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Chicago, IL (Illinois) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $255,900 (it was $144,300 in 2000)
Chicago:

$255,900
Illinois:

$195,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $162,800 - $396,300

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $313,726
Here:

$313,726
State:

$257,121

Townhouses or other attached units: $482,794
Here:

$482,794
State:

$248,095

In 2-unit structures: $326,656
Here:

$326,656
State:

$291,160

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $376,467
Here:

$376,467
State:

$279,934

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $391,022
Here:

$391,022
State:

$287,217

Mobile homes: $109,999
Here:

$109,999
State:

$51,477

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,644,973
Here:

$1,644,973
State:

$1,245,206

Chicago,IL index of house prices

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

Houses: 1,212,932 (1,047,695 occupied: 470,265 owner occupied, 577,430 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

55%
State:

34%

Housing density: 5,340 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $371,127.

Median contract rent in 2017: $543 (lower quartile is $409, upper quartile is $710)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,144


Median gross rent in Chicago, IL in 2017: $616

Housing units in Chicago with a mortgage: 307,758 (7,508 second mortgage, 24,983 home equity loan, 1,548 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 162,507

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $96,392

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $55,904

Median monthly housing costs: $1,185


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Chicago, Illinois Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1949

Median year apartment built: 1950

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,716,462
  • In family households: 1,995,313 (259,716 male householders, 292,508 female householders)
    340,368 spouses, 773,850 children (742,174 natural, 13,717 adopted, 17,959 stepchildren), 91,049 grandchildren, 53,658 brothers or sisters, 53,236 parents, 74,072 other relatives, 56,856 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 663,134 (239,544 male householders (181,521 living alone)), 255,927 female householders (209,747 living alone)), 167,663 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 58,015

Size of family households: 228,026 2-persons, 129,939 3-persons, 98,293 4-persons, 52,392 5-persons, 25,206 6-persons, 18,368 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 391,268 1-person, 83,459 2-persons, 14,547 3-persons, 4,563 4-persons, 896 5-persons, 551 6-persons, 187 7-or-more-persons.

281,086 married couples with children.
188,775 single-parent households (39,294 men, 149,481 women).

63.9% of residents of Chicago speak English at home.
24.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
6.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 563,688 (20.8%)
(44.7% 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
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Chicago, Illinois
  • 5,021no bedroom
  • 34,7431 bedroom
  • 152,4542 bedrooms
  • 176,4323 bedrooms
  • 71,6934 bedrooms
  • 29,9225+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois
  • 57,877no bedroom
  • 172,3341 bedroom
  • 205,9832 bedrooms
  • 112,5643 bedrooms
  • 21,6574 bedrooms
  • 7,0155+ 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
  • 47,684no vehicle
  • 211,0011 vehicle
  • 150,4012 vehicles
  • 44,9943 vehicles
  • 11,6594 vehicles
  • 4,5265+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Chicago in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Chicago in renter-occupied apartments
  • 235,465no vehicle
  • 251,1761 vehicle
  • 75,3122 vehicles
  • 12,4873 vehicles
  • 2,2144 vehicles
  • 7765+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Chicago, Illinois
  • 4,0661 room
  • 9,8182 rooms
  • 31,6263 rooms
  • 64,5934 rooms
  • 110,2785 rooms
  • 97,0086 rooms
  • 61,3787 rooms
  • 35,6678 rooms
  • 55,8319+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Chicago, Illinois
  • 48,9201 room
  • 44,0632 rooms
  • 107,9763 rooms
  • 142,4884 rooms
  • 121,7985 rooms
  • 73,3176 rooms
  • 22,3177 rooms
  • 9,5818 rooms
  • 6,9709+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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 2017
  • 102,800Less than $10,000
  • 112,081$10,000 to $19,999
  • 97,348$20,000 to $29,999
  • 89,907$30,000 to $39,999
  • 79,445$40,000 to $49,999
  • 71,714$50,000 to $59,999
  • 92,905$60,000 to $74,999
  • 116,467$75,000 to $99,999
  • 86,315$100,000 to $124,999
  • 52,573$125,000 to $149,999
  • 65,594$150,000 to $199,999
  • 80,546$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Chicago, IL

