The population density of Chicago, IL was 11,943 in 2018.

Population Density

Population Density is computed by dividing the total population by Land Area Per Square Mile.

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Geographic and Population Datasets Involving Chicago, IL

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    Population by 2010 Census Block

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2019-01-18T18:44:11.000Z

    Population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau by U.S. Census Block.

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    Sex Offenders

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2020-10-23T09:58:24.000Z

    Description: Pursuant to the Sex Offender and Child Murderer Community Notification Law, 730 ILCS 152/101,et seq., the Chicago Police Department maintains a list of sex offenders residing in the City of Chicago who are required to register under the Sex Offender Registration Act, 730 ILCS 150/2, et seq. To protect the privacy of the individuals, addresses are shown at the block level only and specific locations are not identified. The data are extracted from the CLEAR (Citizen Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting) system developed by the Department. Although every effort is made to keep this list accurate and current, the city cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Offenders may have moved and failed to notify the Chicago Police Department as required by law. If any information presented in this web site is known to be outdated, please contact the Chicago Police Department at srwbmstr@chicagopolice.org, or mail to Sex Registration Unit, 3510 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653. Disclaimer: This registry is based upon the legislature's decision to facilitate access to publicly available information about persons convicted of specific sexual offenses. The Chicago Police Department has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion within this registry, and has made no determination that any individual included within the registry is currently dangerous. Individuals included within this registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and Illinois law. The main purpose of providing this data on the internet is to make the information more available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individual. Anyone who uses information contained in the Sex Offender Database to commit a criminal act against another person is subject to criminal prosecution. Data Owner: Chicago Police Department. Frequency: Data is updated daily. Related Applications: CLEARMAP (http://j.mp/lLluSa).

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    COVID-19 Cases, Tests, and Deaths by ZIP Code

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2020-10-23T04:33:09.000Z

    This is the place to look for important information about how to use this dataset, so please expand this box and read on! This is the source data for some of the metrics available at https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/latest-data.html. For all datasets related to COVID-19, see https://data.cityofchicago.org/browse?limitTo=datasets&sortBy=alpha&tags=covid-19. Only Chicago residents are included based on the home ZIP Code as provided by the medical provider. If a ZIP was missing or was not valid, it is displayed as "Unknown". Confirmed cases are counted based on the week the test specimen was collected. For privacy reasons, until a ZIP Code reaches five cumulative cases, both the weekly and cumulative case counts will be blank. Therefore, summing the “Cases - Weekly” column is not a reliable way to determine case totals. Deaths are those that have occurred among confirmed cases based on the week of death. For tests, each individual is counted once, based on the week the test specimen was collected. Tests performed prior to 3/1/2020 are not included. Test counts do not include multiple tests for the same person or some not positive tests not reported to CDPH. The “Percent Tested Positive” columns are calculated by dividing the corresponding Cases and Tests columns. Because of the data limitations for the Tests columns, as well as strict criteria for performing COVID-19 tests, these percentages may vary in either direction from the actual disease prevalence in the ZIP Code. Of particular note, these rates do not represent population-level disease surveillance. All data are provisional and subject to change. Information is updated as additional details are received. To compare ZIP Codes to Chicago Community Areas, please see http://data.cmap.illinois.gov/opendata/uploads/CKAN/NONCENSUS/ADMINISTRATIVE_POLITICAL_BOUNDARIES/CCAzip.pdf. Both ZIP Codes and Community Areas are also geographic datasets on this data portal. Data Source: Illinois National Electronic Disease Surveillance System, Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, Illinois Vital Records, American Community Survey (2018)

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    CPS Schools 2013-2014 Academic Year

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2013-11-26T20:27:57.000Z

    List of CPS schools for the 2013-2014 academic year. This dataset includes various identifiers used to identify school districts, including names; local, state, and federal IDs; and geographic descriptions on the location of each school.

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    Suburban Cook County - Births (Birth Related Outcomes & Characteristics)

    datacatalog.cookcountyil.gov | Last Updated 2017-08-23T03:45:12.000Z

    This data is compiled by the Cook County Department of Public Health using data from the Illinois Department of Public Health Vital Statistics. It includes the annual number of live births, and birth related outcomes and characteristics. Further analysis is available by birth mother's age group, race/ethnicity, and place/district of residence for all births in suburban Cook County. Also included is data related to infant mortality. Table of Contents and other information can be found at http://opendocs.cookcountyil.gov/docs/Birth_Table_Of_Contents_Data_Portal_fyn8-c3rk.pdf. Note: * Counts suppressed for events between 1 and 4, - Rates not calculated for events less than 20

