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State Demographics Data - IL

Illinois

Demographics & Social
2013
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 1,807,468
% Foreign Born 14.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 18.2%
% change: 1990-2000 60.6%
Race (%)  
One race 98.4%
White
52.2%
Black or African American
4.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
24.5%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other race
17.4%
Two or more races 1.6%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 793,327
% Latino 43.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 5.1%
18-64 80.7%
65 and older 13.6%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

42.8
Gender (% female) 49.8%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 22.9%
Married 63.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.0%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 11,074,667
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 1.7%
% change: 1990-2000 3.9%
Race (%)  
One race 97.7%
White 76.0%
Black or African American 15.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 1.7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.0%
Other race 3.8%
Two or more races 2.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 1,325,187
% Latino 12.0%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.1%
5-17 19.3%
18-64 60.2%
65 and older 13.5%
Median Age 35.3
Gender (% female) 51.1%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 37.3%
Married 44.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 17.9%
Foreign Born
Number 1,529,058
% Foreign Born 12.3%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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U.S. Born
Number 10,890,235
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Foreign Born
Number 952,272
% Foreign Born 8.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 10,478,330
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

1,807,468
Born in Africa 65,264
Born in Asia 511,683
Born in Europe 386,836
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 818,749
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 21,210
Born in Oceania 3,726
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Poland
Country #3 India
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

1,807,468
Europe 386,836
Northern Europe 34,189
United Kingdom
21,701
Ireland
8,311
Other Northern Europe
4,177
Western Europe 36,257
France
5,987
Germany
23,763
Other Western Europe
6,507
Southern Europe 40,045
Italy
22,861
Portugal
237
Other Southern Europe
16,947
Eastern Europe 275,592
Poland
141,044
Russia
17,752
Other Eastern Europe
116,796
Other Europe (no country specified) 753
Asia 511,683
Eastern Asia 142,676
China
84,345

China, excluding Taiwan

74,362

Taiwan

9,983
Japan
10,121
Korea
47,177
Other Eastern Asia
1,033
South Central Asia 177,791
India
134,445
Iran
7,895
Other South Central Asia
35,451
Southeastern Asia 136,293
Philippines
94,752
Vietnam
18,329
Other Southeastern Asia
23,212
Western Asia 50,693
Israel
4,368
Lebanon
3,470
Other Western Asia
42,855
Other Asia (no country specified) 4,230
Africa 65,264
Eastern Africa 13,821
Northern Africa
11,198
Western Africa
25,553
Middle and Southern Africa
9,113
Other Africa (no country specified)
5,579
Oceania 3,726
Australia and New Zealand subregion 2,974
Oceania (no country specified) 752
Americas 839,959
Latin America 818,749
Caribbean
29,573

