Wilmette, Illinois Population 2024

26,676

Wilmette is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Wilmette has a 2024 population of 26,676. Wilmette is currently declining at a rate of -1.3% annually and its population has decreased by -4.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,075 in 2020.

The average household income in Wilmette is $273,718 with a poverty rate of 2.9%. The median age in Wilmette is 45.7 years: 45.1 years for males, and 46.5 years for females.

Wilmette Demographics

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

  • White: 81.8%
  • Asian: 11.58%
  • Two or more races: 4.57%
  • Other race: 1.19%
  • Black or African American: 0.77%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,938.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.98% (-1,399)
The current population of Wilmette, Illinois is 26,676 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,075.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,74281.8%
Asian3,21911.58%
Two or more races1,2704.57%
Other race3311.19%
Black or African American2130.77%
Native American260.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wilmette Population by Race

Wilmette Population Pyramid 2024

Wilmette Median Age

45.7

Total

45.1

Male

46.5

Female

Wilmette Adults

There are 19,621 adults, (5,728 of whom are seniors) in Wilmette.

Wilmette Age Dependency

100.1

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilmette Sex Ratio

Female14,25051.26%
Male13,55148.74%

Wilmette Population by Age

Wilmette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,3982.6687.312.7
Married6,8263.3292.87.2
Non Family2,7711.0776.423.6
Female4672.6185.214.8
Male3342.4768.931.1

3.23

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

87.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wilmette Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2141.15%
Associates Degree4182.25%
Bachelors Degree6,32934.12%
Graduate Degree9,16249.39%
High School Graduate9505.12%
Less Than 9th Grade890.48%
Some College1,3887.48%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wilmette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wilmette Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White15,09614,98512,931
Asian2,2722,1221,763
Hispanic566553354
2+ Races524515460
Other Race217204115
Black15214035
Native American1577

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 99.26%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 87.79%.

Wilmette Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$102,500$136,513$61,750
Graduate Degree$137,843$176,108$100,000
High School Graduate$36,875$54,088$28,977
Less Than 9th Grade$36,875$38,674$0
Overall$111,825$146,335$78,326
Some College$46,065$72,375$41,337

$111,825

Average Earnings

$146,335

Average Male

$78,326

Average Female

Wilmette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wilmette Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wilmette Language

81.14% of Wilmette residents speak only English, while 18.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.32% of the population.

Wilmette Language

Wilmette Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White22,2035632.54%
Asian3,2061253.9%
Multiple1,259685.4%
Black2064220.39%
Other33172.11%
Hispanic1,07270.65%

2.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.02%

Male Poverty Rate

2.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilmette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilmette is Black, with 20.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilmette is Hispanic, with 0.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.9%.

Wilmette Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.57%
Some College7.2%
High School7.04%
Bachelors or Greater2.22%

Wilmette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed9.47%
Female Unemployed8.17%
Male Employed1.08%
Female Employed0.91%

Wilmette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wilmette Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$233,411$320,057
Households$183,750$273,718
Married Families$250,000$-999,999,999
Non Families$79,827$144,723

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wilmette Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

65.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.9%

Male Marriage Rate

61.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilmette Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wilmette Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wilmette Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wilmette Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

523

Number of Veterans

499

Male Veterans

24

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
World War II152
Vietnam120
Korea72
Second Gulf War56
First Gulf War50

Wilmette Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+383
35 to 5475
65 to 7434
55 to 6431
18 to 340

Wilmette Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4742.94%
Asian391.59%
Black106.58%
Hispanic60.94%

Wilmette Veterans by Race

Wilmette Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilmette Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wilmette Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wilmette Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wilmette 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

55.23%

Born in Wilmette

84.72%

Native Born

15.28%

Foreign Born

3.47%

Non Citizen

11.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.72% of Wilmette residents were born in the United States, with 55.23% having been born in Illinois. 3.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wilmette Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202924,927-350-1.38%
202825,277-350-1.37%
202725,627-349-1.34%
202625,976-350-1.33%
202526,326-350-1.31%
202426,676-350-1.3%
202327,026-178-0.65%
202227,204-429-1.55%
202127,633-442-1.57%
202028,0751,0133.74%
201927,062-153-0.56%
201827,215-136-0.5%
201727,351210.08%
201627,330-85-0.31%
201527,415-43-0.16%
201427,458600.22%
201327,398870.32%
201227,311980.36%
201127,2131330.49%
201027,08000%
200027,6519613.6%
199026,690-1,531-5.43%
198028,221-3,913-12.18%
197032,1343,86613.68%
196028,26810,10655.64%
195018,1629365.43%
194017,2261,99313.08%
193015,2337,41994.94%
19207,8142,87158.08%
19104,943-19,984-80.17%
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Wilmette Population by Year