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    Suburban Cook County - Selected Causes of Death

    datacatalog.cookcountyil.gov | Last Updated 2017-08-23T03:45:19.000Z

    This data is compiled by the Cook County Department of Public Health using data from the Illinois Department of Public Health Vital Statistics. It includes the annual number of deaths, crude and age-adjusted death rates by selected causes of death. Further analysis is available by age group, race/ethnicity, gender and decedent's place of residence in suburban Cook County at the time of their death. Table of Contents and other information can be found at http://opendocs.cookcountyil.gov/docs/Death_Table_of_Contents2_jh9b-icit.pdf. Note: * Counts suppressed for events between 1 and 4, - Rates not calculated for events less than 20

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    COVID-19 Daily Rolling Average Case and Death Rates

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2020-10-24T04:32:08.000Z

    This is the place to look for important information about how to use this dataset, so please expand this box and read on! This is the source data for some of the metrics available at https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/latest-data.html. For all datasets related to COVID-19, see https://data.cityofchicago.org/browse?limitTo=datasets&sortBy=alpha&tags=covid-19. This dataset is a companion to the COVID-19 Daily Cases and Deaths dataset (https://data.cityofchicago.org/d/naz8-j4nc). The major difference in this dataset is that the cases, deaths, and corresponding rates per 100,000 population are not those for the single date indicated. They are rolling averages for the seven-day period ending on that date. This rolling average is used to account for fluctuations that may occur in the data, such as fewer cases being reported on weekends, and small numbers. The intent is to give a more representative view of the ongoing COVID-19 experience, less affected by what is essentially noise in the data. All rates are per 100,000 population in the indicated group, or Chicago, as a whole, for “Total” columns. Only Chicago residents are included based on the home address as provided by the medical provider. Confirmed cases are counted on the date the test specimen was collected. Deaths are those occurring among confirmed cases based on the day of death. Demographic data are based on what is reported by medical providers and is not verified by CDPH. Denominators are from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 1-year estimate for 2018 and can be seen in the Citywide, 2018 row of the Chicago Population Counts dataset (https://data.cityofchicago.org/d/85cm-7uqa). All data are provisional and subject to change. Information is updated as additional details are received and it is, in fact, very common for recent dates to be incomplete and to be updated as time goes on. At any given time, this dataset reflects cases and deaths currently known to CDPH. Numbers in this dataset may differ from other public sources due to definitions of COVID-19-related cases and deaths, sources used, how cases and deaths are associated to a specific date, and similar factors. Data Source: Illinois National Electronic Disease Surveillance System, Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey

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    Arrests

    data.cityofchicago.org | Last Updated 2020-10-23T10:44:41.000Z

    Each record in this dataset shows information about an arrest executed by the Chicago Police Department (CPD). Source data comes from the CPD Automated Arrest application. This electronic application is part of the CPD CLEAR (Citizen Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting) system, and is used to process arrests Department-wide. A more detailed version of this dataset is available to media by request. To make a request, please email dataportal@cityofchicago.org. New data fields may be added to this public dataset in the future. The data is limited to adult arrests, defined as any arrest where the arrestee was 18 years of age or older on the date of arrest. The data excludes arrest records expunged by CPD pursuant to the Illinois Criminal Identification Act (20 ILCS 2630/5.2). Department members use charges that appear in Illinois Compiled Statutes or Municipal Code of Chicago. Arrestees may be charged with multiple offenses from these sources. Each record in the dataset includes up to four charges, ordered by severity and with CHARGE1 as the most severe charge. Severity is defined based on charge class and charge type, criteria that are routinely used by Illinois court systems to determine penalties for conviction. In case of a tie, charges are presented in the order that the arresting officer listed the charges on the arrest report. By policy, Department members are provided general instructions to emphasize seriousness of the offense when ordering charges on an arrest report. Each record has an additional set of columns where a charge characteristic (statute, description, type, or class) for all four charges, or fewer if there were not four charges, is concatenated with the | character. These columns can be used with the Filter function's "Contains" operator to find all records where a value appears, without having to search four separate columns. Users interested in learning more about CPD arrest processes can review current directives, using the CPD Automated Directives system (http://directives.chicagopolice.org/directives/). Relevant directives include: • Special Order S06-01-11 – CLEAR Automated Arrest System: describes the application used by Department members to enter arrest data. • Special Order S06-01-04 – Arrestee Identification Process: describes processes related to obtaining and using CB numbers. • Special Order S09-03-04 – Assignment and Processing of Records Division Numbers: describes processes related to obtaining and using RD numbers. • Special Order 06-01 – Processing Persons Under Department Control: describes required tasks associated with arrestee processing, include the requirement that Department members order charges based on severity.