West Chicago, Illinois Population 2022

25,320
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West Chicago is a city located in Illinois. West Chicago has a 2020 population of 25,320. West Chicago is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually and its population has decreased by -1.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,614 in 2010.

The average household income in West Chicago is $99,419 with a poverty rate of 10.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,130 per month, and the median house value is $247,100. The median age in West Chicago is 34 years, 34.1 years for males, and 33.8 years for females.

West Chicago Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Chicagowas:

  • White: 60.39%
  • Other race: 20.21%
  • Asian: 8.35%
  • Two or more races: 6.44%
  • Black or African American: 4.51%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Chicago, Illinois is 25,320 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,614.

West Chicago, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,30360.39%
Black or African American1,2184.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native290.11%
Asian2,2548.35%
Some Other Race5,45520.21%
Two or More Races1,7396.44%
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West Chicago Population by Race

West Chicago Population Pyramid 2022

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West Chicago Median Age

34


Total

34.5


Male

33.2


Female

West Chicago Adults

There are 19,431 adults, (2,484 of whom are seniors) in West Chicago.

West Chicago Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

West Chicago Sex Ratio

Female

13,632

50.49%

Male

13,366

49.51%

West Chicago Population by Age

West Chicago Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West Chicago Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.3%20.7%
All70.4%29.6%
Non Family62.6%37.4%
Male54.9%45.1%
Female50.4%49.6%

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Chicago Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8383.470.4
Married4,5994.0579.3
Male4374.3954.9
Female9993.7250.4
Non Family1,8031.3162.6

3.92

Average Family Size

3.4

Average Household Size

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West Chicago Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,13112.94%
9th to 12th Grade1,3278.06%
High School Graduate4,42726.89%
Some College2,82017.13%
Associates Degree9785.94%
Bachelors Degree2,97218.05%
Graduate Degree1,81010.99%
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West Chicago Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,6251,5471,108
White6,6456,4242,968
Black626554141
2+ Races894649166
Hispanic7,3764,228488
Other Race2,9841,39546
Native American2929

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 68.18%.

West Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,764$40,758$31,027
Less Than 9th Grade$25,775$28,627$19,835
High School Graduate$30,133$33,273$28,047
Some College$36,343$49,830$27,010
Bachelors Degree$56,623$89,556$39,295
Graduate Degree$77,125$82,431$71,042

$35,764

Average Earnings

$40,758

Average Male

$31,027

Average Female

West Chicago Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Chicago Language by Age

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West Chicago Language

44.44% of West Chicago residents speak only English, while 55.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 45.60% of the population.

West Chicago Language

West Chicago Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple1,73937021.28%
Black1,21220416.83%
Hispanic13,8552,00314.46%
Asian2,2471516.72%
White9,1324234.63%
Other607NaN%

10.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.70%

Male Poverty Rate

10.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Chicago

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Chicago is Multiple, with 21.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Chicago is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.21%.

West Chicago Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.32%
High School8.47%
Some College7.55%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%

West Chicago Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.03%
Male Unemployed15.73%
Female Employed5.50%
Female Unemployed14.37%

West Chicago Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Chicago Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$77,098$100,871
Families$88,509$110,269
Married Families$101,250-
Non Families$45,402$65,201
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Income by Household Type

West Chicago Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

West Chicago Married by Age and Sex

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West Chicago 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 45-54.

West Chicago Marital Status by Race

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West Chicago Marital Status

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686

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War136
First Gulf War105
Vietnam210
Korea49
World War II58

West Chicago Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3437
35 to 54220
55 to 64129
65 to 74155
75+145

West Chicago Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4503.66%
Black11114.47%
Native American1448.28%
Asian442.45%
Other Race401.13%
2+ Races272.72%
Hispanic770.84%

West Chicago Veterans by Race

West Chicago Veterans by Education

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3.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Chicago Veterans by Education

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73%

Labor Force Participation

67.5%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

West Chicago Employment by Age

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West Chicago Employment by Race

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West 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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57.55%

Born in West Chicago

67.78%

Native Born

32.22%

Foreign Born

18.02%

Non Citizen

14.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.78% of West Chicago residents were born in the United States, with 57.55% having been born in Illinois. 18.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Chicago Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19202,5940.00%
19303,4778832.97%
19403,355-122-0.36%
19503,9736181.71%
19606,8542,8815.60%
197010,1113,2573.96%
198012,5502,4392.18%
199014,7962,2461.66%
200023,4698,6734.72%
201027,0863,6171.44%
201126,939-147-0.54%
201226,792-147-0.55%
201326,645-147-0.55%
201426,498-147-0.55%
201526,351-147-0.55%
201626,204-147-0.56%
201726,057-147-0.56%
201825,910-147-0.56%
201925,763-147-0.57%
202025,614-149-0.58%
202125,467-147-0.57%
202225,320-147-0.58%

West Chicago Population by Year