As of the 2010 census, there were 2,695,598 people with 1,045,560 households residing within Chicago.
More than half the population of the state of Illinois lives in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Chicago is also one of the US’s most densely populated major cities. The racial composition of the city
45.0% White (31.7% non-Hispanic whites);
32.9% Black or African American;
13.4% from some other race;
5.5% Asian (1.6% Chinese, 1.1% Indian, 1.1% Filipino, 0.4% Korean, 0.3% Pakistani, 0.3% Vietnamese,
0.2% Japanese, 0.1% Thai);
2.7% from two or more races;
0.5% American Indian.
Chicago has a Hispanic or Latino population of 28.9%. (Its members may belong to any race; 21.4% Mexican,
3.8% Puerto Rican, 0.7% Guatemalan, 0.6% Ecuadorian, 0.3% Cuban, 0.3% Colombian, 0.2% Honduran,
0.2% Salvadoran, 0.2% Peruvian) The Guatemalan, Colombian and Peruvian communities have grown
substantially in the 2000s, and some estimates give higher percentage
Black community evolution in chicago