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Chicago Residents

Chicago Residents Overview

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Population
2,699,347
Unemployment Rate
5.5%
Poverty Rate
17.3%
Non-Citizens
10.7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the people who live in your area?
Based on 180 responses
  • Friendly
    34%
  • Diverse
    22%
  • Family
    13%
  • Busy
    11%
  • Okay
    8%
  • Family oriented
    4%
  • Modern
    3%

Chicago Demographics

Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  11%
Racial Diversity
  • White
    33%
  • African American
    29%
  • Hispanic
    29%
  • Asian
    7%
  • Two or more races
    2%
  • Other race
    0%
  • American Indian or Alaska native
    0%
  • Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    0%
Gender
  • Female
    51%
  • Male
    49%
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%

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Income

Median Household Income
$62,097
National
$64,994
Household Income Brackets
  • <$25k
    23%
  • $25-$44k
    16%
  • $45-$74k
    18%
  • $75-$149k
    26%
  • $150k+
    17%
Median Individual Income
$33,924
National
$32,197
Individual Income Brackets
  • <$15k
    25%
  • $15-$34k
    26%
  • $35-$64k
    23%
  • $65k+
    26%

Community

Poll
64%
of residents say there is a good sense of community. 180 responses
Poll
51%
of people say LGBT residents are very accepted. 180 responses
Poll
What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to your area?
Based on 173 responses
  • Tour the community, find what interests you.
    39%
  • do research on the neighborhood before moving in
    28%
  • Be careful on CTA
    10%
  • Be cautious on public transit.
    9%
  • Get to know your neighbors
    5%
  • Everybody knows everybody.
    2%
  • Get involved in the community
    2%

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