|Est. 2005||2,842,518||−1. 8%|
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,896,016 people, 1,061,928 households, and 632,909 families residing in the city of Chicago proper. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population This encompasses about one-fifth of the entire population of the state of Illinois and 1% of the population of the United States. The population density was 4,923. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0/km² (12,750. 3/mi²). There were 1,152,868 housing units at an average density of 1,959. 8/km² (5,075. 8/mi²).
The racial makeup of the city was 31. 97% White, 36. 77% Black or African American, 0. 36% Native American, 4. 35% Asian, 0. Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. They include sub-ethnic groups such as Chinese Americans Filipino Americans Indian 06% Pacific Islander, 13. 58% from other races, and 2. 92% from two or more races. Of the population, 26. 02% are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Hispanic and Latino Americans are Americans of Hispanic or Latino descent, which comprises ancestry or origins in Hispanic America
While most of Chicago and its surrounding area are extremely racially segregated, Chicago's unique culture arises from it being a melting pot, with nearly even percentages of Whites and Blacks as well as sizeable populations of Hispanics and Asians. The melting pot is an analogy for the way in which homogeneous societies develop in which the ingredients in the pot (people of different cultures races and religions are White People is the second album by Handsome Boy Modeling School. Black is the Color of objects that do not emit or Reflect Light in any part of the Visible spectrum; they absorb all such frequencies of Hispanic (hispano hispánico hispânico Hispānus adjective from ''Hispānia'', the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically Asian or Asiatic is a Demonym for people from Asia. However the use of the term varies by country and person often referring to people from a particular The White, African American and Hispanic communities extend radially outward from the center of the city, one result of which is the heavily gerrymandered 4th congressional district. Gerrymandering is a form of redistribution in which electoral district or Constituency boundaries are manipulated for electoral advantage The 4th Congressional District of Illinois includes part of Cook County, and has been represented by Democrat Luis Gutierrez
The main ethnic groups in Chicago are African American, Irish, German, Italian, Polish, Chinese, Mexican and Puerto Rican. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. German Americans ( German: Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of Ethnic German ancestry An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship A Polish American is an American citizen of Polish descent There are an estimated 10 million Americans of Polish descent Chinese Americans ( Chinese: 华裔美国人 are Americans of Chinese descent See also History of Mexican-Americans Mexican Americans are Americans of Mexican ancestry Puerto Ricans in the United States (also referred to as the "Puerto Rican Diaspora," " Nuyorican " "Stateside Puerto Ricans" "mainland Chicago has a very large Irish American population on its South Side, although many Irish Americans have moved from the city to suburban areas during the past half-century. Many of Chicago's politicians have come from this massive Irish population, including the current mayor, Richard M. Daley. Richard Michael Daley (born April 24 1942 is a United States Politician, member of the national and local Democratic Party and current mayor
When the Great Plains opened up for settlement in the 1830s and '40s, many German immigrants stopped in Chicago to earn some money before moving on to claim a homestead. The Great Plains are the broad expanse of Prairie and Steppe which lie east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada Those with skills in demand in the city could—and often did—stay. From 1850, when Germans constituted one-sixth of Chicago's population, until the turn of the century, people of German descent constituted the largest ethnic group in the city, followed by Irish, Poles, and Swedes. The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate The Polish people, or Poles, (Polacy) are a Western Slavic Ethnic group of Central Europe, living predominantly in Poland. In 1900, 470,000 Chicagoans—one out of every four residents—had either been born in Germany or had a parent born there. Year 1900 ( MCM) was an exceptional Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Although their numbers had dropped because of reduced emigration from Germany, World War I had made it unpopular to acknowledge one's German heritage, 22 percent of Chicago's population still did so in 1920. "Emigrant" redirects here For the Butterflies, see Catopsilia. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar
