North Chicago, Illinois Population 2024

30,184

North Chicago is a city located in Lake County Illinois. North Chicago has a 2024 population of 30,184. North Chicago is currently declining at a rate of -0.5% annually and its population has decreased by -1.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 30,708 in 2020.

The average household income in North Chicago is $65,939 with a poverty rate of 21.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in North Chicago is 23.5 years, 23 years for males, and 25.3 years for females.

North Chicago Demographics

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

  • White: 41.3%
  • Black or African American: 25.6%
  • Two or more races: 14.02%
  • Other race: 12.33%
  • Asian: 5.18%
  • Native American: 1.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
Land Area (mi²)
8.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,776.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.71% (-524)
The current population of North Chicago, Illinois is 30,184 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 30,708.

North Chicago, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,75741.3%
Black or African American7,90825.6%
Two or more races4,33214.02%
Other race3,80912.33%
Asian1,6005.18%
Native American4651.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander190.06%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

North Chicago Population by Race

North Chicago Population Pyramid 2024

North Chicago Median Age

23.5

Total

23

Male

25.3

Female

North Chicago Adults

There are 25,630 adults, (2,037 of whom are seniors) in North Chicago.

North Chicago Age Dependency

30.9

Age Dependency Ratio

8.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Child Dependency Ratio

North Chicago Sex Ratio

Female12,30739.84%
Male18,58360.16%

North Chicago Population by Age

North Chicago Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,4872.6231.768.3
Non Family3,1141.2627.972.1
Married2,6163.753763
Female1,1123.3812.687.4
Male6453.361.438.6
showing: 5 rows

3.47

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

31.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

North Chicago Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

North Chicago Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.3%.

North Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,145

Average Earnings

$37,037

Average Male

$28,408

Average Female

North Chicago Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Chicago Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

North Chicago Language

66.2% of North Chicago residents speak only English, while 33.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 27.84% of the population.

North Chicago Language

North Chicago Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black5,9742,20536.91%
Hispanic8,3381,17014.03%
White3,98567616.96%
Multiple3,31549414.9%
Other3,45538511.14%
Asian93031633.98%
Native13232.27%
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21.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.47%

Male Poverty Rate

26.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Chicago

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Chicago is Black, with 36.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Chicago is Native, with 2.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.19%.

North Chicago Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.54%
Bachelors or Greater19.72%
High School17.91%
Some College10.68%
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North Chicago Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.98%
Male Unemployed17.6%
Female Employed16.21%
Male Employed9%
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North Chicago Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Chicago Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

North Chicago Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

26.0%

Male Marriage Rate

31.0%

Female Marriage Rate

North Chicago Married by Age and Sex

male

female

North Chicago Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

North Chicago Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

North Chicago Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,543

Number of Veterans

2,508

Male Veterans

1,035

Female Veterans

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North Chicago Veterans by War

count

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North Chicago Veterans by Age

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North Chicago Veterans by Race

North Chicago Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.1%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Chicago Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

76%

Labor Force Participation

39.6%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

North Chicago Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

North Chicago Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

North Chicago Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

31.78%

Born in North Chicago

82.44%

Native Born

17.56%

Foreign Born

10.33%

Non Citizen

7.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.44% of North Chicago residents were born in the United States, with 31.78% having been born in Illinois. 10.33% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202929,419-153-0.52%
202829,572-153-0.51%
202729,725-153-0.51%
202629,878-153-0.51%
202530,031-153-0.51%
202430,184-153-0.5%
202330,337-153-0.5%
202230,490-153-0.5%
202130,643-65-0.21%
202030,7089333.13%
201929,775-143-0.48%
201829,918-53-0.18%
201729,971210.07%
201629,950-113-0.38%
201530,0634091.38%
201429,654-796-2.61%
201330,4503251.08%
201230,1252960.99%
201129,829-2,806-8.6%
201032,635-3,283-9.14%
200035,9189402.69%
199034,978-3,796-9.79%
198038,774-8,501-17.98%
197047,27524,337106.1%
196022,93814,310165.86%
19508,6281631.93%
19408,465-1-0.01%
19308,4662,62744.99%
19205,8392,53376.62%
19103,306
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North Chicago Population by Year