Wilmette, Illinois Population 2024

26,466

Wilmette is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Wilmette has a 2024 population of 26,466. Wilmette is currently declining at a rate of -1.49% annually and its population has decreased by -5.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,083 in 2020.

The average household income in Wilmette is $273,718 with a poverty rate of 2.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. 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:
Land Area (mi²)
5.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,899.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.76% (-1,617)
The current population of Wilmette, Illinois is 26,466 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,083.

Wilmette, Illinois Population 2024

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 Islander
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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
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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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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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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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$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%
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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%
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Wilmette Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed9.47%
Female Unemployed8.17%
Male Employed1.08%
Female Employed0.91%
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Wilmette Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wilmette Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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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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Wilmette Veterans by War

count

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Wilmette Veterans by Age

count

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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
202924,471-399-1.6%
202824,870-399-1.58%
202725,269-399-1.55%
202625,668-399-1.53%
202526,067-399-1.51%
202426,466-399-1.49%
202326,865-399-1.46%
202227,264-399-1.44%
202127,663-420-1.5%
202028,0831,0213.77%
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%
201027,080-571-2.07%
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
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Wilmette Population by Year