Illinois
Demographic Data






Illinois POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Illinois Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of Illinois is:
12,812,508

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.9%
5 - 17:
16.5%
18 - 24:
9.2%
25 - 34:
13.9%
35 - 54:
25.8%
55 - 64:
13.0%
Over 65 Years:
15.7%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
89.7%
89.7%
35.5%
35.5%
5.2%
5.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Illinois
USA
$37,306
$37,306
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Illinois
USA
$68,428
$68,428
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
12.0%

Employment Industries in IL

Healthcare
Manufacturing
Retail
Education
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Accommodation
Transportation
Finance
Construction
Other
Administration
Public Service
Wholesale
Arts
Information Technology
Real Estate
Agriculture
Utilities
Management
Mining
13.9%
13.9%
11.7%
11.7%
10.5%
10.5%
9.4%
9.4%
7.8%
7.8%
6.7%
6.7%
6.0%
6.0%
5.6%
5.6%
5.4%
5.4%
4.7%
4.7%
4.1%
4.1%
3.7%
3.7%
2.9%
2.9%
2.0%
2.0%
1.8%
1.8%
1.7%
1.7%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.7%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
Black Or African American
Asian
Other Race / Two or More Races
American Indian And Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
60.8%
60.8%
17.2%
17.2%
13.9%
13.9%
5.5%
5.5%
2.4%
2.4%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Unclassified
German
Irish
Polish
Italian
English
Swedish
French
European
Dutch
Norwegian
Scottish
Russian
Czech
Greek
Lithuanian
Scots-Irish
African
Ukrainian
British
18.8%
18.8%
17.1%
17.1%
11.0%
11.0%
6.6%
6.6%
5.7%
5.7%
5.7%
5.7%
1.9%
1.9%
1.7%
1.7%
1.3%
1.3%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
0.9%
0.9%
0.8%
0.8%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Indic languages
Polish
Chinese
Slavic languages
Tagalog
Arabic
Other Asian languages
Other Indo-European
African languages
Gujarathi
Hindi
German
Korean
French
Urdu
Serbo-Croatian
Vietnamese
Russian
77.0%
77.0%
13.3%
13.3%
1.6%
1.6%
1.5%
1.5%
0.9%
0.9%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born IL Residents
13.9%