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Skokie, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Skokie had a population of 64,635 as of July 1, 2019. Skokie 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 Skokie is located at latitude 42.0334 and longitude -87.7334 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Skokie encompass a land area of 10.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 607 feet.

The Village of Skokie (GNIS ID: 2399827) 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 Village of Skokie is located within Township of Niles, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Skokie: Niles Center, Niles Centre.

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Skokie, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Skokie, IL Housing Affordability Index is 93
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Skokie, IL Wealth Index is 140
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 64,635
Population in Households 63,925
Population in Familes 55,342
Population in Group Qrtrs 710
Population Density 6,422
Diversity Index1 67
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,876
Average Household Income $103,343
Per Capita Income $37,484
Wealth Index3 140

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 25,160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,544 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,887 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,729 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $322,367
Housing Affordability Index2 93
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 23,431
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 16,855
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.02% -0.08%
Households -0.05% -0.08%
Families -0.14% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Skokie, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Skokie to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 19 99th
Population Density # 18 99th
Diversity Index # 71 95th
Median Household Income # 266 81st
Per Capita Income # 249 82nd

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