 3 bedrooms: 184,529
  • 4 bedrooms: 61,074
  • 5+ bedrooms: 26,874
  • no bedroom: 71,722
  • 1 bedroom: 198,331
  • 2 bedrooms: 205,804
  • 3 bedrooms: 102,370
  • 4 bedrooms: 14,404
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,378
Cars and other vehicles available in Chicago, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 64,336
  • 1 vehicle: 198,686
  • 2 vehicles: 150,414
  • 3 vehicles: 38,629
  • 4 vehicles: 9,286
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,561
  • no vehicle: 242,000
  • 1 vehicle: 262,991
  • 2 vehicles: 76,631
  • 3 vehicles: 10,960
  • 4 vehicles: 2,006
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,421

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 22,179
  • 2000 to 2004: 51,025
  • 1990 to 1999: 50,712
  • 1980 to 1989: 49,327
  • 1970 to 1979: 89,549
  • 1960 to 1969: 123,917
  • 1950 to 1959: 162,071
  • 1940 to 1949: 130,495
  • 1939 or earlier: 545,476

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Chicago, IL house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Chicago, IL:

  • Less than $10,000: 611
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 305
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 398
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 552
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 485
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 432
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 555
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 1325
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1800
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 2378
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 3474
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 3784
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 5794
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 20179
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 34537
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 47634
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 38643
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 71510
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 68287
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 82699
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 43125
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 43099
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 13290
  • $1,000,000 or more: 17719
 


Chicago rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Chicago:

  • Less than $100: 2,698 people
  • $100 to $149: 3,129
  • $150 to $199: 10,694
  • $200 to $249: 7,930
  • $250 to $299: 7,053
  • $300 to $349: 6,413
  • $350 to $399: 7,825
  • $400 to $449: 7,765
  • $450 to $499: 10,373
  • $500 to $549: 13,875
  • $550 to $599: 20,099
  • $600 to $649: 24,983
  • $650 to $699: 29,082
  • $700 to $749: 33,296
  • $750 to $799: 35,947
  • $800 to $899: 68,615
  • $900 to $999: 57,194
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 87,945
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 44,374
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 37,223
  • $2,000 or more: 15,706
  • No cash rent: 14,113
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 164,475
  • 1990 to 1994: 127,310
  • 1985 to 1989: 89,099
  • 1980 to 1984: 66,022
  • 1975 to 1979: 61,279
  • 1970 to 1974: 45,705
  • 1970 to 1974: 25,046
  • 1965 to 1969: 49,967


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 commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 15074
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 50657
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 88225
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 121499
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 142451
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 60352
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 218508
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 40375
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 69961
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 171100
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 133591
  • 90 or more minutes: 52181
 


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%)
 


Chicago, IL household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 146192
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 71103
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 65654
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 66685
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 66446
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 67224
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 62459
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 58506
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 50175
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 89305
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 99395
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 95162
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 51340
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 24403
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 21884
  • $200,000 or more: 26031
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 1601321
 Polish: 176988
 Irish: 134413
 German: 116602
 Italian: 82535
 United States or American: 38779
 Subsaharan African:: 36033
 English: 32717
 African: 26145
 Russian: 21977
 Greek: 16255
 Swedish: 14303
 Arab:: 13325
 Ukrainian: 11757
 French (except Basque): 11590
 Lithuanian: 10657
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 10433
 Norwegian: 9610
 Yugoslavian: 9384
 Scottish: 8695
 Czech: 8118
 Scotch-Irish: 7967
 European: 7174
 Romanian: 7084
 Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac: 6939
 Dutch: 6701
 Hungarian: 5838
 Croatian: 5688
 Nigerian: 5395
 Arab/Arabic: 5127
 Austrian: 4788
 Serbian: 4435
 Slovak: 4091
 Jamaican: 4088
 British: 3448
 Eastern European: 3365
 French Canadian: 3141
 Danish: 3052
 Haitian: 2817
 Czechoslovakian: 2443
 Welsh: 2327
 Belizean: 2170
 Palestinian: 1961
 Bulgarian: 1946
 Iranian: 1755
 Lebanese: 1632
 Swiss: 1601
 Ghanian: 1513
 Belgian: 1380
 Armenian: 1329
 Scandinavian: 1270
 Finnish: 1265
 Canadian: 1262
 Albanian: 1226
 Ethiopian: 1174
 Latvian: 1152
 Turkish: 1070
 Slovene: 1011
 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 (%):



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


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

  • This state: 1671466
  • Northeast: 64908
  • Midwest: 142294
  • South: 287843
  • West: 39669

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 rate for White non-Hispanic males: 5.0%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 4.2%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 20.8%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 16.2%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 12.2%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 19.0%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 6.9%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 6.1%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 8.5%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 10.9%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 9.1%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 9.6%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 8.7%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 10.9%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $63,625
  • Black householders: $28,725
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $36,516
  • Asian householders: $54,482
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $77,676
  • Some other race householders: $38,997
  • Two or more races householders: $46,678
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $39,461
Chicago household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Chicago household income for Black householders
Chicago household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Chicago household income for Asian householders
Chicago household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Chicago household income for Some other race householders
Chicago household income for Two or more races householders
Chicago household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Chicago marital status for males
Chicago marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $298,582
  • Black or African American householders: $166,785
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $244,740
  • Asian householders: $307,284
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $244,740
  • Some other race householders: $230,780
  • Two or more races householders: $252,716
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $235,313

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 285,978
  • One, attached: 39,263
  • Two: 202,962
  • 3 or 4: 166,021
  • 5 to 9: 121,964
  • 10 to 19: 67,262
  • 20 to 49: 82,435
  • 50 or more: 185,039
  • Mobile homes: 1,630
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 317

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,000


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 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Chicago:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chicago
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (90.0%)
  • Electricity (7.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (78.4%)
  • Electricity (14.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • No fuel used (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)



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 (Noninst.)


 

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