Wilmette, Illinois Population 2020

27,311

Wilmette is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 27,311, it is the 77th largest city in Illinois and the 1404th largest city in the United States. Wilmette is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually and its population has increased by 0.83% 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 5,056 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wilmette is $232,780 with a poverty rate of 3.26%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,639 per month, and the median house value is $680,700. The median age in Wilmette is 45.3 years, 43.5 years for males, and 46.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.2 males.

Wilmette Demographics

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

  • White: 82.74%
  • Asian: 13.54%
  • Two or more races: 2.73%
  • Black or African American: 0.73%
  • Other race: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Wilmette, Illinois is 27,311, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,265.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,087.

Wilmette, Illinois Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,68682.74%
Asian3,71313.54%
Two or More Races7492.73%
Black or African American1990.73%
Some Other Race660.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.02%

Wilmette Population Pyramid 2020

Wilmette Median Age

45.3


Total

43.5


Male

46.7


Female

Wilmette Adults

There are 19,605 adults, (5,159 of whom are seniors) in Wilmette.

Wilmette Age Dependency

89.8

Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Wilmette Sex Ratio

Female

14,047

51.23%

Male

13,372

48.77%

Wilmette Households and Families

Wilmette Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wilmette Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.1%6.9%
All86.8%13.2%
Female78.8%21.2%
Non Family70.2%29.8%
Male67.5%32.5%

86.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,6432.8386.8
Married6,8383.3493.1
Non Family2,0951.1470.2
Female5102.8578.8
Male2002.9767.5

3.28

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

0.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wilmette Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade780.43%
9th to 12th Grade1851.01%
High School Graduate9425.14%
Some College1,5668.54%
Associates Degree6213.39%
Bachelors Degree5,99632.71%
Graduate Degree8,94148.78%

Wilmette Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,10214,95312,440
Asian2,4952,4081,963
Hispanic450437306
Multiple Races207207195
Black1059137
Other Race323232
Islander66

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$84,137$116,611$53,506
Less Than High School$$48,083$
High School Grad$40,000$41,008$18,355
Some College$39,934$61,188$35,246
Bachelors Degree$72,344$110,000$49,435
Graduate Degree$112,631$152,500$78,958

$84,137

Average Earnings

$116,611

Average Male

$53,506

Average Female

Wilmette Language

Wilmette Language by Age

Wilmette Language

81.51% of Wilmette residents speak only English, while 18.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.62% of the population.

Wilmette Poverty

Wilmette Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,9526723.06%
Asian3,7021463.94%
Black1783921.91%
Multiple749202.67%
Hispanic791192.40%
Other66710.61%

3.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.31%

Male Poverty Rate

3.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wilmette

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wilmette is Black, with 21.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wilmette is Hispanic, with 2.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.90%.

Name Poverty
High School17.50%
Less Than High School10.76%
Some College3.69%
Bachelors or Greater2.33%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed3.65%
Male Unemployed2.14%
Male Employed1.14%
Female Employed1.11%

Wilmette Income

Wilmette Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$154,738$232,780
Families$190,845$271,972
Married Families$201,691-
Non Families$49,831$89,658

Wilmette Marital Status

Wilmette Marital Status

Marriage Rates

66.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

70.2%

Male Marriage Rate

62.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Wilmette Married by Age and Sex

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

Wilmette Veterans

800

Number of Veterans

770

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam321
Korea172
World War II115
Second Gulf War57
First Gulf War33
Name Veterans % of Total
White7704.67%
Asian150.55%
Black97.69%
Hispanic81.56%
2 or More62.51%

$Wilmette Veterans by Education

2.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wilmette Employment Status

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Wilmette 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

54.79%

Born in Illinois

83.27%

Native Born

16.73%

Foreign Born

4.90%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

83.27% of Wilmette residents were born in the United States, with 54.79% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202027,311230.08%
201927,288230.08%
201827,265-115-0.42%
201727,380230.08%
201627,357-82-0.30%
201527,439-36-0.13%
201427,475630.23%
201327,412960.35%
201227,3161040.38%
201127,2121340.49%
201027,078-573-0.21%
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%