2010 Population Density Map in the City of Chicago
(click on the image to be linked to the interactive version of the map)
In 2010, the population of Chicago was 2,695,598 individuals. In 2017, this number appears to be largely stabilized as the population has grown very little to 2,716,450 individuals. In fact, in the past 3 years, the population of Chicago has actually declined each year. Individuals have also been leaving the Chicago metro area. Whether this is because of a slowing economy or the winter polar vortex is unclear, but Chicago and the surrounding metro are not alone. Even Springfield, the state capitol, saw its population decrease in 2017. In spite of its decreasing population, Chicago remains the third largest city in the United States, trailing only New York and Los Angeles.
Source(s): U.S. Census Bureau, Chicago Tribune
DePaul Urban Farming Organization
925 W Belden Ave. Chicago IL 60614