Latest data: 2017

Population numbers are provided for the total number of children under age 5, and for the number of children under age 5 who are:

  • White Alone, Non Hispanic or Latino
  • Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
  • Black or African American, Non-Hispanic or Latino
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic or Latino
  • Asian, Non-Hispanic or Latino
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic or Latino
  • Other, Non-Hispanic or Latino
  • Two or More Races, Non-Hispanic or Latino

Source of data: IECAM demographers prepared estimates of population based on Census Bureau estimates for the following programs or surveys:

  • Population Estimates Program
  • American Community Survey, 5-year estimates

Geographic region: These data are available for the following geographic areas: state, county, township, municipality, IL state senate district, IL state house district, US Congressional district, Elementary School District, Unit School District, Zip Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA), Chicago Community Area, and by ISBE region and IDHS region, which are sums of counties.

Note on race/ethnicity categories: These race/ethnicity categories and their labels are as indicated by the Census Bureau in its series of tables B01001.

Note on age range: These data represent children age 0 through 4. This is in contrast to the data that IECAM reports for total population of children, which is for children age 0 through 5, as well as of children at individual age cohorts age 0 through 5. Therefore, with these data on children by race/ethnicity, the total number of children age 0 through 4 is also provided for purposes of calculating percents.

Note on yearly differences in data definitions/descriptions: For past years, there are some differences in the data definition/description, compared to the most recent year. These are indicated here.

Note on race/ethnicity categories: For years prior to 2016, the data were reported for these race/ethnicity categories:

  • American Indian and Alaska Native Alone
  • Asian Alone
  • Black or African American Alone
  • Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone
  • White Alone
  • White Alone, Non Hispanic or Latino

These categories differ from those reported in 2016 and later in that (with one exception) they do not separate out non-Hispanic or Latino from the target category. The categories that are the same for 2015 and earlier and for 2016 and later are: total number of children under age 5, Hispanic or Latino (of any race), and White Alone, Non-Hispanic or Latino. Data in these categories can be compared between 2016 and 2015 (and earlier). Data in all other categories can not be compared between 2016 and 2015 (and earlier).