Poles in Chicago constitute the largest ethnically Polish population outside of Polish capital of Warsaw, making it one of the most important Polonia centers, , a fact that the city celebrates every Labor Day weekend at the Taste of Polonia Festival in Jefferson Park. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Poles in Chicago, also known as Chicago Polonia, refers to both immigrant Poles and Americans of Polish heritage living in Chicago, Illinois Warsaw (Warszawa; also known by other names) is the Capital and Largest city of Poland. Polonia, the name for Poland in Latin and many Romance and other languages refers in modern Polish to the Polish Diaspora Labor Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September The Taste of Polonia is a Chicago festival held at the Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center in the Jefferson Park community area of Chicago History Settlement in the vicinity of Jefferson Park began in the 1830s with John Kinzie Clark and Elijah Wentworth whose claim was near what is now the Jefferson  The Southwest Side is home to the largest concentration of Górals (Carpathian highlanders) outside of Europe; it is the location of the Polish Highlanders Alliance of North America. The Gorale (Górale Gorali Cieszyn Silesian: Gorole; literally "highlanders" are a group of Indigenous people found along southern The Carpathian Mountains or Carpathians (Carpaţi Czech, Polish and Slovak: Karpaty; Ukrainian: Карпати The Polish Highlanders Alliance of America ( pl Związek Podhalan w Ameryce Północnej) was founded in 1929 in Chicago as an organization that unites all The city also has a large Assyrian population, numbering as many as 80,000 and is the location of the seat of the head of the Assyrian Church of the East, Mar Dinkha IV. The Assyrians are an Ethnic group whose origins lie in what is today Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. The Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East (ܥܕܬܐ ܩܕܝܫܬܐ ܘܫܠܝܚܝܬܐ ܩܬܘܠܝܩܝ ܕܡܕܢܚܐ ܕܐܬܘܪ̈ܝܐ ‘Ittā Qaddishtā wa-Shlikhāitā Qattoliqi Mar Dinkha IV ( Syriac: ܡܪܝ ܕܢܚܐ ܪܒܝܥܝܐ is the current Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East It is also the location of the ELCA headquarters. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ( ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago Illinois.  It has the second largest Mexican American population in the U. See also History of Mexican-Americans Mexican Americans are Americans of Mexican ancestry S. behind Los Angeles. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The city is the home to a large Romanian American community with more than 100,000. See also List of Romanian Americans A Romanian American is a Citizen of the United States who has significant Romanian heritage 
The Chicago Metropolitan area is also becoming a major center for Indian Americans and South Asian Americans. Indian Americans are Americans who are of Indian ancestry The U Indian Americans are Americans who are of Indian ancestry The U Chicago has the third largest South Asian American population in the country, after New York City and San Francisco. The City of New York The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The Devon Avenue corridor on Chicago's north side is an example of this, as it is one of the largest South Asian neighborhoods in North America. Devon Avenue (dɨˈvɒn is a major east-west thoroughfare in the Chicago metropolitan area. There are also around 185,000 Arabs in Chicago and with the majority located in the suburban parts of Cook County around Chicago. There are about 75,000 more Arabs who live in the five counties around Cook County including Lake, Kendall, Will, and DuPage. 
|2000 Census Data||Chicago||Illinois||US|
|Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000||+4. 0%||+8. 6%||+13. 1%|
|Population density||12,750. 3/mi²||223. 4mi²||79. 6/mi²|
|Median household income (1999)||$38,625||$46,590||$41,994|
|Per capita income (1999)||$20,175||$23,104||$21,587|
|Bachelor's degree or higher||25. 5%||26. 1%||24. 4%|
|Foreign born||21. 7%||12. 3%||11. 1%|
|White||31. 97%||73. 5%||75. 1%|
|Black||36. 77%||15. 1%||12. 3%|
|Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race)||26. 02%||12. 3%||12. 5%|
|Asian||4. 35%||3. 4%||3. 6%|
There are 1,061,928 households, of which 28. 9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35. 1% were married couples living together, 18. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40. 4% were non-families. Of all households, 32. 6% are made up of individuals and 8. 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 67 and the average family size was 3. 50.
Of the city population, 26. 2% were under the age of 18, 11. 2% were from 18 to 24, 33. 4% are from 25 to 44, 18. 9% from 45 to 64, and 10. 3% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94. 2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91. 1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,625, and the median income for a family was $42,724. Males had a median income of $35,907 versus $30,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,175. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country Below the poverty line were 19. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 6% of the population and 16. 6% of the families. Of the total population, 28. 1% of those under the age of 18 and 15. 5% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
Population estimates in 2003 put the number of people in the city proper at 2,869,121, while suburban populations continue to grow, with estimates at 9,650,137 for the combined city and suburbs.