Illinois : What you need to know

Illinois is home to the great city of Chicago, numerous parks and museums and Fortune 500 companies such as Allstate and McDonalds. The best places to live in Illinois include Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville and Springfield. Illinois is a major transportation hub for business and features a diverse economic base that includes agriculture, manufacturing, financial trading, higher education, law, energy, logistics and medicine. There are several pro sports teams in The Prairie State along with excellent universities like Northwestern, DePaul, Loyola, University of Chicago and University of Illinois.  


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Illinois Profile

Quick Facts

Population 12873761
Latest Population Increase 0.04%
Median Household Income $12873761
Median Home Price $173800
Median Property Tax $1636
Median Rent $66.4

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.4%
  Unemployed 5.6%

Race

  Ethnicity White 72.3%
  Ethnicity Black 14.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 5%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 16.5%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 5.8%

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.4%
  Unemployed 5.6%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 19.9%
  Associate's Degree 7.7%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 12.4%
  High School Graduate 26.8%
  Some College, No Degree 21.1%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 32.3%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 87.9%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 1.1%
Construction 5.1%
Manufacturing 12.6%
Wholesale Trade 3%
Retail Trade 11%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.9%
Information 2%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 7.3%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 11.4%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 23%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 9.1%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.7%
Public Administration 3.8%

Housing

  Homes Rent 66.4%
  Homes Owned 33.6%

Illinois Rankings


Best places to Live in Illinois
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Abingdon 3,105 $66,500 $36,169
Adair 150 $60,000 $0
Addieville 311 $103,400 $69,375
Addison 37,270 $225,700 $54,928
Adeline 83 $98,300 $50,417
Albany 1,039 $111,800 $43,750
Albers 1,134 $165,100 $73,906
Albion 2,154 $63,800 $36,250
Aledo 3,590 $97,400 $46,216
Alexis 967 $72,700 $55,250
Algonquin 30,278 $238,800 $97,839
Alhambra 633 $105,700 $52,679
Allendale 717 $70,800 $47,813
Allenville 170 $83,300 $44,375
Allerton 231 $85,900 $60,000
Alma 371 $46,500 $31,250
Alorton 1,867 $33,000 $20,600
Alpha 558 $89,500 $42,500
Alsey 233 $52,000 $31,250
Alsip 19,396 $163,500 $53,517