Chicago Heights, Illinois Population 2022

26,920
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Chicago Heights is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 26,920, it is the 82nd largest city in Illinois and the 1707th largest city in the United States. Chicago Heights is currently declining at a rate of -1.03% annually and its population has decreased by -9.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,598 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Chicago Heights has a population density of 2,618 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chicago Heights is $63,167 with a poverty rate of 24.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $918 per month, and the median house value is $107,700. The median age in Chicago Heights is 33.8 years, 32.9 years for males, and 35 years for females.

Chicago Heights Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 39.60%
  • White: 35.06%
  • Other race: 21.63%
  • Two or more races: 3.53%
  • Asian: 0.17%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chicago Heights, Illinois is 26,920 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 29,598.

Chicago Heights, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Chicago Heights Population by Race

Chicago Heights Population Pyramid 2022

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Chicago Heights Median Age

35.4


Total

33.9


Male

36.2


Female

Chicago Heights Adults

There are 21,633 adults, (4,408 of whom are seniors) in Chicago Heights.

Chicago Heights Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Chicago Heights Sex Ratio

Female

15,218

51.42%

Male

14,380

48.58%

Chicago Heights Population by Age

Chicago Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chicago Heights Household Types

63.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chicago Heights Households and Families

3.67

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

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Chicago Heights Households by Type

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Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 42.96%.

Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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$33,865

Average Earnings

$41,013

Average Male

$30,008

Average Female

Chicago Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chicago Heights Language by Age

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Chicago Heights Language

67.63% of Chicago Heights residents speak only English, while 32.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.03% of the population.

Chicago Heights Language

Chicago Heights Poverty by Race

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24.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.11%

Male Poverty Rate

24.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chicago Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chicago Heights is Asian, with 41.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chicago Heights is Hispanic, with 22.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.49%.

Chicago Heights Poverty

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Chicago Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Chicago Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chicago Heights Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Chicago Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.6%

Male Marriage Rate

33.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Chicago Heights Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Chicago Heights Marital Status

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779

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Chicago Heights Veterans by War

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Chicago Heights Veterans by Age

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Chicago Heights Veterans by Race

Chicago Heights Veterans by Education

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3.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chicago Heights Veterans by Education

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

13.1%

Unemployment Rate

Chicago Heights Employment by Age

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Chicago Heights Employment by Race

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Chicago Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.69%

Born in Chicago Heights

85.22%

Native Born

14.78%

Foreign Born

8.40%

Non Citizen

6.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.22% of Chicago Heights residents were born in the United States, with 71.69% having been born in Illinois. 8.40% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Chicago Heights Population by Year