Markham, Illinois Population 2020

12,222
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Markham is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 12,222, it is the 197th largest city in Illinois and the 2679th largest city in the United States. Markham is currently declining at a rate of -0.80% annually and its population has decreased by -2.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,508 in 2010. Markham reached it's highest population of 15,987 in 1970. Spanning over 5 miles, Markham has a population density of 2,261 people per square mile.

The average household income in Markham is $52,880 with a poverty rate of 24.83%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,266 per month, and the median house value is $85,900. The median age in Markham is 37.2 years, 30.2 years for males, and 38.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.1 males.

Markham Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 80.31%
  • White: 14.53%
  • Other race: 3.33%
  • Two or more races: 0.94%
  • Asian: 0.79%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Markham, Illinois is 12,222, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,418.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,508.

Markham, Illinois Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American10,11980.31%
White1,83114.53%
Some Other Race4203.33%
Two or More Races1190.94%
Asian990.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.10%
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Markham Population Pyramid 2020

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Markham Median Age

37.2


Total

30.2


Male

38.9


Female

Markham Adults

There are 9,021 adults, (2,031 of whom are seniors) in Markham.

Markham Age Dependency

80.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Markham Sex Ratio

Female

6,882

54.62%

Male

5,718

45.38%

Markham Households and Families

Markham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Markham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male87.5%12.5%
Married84.3%15.7%
Non Family75.6%24.4%
All72%28%
Female56.7%43.3%

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1743.0172
Female1,4724.2256.7
Non Family1,3011.0875.6
Married1,1853.5184.3
Male2163.7487.5

3.79

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Markham Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2403.04%
9th to 12th Grade90311.45%
High School Graduate2,71834.47%
Some College2,19327.81%
Associates Degree6558.31%
Bachelors Degree7098.99%
Graduate Degree4675.92%
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Markham Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black6,3655,627975
White873668112
Hispanic49530547
Other Race1749811
Multiple Races707014
Asian706028
Native American1212

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 asian people with a rate of 40.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,574$35,460$27,143
Less Than High School$22,356$22,308$22,552
High School Grad$26,034$26,591$25,651
Some College$27,626$35,291$24,792
Bachelors Degree$45,000$37,095$46,786
Graduate Degree$60,500$$62,250

$29,574

Average Earnings

$35,460

Average Male

$27,143

Average Female

Markham Language

Markham Language by Age

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Markham Language

91.30% of Markham residents speak only English, while 8.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.15% of the population.

Markham Poverty

Markham Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,0992,75127.24%
Hispanic1,16220617.73%
Other42015035.71%
White1,11013612.25%
Asian991919.19%
Multiple1191210.08%

24.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.20%

Male Poverty Rate

27.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Markham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Markham is Other, with 35.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Markham is Multiple, with 10.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.68%.

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Name Poverty
High School27.41%
Less Than High School23.10%
Some College11.69%
Bachelors or Greater3.06%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.76%
Female Unemployed26.38%
Female Employed13.00%
Male Employed4.11%

Markham Income

Markham Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,353$52,880
Families$46,530$58,424
Married Families$64,952-
Non Families$24,764$37,042
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Markham Marital Status

Markham Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.6%

Male Marriage Rate

23.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Markham Married by Age and Sex

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Markham 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 55-64.

Markham Marital Status by Race

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Markham Veterans

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709

Number of Veterans

620

Male Veterans

89

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam232
First Gulf War88
Second Gulf War84
Korea72
World War II52
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Age Group Veterans
75+205
35 to 54192
65 to 74145
55 to 64122
18 to 3445
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black6178.55%
White866.51%
Hispanic60.86%
Other62.01%

Markham Veterans by Education

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12.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Markham Employment Status

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54%

Labor Force Participation

46.5%

Employment Rate

13.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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75.47%

Born in Illinois

95.86%

Native Born

4.14%

Foreign Born

2.58%

Non Citizen

1.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.86% of Markham residents were born in the United States, with 75.47% having been born in Illinois. 2.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,222-98-0.80%
201912,320-98-0.79%
201812,418-104-0.83%
201712,522-98-0.78%
201612,620-77-0.61%
201512,697-38-0.30%
201412,735130.10%
201312,722470.37%
201212,675590.47%
201112,616700.56%
201012,546-74-0.06%
200012,620-516-0.40%
199013,136-2,036-1.43%
198015,172-815-0.52%
197015,9874,2833.17%
196011,7048,95115.57%
19502,7530.00%