Chicago, IL : What you need to know

Nicknamed “Windy City” and “The City With Big Shoulders,” Chicago is locted along the southwestern shores of Lake Michigan. Attractions like the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck and Field Museum and a renouned food scene help draw more than 50 million tourists a year. “Chi-Town” has a diversified economy, multiple cultural centers and a dynamic cuisine scene, and there are five pro sports teams in the four major professional leagues. University choices include DePaul, Loyola, Northwestern and the University of Chicago.


Chicago, IL City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 2717534
Latest Population Increase 99.69
Median age 33.7
Median Household Income $48522
Median Home Price $222900
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Chicago
-3 °C
Humidity : 65%
Wind : 6 km/h
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Saturday
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Chicago, IL Rankings

Chicago , Real Estate

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Chicago , Health and Healt Care

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Chicago, IL Demographics

Population By Gender

  Population Men 48.5%
  Population Women 51.5%

 
470% CIVILIAN VETERANS
In Chicago

Median Population

Median age 33.7
Age 18 Over 77.8
Age 21 Over 73.7
Age 62 Over 13.7
Age 65 Over 10.9

Race

  Ethnicity White 48.7%
  Ethnicity Black 31.3%
  Ethnicity Asian 6%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 29.1%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 11.3%

Economics

  Median Household Income 48522
  Median Home Price 222900
  Homes Owned 55.7
  Homes Rent 44.3
  Median Property Rent 965

Language

  English Only 63.7
  English Other 36.3
  English Poor 1600000

 
COMMUTE TIME : 34.1 MINUTES
in Chicago

 
CLOSEST AIRPORT
within 60 miles of Chicago

Commute Types

  Walked 6.6
  Worked at Home 4.4
  Public Transportation 27.6
  Other Means 3.1
  Drove Alone 49.7
  Carpooled 8.5

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WALK SCORE
for Chicago