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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataIllinois

Social Statistics

Chicago, Illinois

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school818,434100.0
Nursery school, preschool53,3836.5
Kindergarten46,7155.7
Elementary school (grades 1-8)348,08842.5
High school (grades 9-12)160,43819.6
College or graduate school209,81025.6
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over1,815,896100.0
Less than 9th grade225,49712.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma286,27715.8
High school graduate (includes equivalency)418,11323.0
Some college, no degree338,98318.7
Associate degree84,2434.6
Bachelor's degree281,54915.5
Graduate or professional degree181,23410.0
Percent high school graduate or higher71.8(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher25.5(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over2,253,912100.0
Never married921,52240.9
Now married, except separated900,16339.9
Separated76,6243.4
Widowed157,3857.0
Female
127,6705.7
Divorced198,2188.8
Female
117,0285.2
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years101,234100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren41,32840.8
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over2,138,576100.0
Civilian veterans156,6627.3
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years665,337100.0
With a disability66,35410.0
Population 21 to 64 years1,696,960100.0
With a disability400,96123.6
Percent employed
51.4(X)
No disability1,295,99976.4
Percent employed
70.2(X)
Population 65 years and over288,752100.0
With a disability137,36147.6
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over2,678,981100.0
Same house in 19951,457,81354.4
Different house in the U.S. in 19951,075,21340.1
Same county
875,39232.7
Different county
199,8217.5
Same state
50,9811.9
Different state
148,8405.6
Elsewhere in 1995145,9555.4
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population2,895,964100.0
Native2,267,06178.3
Born in United States
2,206,18076.2
State of residence
1,671,46657.7
Different state
534,71418.5
Born outside United States
60,8812.1
Foreign born628,90321.7
Entered 1990 to March 2000
291,78510.1
Naturalized citizen
223,9847.7
Not a citizen
404,91914.0
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)628,903100.0
Europe145,46223.1
Asia112,93218.0
Africa12,6132.0
Oceania6610.1
Latin America354,03456.3
Northern America3,2010.5
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over2,678,981100.0
English only1,726,90564.5
Language other than English952,07635.5
Speak English less than 'very well
494,17518.4
Spanish
625,24023.3
Speak English less than "very well"
335,39312.5
Other Indo-European languages
212,5767.9
Speak English less than "very well"
105,0093.9
Asian and Pacific Island languages
82,5823.1
Speak English less than "very well"
42,6901.6
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population2,895,964100.0

Total ancestries reported

2,818,17697.3
Arab14,9710.5
Czech117,0860.6
Danish5,9220.2
Dutch11,9060.4
English57,5792.0
French (except Basque)124,1800.8
French Canadian15,0130.2
German189,6186.5
Greek18,2490.6
Hungarian9,4180.3
Irish1191,9986.6
Italian101,9033.5
Lithuanian15,3830.5
Norwegian14,8900.5
Polish210,4217.3
Portuguese9150.0
Russian28,8451.0
Scotch-Irish11,1420.4
Scottish14,2850.5
Slovak6,2380.2
Subsaharan African36,9851.3
Swedish24,8820.9
Swiss3,0080.1
Ukrainian13,5790.5
United States or American38,7791.3
Welsh5,2260.2
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)11,6980.4
Other ancestries1,734,05759.9
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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