Chicago, IL: What you need to know

Nicknamed “Windy City” and “The City With Big Shoulders,” Chicago is locted along the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. Attractions like the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck and Field Museum and a renouned food scene help draw more than 50 million tourists a year. “Chi-Town” has a diversified economy, multiple cultural centers and a dynamic cuisine scene, and there are five pro sports teams in the four major professional leagues. University choices include DePaul, Loyola, Northwestern and the University of Chicago.

Chicago, IL City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 2,717,534
Median Age 34
Median Household Income $48,522
Median Home Price $222,900

Chicago, IL Rankings

Chicago , IL Real Estate

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Chicago , IL Health and Health Care

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Chicago, IL Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 48.5%
  Female 51.5%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 470
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Median Population

Median Age 33.7%
Age 18 Over 77.8%
Age 21 Over 73.7%
Age 62 Over 13.7%
Age 65 Over 10.9%


  Ethnicity White 48.7%
  Ethnicity Black 31.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 29.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 11.3%


  Median Household Income $48,522
  Median Home Price $222,900
  Homes Owned 55.7%
  Homes Rent 44.3%
  Median Property Rent $965


  English Only 63.7%
  English Other 36.3%

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Commute Types

  Walked 6.6%
  Worked at Home 4.4%
  Public Transportation 27.6%
  Other Means 3.1%
  Drove Alone 49.7%
  Carpooled 8.5%