Wilmette, Illinois Population 2021

26,827
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Wilmette is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 26,827, it is the 79th largest city in Illinois and the 1435th largest city in the United States . Wilmette is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -0.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,087 in 2010. Wilmette reached it's highest population of 32,134 in 1970. Spanning over 5 miles, Wilmette has a population density of 4,966 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wilmette is $243,546 with a poverty rate of 3.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,484 per month, and the median house value is $707,800. The median age in Wilmette is 45.5 years, 45 years for males, and 46 years for females.

Wilmette Demographics

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

  • White: 83.15%
  • Asian: 12.86%
  • Two or more races: 2.79%
  • Black or African American: 0.84%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wilmette, Illinois is 26,827 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,220.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,087.

Wilmette, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,65583.15%
Asian3,50512.86%
Two or More Races7612.79%
Black or African American2280.84%
Some Other Race630.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native350.13%
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Wilmette Population by Race

Wilmette Population Pyramid $2021

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Wilmette Median Age

45.5


Total

45


Male

46


Female

Wilmette Adults

There are 19,434 adults, (5,228 of whom are seniors) in Wilmette.

Wilmette Age Dependency

91.8

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

55

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilmette Sex Ratio

Female

14,071

51.64%

Male

13,176

48.36%

Wilmette Population by Age

Wilmette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wilmette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.9%7.1%
All87.3%12.7%
Female87.1%12.9%
Non Family71.2%28.8%
Male68.3%31.7%

87.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilmette Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,7172.7987.3
Married6,8763.3392.9
Non Family2,1501.171.2
Female5022.6987.1
Male1892.7168.3

3.25

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Wilmette Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade810.44%
9th to 12th Grade2361.29%
High School Graduate8374.57%
Some College1,4698.02%
Associates Degree4482.45%
Bachelors Degree6,20233.87%
Graduate Degree9,03949.36%
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Wilmette Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wilmette Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White15,22015,06212,832
Asian2,3642,2481,867
Hispanic392378286
2+ Races213213200
Black13011243
Other Race282820
Native American241313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 93.90%.

Wilmette Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$88,577$118,165$56,855
Less Than 9th Grade$$48,162$
High School Graduate$30,125$43,929$20,329
Some College$39,830$49,886$36,016
Bachelors Degree$76,661$104,000$52,311
Graduate Degree$115,673$153,836$85,625

$88,577

Average Earnings

$118,165

Average Male

$56,855

Average Female

Wilmette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wilmette Language by Age

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Wilmette Language

81.70% of Wilmette residents speak only English, while 18.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.89% of the population.

Wilmette Language

Wilmette Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,9595572.54%
Asian3,4891945.56%
Black2064421.36%
Multiple761212.76%
Hispanic730192.60%
Other631726.98%

3.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.04%

Male Poverty Rate

3.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilmette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilmette is Other, with 26.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilmette is White, with 2.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.88%.

Wilmette Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.26%
High School15.07%
Some College4.26%
Bachelors or Greater2.32%

Wilmette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed3.95%
Male Unemployed2.49%
Male Employed1.32%
Female Employed1.32%

Wilmette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wilmette Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$164,681$243,546
Families$197,159$284,924
Married Families$206,581-
Non Families$54,057$96,513
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Income by Household Type

Wilmette Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

67.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.8%

Male Marriage Rate

64.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilmette Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Wilmette Marital Status

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753

Number of Veterans

723

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam283
Korea150
World War II94
First Gulf War61
Second Gulf War53

Wilmette Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+408
65 to 74198
35 to 5488
55 to 6459
18 to 34

Wilmette Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7244.41%
Asian190.74%
Black106.99%
Hispanic71.61%

Wilmette Veterans by Race

Wilmette Veterans by Education

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0.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilmette Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wilmette Employment by Age

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Wilmette Employment by Race

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Wilmette 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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54.48%

Born in Wilmette

83.05%

Native Born

16.95%

Foreign Born

4.90%

Non Citizen

12.05%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.05% of Wilmette residents were born in the United States, with 54.48% having been born in Illinois. 4.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wilmette Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,827-131-0.49%
202026,958-131-0.48%
201927,089-131-0.48%
201827,220-140-0.51%
201727,360230.08%
201627,337-82-0.30%
201527,419-42-0.15%
201427,461590.22%
201327,402890.33%
201227,313990.36%
201127,2141340.49%
201027,080-571-0.21%
200027,6519610.35%
199026,690-1,531-0.56%
198028,221-3,913-1.29%
197032,1343,8661.29%
196028,26810,1064.52%
195018,1629360.53%
194017,2261,9931.24%
193015,2337,4196.90%
19207,8142,8714.69%
19104,9430.00%

Wilmette Population by Year