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Social Characteristics of Illinois

Illinois Selected Social Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey types of households (All)
    4,778,633
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households)
    3,131,125
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households)
    65.5%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    1,408,891
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    29.5%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    2,304,148
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    48.2%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    975,482
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    20.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    218,990
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    4.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    100,957
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    607,987
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    12.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    332,452
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    7.0%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households)
    1,647,508
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households)
    34.5%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    1,370,502
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    28.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    485,210
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    10.2%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    1,558,454
  • Percentage of types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    32.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    1,198,876
  • Percentage of types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    25.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average sized households)
    2.63
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average family size households)
    3.28
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (All)
    12,568,247
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    4,778,633
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    38.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    2,303,433
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    18.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    3,963,592
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    31.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    866,657
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    6.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    655,932
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    5.2%
  • American Community Survey persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    273,837
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    2.2%
  • American Community Survey number of males 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    5,027,649
  • American Community Survey number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    1,885,732
  • Percentage number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    37.5%
  • American Community Survey number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    2,508,756
  • Percentage number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    49.9%
  • American Community Survey number of separated males 15 years and older
    73,459
  • Percentage number of separated males 15 years and older
    1.5%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed males 15 years and older
    125,944
  • Percentage number of widowed males 15 years and older
    2.5%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced males 15 years and older
    433,758
  • Percentage number of divorced males 15 years and older
    8.6%
  • American Community Survey number of females 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    5,319,835
  • American Community Survey number of females never married 15 years and older
    1,676,962
  • Percentage number of females never married 15 years and older
    31.5%
  • American Community Survey number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    2,459,361
  • Percentage number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    46.2%
  • American Community Survey number of separated females 15 years and older
    106,620
  • Percentage of separated females 15 years and older
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed females 15 years and older
    492,316
  • Percentage of widowed females 15 years and older
    9.3%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced females 15 years and older
    584,576
  • Percentage of divorced females 15 years and older
    11.0%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year
    163,591
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    58,626
  • Percentage of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    35.8%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    33
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    52
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 15 to 19 years old)
    20
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 20 to 34 years old)
    90
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 35 to 50 years old)
    25
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age
    274,891
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    97,103
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    35.3%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    19,269
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    7.0%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    21,911
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    8.0%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    16,744
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    6.1%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    39,179
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    14.3%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    97,103
  • American Community Survey number of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    62,165
  • Percentage of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    64.0%
  • American Community Survey number of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    64,978
  • Percentage of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    66.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons enrolled in school 3 years of age and over
    3,467,696
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    234,810
  • Percentage of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    6.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    170,221
  • Percentage of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    4.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    1,365,968
  • Percentage of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    39.4%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    722,126
  • Percentage of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    20.8%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    974,571
  • Percentage of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    28.1%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with education
    8,560,555
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    471,888
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    5.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    590,256
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    6.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    2,312,018
  • Percentage number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    27.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    1,813,377
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    21.2%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    643,082
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    7.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    1,688,420
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    19.7%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    1,041,514
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    12.2%
  • Percentage of people with high school graduate or higher
    87.6%
  • Percentage of people with a bachelor's degree or higher
    31.9%
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older)
    9,796,516
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    699,522
  • Percentage of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    7.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (By status)
    12,690,056
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    1,347,468
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    10.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age)
    3,050,710
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    103,381
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    3.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years)
    8,007,479
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    669,137
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    8.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over)
    1,631,867
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    574,950
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    35.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago)
    12,717,641
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    11,034,596
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    86.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    1,615,187
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    12.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    1,084,495
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    8.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    530,692
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    4.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    316,316
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    2.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    214,376
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    1.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    67,858
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by place of birth)
    12,868,747
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons
    11,081,821
  • Percentage of Native persons
    86.1%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States)
    10,946,486
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States)
    85.1%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons - (Born in United States - State of residence)
    8,626,815
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence)
    67.0%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    2,319,671
  • Percentage of Native persons (State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    18.0%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    135,335
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born
    1,786,926
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born
    13.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (by U.S. Citizenship status)
    1,786,926
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    838,686
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    46.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    948,240
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    53.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons born abroad the U.S. (by year of entry)
    1,922,261
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (by year of entry)
    135,335
  • Percent; YEAR OF ENTRY - Native
    135335%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    7,995
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    5.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    127,340
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    94.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (by year of entry)
    1,786,926
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    107,683
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    6.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    1,679,243
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    94.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) by world region
    1,786,926
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    378,198
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    21.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    501,823
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    28.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    53,385
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    3.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    3,555
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    832,006
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    46.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    17,959
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older (by language spoken at home)
    12,058,076
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    9,347,280
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    77.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    2,710,796
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    22.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    1,122,349
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    9.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    1,586,555
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    13.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    694,457
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    5.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    669,470
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    5.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    244,670
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    2.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    337,888
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    2.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    146,513
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    1.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    116,883
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    36,709
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by ancestry)
    12,868,747
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of American ancestry
    643,328
  • Percentage of all persons of American ancestry
    5.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Arab ancestry
    91,781
  • Percentage of all persons of Arab ancestry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Czech ancestry
    117,761
  • Percentage of all persons of Czech ancestry
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Danish ancestry
    49,226
  • Percentage of all persons of Danish ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    175,944
  • Percentage of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    1.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of English ancestry
    759,826
  • Percentage of all persons of English ancestry
    5.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    239,676
  • Percentage of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    1.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    34,412
  • Percentage of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of German ancestry
    2,447,985
  • Percentage of all persons of German ancestry
    19.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Greek ancestry
    97,613
  • Percentage of all persons of Greek ancestry
    0.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    51,256
  • Percentage of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Irish ancestry
    1,544,143
  • Percentage of all persons of Irish ancestry
    12.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Italian ancestry
    789,736
  • Percentage of all persons of Italian ancestry
    6.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    86,419
  • Percentage of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    160,481
  • Percentage of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    1.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Polish ancestry
    928,497
  • Percentage of all persons of Polish ancestry
    7.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    10,423
  • Percentage of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Russian ancestry
    124,829
  • Percentage of all persons of Russian ancestry
    1.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    75,849
  • Percentage of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    149,703
  • Percentage of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    1.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    36,331
  • Percentage of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    82,528
  • Percentage of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    274,468
  • Percentage of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    34,839
  • Percentage of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    51,489
  • Percentage of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    47,777
  • Percentage of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    31,727
  • Percentage of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    0.2%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.