West Chicago, Illinois Population 2019

West Chicago, Illinois's estimated population is 27,045 according to the most recent United States census estimates. West Chicago, Illinois is the 79th largest city in Illinois based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 1784.84 people/mi² (689.13 people/km²).

The overall median age is 33 years, 32.7 years for males, and 33.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 102.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 8,084 households in the city, with an average size of 3.53 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.6%, with a median rent of $1045/month. The median house has 6 rooms, and has a value of $238,000.

The median income for households in West Chicago, Illinois is $68,413, while the mean household income is $89,790.

How Many People Live in West Chicago, Illinois?

27,045
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201827,045-176-0.65%
201727,221-109-0.40%
201627,330-160-0.58%
201527,490-65-0.24%
201427,555-29-0.11%
201327,584810.29%
201227,503990.36%
201127,4041500.55%
201027,2543,7851.51%
200023,4698,6734.72%
199014,7962,2461.66%
198012,5502,4392.18%
197010,1113,2573.96%
19606,8542,8815.60%
19503,9736181.71%
19403,355-122-0.36%
19303,4778832.97%
19202,5940.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White20,824
Some Other Race3,299
Asian1,987
Two or More Races649
Black or African American606
American Indian and Alaska Native20

West Chicago Il Population Pyramid 2019

West Chicago Il Median Age

33


Total

32.7


Male

33.5


Female

West Chicago Il Adults

There are 19,265 adults, (2,506 of whom are seniors) in West Chicago Il.

West Chicago Il Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.5

Child Dependency Ratio

West Chicago Il Sex Ratio

Female

13,494

49.28%

Male

13,891

50.72%

West Chicago Il Households and Families

West Chicago Il Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Chicago Il Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.7%26.3%
All65.2%34.8%
Non Family54.6%45.4%
Male53.7%46.3%
Female42%58%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6503.5365.2
Married4,8434.1773.7
Non Family1,6341.4154.6
Female9033.6642
Male2704.5953.7

4.01

Average Family Size

3.53

Average Household Size

6.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Chicago Il Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,10818.69%
9th to 12th Grade1,5829.51%
High School Graduate4,36626.26%
Some College2,60515.67%
Associates Degree9125.48%
Bachelors Degree2,59515.61%
Graduate Degree1,4618.79%

West Chicago Il Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic7,8933,667479
White7,1616,9342,905
Other Race1,83687652
Asian1,3221,116630
Black20317222
Multiple Races16315519
Native American171711

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 64.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,079$36,319$26,943
Less Than High School$22,750$26,767$16,086
High School Grad$32,128$34,036$29,748
Some College$40,463$44,848$30,931
Bachelors Degree$51,902$64,702$39,808
Graduate Degree$76,000$77,308$72,647

$32,079

Average Earnings

$36,319

Average Male

$26,943

Average Female

West Chicago Il Language

West Chicago Il Language by Age

West Chicago Il Language

44.22% of West Chicago Il residents speak only English, while 55.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 46.92% of the population.

West Chicago Il Poverty

West Chicago Il Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic14,4641,89613.11%
Other3,29958817.82%
White9,9225805.85%
Black59143072.76%
Multiple6438413.06%
Asian1,981793.99%

11.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.98%

Male Poverty Rate

12.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Chicago Il

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Chicago Il is Black, with 72.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Chicago Il is Asian, with 3.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.17%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.35%
High School12.07%
Some College6.52%
Bachelors or Greater2.80%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed18.73%
Female Unemployed14.98%
Female Employed6.89%
Male Employed5.53%

West Chicago Il Income

West Chicago Il Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,413$89,790
Families$77,213$97,727
Married Families$85,946-
Non Families$34,481$54,198

West Chicago Il Marital Status

West Chicago Il Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

West Chicago Il Married by Age and Sex

West Chicago Il Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Chicago Il Marital Status by Race

West Chicago Il Veterans

812

Number of Veterans

765

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam321
Second Gulf War130
First Gulf War75
Korea51
World War II44

West Chicago Il Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White7294.85%
Hispanic951.00%
Asian281.80%
Black289.93%
Other241.10%
2 or More31.60%

West Chicago Il Veterans by Education

6.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Chicago Il Employment Status

71.5%

Labor Force Participation

68.1%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

West Chicago Il Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.50%

Born in Illinois

67.06%

Native Born

32.94%

Foreign Born

22.22%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

67.06% of West Chicago Il residents were born in the United States, with 55.50% having been born in Illinois. 22.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.