Chicago, IL Population

Population: 2,896,016. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,842,518 (-1.8% change)
Males: 1,405,107 (48.5%), Females: 1,490,909 (51.5%)

Cook County

Zip codes: 60601, 60602, 60603, 60604, 60605, 60606, 60607, 60608, 60609, 60610, 60611, 60612, 60613, 60614, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60618, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60622, 60623, 60624, 60625, 60626, 60628, 60629, 60630, 60631, 60632, 60633, 60634, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60639, 60640, 60641, 60643, 60644, 60645, 60646, 60647, 60649, 60651, 60652, 60653, 60654, 60655, 60656, 60657, 60659, 60660, 60661.

Median resident age: 31.5 years
Median household income: $38,625
Median house value: $132,400

Races in Chicago:

  • Black (36.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (31.3%)
  • Hispanic (26.0%)
  • Other race (13.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Chinese (1.1%)
  • Filipino (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Polish (7.3%), Irish (6.6%), German (6.5%), Italian (3.5%), English (2.0%), United States (1.3%).

Elevation: 596 feet

Land area: 227.1 square miles

Map of Chicago, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chicago

  • High school or higher: 71.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 35.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chicago city

  • Never married: 40.9%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

21.7% Foreign born (12.2% Latin America, 5.0% Europe, 3.9% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +110,188 (+4.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Chicago:

  • BETHANY HOSPITAL (3435 W VAN BUREN)
  • CHICAGO-READ MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (4200 N OAK PARK AVE)
  • CHILDRENS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2300 CHILDRENS PLAZA)
  • COLUMBIA MICHAEL REESE HOS & MED CTR (2929 S ELLIS)
  • COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL (1825 W HARRISON ST)
  • EHS TRINITY HOSPITAL (2320 E 93RD ST)
  • GRANT HOSPITAL (550 W WEBSTER AVE)
  • HARTGROVE HOSPITAL (520 N RIDGEWAY)
  • HCA CHICAGO LAKESHORE HOSPITAL (4840 N MARINE DR)
  • HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL (2701 W 68TH STREET)
  • JACKSON PARK HOSPITAL FOUNDATION (7531 S STONEY ISLAND AVE)
  • LARABIDA CHILDRENS HOSPITAL (E 65TH ST AT LAKE MICHIGAN)
  • LORETTO HOSPITAL (645 SOUTH CENTRAL AVE)
  • LOUIS A WEISS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (4646 N MARINE DRIVE)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (2525 S MICHIGAN AVE)
  • METHODIST HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO (5025 N PAULINA STREET)
  • MT SINAI HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (15TH STREET AT CALIFORNIA)
  • NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (250 E SUPERIOR STREET)
  • NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN HOSPITAL (1044 N FRANCISCO AVE)
  • OUR LADY OF THE RESURRECTION MED CTR (5645 W ADDISON)
  • PROVIDENT HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO (500 E 51ST ST)
  • RAVENSWOOD HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (4550 N WINCHESTER)
  • REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (345 EAST SUPERIOR)
  • RESURRECTION MEDICAL CENTER (7435 W TALCOTT)
  • ROSELAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (45 W 111TH STREET)
  • RUSH-PRESBYTERIAN-ST LUKES MED CTR (1653 WEST CONGRESS PARKWAY)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (3240 W FRANKLIN BLVD)
  • SAINT JOSEPH HOSPITAL & HLTH CR CENTER (2900 NORTH LAKE SHORE DRIVE)
  • SCHWAB REHABILITATION CENTER (1401 S CALIFORNIA)
  • SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL (8012 SOUTH CRANDON AVENUE)
  • ST ANTHONYS HOSPITAL (2875 WEST 19TH STREET)
  • ST BERNARD HOSPITAL (326 W 64TH ST)
  • ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL OF CHICAGO INC (1431 N CLAREMONT AVE)
  • ST MARY OF NAZARETH HOSPITAL CENTER (2233 W DIVISION ST)
  • SWEDISH COVENANT HOSPITAL (5145 N CALIFORNIA AVE)
  • THC CHICAGO INC DBA KINDRED CHICAGO (4058 W MELROSE)
  • THOREK HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER (850 W IRVING PARK RD)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO HOSPITALS (5841 SOUTH MARYLAND)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL (1740 WEST TAYLOR ST SUITE 1400)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chicago:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 7 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 18 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 26 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)

Other public-use airports nearest to Chicago:

  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 6 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: CGX)
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 22 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; Abbreviation: TF8)
  • PALWAUKEE MUNI (about 24 miles; CHICAGO/PROSPECT HEIGHTS/W, IL; Abbreviation: PWK)
Amtrak station:
CHICAGO (225 S. CANAL ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Chicago:

  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO (Full-time enrollment: 21,879; Location: 601 S Morgan; Public; Website: www.uic.edu/; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • DEPAUL UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 15,935; Location: 1 E JACKSON; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.depaul.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (Full-time enrollment: 11,188; Location: 5801 S ELLIS AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.UCHICAGO.EDU; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO (Full-time enrollment: 9,784; Location: 820 N MICHIGAN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.luc.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO (Full-time enrollment: 7,775; Location: 600 S MICHIGAN; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.colum.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 7,324; Location: 5500 N ST LOUIS AVE; Public; Website: www.neiu.edu/; Offers Master’s degree)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-MALCOLM X COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 6,407; Location: 1900 W VAN BUREN; Public)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-HARRY S TRUMAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 6,332; Location: 1145 W WILSON AVE; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,618; Location: 4300 N NARRAGANSETT; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,536; Location: 7500 S PULASKI RD; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • NATIONAL-LOUIS UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,365; Location: 122 S MICHIGAN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nl.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 4,836; Location: 95TH ST AT KING DR; Public; Website: www.csu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,618; Location: 401 S STATE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rmcil.edu)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-HAROLD WASHINGTON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,515; Location: 30 E LAKE ST; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 4,458; Location: 3300 S FEDERAL ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.iit.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 4,376; Location: 430 S MICHIGAN AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.roosevelt.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,004; Location: 10001 S WOODLAWN AVE; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,942; Location: 6800 S WENTWORTH AVE; Public; Website: www.ccc.edu)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 3,201; Location: 3300 N CAMPBELL AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chi.devry.edu)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 3,161; Location: 3700 W 103RD ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.SXU.EDU; Offers Master’s degree)

Biggest public high schools in Chicago:

  • LANE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 4,527; Location: 2501 W ADDISON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CURIE METROPOLITAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,997; Location: 4959 S ARCHER AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KELLY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,933; Location: 4136 S CALIFORNIA AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SCHURZ HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,577; Location: 3601 N MILWAUKEE AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • STEINMETZ ACADEMIC CENTRE HS (Students: 2,445; Location: 3030 N MOBILE AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CLEMENTE COMMUNITY ACADEMY HS (Students: 2,251; Location: 1147 N WESTERN AV; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,222; Location: 1744 W PRYOR AV; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • YOUNG MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,134; Location: 211 S LAFLIN ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • CHICAGO VOCATIONAL CAREER ACAD HS (Students: 2,113; Location: 2100 E 87TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LINCOLN PARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,097; Location: 2001 N ORCHARD ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in Chicago:

  • MOTHER MC AULEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,942; Location: 3737 WEST 99TH STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • MOTHER MCAULEY LIBERAL ARTS HS (Students: 1,942; Location: 3737 W 99TH; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • UNIV OF CHICAGO LAB SCH (Students: 1,485; Location: 1362 E 59TH ST; Grades: KG – 12)
  • ST IGNATIUS COLLEGE PREP SCH (Students: 1,300; Location: 1076 WEST ROOSEVELT RD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • MARIST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,261; Location: 4200 W 115TH STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • BROTHER RICE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,207; Location: 10001 S PULASKI ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • THE LATIN SCHOOL OF CHICAGO (Students: 1,030; Location: 59 W NORTH BLVD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • ST PATRICK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,009; Location: 5900 W BELMONT AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • RESURRECTION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 911; Location: 7500 W TALCOTT AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • MOUNT CARMEL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 831; Location: 6410 SOUTH DANTE; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Chicago:

  • CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHARTER (Students: 4,242; Location: 2235 N HAMILTON AV; Grades: KG – 12)
  • FARRAGUT CAREER ACADEMY HS (Students: 2,535; Location: 2345 S CHRISTIANA AV; Grades: PK – 12)
  • SHIELDS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,986; Location: 4250 S ROCKWELL ST; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NATHAN DAVIS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,968; Location: 3014 W 39TH PL; Grades: PK – 08)
  • MARQUETTE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,951; Location: 6550 S RICHMOND ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • SAWYER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,848; Location: 5248 S SAWYER AV; Grades: KG – 08)
  • EBERHART ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,772; Location: 3400 W 65TH PL; Grades: KG – 08)
  • REILLY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,635; Location: 3650 W SCHOOL ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • YOUNG ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,581; Location: 1434 N PARKSIDE AV; Grades: PK – 08)
  • CLINTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 1,559; Location: 6110 N FAIRFIELD AV; Grades: PK – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Chicago:

  • HOLY ANGELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,122; Location: 545 EAST OAKWOOD BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 976; Location: 9130 S VINCENNES AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARY STAR-THE SEA SCHOOL (Students: 867; Location: 6424 SOUTH KENNETH ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST BEDE THE VENERABLE SCHOOL (Students: 831; Location: 4440 WEST 83RD STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • QUEEN OF ALL SAINTS (Students: 800; Location: 6230 N LEMONT; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JOHN FISHER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 786; Location: 10200 S WASHTENAW AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BAIS YAAKOV HEBREW PAROC SCH (Students: 714; Location: 6110 N CALIFORNIA; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST TARCISSUS ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 707; Location: 6040 WEST ARDMORE AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST JULIANA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 706; Location: 7400 WEST TOUHY AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST CHRISTINA ELEMENTARY SCHL (Students: 704; Location: 3333 WEST 110TH STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Chicago:

  • CHICAGO P.L. (Operating income: $84,688,664; Location: 400 S. STATE STREET; 5,971,889 books; 233,021 audio materials; 115,907 video materials; 23,916 serial subscriptions)

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