Chicago Heights, Illinois Population 2024

25,619

Chicago Heights is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Chicago Heights has a 2024 population of 25,619. Chicago Heights is currently declining at a rate of -1.62% annually and its population has decreased by -6.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,383 in 2020.

The average household income in Chicago Heights is $74,226 with a poverty rate of 23.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chicago Heights is 35.8 years, 34.4 years for males, and 37.2 years for females.

Chicago Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chicago Heights was:

  • Black or African American: 40.23%
  • White: 29.4%
  • Other race: 21.86%
  • Two or more races: 7.89%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Asian: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
10.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,491.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.44% (-1,764)
The current population of Chicago Heights, Illinois is 25,619 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 27,383.

Chicago Heights, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American11,00940.23%
White8,04629.4%
Other race5,98221.86%
Two or more races2,1597.89%
Native American1280.47%
Asian420.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chicago Heights Population by Race

Chicago Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Chicago Heights Median Age

35.8

Total

34.4

Male

37.2

Female

Chicago Heights Adults

There are 19,989 adults, (3,617 of whom are seniors) in Chicago Heights.

Chicago Heights Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Chicago Heights Sex Ratio

Female14,25852.1%
Male13,10847.9%

Chicago Heights Population by Age

Chicago Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,1862.962.937.1
Married3,1363.5678.121.9
Non Family2,9311.1161.938.1
Female2,2704.0150.449.6
Male8493.6743.556.5
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3.61

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chicago Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.51%.

Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,575

Average Earnings

$44,895

Average Male

$36,091

Average Female

Chicago Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chicago Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chicago Heights Language

67.23% of Chicago Heights residents speak only English, while 32.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.14% of the population.

Chicago Heights Language

Chicago Heights Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black10,8502,78025.62%
Hispanic9,9992,55425.54%
Other5,9682,02333.9%
White5,53485415.43%
Multiple2,15930614.17%
Native986667.35%
Asian421126.19%
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23.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.06%

Male Poverty Rate

23.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chicago Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chicago Heights is Native, with 67.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chicago Heights is Multiple, with 14.17% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.2%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.92%.

Chicago Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.63%
High School24.68%
Some College16.83%
Bachelors or Greater5.97%
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Chicago Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed37.71%
Male Unemployed24%
Female Employed11.01%
Male Employed9.43%
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Chicago Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chicago Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chicago Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.1%

Male Marriage Rate

31.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Chicago Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chicago Heights 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.

Chicago Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chicago Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

755

Number of Veterans

650

Male Veterans

105

Female Veterans

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Chicago Heights Veterans by War

count

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Chicago Heights Veterans by Age

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Chicago Heights Veterans by Race

Chicago Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chicago Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

13.8%

Unemployment Rate

Chicago Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chicago Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chicago Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.63%

Born in Chicago Heights

85.82%

Native Born

14.18%

Foreign Born

7.62%

Non Citizen

6.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.82% of Chicago Heights residents were born in the United States, with 71.63% having been born in Illinois. 7.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chicago Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,504-423-1.77%
202823,927-423-1.74%
202724,350-423-1.71%
202624,773-423-1.68%
202525,196-423-1.65%
202425,619-423-1.62%
202326,042-423-1.6%
202226,465-423-1.57%
202126,888-495-1.81%
202027,383-1,939-6.61%
201929,322-254-0.86%
201829,576-312-1.04%
201729,888-278-0.92%
201630,166-220-0.72%
201530,386-165-0.54%
201430,551-55-0.18%
201330,606430.14%
201230,563690.23%
201130,494830.27%
201030,411-2,365-7.22%
200032,776-296-0.9%
199033,072-3,954-10.68%
198037,026-3,874-9.47%
197040,9006,56919.13%
196034,3319,78039.84%
195024,5512,0909.31%
194022,4611400.63%
193022,3212,66813.58%
192019,6535,12835.3%
191014,5259,425184.8%
19005,100
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Chicago Heights Population by Year