  • Distribution of house value in Chicago, IL in 2017
  • 3,850Less than $10,000
  • 1,139$10,000 to $14,999
  • 923$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,261$20,000 to $24,999
  • 512$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,742$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,947$35,000 to $39,999
  • 2,932$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3,865$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,414$60,000 to $69,999
  • 7,286$70,000 to $79,999
  • 9,380$80,000 to $89,999
  • 6,807$90,000 to $99,999
  • 30,079$100,000 to $124,999
  • 21,276$125,000 to $149,999
  • 39,426$150,000 to $174,999
  • 31,195$175,000 to $199,999
  • 60,857$200,000 to $249,999
  • 53,226$250,000 to $299,999
  • 73,300$300,000 to $399,999
  • 40,482$400,000 to $499,999
  • 42,627$500,000 to $749,999
  • 14,861$750,000 to $999,999
  • 8,982$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 2,618$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 5,278$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Chicago, IL

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Chicago, IL in 2017
  • 8,485Less than $100
  • 5,396$100 to $149
  • 13,467$150 to $199
  • 8,242$200 to $249
  • 5,249$250 to $299
  • 7,768$300 to $349
  • 4,277$350 to $399
  • 11,098$400 to $449
  • 7,451$450 to $499
  • 13,848$500 to $549
  • 11,232$550 to $599
  • 23,879$600 to $649
  • 26,313$650 to $699
  • 27,137$700 to $749
  • 24,705$750 to $799
  • 63,991$800 to $899
  • 55,432$900 to $999
  • 86,816$1,000 to $1,249
  • 50,141$1,250 to $1,499
  • 64,929$1,500 to $1,999
  • 25,697$2,000 to $2,499
  • 9,967$2,500 to $2,999
  • 5,434$3,000 to $3,499
  • 2,035$3,500 or more
  • 14,441No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.9%
Number of people working at home: 66,974 (5.0% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 14,327
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 47,664
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 87,557
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 109,041
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 140,479
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 74,555
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 246,172
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 51,169
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 90,646
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 194,771
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 164,565
  • 90 or more minutes: 41,277
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chicago

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 717,710 (47%)
  • Carpooled: 101,525 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 171,216 (11%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2,863 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 197,556 (13%)
  • Railroad: 137,034 (9%)
  • Ferryboat: 341 (0%)
  • Taxi: 33,280 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 20,725 (1%)
  • Walked: 84,175 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 66,974 (4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.5%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 20.5%Males
  • 17.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 25.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.9%Males
  • 3.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 6.5%Males
  • 7.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.1%Males
  • 4.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.1%Males
  • 7.8%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Chicago, Illinois
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Chicago, Illinois
  • 107,4422010 or later
  • 134,3262000 to 2009
  • 141,8661990 to 1999
  • 155,1211980 to 1989
  • 106,9841970 to 1979
  • 75,013Before 1970
Ancestries in Chicago, IL

First ancestries reported:

  • Polish: 74,398 (3.9%)
  • Irish: 53,176 (2.8%)
  • German: 40,317 (2.1%)
  • American: 32,284 (1.7%)
  • Italian: 30,153 (1.6%)
  • African: 16,295 (0.9%)
  • European: 15,907 (0.8%)
  • English: 9,963 (0.5%)
  • Ukrainian: 9,819 (0.5%)
  • Russian: 9,708 (0.5%)
  • Romanian: 9,566 (0.5%)
  • Nigerian: 7,907 (0.4%)
  • Yugoslavian: 6,298 (0.3%)
  • Greek: 6,130 (0.3%)
  • Eastern European: 6,061 (0.3%)
  • Swedish: 5,552 (0.3%)
  • Croatian: 4,104 (0.2%)
  • Syrian: 3,563 (0.2%)
  • French: 3,282 (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 3,264 (0.2%)
  • Serbian: 3,248 (0.2%)
  • Scottish: 3,022 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 2,944 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 2,916 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 2,646 (0.1%)
  • Bulgarian: 2,503 (0.1%)
  • British: 2,449 (0.1%)
  • French Canadian: 2,269 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 2,207 (0.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 2,194 (0.1%)
  • Iranian: 2,156 (0.1%)
  • Turkish: 2,137 (0.1%)
  • Jamaican: 1,962 (0.1%)
  • Ghanaian: 1,929 (0.1%)
  • Ethiopian: 1,916 (0.1%)
  • Czech: 1,916 (0.1%)
  • Jordanian: 1,905 (0.1%)
  • Moroccan: 1,875 (0.10%)
  • Belizean: 1,794 (0.10%)
  • Hungarian: 1,788 (0.09%)
  • Brazilian: 1,747 (0.09%)
  • Haitian: 1,679 (0.09%)
  • Macedonian: 1,521 (0.08%)
  • Iraqi: 1,382 (0.07%)
  • Scandinavian: 1,213 (0.06%)
  • Assyrian: 1,152 (0.06%)
  • Afghan: 1,142 (0.06%)
  • Northern European: 1,063 (0.06%)
  • Albanian: 1,060 (0.06%)
  • Somali: 1,043 (0.06%)
  • Egyptian: 963 (0.05%)
  • Israeli: 956 (0.05%)
  • Armenian: 891 (0.05%)
  • Canadian: 821 (0.04%)
  • Palestinian: 749 (0.04%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 738 (0.04%)
  • Slovak: 735 (0.04%)
  • Swiss: 706 (0.04%)
  • Danish: 679 (0.04%)
  • German Russian: 597 (0.03%)
  • Lebanese: 583 (0.03%)
  • Belgian: 562 (0.03%)
  • Finnish: 447 (0.02%)
  • Liberian: 438 (0.02%)
  • British West Indian: 421 (0.02%)
  • Welsh: 385 (0.02%)
  • Latvian: 341 (0.02%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 336 (0.02%)
  • Portuguese: 285 (0.02%)
  • Bahamian: 272 (0.01%)
  • Sudanese: 266 (0.01%)
  • Australian: 260 (0.01%)
  • South African: 260 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 217 (0.01%)
  • Kenyan: 178 (0.01%)
  • Slovene: 130 (0.01%)
  • West Indian: 125 (0.01%)
  • Cypriot: 124 (0.01%)
  • Luxemburger: 122 (0.01%)
  • Guyanese: 117 (0.01%)
  • Basque: 99 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
Chicago:

