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.
A.

What is Chicago's population density?

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.
  • How many miles is Chicago?

    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.
  • What is the population density of the United States?

    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.
  • What is the population density of Manhattan?

    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.
B.

How many people are in downtown Chicago?

33,442
2015
  • What is the majority race in Chicago?

    Households
    Chicago Demographics
    2000 Census DataChicagoIllinois
    White31.7%73.5%
    Black32.4%15.1%
    Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race)28.9%12.3%
  • What city has the largest black population?

    Cities with the highest percentage of Blacks or African-Americans
    CityTotal PopulationBlack or African American, alone
    Rank
    Detroit, MI713,7771
    Jackson, MS173,5142
    Miami Gardens, FL107,1673
  • What is the largest ethnic group in the United States?

    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).
C.

What is the current population of Chicago?

2.705 million
2016
  • 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.
  • What are the 3 largest cities in the US?

    The largest US cities: Cities ranked 1 to 100
    RankCity; State2012 population
    1New York City; New York8,336,697
    2Los Angeles; California3,857,799
    3Chicago; Illinois2,714,856
    4Houston; Texas2,160,821
  • What region is Illinois located in?

    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

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