Chicago Heights, Illinois Population 2021

28,860
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Chicago Heights Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 39.11%
  • White: 33.46%
  • Other race: 23.92%
  • Two or more races: 3.37%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chicago Heights, Illinois is 28,860based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,553.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 30,276.

Chicago Heights, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American11,67739.11%
White9,98933.46%
Some Other Race7,14123.92%
Two or More Races1,0063.37%
Asian430.14%
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Chicago Heights Population By Race

Chicago Heights Population Pyramid 2021

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Chicago Heights Median Age

33.8


Total

32.9


Male

35


Female

Chicago Heights Adults

There are 21,718 adults, (4,132 of whom are seniors) in Chicago Heights.

Chicago Heights Age Dependency

69.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chicago Heights Sex Ratio

Mujer

15,655

52.44%

Masculino

14,201

47.56%

Chicago Heights Population by Age

Chicago Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chicago Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
All62.2%37.8%
Non Family53%47%
Masculino48.3%51.7%
Mujer43.6%56.4%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chicago Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9392.9362.2
Married3,6333.7885
Non Family3,2311.1453
Mujer2,1223.6943.6
Masculino9534.0548.3

3.7

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

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Chicago Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7169.24%
9th to 12th Grade1,89310.19%
High School Graduate5,70630.72%
Some College5,05427.21%
Associates Degree1,1806.35%
Bachelors Degree1,91410.30%
Graduate Degree1,1135.99%
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Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black7,2166,4721,183
Hispanic5,9983,546345
White5,1514,7311,397
Other Race3,7512,078162
2+ Races183183135
Asian4341

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 73.77%.

Chicago Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$35,619$41,910$30,762
Less Than 9th Grade$28,930$33,259$21,200
High School Graduate$29,122$35,498$23,563
Some College$38,380$48,585$30,729
Bachelors Degree$52,222$62,381$45,944
Graduate Degree$43,918$54,500$42,948

$35,619

Average Earnings

$41,910

Average Male

$30,762

Average Female

Chicago Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chicago Heights Language by Age

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Chicago Heights Language

66.82% of Chicago Heights residents speak only English, while 33.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.79% of the population.

Chicago Heights Language

Chicago Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,5203,55230.83%
Hispanic11,5042,52021.91%
Other7,1222,04028.64%
White5,61471412.72%
Multiple1,00125325.27%
Asian432046.51%

24.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.37%

Male Poverty Rate

25.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chicago Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chicago Heights is Asian, with 46.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chicago Heights is White, with 12.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.12%.

Chicago Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.87%
High School21.20%
Some College19.60%
Bachelors or Greater8.11%

Chicago Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.43%
Male Unemployed33.48%
Female Employed11.03%
Male Employed8.03%

Chicago Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chicago Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,186$63,167
Families$59,282$74,424
Married Families$76,980-
Non Families$25,607$37,340
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Income by Household Type

Chicago Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

32.7%

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 45-54, 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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703

Number of Veterans

656

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam193
First Gulf War110
Korea67
World War II39
Second Gulf War18

Chicago Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+236
35 to 54190
65 to 74170
55 to 64100
18 to 347

Chicago Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4615.61%
Black2172.57%
Hispanic590.80%
Other Race160.35%
2+ Races92.76%

Chicago Heights Veterans by Race

Chicago Heights Veterans by Education

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8.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chicago Heights Veterans by Education

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62.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

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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73.11%

Born in Chicago Heights

85.12%

Native Born

14.88%

Foreign Born

8.93%

Non Citizen

5.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.12% of Chicago Heights residents were born in the United States, with 73.11% having been born in Illinois. 8.93% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202128,860-231-0.79%
202029,091-231-0.79%
201929,322-231-0.78%
201829,553-313-1.05%
201729,866-278-0.92%
201630,144-220-0.72%
201530,364-164-0.54%
201430,528-54-0.18%
201330,582440.14%
201230,538700.23%
201130,468830.27%
201030,385-2,391-0.75%
200032,776-296-0.09%
199033,072-3,954-1.12%
198037,026-3,874-0.99%
197040,9006,5691.77%
196034,3319,7803.41%
195024,5512,0900.89%
194022,4611400.06%
193022,3212,6681.28%
192019,6535,1283.07%
191014,5259,42511.03%
19005,1000.00%

Chicago Heights Population by Year