Community Profile


Originally incorporated in 1893, the Village of Cary remained a largely agricultural community throughout the early 1900’s.  Following the second world war, the Village experienced a long period of steady growth beginning in the 1950’s through the early 2000’s.  During this time period Cary saw is population grow from less than 1,000 residents to over 18,000.  Today the community’s population has stabilized at 17,826 according to the 2020 US Census.  The following tables provide specific detail into the demographics of the Village of Cary and its residents.  Data in these tables was obtained via the United States Census Bureau and is based upon the 2020 US Census. For additional information on the community, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) publishes annual Community Data Snapshots which further summarize demographic, housing, employment, transportation, land use, revenue, and water data in northeastern Illinois. The most recent reports for the Village of Cary are linked below: