The City of Chicago is the largest city in Illinois with a population of 2,737,877 as of July 1, 2015. Chicago ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Chicago is located at latitude 41.8376 and longitude -87.6818 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chicago (see map below) encompass a land area of 227.77 sq. miles and a water area of 6.37 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 587 feet.
The City of Chicago (GNIS ID: 428803) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chicago population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Chicago: Chicagu, Cikago, The Windy City.
|Population in Households||2,677,696|
|Population in Familes||1,976,971|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||60,181|
|Average Household Size||2.5|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||1,219,189 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||449,820 (36.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||621,683 (51.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||147,686 (12.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$243,732|
|Average Home Value||$305,648|
|Median Household Income||$45,319|
|Average Household Income||$68,064|
|Per Capita Income||$26,945|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.89%|
|Per Capita Income||2.76%|
The table below compares Chicago to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density1||# 5||100th|
|Diversity Index2||# 9||99th|
|Median Household Income||# 967||29th|
|Per Capita Income||# 514||62nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.