North Chicago, IL

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Population

30,013

0.0333% decline

Median Age

24.3


Median Household Income

$41,679

1.11% decline

Poverty Rate

23.2%


Number of Employees

9,220

5% growth

Median Property Value

$104,600

1.78% decline

About

In 2017, North Chicago, IL had a population of 30k people with a median age of 24.3 and a median household income of $41,679. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of North Chicago, IL declined from 30,023 to 30,013, a -0.0333% decrease and its median household income declined from $42,145 to $41,679, a -1.11% decrease.

The population of North Chicago, IL is 33.7% White Alone, 31.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 27.2% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in North Chicago, IL speak a non-English language, and 89.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in North Chicago, IL are Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (724 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in North Chicago, IL is $104,600, and the homeownership rate is 34.5%. Most people in North Chicago, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.2 minutes. The average car ownership in North Chicago, IL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of North Chicago, IL employs 9.22k people. The largest industries in North Chicago, IL are Manufacturing (1,329 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,293 people), and Retail Trade (1,279 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,667), Finance & Insurance ($47,000), and Public Administration ($46,434).

Median household income in North Chicago, IL is $41,679. Males in North Chicago, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in North Chicago, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,679

2017 value

± $2,359

-1.11%

1 Year Growth

± 7.58%

Households in North Chicago, IL have a median annual income of $41,679, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,145 in 2016, which represents a -1.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for North Chicago, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8632.02

  2. Census Tract 8637.02

  3. Census Tract 8630.04

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Chicago, IL was Census Tract 8632.02 with a value of $104,922, followed by Census Tract 8637.02 and Census Tract 8630.04, with respective values of $90,250 and $54,659.

The following map shows all of the places in North Chicago, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Chicago, IL (4.66k out of 20.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,254 ± 352

  2. Hispanic

    1,981 ± 326

  3. Black

    1,701 ± 284

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.22k

2017 Value

± 679

5%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in North Chicago, IL grew at a rate of 5%, from 8.78k employees to 9.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Chicago, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,253 people), Sales & Related Occupations (947 people), and Production Occupations (856 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Chicago, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of North Chicago, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,253 people), Sales & Related Occupations (947 people), and Production Occupations (856 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, North Chicago, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.29 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.01 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of North Chicago, IL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($137,870), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,714), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,766).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.22k

2017 Value

± 679

5%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in North Chicago, IL grew at a rate of 5%, from 8.78k employees to 9.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Chicago, IL, are Manufacturing (1,329 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,293 people), and Retail Trade (1,279 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Chicago, IL, though some of these residents may live in North Chicago, IL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in North Chicago, IL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,329 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,293 people), and Retail Trade (1,279 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, North Chicago, IL has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.99 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.88 times), and Public Administration (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in North Chicago, IL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,667), Finance & Insurance ($47,000), and Public Administration ($46,434).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $76.6B

  2. $75B

  3. $66.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $76.6B, followed by Gasoline ($75B) and Pharmaceuticals ($66.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Illinois products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$871B

2015 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

50.5% growth

In 2015, total outbound Illinois trade was $871B. This is expected to increase 50.5% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.2B

  2. $48.1B

  3. $32.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $63.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $48.1B and Michigan and $32.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Illinois shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.5% of the population of North Chicago, IL has health coverage, with 32% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 7.44% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 9.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of North Chicago, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in North Chicago, IL see 1240 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 526 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,240 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Illinois see an average of 1,240 patients per year. This represents a 0.322% decrease from the previous year (1,244 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.5%

Uninsured

32%

Employer Coverage

24.5%

Medicaid

7.44%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

9.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Chicago, IL declined by 15.9% from 18.4% to 15.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in North Chicago, IL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Illinois by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

North Chicago, IL is home to a population of 30k people, from which 89.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.5% of North Chicago, IL residents were born outside of the country (4.94k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of North Chicago, IL is composed of 10.1k White Alone residents (33.7%), 9.34k Hispanic or Latino residents (31.1%), 8.18k Black or African American Alone residents (27.2%), 1.22k Asian Alone residents (4.07%), 908 Two or More Races residents (3.03%), 115 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.383%), 114 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.38%), and 31 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.103%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in North Chicago, IL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in North Chicago, IL was 24.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in North Chicago, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all North Chicago, IL residents was 24.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.94k people

17.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.18k people

As of 2017, 16.5% of North Chicago, IL residents (4.94k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Chicago, IL was 17.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

89.4%

2017 Citizenship

89.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.4% of North Chicago, IL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in North Chicago, IL was 89.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.1k ± 748

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9.34k ± 1.11k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    8.18k ± 806

In 2017, there were 1.08 times more White Alone residents (10.1k people) in North Chicago, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.34k Hispanic or Latino and 8.18k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in North Chicago, IL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of North Chicago, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in North Chicago, IL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of North Chicago, IL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    834 ± 266

  2. Vietnam

    553 ± 142

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    171 ± 86

North Chicago, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in North Chicago, IL awarded 724 degrees. The student population of North Chicago, IL is skewed towards women, with 985 male students and 1,178 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in North Chicago, IL are White (394 and 56.4%), followed by Asian (177 and 25.4%), Unknown (52 and 7.45%), and Black or African American (24 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in North Chicago, IL by number of degrees awarded are Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (724 and 100%).

The most popular majors in North Chicago, IL are Medicine (194 and 26.8%), Other Biological & Biomedical Sciences (97 and 13.4%), and Podiatric Medicine (81 and 11.2%).

The median tuition costs in North Chicago, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 194 degrees awarded

  2. 81 degrees awarded

  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Professional Doctorate recipients in North Chicago, IL was Medicine with 194 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Professional Doctorate from schools in North Chicago, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

724 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the North Chicago, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science with 724 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

324

Degrees Awarded to Men

400

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 324 men were awarded degrees from institutions in North Chicago, IL, which is 0.81 times less than the 400 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in North Chicago, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    394 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    177 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    52 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in North Chicago, IL were to White students. These 394 degrees mean that there were 2.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 177 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Chicago, IL was $104,600 in 2017, which is 0.481 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,500 to $104,600, a 1.78% decrease. The homeownership rate in North Chicago, IL is 34.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in North Chicago, IL have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in North Chicago, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$41,679

Median Household Income

± $2,359

7.2k

Number of Households

± 518

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.2k households in North Chicago, IL declined from $41,679 from the previous year's value of $42,145.

The following chart displays the households in North Chicago, IL 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$104,600

2017 Median

± $6,806

$106,500

2016 Median

± $5,466

In 2017, the median property value in North Chicago, IL declined from to $104,600 from the previous year's value of $106,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in North Chicago, IL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Chicago, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in North Chicago, IL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Chicago, IL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

34.5%

2017 Homeownership

34.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 34.5% of the housing units in North Chicago, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 34.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in North Chicago, IL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in North Chicago, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in North Chicago, IL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Chicago, IL have a shorter commute time (14.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in North Chicago, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    40.9%

  2. Walked

    34.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    12.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in North Chicago, IL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Worked At Home.

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