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Chicago: Population Profile


Metropolitan Area Residents (CMSA)

1980: 7,937,290

1990: 7,410,858 (PMSA)

2000: 9,157,450

Percent change, 1990–2000: 23.6%

U.S. rank in 1980: 3rd

U.S. rank in 1990: 3rd

U.S. rank in 2000: 3rd

City Residents

1980: 3,005,000

1990: 2,783,726

2000: 2,896,016

2003 estimate: 2,869,121

Percent change, 1990–2000: 4%

U.S. rank in 1980: 2nd

U.S. rank in 1990: 3rd

U.S. rank in 2000: 3rd

Density: 12,750.3 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 1,215,315

Black or African American: 1,065,009

American Indian and Alaska Native: 10,290

Asian: 125,974

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 1,788

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 753,644

Other: 393,203

Percent of residents born in state: 57.7% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 216,868

Population 5 to 9 years old: 224,012

Population 10 to 14 years old: 200,802

Population 15 to 19 years old: 200,962

Population 20 to 24 years old: 239,252

Population 25 to 34 years old: 533,199

Population 35 to 44 years old: 433,268

Population 45 to 54 years old: 330,507

Population 55 to 59 years old: 116,932

Population 60 to 64 years old: 99,757

Population 65 to 74 years old: 159,915

Population 75 to 84 years old: 103,720

Population 85 years and over: 35,168

Median age: 31.5 years

Births (2003) Total number: 48,044

Deaths (2002) Total number: 22,298 (of which, 412 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $20,175

Median household income: $38,625

Total households: 1,061,964

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 146,192

$10,000 to $14,999: 71,103

$15,000 to $24,999: 132,339

$25,000 to $34,999: 133,670

$35,000 to $49,999: 171,140

$50,000 to $74,999: 188,700

$75,000 to $99,999: 95,162

$100,000 to $149,999: 75,743

$150,000 to $199,999: 21,884

$200,000 or more: 26,031

Percent of families below poverty level: 16.6% (48.6% of which were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: Not reported


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