America’s Million+ Population Cities: Chicago

.. there are 10 U.S. cities having population of 1 million or more … Chicago is ranked 3rd among all U.S. cities based on 2015 population.  The population of Chicago, IL changed from 2,695,605 in 2010 to 2,720,546 in 2015 (24,941 or 0.9%). The population of the U.S. overall changed from 308,758,105 in 2010 to 321,418,820 in 2015 (12,660,715 or 4.1%). Examine population characteristics and trends of the city of Chicago in context of other cities and counties using the interactive table.

Chicago is a principal city of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area (CBSA 16980). This section reviews selected geographic, demographic and economic characteristics of the city of Chicago and tools to analyze these data.

Chicago City in Regional Context
Chicago city is shown as green-fill semi-transparent area.

… view developed using the CV XE GIS software.
… click map for larger view.

Chicago Urbanized Area (orange fill pattern below city layer)
.. about urbanized areas

Examining Characteristics, Patterns and Trends of Chicago
View extended demographic-economic characteristics of Chicago in this table. Compare attributes of the city for 2012, 2014 and change. Annual demographic-economic estimates are available for all geographies for areas of 65,000 population or more from the American Community Survey (ACS).

Regional Demographic-Economic System & Cook County, IL
View Cook County tables from RDEMS. Click links below to view demographic-economic characteristics of the county.
POP1 Population & Components of Change
POP2 Population by Age
HSG1 Housing Units & New Residential Construction
DEM1 Demographic-Economic Profile
LF1 Labor Force
LF2 Labor Force
EST1 Establishments, Employment, Earnings
CA4 Personal Income and Employment by Major Component
CA5 Personal Income by Major Component and Earnings by Industry
CA6 Compensation of Employees by Industry
CA25 Employment by Industry
CA30 Economic Profile
CA35 Current Transfer Receipts
CA45 Farm Income & Expenses

Comparing Chicago Annual Total Population to Other Areas
Use the interactive table in the related section to view, rank, query and compare annual population estimates for states, cities, counties and sub-county areas of interest.

View, Rank, Compare Chioago with any/all Other Cities
Use these tables based on ACS 2014 5-year estimates to view Chicago in context with other cities.
General Demographics
Social Characteristics
Economic Characteristics
Housing Characteristics

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about accessing and using wide-ranging demographic-economic data and data analytics. Learn more about using these data for areas and applications of interest.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

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