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Immigrant Population: 1,675,949
Percent of Population: 17.64%
Chicago began growing as an immigrant city in the 1880s, with large numbers of Polish, German, and Eastern Europeans migrating there in large numbers. Since then, the city has become home to people originally from Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia.
Source: The Daily Beast
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S.
From the last two decades of the 19th century, Chicago was the destination of waves of immigrants from Ireland, Southern, Central and Eastern Europe, including Italians, Jews, Poles, Lithuanians, Serbs and Czechs.
Chicago has a Hispanic or Latino population of 28.9%. (Its members may belong to any race; 21.4% Mexican, 3.8% Puerto Rican, 0.7% Guatemalan, 0.6% Ecuadorian, 0.3% Cuban, 0.3% Colombian, 0.2% Honduran, 0.2% Salvadoran, 0.2% Peruvian)
According to the 2008–2012 American Community Survey, the ancestral groups having 10,000 or more persons in Chicago were:
African American: (32,727)
French (except Basque): (11,410)
West Indian (except Hispanic groups): (10,349)
Persons identifying themselves as “Other groups” were classified at 1.72 million, and unclassified or not reported were approximately 153,000.
Naperville is a city in DuPage and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, and a suburb of Chicago. Naperville was voted the second-best place to live in the United States by Money magazine in 2006. It was rated 1st on the list of best cities for early retirement in 2013 by Kiplinger. In a 2010 study, Naperville was named the wealthiest city in the Midwest and eleventh in the nation with a population over 75,000.
In 2011, 14.9% of Naperville’s residents were Asian, making it the Chicago suburb with the tenth highest percentage of Asians.
Joliet is a city in Kendall and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, 40 miles (64 km) southwest of Chicago. It is the county seat of Will County. At the 2010 census, the city was the fourth largest in Illinois, with a population of 147,433.