Cuba

8,684

Jamaica

7,398

Other Caribbean

13,491
Central America
733,604

Mexico

686,968

El Salvador

6,962

Other Central America

39,674
South America
55,572

Brazil

4,397

Colombia

12,814

Other South America

38,361
Northern America 21,210
Canada
21,004
Other Northern America
206
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 631,614
1990-1999 515,137
2000-2009 512,900
Since 2010 147,817
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 3.6%
Born in Asia 28.3%
Born in Europe 21.4%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 45.3%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.2%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 39.0%
Country #2 8.0%
Country #3 7.7%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 21.4%
Northern Europe 1.9%
United Kingdom 1.2%
Ireland 0.5%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 2.0%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.3%
Other Western Europe 0.4%
Southern Europe 2.2%
Italy 1.3%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.9%
Eastern Europe 15.2%
Poland 7.8%
Russia 1.0%
Other Eastern Europe 6.5%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 28.3%
Eastern Asia 7.9%
China 4.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.1%
Taiwan 0.6%
Japan 0.6%
Korea 2.6%
Other Eastern Asia 0.1%
South Central Asia 9.8%
India 7.4%
Iran 0.4%
Other South Central Asia 2.0%
Southeastern Asia 7.5%
Philippines 5.2%
Vietnam 1.0%
Other Southeastern Asia 1.3%
Western Asia 2.8%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.2%
Other Western Asia 2.4%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.2%
Africa 3.6%
Eastern Africa 0.8%
Northern Africa 0.6%
Western Africa 1.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.3%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 46.5%
Latin America 45.3%
Caribbean 1.6%
Cuba 0.5%
Jamaica 0.4%
Other Caribbean 0.7%
Central America 40.6%
Mexico 38.0%
El Salvador 0.4%
Other Central America 2.2%
South America 3.1%
Brazil 0.2%
Colombia 0.7%
Other South America 2.1%
Northern America 1.2%
Canada 1.2%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 34.9%
1980-1989 28.5%
1990-1999 28.4%
Since 2000 8.2%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 1,529,058
Born in Africa 26,158
Born in Asia 359,812
Born in Europe 389,928
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 731,397
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 19,210
Cat28 2,553
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Poland
Country #3 India
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.7%
Born in Asia 23.5%
Born in Europe 25.5%
Born in Latin America 47.8%
Born in Northern America 1.3%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 40.4%
Country #2 9.1%
Country #3 5.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 922,086
Born in Africa 12,388
Born in Asia 225,339
Born in Europe 307,706
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 358,619
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 16,215
Cat21 1,819
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Poland
Country #3 Philippines
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 1.3%
Born in Asia 24.4%
Born in Europe 33.4%
Born in Latin America 38.9%
Born in Northern America 1.8%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 29.5%
Country #2 8.8%
Country #3 5.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 1,807,468
Naturalized citizens 852,962
Noncitizens 954,506
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 852,962
Before 1980 112,771
1980-1989 103,550
1990-1999 201,064
2000-2009 319,825
Since 2010 115,752
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 47.2%
Noncitizens 52.8%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 13.2%
1980-1989 12.1%
1990-1999 23.6%
2000-2009 37.5%
Since 2010 13.6%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 1,529,058
Naturalized citizens 603,521
Noncitizens 925,537
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 39.5%
Noncitizens 60.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 952,272
Naturalized citizens 423,665
Noncitizens 528,607
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 44.5%
Noncitizens 55.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 552,822
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 31,940
% married among women who gave birth
80.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
19.9%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 2,597,865
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 124,878
% married among women who gave birth 58.1%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 41.9%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
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Household and Family Size

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.37
Average family size 3.85
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.49
Average family size 3.16
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.

 
Children under age 18 with 2,890,513
Only native parent(s)
2,100,922
One or more foreign-born parents
784,354

Child is native

697,625

Child is foreign born

86,729
Children under age 6 with 924,376
Only native parent(s)
665,165
One or more foreign-born parents
257,629

Child is native

244,592

Child is foreign born

13,037
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,966,137
Only native parent(s)
1,435,757
One or more foreign-born parents
526,725

Child is native

453,033

Child is foreign born

73,692
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

1,180,785
Only native parents 772,681
One or more foreign-born parents 405,746
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 72.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.1%
Child is native 24.1%
Child is foreign born 3.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 72.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 27.9%
Child is native 26.5%
Child is foreign born 1.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 73.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.8%
Child is native 23.0%
Child is foreign born 3.7%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 65.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 34.4%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 3,082,301
Only native parent(s) 2,443,090
One or more foreign-born parents 639,211
Child is native 505,026
Child is foreign born 134,185
Children under age 6 with 1,007,235
Only native parent(s) 777,704
One or more foreign-born parents 229,531
Child is native 209,038
Child is foreign born 20,493
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 2,075,066
Only native parent(s) 1,665,386
One or more foreign-born parents 409,680
Child is native 295,988
Child is foreign born 113,692
Children in Low-Income Families* 974,133
Only native parents 712,151
One or more foreign-born parents 261,982
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 79.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 20.7%
Child is native 16.4%
Child is foreign born 4.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 77.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.8%
Child is native 20.8%
Child is foreign born 2.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 80.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 19.7%
Child is native 14.3%
Child is foreign born 5.5%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 73.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 26.9%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 2,833,596
Only native parent(s) 2,425,083
One or more foreign-born parents 408,513
Child is native 331,632
Child is foreign born 76,881
Children under age 6 with 981,387
Only native parent(s) 841,410
One or more foreign-born parents 139,977
Child is native 125,733
Child is foreign born 14,244
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 1,852,209
Only native parent(s) 1,583,673
One or more foreign-born parents 268,536
Child is native 205,899
Child is foreign born 62,637
Children in Low-Income Families* 971,085
Only native parents 808,575
One or more foreign-born parents 162,510
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.4%
Child is native 11.7%
Child is foreign born 2.7%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.3%
Child is native 12.8%
Child is foreign born 1.5%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.5%
Child is native 11.1%
Child is foreign born 3.4%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 83.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.7%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2013 ACS, the U.S. Census Bureau includes children of same-sex married couples in the total number of children; the same information is unavailable by parental nativity. This means that the sum of children of natives and children of immigrants (in absolute and percent terms) may be smaller than the total number of children.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under 18 who reside in a home with no parents.