West Chicago, Illinois Population 2024

24,692

West Chicago is a city located in DuPage County Illinois. West Chicago has a 2024 population of 24,692. West Chicago is currently declining at a rate of -0.95% annually and its population has decreased by -3.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,558 in 2020.

The average household income in West Chicago is $121,985 with a poverty rate of 12.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Chicago is 35.8 years, 36.1 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

West Chicago Demographics

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

  • White: 49.78%
  • Other race: 23.81%
  • Two or more races: 12.31%
  • Asian: 9.98%
  • Black or African American: 3.94%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
15.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,607.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.39% (-866)
The current population of West Chicago, Illinois is 24,692 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,558.

West Chicago, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,75949.78%
Other race6,10423.81%
Two or more races3,15612.31%
Asian2,5579.98%
Black or African American1,0103.94%
Native American460.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Chicago Population by Race

West Chicago Population Pyramid 2024

West Chicago Median Age

35.8

Total

36.1

Male

35.5

Female

West Chicago Adults

There are 19,015 adults, (2,485 of whom are seniors) in West Chicago.

West Chicago Age Dependency

55.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

West Chicago Sex Ratio

Female12,66249.4%
Male12,97050.6%

West Chicago Population by Age

West Chicago Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,3803.4271.428.6
Married4,4143.9381.118.9
Non Family1,5561.3458.641.4
Female9184.2152.447.6
Male492459.840.2
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3.82

Average Family Size

3.42

Average Household Size

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West 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

West Chicago Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.38%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.36%.

West Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,081

Average Earnings

$48,667

Average Male

$38,192

Average Female

West Chicago Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Chicago Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Chicago Language

47.56% of West Chicago residents speak only English, while 52.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 41.72% of the population.

West Chicago Language

West Chicago Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,2832,38719.43%
Other6,0451,23920.5%
Multiple3,15551916.45%
White8,7794074.64%
Asian2,5501596.24%
Black954586.08%
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12.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.09%

Male Poverty Rate

12.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Chicago

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Chicago is Other, with 20.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Chicago is White, with 4.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.66%.

West Chicago Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.74%
Some College11.03%
High School7.96%
Bachelors or Greater4.58%
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West Chicago Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed32.39%
Female Employed5.71%
Female Unemployed5%
Male Employed4.63%
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West Chicago Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Chicago Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Chicago Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

West Chicago Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West Chicago Marriage

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

West Chicago Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Chicago Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

564

Number of Veterans

490

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

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West Chicago Veterans by War

count

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West Chicago Veterans by Age

count

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West Chicago Veterans by Race

West Chicago Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Chicago Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

West Chicago Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Chicago Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West 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

55.88%

Born in West Chicago

66.83%

Native Born

33.17%

Foreign Born

18.78%

Non Citizen

14.4%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

66.83% of West Chicago residents were born in the United States, with 55.88% having been born in Illinois. 18.78% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,507-237-1%
202823,744-237-0.99%
202723,981-237-0.98%
202624,218-237-0.97%
202524,455-237-0.96%
202424,692-237-0.95%
202324,929-237-0.94%
202225,166-237-0.93%
202125,403-155-0.61%
202025,558-1,260-4.7%
201926,818-227-0.84%
201827,045-196-0.72%
201727,241-100-0.37%
201627,341-162-0.59%
201527,503-59-0.21%
201427,562-30-0.11%
201327,592730.27%
201227,519950.35%
201127,4241520.56%
201027,2723,80316.2%
200023,4698,67358.62%
199014,7962,24617.9%
198012,5502,43924.12%
197010,1113,25747.52%
19606,8542,88172.51%
19503,97361818.42%
19403,355-122-3.51%
19303,47788334.04%
19202,594
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West Chicago Population by Year