North Chicago, Illinois Population 2020

29,798

North Chicago is a city located in Lake County, Illinois. With a 2020 population of 29,798, it is the 66th largest city in Illinois and the 1295th largest city in the United States. North Chicago is currently growing at a rate of 0.05% annually but its population has decreased by -8.52% 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 3,728 people per square mile.

The average household income in North Chicago is $56,322 with a poverty rate of 22.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,145 per month, and the median house value is $106,200. The median age in North Chicago is 24.4 years, 23.5 years for males, and 25.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 144.9 males.

North Chicago Il Demographics

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

  • White: 51.82%
  • Black or African American: 25.47%
  • Other race: 11.28%
  • Two or more races: 5.77%
  • Asian: 5.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.10%
The current population of North Chicago, Illinois is 29,798, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,770. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,574.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,55151.82%
Black or African American7,64325.47%
Some Other Race3,38511.28%
Two or More Races1,7315.77%
Asian1,6045.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander670.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.10%

North Chicago Il Population Pyramid 2020

North Chicago Il Median Age

24.4


Total

23.5


Male

25.8


Female

North Chicago Il Adults

There are 24,599 adults, (1,850 of whom are seniors) in North Chicago Il.

North Chicago Il Age Dependency

31.9

Age Dependency Ratio

8.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Child Dependency Ratio

North Chicago Il Sex Ratio

Female

12,255

40.84%

Male

17,756

59.16%

North Chicago Il Households and Families

North Chicago Il Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

North Chicago Il Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married45.8%54.2%
Male34.1%65.9%
All32.7%67.3%
Female27.6%72.4%
Non Family22.2%77.8%

32.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2192.7532.7
Non Family2,9091.2822.2
Married2,7493.6645.8
Female1,2153.727.6
Male3464.5734.1

3.63

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

North Chicago Il Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,64711.39%
9th to 12th Grade1,4219.82%
High School Graduate3,97127.45%
Some College3,69225.52%
Associates Degree6664.60%
Bachelors Degree2,13114.73%
Graduate Degree9376.48%

North Chicago Il Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic4,7242,625348
Black4,6023,914721
White3,7953,5961,230
Other Race1,85480496
Asian921880719
Multiple Races53046088
Native American3030
Islander1616

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 78.07%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,240$27,959$24,144
Less Than High School$20,866$22,196$18,269
High School Grad$25,754$30,034$20,922
Some College$27,456$27,450$27,467
Bachelors Degree$28,327$30,875$25,988
Graduate Degree$62,554$54,773$67,578

$26,240

Average Earnings

$27,959

Average Male

$24,144

Average Female

North Chicago Il Language

North Chicago Il Language by Age

North Chicago Il Language

67.31% of North Chicago Il residents speak only English, while 32.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.22% of the population.

North Chicago Il Poverty

North Chicago Il Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic8,2062,08025.35%
Black6,2291,49123.94%
Other3,11175524.27%
White3,76762516.59%
Asian1,07631128.90%
Multiple1,012706.92%

22.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.52%

Male Poverty Rate

24.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Chicago Il

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Chicago Il is Asian, with 28.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Chicago Il is Multiple, with 6.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.08%
Bachelors or Greater15.67%
High School15.26%
Some College8.98%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.92%
Male Unemployed33.06%
Female Employed15.17%
Male Employed9.96%

North Chicago Il Income

North Chicago Il Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,126$56,322
Families$49,875$61,420
Married Families$63,878-
Non Families$27,516$46,106

North Chicago Il Marital Status

North Chicago Il Marital Status

Marriage Rates

30.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.9%

Male Marriage Rate

32.5%

Female Marriage Rate

North Chicago Il Married by Age and Sex

North Chicago Il 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 Il Marital Status by Race

North Chicago Il Veterans

2,382

Number of Veterans

1,783

Male Veterans

599

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,523
Vietnam494
First Gulf War275
Korea82
World War II9
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,43520.73%
Black71313.76%
Hispanic3576.65%
Asian12511.25%
2 or More10013.21%
Other90.45%

$North Chicago Il Veterans by Education

8.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Chicago Il Employment Status

77.7%

Labor Force Participation

40%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

North Chicago Il Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

34.17%

Born in Illinois

82.86%

Native Born

17.14%

Foreign Born

10.88%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

82.86% of North Chicago Il residents were born in the United States, with 34.17% having been born in Illinois. 10.88% 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
202029,798140.05%
201929,784140.05%
201829,770-185-0.62%
201729,955140.05%
201629,941-114-0.38%
201530,0554111.39%
201429,644-796-2.61%
201330,4403411.13%
201230,0992940.99%
201129,805-2,812-8.62%
201032,617-3,301-0.96%
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%