West Chicago, Illinois Population 2021

26,406
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West Chicago Demographics

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

  • White: 69.47%
  • Other race: 17.27%
  • Asian: 8.05%
  • Two or more races: 2.62%
  • Black or African American: 2.56%
  • Native American: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Chicago, Illinois is 26,406based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,021.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,086.

West Chicago, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,88369.47%
Some Other Race4,69517.27%
Asian2,1898.05%
Two or More Races7132.62%
Black or African American6952.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.02%
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West Chicago Population By Race

West Chicago Population Pyramid 2021

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West Chicago Median Age

34


Total

34.1


Male

33.8


Female

West Chicago Adults

There are 19,507 adults, (2,411 of whom are seniors) in West Chicago.

West Chicago Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

14.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

West Chicago Sex Ratio

Mujer

13,369

49.19%

Masculino

13,811

50.81%

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
Married77.9%22.1%
All67.7%32.3%
Non Family58.3%41.7%
Masculino46.3%53.7%
Mujer38.9%61.1%

67.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

West Chicago Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4973.5867.7
Married4,7204.1577.9
Non Family1,5001.5258.3
Mujer8953.7438.9
Masculino3824.1546.3

3.97

Average Family Size

3.58

Average Household Size

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West Chicago Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,88017.28%
9th to 12th Grade1,2857.71%
High School Graduate4,25325.52%
Some College2,62315.74%
Associates Degree9765.86%
Bachelors Degree3,01018.06%
Graduate Degree1,6419.85%
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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
Hispanic7,7244,047497
White7,0256,7473,137
Other Race2,4591,16228
Asian1,5801,387879
Black322280103
2+ Races21320168
Native American55

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 55.63%.

West Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$35,435$40,243$27,748
Less Than 9th Grade$23,556$26,714$18,741
High School Graduate$32,194$35,879$29,383
Some College$40,703$49,375$25,718
Bachelors Degree$52,477$65,813$37,019
Graduate Degree$80,516$81,161$80,234

$35,435

Average Earnings

$40,243

Average Male

$27,748

Average Female

West Chicago Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Chicago Language by Age

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West Chicago Language

43.13% of West Chicago residents speak only English, while 56.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 46.70% of the population.

West Chicago Language

West Chicago Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic14,2322,03114.27%
Other4,59969215.05%
White9,5654835.05%
Black67820229.79%
Asian2,1831346.14%
Multiple7139713.60%

10.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.63%

Male Poverty Rate

11.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Chicago

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Chicago is Black, with 29.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Chicago is White, with 5.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.44%.

West Chicago Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.37%
High School9.59%
Some College8.41%
Bachelors or Greater3.21%

West Chicago Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed19.96%
Female Unemployed15.75%
Female Employed6.20%
Male Employed4.90%

West Chicago Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Chicago Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$78,116$99,419
Families$86,094$106,841
Married Families$96,545-
Non Families$39,709$65,322
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Income by Household Type

West Chicago Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

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 55-64.

West Chicago Marital Status by Race

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West Chicago Marital Status

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671

Number of Veterans

638

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam246
Second Gulf War159
First Gulf War72
World War II48
Korea34

West Chicago Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74182
35 to 54167
55 to 64148
75+105
18 to 3469

West Chicago Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5223.69%
Hispanic670.71%
Black5513.45%
Asian432.32%
Other Race351.22%
2+ Races166.72%

West Chicago Veterans by Race

West Chicago Veterans by Education

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1.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Chicago Veterans by Education

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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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56.46%

Born in West Chicago

67.44%

Native Born

32.56%

Foreign Born

20.03%

Non Citizen

12.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.44% of West Chicago residents were born in the United States, with 56.46% having been born in Illinois. 20.03% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,406-205-0.77%
202026,611-205-0.76%
201926,816-205-0.76%
201827,021-200-0.73%
201727,221-101-0.37%
201627,322-164-0.60%
201527,486-61-0.22%
201427,547-32-0.12%
201327,579770.28%
201227,502940.34%
201127,4081540.57%
201027,2543,7851.51%
200023,4698,6734.72%
199014,7962,2461.66%
198012,5502,4392.18%
197010,1113,2573.96%
19606,8542,8815.60%
19503,9736181.71%
19403,355-122-0.36%
19303,4778832.97%
19202,5940.00%

West Chicago Population by Year