West Chicago, Illinois Population 2020

26,827

West Chicago is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 26,827, it is the 81st largest city in Illinois and the 1429th largest city in the United States. West Chicago is currently declining at a rate of -0.40% annually and its population has decreased by -0.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,086 in 2010. West Chicago reached it's highest population of 27,584 in 2013. Spanning over 16 miles, West Chicago has a population density of 1,746 people per square mile.

The average household income in West Chicago is $93,869 with a poverty rate of 11.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,077 per month, and the median house value is $243,500. The median age in West Chicago is 34.3 years, 34 years for males, and 35.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 106.5 males.

West Chicago Demographics

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

  • White: 72.90%
  • Other race: 14.37%
  • Asian: 8.06%
  • Black or African American: 2.57%
  • Two or more races: 2.04%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of West Chicago, Illinois is 26,827, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,045.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,086.

West Chicago, Illinois Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,92172.90%
Some Other Race3,92714.37%
Asian2,2048.06%
Black or African American7012.57%
Two or More Races5572.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.07%

West Chicago Population Pyramid 2020

West Chicago Median Age

34.3


Total

34


Male

35.4


Female

West Chicago Adults

There are 19,432 adults, (2,634 of whom are seniors) in West Chicago.

West Chicago Age Dependency

62.7

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47

Child Dependency Ratio

West Chicago Sex Ratio

Female

13,237

48.44%

Male

14,091

51.56%

West Chicago Households and Families

West Chicago Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West Chicago Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.4%25.6%
All65.8%34.2%
Non Family59.3%40.7%
Male47.1%52.9%
Female36.1%63.9%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,5853.5665.8
Married4,8074.274.4
Non Family1,6291.5359.3
Female8203.536.1
Male3294.3747.1

3.98

Average Family Size

3.56

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West Chicago Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,14318.43%
9th to 12th Grade1,4048.23%
High School Graduate4,49226.34%
Some College2,66015.59%
Associates Degree9345.48%
Bachelors Degree2,83916.64%
Graduate Degree1,5859.29%

West Chicago Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic8,1264,064468
White7,0276,7943,039
Other Race2,09196638
Asian1,5451,311784
Black347329118
Multiple Races14813620
Native American151511

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 native american people with a rate of 73.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,918$37,318$26,670
Less Than High School$22,118$26,051$17,511
High School Grad$33,593$35,890$29,762
Some College$40,592$48,810$25,722
Bachelors Degree$50,995$64,716$35,762
Graduate Degree$78,618$79,583$77,546

$32,918

Average Earnings

$37,318

Average Male

$26,670

Average Female

West Chicago Language

West Chicago Language by Age

West Chicago Language

42.80% of West Chicago residents speak only English, while 57.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 46.68% of the population.

West Chicago Poverty

West Chicago Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic14,3062,13414.92%
Other3,82662016.20%
White9,6656086.29%
Black67724736.48%
Asian2,1981245.64%
Multiple5578214.72%

11.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.46%

Male Poverty Rate

12.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Chicago

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Chicago is Black, with 36.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Chicago is Asian, with 5.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.72%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.51%
High School9.38%
Some College9.30%
Bachelors or Greater4.01%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed17.89%
Female Unemployed12.12%
Female Employed7.30%
Male Employed5.44%

West Chicago Income

West Chicago Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$71,268$93,869
Families$80,354$101,598
Married Families$90,365-
Non Families$36,868$61,190

West Chicago Marital Status

West Chicago Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

West Chicago Married by Age and Sex

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

West Chicago Veterans

745

Number of Veterans

684

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam278
Second Gulf War158
First Gulf War70
Korea63
World War II51
Name Veterans % of Total
White6124.19%
Hispanic750.79%
Black5412.92%
Asian512.89%
Other240.97%
2 or More42.33%

$West Chicago Veterans by Education

5.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Chicago Employment Status

70%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

West Chicago 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

54.22%

Born in Illinois

65.28%

Native Born

34.72%

Foreign Born

22.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

65.28% of West Chicago residents were born in the United States, with 54.22% having been born in Illinois. 22.45% 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
202026,827-109-0.40%
201926,936-109-0.40%
201827,045-176-0.65%
201727,221-109-0.40%
201627,330-160-0.58%
201527,490-65-0.24%
201427,555-29-0.11%
201327,584810.29%
201227,503990.36%
201127,4041500.55%
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%