Wilmette, Illinois Population 2022

28,386
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Wilmette is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Wilmette has a 2020 population of 28,386. Wilmette is currently growing at a rate of 0.38% annually and its population has increased by 0.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,170 in 2010.

The average household income in Wilmette is $243,546 with a poverty rate of 3.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,498 per month, and the median house value is $685,600. 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 Wilmettewas:

  • White: 83.02%
  • Asian: 12.67%
  • Two or more races: 3.01%
  • Black or African American: 0.77%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wilmette, Illinois is 28,386 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,170.

Wilmette, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,51183.02%
Black or African American2080.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.10%
Asian3,43512.67%
Some Other Race1190.44%
Two or More Races8153.01%
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Wilmette Population by Race

Wilmette Population Pyramid 2022

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Wilmette Median Age

46.5


Total

45.7


Male

47.4


Female

Wilmette Adults

There are 19,352 adults, (5,513 of whom are seniors) in Wilmette.

Wilmette Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilmette Sex Ratio

Female

13,875

51.17%

Male

13,239

48.83%

Wilmette Population by Age

Wilmette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wilmette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94%6%
All88.4%11.6%
Female85.1%14.9%
Non Family77.8%22.2%
Male61.7%38.3%

88.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wilmette Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,2102.6488.4
Married6,6803.2994
Male2642.5161.7
Female5362.5885.1
Non Family2,7301.0977.8

3.19

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Wilmette Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade820.45%
9th to 12th Grade1951.06%
High School Graduate7614.16%
Some College1,3547.39%
Associates Degree4482.45%
Bachelors Degree6,02832.92%
Graduate Degree9,44251.57%
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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
White15,22015,16813,087
2+ Races233230200
Asian2,3922,2121,888
Hispanic372357263
Native American181010
Other Race717130
Black1139443

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 white people with a rate of 85.99%.

Wilmette Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$96,399$127,454$70,034
Less Than 9th Grade$31,979$$
High School Graduate$33,750$45,729$21,471
Some College$40,887$62,955$37,083
Bachelors Degree$85,426$114,766$55,096
Graduate Degree$116,892$166,953$79,596

$96,399

Average Earnings

$127,454

Average Male

$70,034

Average Female

Wilmette Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wilmette Language by Age

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Wilmette Language

82.72% of Wilmette residents speak only English, while 17.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.44% of the population.

Wilmette Language

Wilmette Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1863619.35%
Asian3,4202066.02%
Multiple807384.71%
White21,9545872.67%
Other14NaN%
Hispanic682152.20%

3.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.62%

Male Poverty Rate

2.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilmette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilmette is Black, with 19.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilmette is Hispanic, with 2.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.49%.

Wilmette Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.93%
High School11.57%
Some College3.92%
Bachelors or Greater2.69%

Wilmette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed1.47%
Male Unemployed3.33%
Female Employed1.02%
Female Unemployed8.37%

Wilmette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wilmette Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$161,765$254,779
Families$206,483$294,409
Married Families$219,211-
Non Families$71,619$145,137
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Income by Household Type

Wilmette Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

64.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.7%

Male Marriage Rate

61.0%

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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724

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War53
First Gulf War71
Vietnam187
Korea129
World War II169

Wilmette Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5485
55 to 6462
65 to 7489
75+488

Wilmette Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6764.15%
Black86.35%
Asian401.58%
Hispanic71.56%

Wilmette Veterans by Race

Wilmette Veterans by Education

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1.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilmette Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

4%

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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55.17%

Born in Wilmette

84.54%

Native Born

15.46%

Foreign Born

3.63%

Non Citizen

11.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.54% of Wilmette residents were born in the United States, with 55.17% having been born in Illinois. 3.63% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19104,9430.00%
19207,8142,8714.69%
193015,2337,4196.90%
194017,2261,9931.24%
195018,1629360.53%
196028,26810,1064.52%
197032,1343,8661.29%
198028,221-3,913-1.29%
199026,690-1,531-0.56%
200027,6519610.35%
201027,087-564-0.21%
201127,1951080.40%
201227,3031080.40%
201327,4111080.40%
201427,5191080.39%
201527,6271080.39%
201627,7351080.39%
201727,8431080.39%
201827,9511080.39%
201928,0591080.39%
202028,1701110.40%
202128,2781080.38%
202228,3861080.38%

Wilmette Population by Year