Population & Annexation


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In 1833 Chicago was made a town by its 150 residents. The original boundaries of the colony were Kinzie Street (N), State Street (E), Madison Street (S) and Halsted Street (W). In four short years, Chicago’s population reached four thousand and was chartered as the City of Chicago.

The following table shows the population of Chicago between 1830 and 2010. The number for 1830 is estimated.


Year Area Population Density Year Area Population Density
1830
0.417
100
-
1930
207.204
3,376,438
15,862
1840
10.186
4,470
439
1940
212.863
3,396,808
15,958
1850
9.311
29,963
3,218
1950
212.863
3,620,962
17,010
1860
17.492
112,172
6,246
1960
227.630
3,550,404
15,597
1870
35.152
298,977
8,505
1970
227.630
3,369,357
14,801
1880
35.152
503,185
14,371
1980
227.630
3,005,072
13,201
1890
178.052
1,099,850
6,177
1990
227.630
2,783,726
12,229
1900
189.517
1,698,575
8,963
2000
227.630
2,896,016
12,722
1910
190.204
2,185,283
11,489
2010
227.630
2,695,598
11,842
1920
198.270
2,701,705
13,626

 


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