North Chicago, IL

North Chicago profile

Living in North Chicago

North Chicago is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 30,759 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, North Chicago is the 63rd largest community in Illinois.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in North Chicago, employing 31.08% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Manufacturing and Healthcare industries employ 16.56% and 13.00% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

Also of interest is that North Chicago has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 19.21% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Overall, North Chicago’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The population of North Chicago overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in North Chicago, 22.48% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Chicago in 2018 was $22,454, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,816 for a family of four. However, North Chicago contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Chicago is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Chicago home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in North Chicago, accounting for 34.70% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of North Chicago residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in North Chicago include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of North Chicago's cultural character, accounting for 16.26% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in North Chicago is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.