Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
9.57M
0.424% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
38.1
0.528% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.1%
0.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$85,087
7.99% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$288,400
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4.81M
0.191% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI had a population of 9.57M people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $85,087. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI declined from 9.61M to 9.57M, a −0.424% decrease and its median household income grew from $78,790 to $85,087, a 7.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15.9%), Other (Hispanic) (8.28%), White (Hispanic) (7.71%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.94%).

None of the households in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.8% of the residents in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI are Chamberlain University-Illinois (11,893 degrees awarded in 2022), Northwestern University (9,725 degrees), and DeVry University-Illinois (482477) (9,399 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI was $288,400, and the homeownership rate was 65.2%.

Most people in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI is home to a population of 9.57M people, from which 91.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 17.7% of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI residents were born outside of the country (1.69M people).

In 2022, there were 3.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.9M people) in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.52M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 792k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.8%
2022 Citizenship
91.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.8% of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.9M ± 3.13k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.52M ± 3.37k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    792k ± 12.6k
22.9%
Hispanic Population
2.19M people

In 2022, there were 3.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.9M people) in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.52M Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 792k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22.9% of the people in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI are hispanic (2.19M people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    808,488 ± 33,745 people
  2. India
    223,864 ± 18,250 people
  3. Poland
    129,946 ± 11,442 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 808,488 Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 223,864 and Poland with 129,946.

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Foreign-Born Population

17.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.69M people
17.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.7M people

As of 2022, 17.7% of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI residents (1.69M people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI was 17.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    106,686 ± 2,354
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    63,836 ± 2,329
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    41,844 ± 1,723

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI employs 4.81M people. The largest industries in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI are Health Care & Social Assistance (635,278 people), Manufacturing (550,531 people), and Retail Trade (489,846 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($96,549), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($94,643), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($88,648).

Males in Illinois have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,581. The income inequality in Illinois (measured using the Gini index) is 0.477, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.81M
2022 Value
± 18,892
0.191%
1 Year growth
± 0.546%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI grew at a rate of 0.191%, from 4.8M employees to 4.81M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, are Management Occupations (562,785 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (514,600 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (469,605 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.81M
2022 Value
± 18,892
0.191%
1 Year growth
± 0.546%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI grew at a rate of 0.191%, from 4.8M employees to 4.81M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (635,278 people), Manufacturing (550,531 people), and Retail Trade (489,846 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, though some of these residents may live in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,110
Median earning men ± $281
$42,754
Median earning women ± $413

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($99,232), Public Administration ($90,728), and Information ($85,129).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,896), Public Administration ($61,753), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,788).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 108,523
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 64,157
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 58,889
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.33%).

Dick Durbin, Tammy Duckworth, Todd Young, Mike Braun, Ron Johnson, and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin is currently represented by 34 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin

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Dick Durbin
Senator from Illinois2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Tammy Duckworth
Senator from Illinois3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Dick Durbin, Tammy Duckworth, Todd Young, Mike Braun, Ron Johnson, and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin

Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin is currently represented by 34 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI awarded 150,704 degrees. The student population of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 196,022 male students and 296,238 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI are White (69,703 and 49.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (31,449 and 22.1%), Black or African American (17,623 and 12.4%), and Asian (12,332 and 8.68%).

The largest universities in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI by number of degrees awarded are Chamberlain University-Illinois (11,893 and 7.89%), Northwestern University (9,725 and 6.45%), and DeVry University-Illinois (482477) (9,399 and 6.24%).

The most popular majors in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (13,552 and 8.99%), Registered Nursing (13,084 and 8.68%), and General Business Administration & Management (5,934 and 3.94%).

The median tuition costs in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI are $33,033 for private four year colleges, and $7,512 and $14,568 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 56.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 492,260 (39.8% men and 60.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 492,260 students enrolled in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, 39.8% men and 60.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 194,656 records, of which 59.4% were women and 40.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 9,983 degrees awarded
  2. 2,428 degrees awarded
  3. 1,848 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI was Registered Nursing with 9,983 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 11,893 degrees awarded
  2. 9,725 degrees awarded
  3. 9,399 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chamberlain University-Illinois with 11,893 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 57,243 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI, which is 0.612 times less than the 93,461 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 69,703 degrees mean that there were 2.22 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 31,449 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($33,033) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,345) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,550) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.916% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.856% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.78M), Some college (4.3M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI was $288,400 in 2022, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $258,500 to $288,400, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI is 65.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI is $85,087. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by DuPage County, IL and Kendall County, IL, with respective values of $107,035 and $106,358.

Property

$288,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$923
$2.38M
Median Property Taxes
±$11,750

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.2%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.2% of the housing units in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $114,866, followed by DuPage County, IL and Kendall County, IL, with respective values of $107,035 and $106,358.

The following map shows all of the counties in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$85,087
Median Household Income
± $395
3.65M
Number of Households
± 15,335

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.65M households in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI grew to $85,087 from the previous year's value of $78,790.

The following chart displays the households in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI is from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
0.477
2022 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.478
2021 Wage GINI in Illinois
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.477 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.371% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Illinois was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 and income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

The income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 and income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (65.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.4%)
  3. Public Transit (8.97%)

In 2022, 65.3% of workers in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.4%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.97%).

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Commute Time

31 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.05% of the workforce in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI (1.04M out of 9.42M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.4% of the population of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 9.45% on non-group plans, and 0.682% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Illinois see 1231 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1241 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1221 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 372 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Indiana see 1495 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1498 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1719 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,231 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Illinois
1,495 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Indiana
1,255 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wisconsin

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,231 patients per year. This represents a 0.806% decrease from the previous year (1,241 patients).

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,495 patients per year. This represents a 0.2% decrease from the previous year (1,498 patients).

Primary care physicians in Wisconsin see an average of 1,255 patients per year. This represents a 0.947% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.63%
Uninsured
54.6%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
9.45%
Non-Group
0.682%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI grew by 0.117% from 7.62% to 7.63%.

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