Chicago, IL 60608 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 60608: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chicago, IL 60608

Not Acceptable, USPS
Pilsen, IL 60608

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,237
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,701
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 8,171
  • County: Cook County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.849, Longitude -87.667
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Chicago, IL 60608 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 76,894
Population in Households 75,082
Population in Familes 58,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,812
Population Density1 12,423
Diversity Index2 89


Total Households 26,639
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 16,366
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 29,923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,957 (26.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,682 (62.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,284 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $237,743
Average Home Value $266,284


Median Household Income $36,355
Average Household Income $51,911
Per Capita Income $18,641
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.68%
Households 1.04% 0.72%
Families 0.88% 0.63%
Median Household Income   -1.55%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chicago, IL 60608 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 60608 to the other 1,378 ZIP Codes in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 11 99th
Population Density1 # 33 98th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 1292 6th
Per Capita Income # 1307 5th

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