Markham, Illinois Population 2021

12,152
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Markham is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 12,152, it is the 196th largest city in Illinois and the 2694th largest city in the United States . Markham is currently declining at a rate of -0.66% annually and its population has decreased by -2.85% 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 2,248 people per square mile.

The average household income in Markham is $59,287 with a poverty rate of 19.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,261 per month, and the median house value is $90,000. The median age in Markham is 37.5 years, 32.9 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Markham Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 79.11%
  • White: 14.47%
  • Other race: 4.07%
  • Two or more races: 1.03%
  • Asian: 0.85%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Markham, Illinois is 12,152 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,395.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,508.

Markham, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American9,88379.11%
White1,80814.47%
Some Other Race5084.07%
Two or More Races1291.03%
Asian1060.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native590.47%
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Markham Population by Race

Markham Population Pyramid $2021

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Markham Median Age

37.5


Total

32.9


Male

38.5


Female

Markham Adults

There are 9,048 adults, (1,893 of whom are seniors) in Markham.

Markham Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Markham Sex Ratio

Female

6,767

54.17%

Male

5,726

45.83%

Markham Population by Age

Markham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Markham Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.6%11.4%
Male80.6%19.4%
Non Family75.9%24.1%
All73%27%
Female54.5%45.5%

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Markham Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1463.0173
Female1,3574.1354.5
Non Family1,2411.0775.9
Married1,2073.5188.6
Male3413.8780.6

3.73

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

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Markham Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2973.72%
9th to 12th Grade7389.26%
High School Graduate2,58732.44%
Some College2,44630.67%
Associates Degree6127.67%
Bachelors Degree85910.77%
Graduate Degree4355.46%
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Markham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Markham Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black6,2005,6171,097
White910741105
Hispanic65338341
Other Race22915918
2+ Races909021
Asian624930
Native American5959

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 48.39%.

Markham Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,773$32,206$29,820
Less Than 9th Grade$22,105$20,658$24,464
High School Graduate$28,043$25,799$28,849
Some College$28,460$31,746$26,658
Bachelors Degree$50,521$55,750$47,237
Graduate Degree$57,396$56,354$58,636

$30,773

Average Earnings

$32,206

Average Male

$29,820

Average Female

Markham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Markham Language by Age

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Markham Language

90.26% of Markham residents speak only English, while 9.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.33% of the population.

Markham Language

Markham Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,8722,10321.30%
Hispanic1,23815612.60%
White1,0781059.74%
Other508122.36%
Multiple129107.75%

19.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.02%

Male Poverty Rate

19.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Markham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Markham is Black, with 21.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Markham is Other, with 2.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.68%.

Markham Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School20.53%
Less Than 9th Grade19.13%
Some College8.86%
Bachelors or Greater3.94%

Markham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.70%
Male Unemployed27.40%
Female Employed10.27%
Male Employed1.80%

Markham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Markham Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,011$59,287
Families$49,028$61,078
Married Families$72,824-
Non Families$30,048$49,610
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Income by Household Type

Markham Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.3%

Male Marriage Rate

23.7%

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 Marital Status

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617

Number of Veterans

578

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam196
First Gulf War137
Second Gulf War79
Korea58
World War II30

Markham Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54160
65 to 74153
75+137
55 to 64129
18 to 3438

Markham Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black5427.76%
White755.10%

Markham Veterans by Race

Markham Veterans by Education

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3.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Markham Veterans by Education

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60.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

15.6%

Unemployment Rate

Markham Employment by Age

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Markham Employment by Race

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Markham 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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76.43%

Born in Markham

94.32%

Native Born

5.68%

Foreign Born

3.31%

Non Citizen

2.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.32% of Markham residents were born in the United States, with 76.43% having been born in Illinois. 3.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Markham Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,152-81-0.66%
202012,233-81-0.66%
201912,314-81-0.65%
201812,395-117-0.94%
201712,512-96-0.76%
201612,608-82-0.65%
201512,690-38-0.30%
201412,728120.09%
201312,716450.36%
201212,671550.44%
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%

Markham Population by Year