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Chicago, Illinois (IL) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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16.4% of Chicago, IL residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 29.9% greater than the poverty level of 11.5% across the entire state of Illinois. Taking into account residents not living in families, 18.0% of high school graduates and 46.4% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 21.2% among disabled males and 25.7% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 81.7%. For comparison, it was 50.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Chicago, IL

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Chicago:

16.4%
Whole state:

11.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Chicago:

7.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Chicago:

21.2%
Illinois:

13.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Chicago:

27.4%
Illinois:

26.5%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Chicago:

25.7%
Illinois:

17.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 21.6% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Chicago:

29.6%
Illinois:

27.9%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

81.7%
Residents above poverty level:

50.7%

Poverty by age in Chicago, IL

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Chicago
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Chicago,IL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 21.7%Under 5 years
  • 24.4%5 years
  • 23.5%6 to 11 years
  • 21.7%12 to 14 years
  • 15.9%15 years
  • 22.3%16 and 17 years
  • 23.2%18 to 24 years
  • 8.7%25 to 34 years
  • 10.0%35 to 44 years
  • 10.5%45 to 54 years
  • 17.3%55 to 64 years
  • 13.6%65 to 74 years
  • 12.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Chicago
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Chicago,IL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 22.8%Under 5 years
  • 24.7%5 years
  • 22.0%6 to 11 years
  • 26.4%12 to 14 years
  • 34.1%15 years
  • 25.8%16 and 17 years
  • 25.3%18 to 24 years
  • 13.8%25 to 34 years
  • 13.3%35 to 44 years
  • 15.3%45 to 54 years
  • 17.0%55 to 64 years
  • 14.4%65 to 74 years
  • 22.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Chicago, IL
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Chicago,IL (% below half of poverty level)
  • 15.7%Under 5 years
  • 15.0%5 years
  • 15.9%6 to 11 years
  • 14.2%12 to 14 years
  • 15.1%15 years
  • 13.7%16 and 17 years
  • 13.5%18 to 24 years
  • 8.6%25 to 34 years
  • 8.3%35 to 44 years
  • 6.8%45 to 54 years
  • 6.3%55 to 64 years
  • 4.9%65 to 74 years
  • 5.3%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Chicago, IL

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Chicago, IL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Chicago, IL (%)
  • 8.0%White
  • 26.3%Black
  • 21.8%American Indian
  • 14.5%Asian
  • 27.8%Native Hawaiian
  • 19.2%Other race
  • 10.5%2+ races
  • 16.9%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Chicago, IL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Chicago, IL (absolute numbers)
  • 70,332White
  • 200,586Black
  • 1,759American Indian
  • 26,723Asian
  • 218Native Hawaiian
  • 49,130Other race
  • 8,8252+ races
  • 129,585Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 16.7%Below poverty level
  • 83.3%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 15.1%Below poverty level
  • 84.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Chicago, IL

Children below poverty level:
Chicago, Illinois:

22.9%
State:

15.5%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Chicago:

18.0%
Illinois:

16.2%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Chicago:

46.4%
Illinois:

37.3%
Poor families by family type
  • 26.8%Married-couple family
  • 12.4%Male, no wife present
  • 60.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Chicago not in families by work experience
  • 2.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 29.0%Worked part-time
  • 68.6%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.7%Both worked full-time
  • 3.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 16.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 8.4%Both worked part-time
  • 30.8%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 40.3%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 1.0%1995 to 1998
  • 1.1%1990 to 1994
  • 2.0%1980 to 1989
  • 6.1%1970 to 1979
  • 12.4%1960 to 1969
  • 17.3%1950 to 1959
  • 16.4%1940 to 1949
  • 43.5%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.9%1999 to 2000
  • 2.5%1995 to 1998
  • 1.8%1990 to 1994
  • 2.6%1980 to 1989
  • 6.8%1970 to 1979
  • 12.9%1960 to 1969
  • 19.2%1950 to 1959
  • 13.1%1940 to 1949
  • 40.3%1939 or earlier
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