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Child population by race-ethnicity within Chicago in Illinois

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Child population under 18 (0-17) by Race-Ethnicity for child population.

Because of the way the U.S. Census Bureau collects and disseminates Race-Ethnicity data for children, the following categories should be considered Race data: American Indian and Alaska Native alone, Asian alone, Black alone, Two or More Races alone, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, Other Racial/Ethnic Identity alone, and White alone. Categories for Ethnicity data are: Hispanic or Latina/o/x (of any race) and White alone (not Latinx).
Data for regions of Chicago and suburban Cook County are derived from Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) data. Regions defined in the dataset encompass the following areas:

City of Chicago
Chicago - Central = Near North Side, Loop & Near South Side PUMA
Chicago - North = Lake View & Lincoln Park PUMA; Uptown, Edgewater & Rogers Park PUMA; West Ridge, Lincoln Square & North Center PUMA; Illinois
Chicago - Northwest = Albany Park, Norwood Park, Forest Glen, North Park & O'Hare PUMA; Logan Square, Irving Park & Avondale PUMA; Portage Park, Dunning & Jefferson Park PUMA
Chicago - South = Chicago Lawn, Greater Grand Crossing & West Englewood/Englewood PUMA; Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard, Woodlawn, Douglas & Kenwood PUMA; Roseland, Chatham, West Pullman, Calumet Heights & Avalon Park PUMA; South Shore, South Chicago, East Side & South Deering PUMA
Chicago - Southwest = Ashburn, Garfield Ridge, West Lawn, Clearing & West Elsdon PUMA; Auburn Gresham, Washington Heights, Morgan Park & Beverly PUMA; New City, Lower West Side, Bridgeport & McKinley Park PUMA; South Lawndale, Brighton Park & Gage Park PUMA
Chicago - West = Austin, North Lawndale, & East/West Garfield Park PUMA; Belmont Cragin, Humboldt Park, Hermosa & Montclare PUMA; West Town & Near West Side PUMA

Suburban Cook County
Suburban Cook - Central = Cicero & Berwyn Townships PUMA
Suburban Cook - North = Maine & Niles (West) Townships PUMA; Wheeling Township (North & East) PUMA
Suburban Cook - Northeast = Evanston & Niles (East) Townships PUMA; Northfield & New Trier Townships PUMA
Suburban Cook - Northwest = Elk Grove & Wheeling (Southwest) Townships PUMA; Hanover & Schaumburg (Northwest) Townships PUMA; Palatine & Barrington Townships PUMA; Schaumburg Township (South & East) PUMA
Suburban Cook - South Central = Bremen & Orland (East) Townships PUMA; Worth & Calumet Townships PUMA
Suburban Cook - South = Bloom & Rich Townships PUMA
Suburban Cook - Southeast = Thornton Township PUMA
Suburban Cook - Southwest = Palos, Lemont & Orland (North & West) Townships PUMA
Suburban Cook - West = Leyden & Norwood Park Townships PUMA; Lyons & Stickney Townships PUMA; Oak Park, Riverside, River Forest & Proviso (Southeast) Townships PUMA; Proviso Township (North & West) PUMA

For more information on PUMAs, see here.

Data Source

U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, Children Characteristics, 5-Year Estimates, Tables B01001 B-I. 


N.A. - Not Available. Estimates are suppressed when unreliable or the relative standard error is greater than 30%.
GEOGRAPHY - Data reflect the child’s place of residence. 
DATE - ACS data reflect a 5-year pooled estimate. That is, the estimate is the result of data being continuously collected nearly every day for five years. 

Last Updated

December 2023