North Chicago, Illinois Population 2021

29,319
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North Chicago is a city located in Lake County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 29,319, it is the 67th largest city in Illinois and the 1317th largest city in the United States . North Chicago is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -9.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,574 in 2010. North Chicago reached it's highest population of 47,275 in 1970. Spanning over 8 miles, North Chicago has a population density of 3,668 people per square mile.

The average household income in North Chicago is $57,110 with a poverty rate of 21.19%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,193 per month, and the median house value is $108,100. The median age in North Chicago is 24.1 years, 23.5 years for males, and 25.6 years for females.

North Chicago Demographics

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

  • White: 49.16%
  • Black or African American: 27.54%
  • Other race: 12.02%
  • Two or more races: 5.50%
  • Asian: 5.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.12%
The current population of North Chicago, Illinois is 29,319 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,763.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,574.

North Chicago, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,73549.16%
Black or African American8,25427.54%
Some Other Race3,60412.02%
Two or More Races1,6495.50%
Asian1,6065.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander880.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native350.12%
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North Chicago Population by Race

North Chicago Population Pyramid $2021

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North Chicago Median Age

24.1


Total

23.5


Male

25.6


Female

North Chicago Adults

There are 24,592 adults, (1,716 of whom are seniors) in North Chicago.

North Chicago Age Dependency

31

Age Dependency Ratio

7.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Child Dependency Ratio

North Chicago Sex Ratio

Female

11,904

39.72%

Male

18,067

60.28%

North Chicago Population by Age

North Chicago Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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North Chicago Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male41.7%58.3%
Married41.6%58.4%
All32.2%67.8%
Female26.4%73.6%
Non Family24.8%75.2%

32.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

North Chicago Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,3102.7132.2
Non Family2,9631.2824.8
Married2,6763.6441.6
Female1,2253.5826.4
Male4464.1941.7

3.53

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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North Chicago Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,68111.83%
9th to 12th Grade1,1618.17%
High School Graduate4,01028.22%
Some College3,44424.24%
Associates Degree7885.55%
Bachelors Degree2,15215.14%
Graduate Degree9746.85%
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North Chicago Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black4,6263,987754
Hispanic4,5392,548341
White3,7903,6301,262
Other Race1,98797284
Asian921902748
2+ Races48642263
Islander3030
Native American1515

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 81.22%.

North Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,424$29,793$25,227
Less Than 9th Grade$22,158$25,055$17,728
High School Graduate$27,214$30,621$21,170
Some College$30,271$29,375$30,625
Bachelors Degree$27,235$29,191$26,087
Graduate Degree$67,639$65,417$69,028

$27,424

Average Earnings

$29,793

Average Male

$25,227

Average Female

North Chicago Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Chicago Language by Age

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North Chicago Language

67.61% of North Chicago residents speak only English, while 32.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.21% of the population.

North Chicago Language

North Chicago Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,8621,79522.83%
Black6,5751,39121.16%
White3,82167317.61%
Other3,44466519.31%
Asian1,01132231.85%
Multiple1,023504.89%

21.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.49%

Male Poverty Rate

22.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Chicago

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Chicago is Asian, with 31.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Chicago is Multiple, with 4.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.67%.

North Chicago Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.06%
Bachelors or Greater16.49%
High School16.27%
Some College8.54%

North Chicago Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.73%
Male Unemployed36.77%
Female Employed12.70%
Male Employed9.64%

North Chicago Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Chicago Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,094$57,110
Families$51,078$63,731
Married Families$64,490-
Non Families$27,944$43,642
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Income by Household Type

North Chicago Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.7%

Male Marriage Rate

34.3%

Female Marriage Rate

North Chicago Married by Age and Sex

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North Chicago Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

North Chicago Marital Status by Race

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North Chicago Marital Status

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2,717

Number of Veterans

2,129

Male Veterans

588

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,887
Vietnam483
First Gulf War166
Korea51
World War II10

North Chicago Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,800
55 to 64355
65 to 74279
35 to 54185
75+98

North Chicago Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,48521.93%
Black92217.10%
Hispanic4678.70%
Asian18516.56%
2+ Races11314.58%
Other Race120.53%

North Chicago Veterans by Race

North Chicago Veterans by Education

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8.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Chicago Veterans by Education

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77.2%

Labor Force Participation

41.4%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

North Chicago Employment by Age

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North Chicago Employment by Race

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North Chicago 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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34.55%

Born in North Chicago

83.20%

Native Born

16.80%

Foreign Born

10.69%

Non Citizen

6.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.20% of North Chicago residents were born in the United States, with 34.55% having been born in Illinois. 10.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

North Chicago Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202129,319-148-0.50%
202029,467-148-0.50%
201929,615-148-0.50%
201829,763-190-0.63%
201729,953140.05%
201629,939-121-0.40%
201530,0604011.35%
201429,659-793-2.60%
201330,4523261.08%
201230,1263041.02%
201129,822-2,813-8.62%
201032,635-3,283-0.95%
200035,9189400.27%
199034,978-3,796-1.03%
198038,774-8,501-1.96%
197047,27524,3377.50%
196022,93814,31010.27%
19508,6281630.19%
19408,465-1-0.00%
19308,4662,6273.78%
19205,8392,5335.85%
19103,3060.00%

North Chicago Population by Year