Cicero, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Cicero, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Town of Cicero had a population of 85,910 as of July 1, 2018. Cicero 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 Cicero is located at latitude 41.8445 and longitude -87.7593 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cicero (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Town of Cicero (GNIS ID: 2396647) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Cicero is located within Township of Cicero, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cicero population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cicero: Hawthorne.

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Cicero, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 85,910
Population in Households 85,713
Population in Familes 76,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density1 14,649
Diversity Index2 79


Median Household Income $45,062
Average Household Income $56,949
Per Capita Income $14,980


Total Housing Units 24,776 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,499 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,972 (48.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,305 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $182,295
Average Home Value $199,062


Total Households 22,471
Average Household Size 3.81
Family Households 17,978
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.1%
Households 0.2% 0.04%
Families 0.15% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.12%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Cicero, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cicero to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 24 98th
Median Household Income # 1051 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1353 1st

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