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The population of Illinois went from 12,437,645 to 12,875,255 from 2000 to 2012 for a total growth of 437,610. The population of the United States for that same time period went from 282,171,957 to 313,914,040 for a total population growth of 31,742,083. Illinois had a total percentage growth for those 12 years of 3.5 percent which was much slower than the overall United States total percentage growth which was 11.2 over those same years. The trends of growth for both the United States and Illinois can be seen on the logarithmic graph below.
Population of Illinois and the United States Annually from 2000 to 2012
Territory
7/1/2012
7/1/2011
7/1/2010
7/1/2009
7/1/2008
7/1/2007
7/1/2006
7/1/2005
7/1/2004
7/1/2003
7/1/2002
7/1/2001
7/1/2000
United States
313,914,040
311,591,917
309,330,219
307,006,550
304,374,846
301,579,895
298,593,212
295,753,151
293,045,739
290,326,418
287,803,914
285,081,556
282,171,957
Illinois
12,875,255
12,869,257
12,841,980
12,910,409
12,842,954
12,779,417
12,718,011
12,674,452
12,645,295
12,597,981
12,558,229
12,507,833
12,437,645

Annual Estimates and data of the Resident Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (NST-EST2009-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2009
Annual Estimates of the Population for the United States and States: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 (NST-EST2011-01)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division
Release Date: December 2011

Graph of population growth trend for Illinois.

The race percentages for Illinois are shown with the table and charts below that indicate there have been changes from 2000 to 2012. The percentage of the population of white only has decreased from 67.6 to 63.0. The percent of the black only population has increased from 14.9 to 14.2. The percent of population of hispanic / mixed has increased from 12.8% to 16.3% and other/mixed races have increased from 4.7% to 6.4%.

Population by Race for the State of Illinois
Race
July 1, 2000
% of Total
July 1, 2012
% of Total
White Only
8,437,752
67.6
8,114,559
63.0
Black Only
1,865,851
14.9
1,833,878
14.2
Hispanic* / Mixed
1,601,533
12.8
2,101,208
16.3
Other / Mixed Non-Hispanic
583,309
4.7
825,610
6.4
Total Races with Hispanic*
12,488,445**
100.00
12,875,255
100.0

*Hispanics are technically not considered a race but rather an ethnicity.
**Note the slight difference of the population used in race chart from population chart above. Totals were taken from U.S. Census bureau which contained differences between it's total population table for the states and population totals for the state with the breakdown of the races.

Representative pie charts for the different races of the Illinois for it's population.

Population by Race Pie Chart for IllinoisBreakdown of Races for Illinois for 2012.

References:

Population Estimates, 2013, United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/popest/data/historical/2010s/index.html

List of U.S. states and territories by population, 2013, Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

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