Population & Annexation


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Growth by Annexation – 1830-1935

Under the act of 11 February 1835 Chicago was made a town. 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.


Annexation

Map Showing the Territorial Growth of Chicago.
Chicago Department of Public Works, Bureau of Maps and Plats
1930


      Area Total Area
Map Annexations Date Of Act Sq. Miles Sq. Miles
A
Original Town as platted by Canal Commissioners
4 Aug 1830
.4173
.4173
B
Town Limits extended by Trustees
6 Nov 1833
.4825
.8998
C
Town of Chicago as incorporated
11 Feb 1835
1.5152
2.4150
D
Clty of Chicago as incorporated
4 Mar 1837
8.2200
10.6350
D1
Wlthdrawn by Act of Legislature
21 Jan 1843
.5000
10.1350
D2
Wlthdrawn by Act of Legislature
3 Mar 1843
.3750
9.7600
D1
Reannexed by Act of Legislature
14 Feb 1851
.5000
10.2600
D2
Reannexed by Act of Legislature
14 Feb 1851
.3750
10.6350
E
Extension by Act of Legislature
14 Feb 1851
3.3750
14.010
F
Extenslon by Act of Legislature
12 Feb 1853
3.9880
17.9980
G
Extension by Act of Legislature
13 Feb 1863
6.2860
24.280
H
Annexed as Part of Lincoln Park by Act of Legislature
8 Feb 1869
.0945
24.375
I
Extension by Act of Legislature
27 Feb 1869
11.3800
35.7565
J
Annexed by Ordinance Village ot Jefferson
21 Feb 1887
1.000
36.7565
J
Annexed by Ordinance City of Chicago
16 May 1887
36.7565
K
Annexed by Resolution. Cook Co. Commissioners
29 Apr 1889
7.1500
43.9065
L1
Part Town at Cicero Annexed at Election
29 Jun 1889
1.000
44.9065
L2
Town of Jefferson Annexed at Election
29 Jun 1889
29.530
74.4365
L3
City of Lake View Annexed at Election
29 Jun 1889
10.3135
84.7500
L4
Town of Lake Annexed at Election
29 Jun 1889
36.000
120.7500
L5
Village of Hyde Park Annexed at Election
29 Jun 1889
49.0860
169.8360
M
Part of Village of Gano. Annexed at Election
1 Apr 1890
1.7730
171.609
N
South Englewood. Annexed by Ordinance
12 May 1890
2.8990
174.508
O1
Village Washington Heights Annexed at Election
4 Nov 1890
2,8100
177.318
O2
West Roseland Annexed at Election
4 Nov 1890
1.7930
179.1110
P
Annexed by Ordinance
4 Dec 1890
.0460
179.1570
Q
Vlltare of Fernwood. Annexed at Election
7 Apr 1891
.9810
180.1380
R1
Vlllage of Rorers Park Annexed at Election
4 Apr 1893
2.125
182.2630
R2
Vlltage of West Ridge Annexed at election
4 Apr 1893
1.7500
184.0130
S
Vtllagc of Norwood Park, Annexed at Election
7 Nov 1893
2.1250
186.1380
T
Part of town of Calumet. annexed by Ordinance
25 Feb 1895
1.000
187.1380
U
Austln, Annexed at Election
4 Apr 1899
3.500
190.6380
V
VtIlage of Edison Park. Annexed at Election
8 Nov 1910
.6875
191.3255
W
Dlsconnected by Ordinance
17 Jul 1911
.03500
191.2905
X
Vlllage of Morgan Park, Annexed at Election
7 Apr 1914
3.1250
194.4185
Y
Village of Clearing. Annexed at Election
6 Apr 1915
1.8750
196.2905
Part of city of Evanston. Annexed by Ordlnance
Z
Passed by Evanston
17 Nov 1914
.1230
196.4135
Z
Passed by Chicago
8 Feb 1915
196.4135
AA
Reannexed at Election
6 Apr 1915
.02100
196.4345
BB
Part of Town of Stickney,Annexed at Election
7 Jun 1915
2.2500
198.6895
CC
Annexed by Act of Legislature
1 Jul 1915
.3135
198.6845
DD
Part of Town of Stickney. Annexed at Election
6 Nov 1917
.3750
199.3720
EE
Part of Town of Stickney. Annexed at Election
5 Apr 1921
.4960
199.8680
FF
Part of Town of Stickney. Annexed at Election
20 May 1921
.0380
190.9060
GG
Part of Town of Maine, Annexed at Election
5 Jun 1922
.2820
200.1880
HH
Part of Town of Niles, Annexed at Election
7 Nov 1922
.3430
200.5310
II
Part of Town of Stickney. Annexed at Election
3 Apr 1923
.7500
201.2810
JJ
Part of Town of Norwood Park. Annexed at Election
8 Apr 1924
1.0430
202.3240
KK
Part of Town of Norwood Park. Annexed at Election
8 Apr 1924
.05910
202.3831
LL
Part of Township of Maine, Annexed at Election
8 Apr 1924
.0758
202.4589
MM
Part of Township of Niles, Annexed at Election
8 Apr 1924
.1145
202.5734
NN
Accretions
2.4106
204.9840
OO
Village ol Mount Greenwood, Annexed at Election
22 Feb 1927
1.9932
206.9772
PP
Part Town Norwood Park. Annexed at Election
6 Jun 1927
1.517
208.4942
QQ
Part of Town Calumet Annexed at Election
6 Jun 1927
.120
208.6142
RR1
Part Town of Leyden Annexed by Ordinance
29 Feb 1928
1.5142
210.1284
RR2
Part Town of Norwood Park Annexed by Ordinance
29 Feb 1928
.0638
210.1922
SS
Part of Town Calumet Annexed by Ordinance
9 May 1928
.0180
210.2102
TT
Part of Town of Nnes. Annexed by Ordinance
28 May 1928
.2997
210.5099
UU
Part of Village of River Grove. Annexed by Ordlnance
21 Nov 1929
.1038
210,6137
VV
Vlllare of Beverly. Annexed at Election
4 Nov 1930
.1250
210.7387

Annexation

Simplified chart showing Growth of Chicago through Annexation


Chicago Population Growth by Decade

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

Source: United States Census