40.7% (229,202)
Illinois:

35.7% (654,444)

Poland
Chicago:

6.2% (35,059)
Illinois:

7.3% (134,174)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Chicago:

5.7% (32,161)
Illinois:

3.9% (71,941)

India
Chicago:

4.2% (23,910)
Illinois:

8.7% (159,437)

Philippines
Chicago:

4.2% (23,481)
Illinois:

4.8% (88,627)

Guatemala
Chicago:

2.2% (12,321)
Illinois:

1.6% (28,945)

Ecuador
Chicago:

1.9% (10,898)
Illinois:

1.0% (17,733)

Pakistan
Chicago:

1.8% (10,106)
Illinois:

1.7% (31,300)

Korea
Chicago:

1.6% (9,123)
Illinois:

2.2% (40,568)

Ukraine
Chicago:

1.5% (8,465)
Illinois:

1.5% (27,139)

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

  • This state: 1,615,130
  • Other state: 487,249
  • Northeast: 75,068
  • Midwest: 177,967
  • South: 179,617
  • West: 54,597

85.4% of Chicago residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44.6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28.4% lived in Illinois.


Chicago:

85.4%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 18,005
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 9,738
  • 5th and 6th grade: 21,002
  • 7th and 8th grade: 20,108
  • 9th grade: 14,286
  • 10th grade: 16,029
  • 11th grade: 18,740
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 25,001
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 211,216
  • Less than 1 year of college: 37,075
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 128,505
  • Associate degree: 44,433
  • Bachelor's degree: 209,461
  • Master's degree: 86,251
  • Professional school degree: 29,038
  • Doctorate degree: 14,746
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 19,052
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 9,632
  • 5th and 6th grade: 22,931
  • 7th and 8th grade: 20,791
  • 9th grade: 13,716
  • 10th grade: 14,034
  • 11th grade: 20,690
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 22,157
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 215,775
  • Less than 1 year of college: 41,632
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 127,084
  • Associate degree: 59,399
  • Bachelor's degree: 226,582
  • Master's degree: 118,328
  • Professional school degree: 30,187
  • Doctorate degree: 13,998
Educational Attainment for Females
Chicago marital status for males
Chicago marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 315,156
  • One, attached: 39,894
  • Two: 175,543
  • 3 or 4: 181,361
  • 5 to 9: 145,805
  • 10 to 19: 53,461
  • 20 to 49: 75,083
  • 50 or more: 223,652
  • Mobile homes: 2,375
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 602

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,274

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 2.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 4.4%

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
  • 88.1%Utility gas
  • 9.4%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chicago, IL
  • 76.3%Utility gas
  • 19.3%Electricity
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 33,531
Here:

13.4%
Illinois:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15,860
Here:

12.9%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 62,103
Here:

43.1%
Illinois:

27.0%
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