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The 2016 Chicago, Illinois, population is 2,720,550. There are 11,950 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Chicago, Illinois

The median age is 33.4. The US median is 37.4. 37.26% of people in Chicago, Illinois, are married. 8.69% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.58 people. 27.78% of people are married, with children. 24.64% have children, but are single.

Race in Chicago, Illinois

32.17% of people are white, 31.45% are black, 5.69% are asian, 0.13% are native american, and 0.16% claim 'Other'.

28.95% of the people in Chicago, Illinois, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 71.05% are non-hispanic).

  PEOPLEChicago, IllinoisUnited States
  Population  2,720,546321,418,820
  Population - 2010  2,703,466308,745,538
  Population - 2000  2,896,016285,036,114
  Population - 1990  2,783,726251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  -2.27%27.57%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  -6.06%12.76%
  Pop. Density  11,95091
  Land Area  2283,531,905
  Water Area  6264,837
  Median Age  33.437.4
  Female Population  51.52%50.81%
  Male Population  48.49%49.19%
  White  32.17%62.77%
  Black  31.45%12.24%
  Asian  5.69%4.95%
  Native American  0.13%0.66%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.02%0.16%
  Other  0.16%0.20%
  Two or More Races  1.45%2.13%
  Hispanic  28.95%16.90%
  Non-Hispanic  71.05%83.10%
  Households  1,028,830116,211,000
  Family Households  564,53976,958,100
  Non Family Households  464,29039,253,000
  Household Size  2.582.63
  Married Population  37.26%50.58%
  Single Population  62.74%49.42%
  Now Married  34.70%48.41%
  Married but Separated  2.56%2.17%
  Never Married  48.58%32.55%
  Widowed  5.48%5.95%
  Divorced  8.69%10.92%
  Married, w/children  27.78%31.68%
  Married, no children  31.16%41.44%
  Single, w/children  24.64%16.94%
  Single, no children  16.42%9.95%


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Fun city. High crime rate and cold winter

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A city bent on destroying itself

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