Chicago, IL (Illinois) Houses and Residents

Total population: 2,851,268 (All urban)

Houses: 1,152,871 (1,061,921 occupied: 464,912 owner occupied, 597,009 renter occupied)

Housing density: 5076 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009: $277,893.

Median contract rent in 2009: $737 (lower quartile is $559, upper quartile is $960)

Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $855

Median gross rent in Chicago, IL in 2009: $866

Housing units in Chicago with a mortgage: 180,801 (20,517 second mortgage, 20,340 home equity loan, 736 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 83,124

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $77,411

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $46,773

Median monthly housing costs: $1,053

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $261,600 (it was $144,300 in 2000)

Chicago: $261,600
Illinois: $202,200

Lower value quartile – upper value quartile: $174,300 – $384,100

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $290,495

Townhouses or other attached units: $434,401

In 2-unit structures: $311,395

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $427,981

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $352,133

Mobile homes: $138,274

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $92,330

Median year house/condo built: 1949

Median year apartment built: 1944

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,836,388

  • In family households: 2,312,823 (381,984 male householders, 256,306 female householders)

    385,877 spouses, 883,481 children (833,731 natural, 21,930 adopted, 27,820 stepchildren), 120,600 grandchildren, 67,941 brothers or sisters, 35,417 parents, 103,534 other relatives, 77,683 non-relatives

  • In nonfamily households: 523,565 (198,968 male householders (154,195 living alone)), 224,706 female householders (191,415 living alone)), 99,891 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 59,576 (27,462 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 210,943 2-persons, 145,690 3-persons, 120,910 4-persons, 78,200 5-persons, 41,991 6-persons, 40,556 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 345,610 1-person, 64,021 2-persons, 9,853 3-persons, 2,926 4-persons, 694 5-persons, 379 6-persons, 191 7-or-more-persons.

360,166 married couples with children.
244,880 single-parent households (36,614 men, 208,266 women).

64.5% of residents of Chicago speak English at home.
23.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 10% don’t speak English at all).
7.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don’t speak English at all).
3.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 6% don’t speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don’t speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 628,903 (21.7%)
(35.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Chicago, IL house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Chicago, IL:

  • Less than $10,000: 611
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 305
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 398
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 552
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 485
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 432
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 555
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 1325
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1800
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 2378
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 3474
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 3784
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 5794
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 20179
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 34537
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 47634
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 38643
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 71510
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 68287
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 82699
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 43125
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 43099
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 13290
  • $1,000,000 or more: 17719



Chicago rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Chicago:

  • Less than $100: 2,698 people
  • $100 to $149: 3,129
  • $150 to $199: 10,694
  • $200 to $249: 7,930
  • $250 to $299: 7,053
  • $300 to $349: 6,413
  • $350 to $399: 7,825
  • $400 to $449: 7,765
  • $450 to $499: 10,373
  • $500 to $549: 13,875
  • $550 to $599: 20,099
  • $600 to $649: 24,983
  • $650 to $699: 29,082
  • $700 to $749: 33,296
  • $750 to $799: 35,947
  • $800 to $899: 68,615
  • $900 to $999: 57,194
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 87,945
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 44,374
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 37,223
  • $2,000 or more: 15,706
  • No cash rent: 14,113

 

Chicago, IL Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.4%
Number of people working at home: 28,165 (2.4% of all workers)

Chicago commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 15074
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 50657
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 88225
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 121499
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 142451
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 60352
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 218508
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 40375
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 69961
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 171100
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 133591
  • 90 or more minutes: 52181



Chicago mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 597,598 (50%)
  • Carpooled: 172,722 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 163,874 (14%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,898 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 115,388 (10%)
  • Railroad: 19,954 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 106 (0%)
  • Taxi: 9,704 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 412 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5,956 (0%)
  • Walked: 67,556 (6%)
  • Other means: 8,806 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 28,165 (2%)



Chicago, IL household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 146192
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 71103
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 65654
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 66685
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 66446
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 67224
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 62459
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 58506
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 50175
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 89305
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 99395
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 95162
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 51340
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 24403
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 21884
  • $200,000 or more: 26031

 

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1671466
  • Northeast: 64908
  • Midwest: 142294
  • South: 287843
  • West: 39669

 

58% of Chicago residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 81% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 26% lived in Illinois.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 23,315
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 11,560
  • 5th and 6th grade: 35,311
  • 7th and 8th grade: 37,633
  • 9th grade: 25,370
  • 10th grade: 30,953
  • 11th grade: 31,273
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 49,605
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 196,324
  • Less than 1 year of college: 45,664
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 109,084
  • Associate degree: 36,056
  • Bachelor’s degree: 134,835
  • Master’s degree: 52,985
  • Professional school degree: 27,122
  • Doctorate degree: 9,924

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 25,185
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 12,589
  • 5th and 6th grade: 34,391
  • 7th and 8th grade: 45,513
  • 9th grade: 26,196
  • 10th grade: 34,929
  • 11th grade: 36,897
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 51,054
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 221,789
  • Less than 1 year of college: 59,780
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 124,455
  • Associate degree: 48,187
  • Bachelor’s degree: 146,714
  • Master’s degree: 65,416
  • Professional school degree: 19,275
  • Doctorate degree: 6,512

Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 5.0%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 4.2%

Unemployment rate for Black males: 20.8%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 16.2%

Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 12.2%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 19.0%

Unemployment rate for Asian males: 6.9%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 6.1%

Unemployment rate for other race males: 8.5%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 10.9%

Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 9.1%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 9.6%

Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 8.7%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 10.9%

Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $63,625
  • Black householders: $28,725
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $36,516
  • Asian householders: $54,482
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $77,676
  • Some other race householders: $38,997
  • Two or more races householders: $46,678
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $39,461
Chicago household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Chicago household income for Black householders
Chicago household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Chicago household income for Asian householders
Chicago household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Chicago household income for Some other race householders
Chicago household income for Two or more races householders
Chicago household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders
Chicago marital status for males
Chicago marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $298,582
  • Black or African American householders: $166,785
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $244,740
  • Asian householders: $307,284
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $244,740
  • Some other race householders: $230,780
  • Two or more races householders: $252,716
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $235,313

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 285,978
  • One, attached: 39,263
  • Two: 202,962
  • 3 or 4: 166,021
  • 5 to 9: 121,964
  • 10 to 19: 67,262
  • 20 to 49: 82,435
  • 50 or more: 185,039
  • Mobile homes: 1,630
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 317

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,000

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

For more graphics : http://www.city-data.com/housing/houses-Chicago-Illinois.html

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