Is Chicago growing or shrinking?
Chicago lost citizens again last year, the only one of the country's 20 largest cities to see its population drop. Chicago's headcount fell by 8,638 residents from 2015 to 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The previous year, the city's population dropped by 4,934 people. The region is also shrinking.
Census-designated places are defined as being in an unincorporated area. Census-designated places that have a population density of over 10,000 people per square mile are listed in a separate table below.
- San Francisco: 232 square miles. If you count the bay, San Francisco is about the same size as Chicago. Its land area, however, covers just 46.8 square miles.
- The population density of the United States varies from state to state. The most densely populated state is New Jersey, with 1,205 people per square mile living there. Rhode Island is the second most densely populated state, with a bit more than 1,000 inhabitants per square mile.
- The city's population density of 26,403 people per square mile (10,194/km²), makes it the densest of any American municipality with a population above 100,000. Manhattan's population density is 66,940 people per square mile (25,846/km²), highest of any county in the United States. New York City is multicultural.
Chicago Demographics 2000 Census Data Chicago Illinois White 31.7% 73.5% Black 32.4% 15.1% Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race) 28.9% 12.3%
- Cities with the highest percentage of Blacks or African-Americans
City Total Population Black or African American, alone Rank Detroit, MI 713,777 1 Jackson, MS 173,514 2 Miami Gardens, FL 107,167 3
- German-Americans are America's largest single ethnic group (if you divide Hispanics into Mexican-Americans, Cuban-Americans, etc). In 2013, according to the Census bureau, 46m Americans claimed German ancestry: more than the number who traced their roots to Ireland (33m) or England (25m).
- Chicago lost citizens again last year, the only one of the country's 20 largest cities to see its population drop. Chicago's headcount fell by 8,638 residents from 2015 to 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The previous year, the city's population dropped by 4,934 people. The region is also shrinking.
- The largest US cities: Cities ranked 1 to 100
Rank City; State 2012 population 1 New York City; New York 8,336,697 2 Los Angeles; California 3,857,799 3 Chicago; Illinois 2,714,856 4 Houston; Texas 2,160,821
- Illinois is located in the Midwest Region of the United States and is one of the eight states and Canadian province of Ontario in the bi-national Great Lakes region of North America.
Updated: 28th November 2019